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The Colin McEnroe Show
Mon August 11, 2014
The Scramble: Working Less, Misandry, and Violence in Auto Racing
We cover a lot of the ground on The Scramble this hour. We starting with Maria Konnikova, a New Yorker writer, who’s going to lead me through a conversation about proposals for a drastically reduced work week, about ways in which having more choices may actually reduce our sense of happiness and fulfillment, and about the illusion that we can taste something—wine, in this case —in a state of pure isolation and detachment from outside influences.
Lastly, we talk to Juliet Macur, a New York Times sports columnist, about this weekend’s horrifying auto-racing death and the ways in which sports reward rather than penalize aggression.
What do you think? Comment below, email Colin@wnpr.org, or tweet @wnprcolin.
- Maria Konnikova is a contributing writer to The New Yorker online where she writes a weekly column with a focus on psychology and science. She’s the author of Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes and is currently working on her second novel
- Amanda Hess is a writer for Slate.com. She blogs at SexWithAmandaHess.com
- Juliet Macur is a sports reporter for The New York Times