Raised without religion, Adam Leith Gollner was struck by mankind's tireless efforts to cheat aging and death. In a narrative that pivots between profundity and hilarity, he brings us into the world of those whose lives are shaped by a belief in immortality. From a Jesuit priest on his deathbed to antiaging researchers at Harvard, Gollner - sorting truth from absurdity - canvasses religion and science for insight, along with an array of cults, myths, and fringe figures.
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Tasty, lethal, hallucinogenic, and medicinal - fruits have led nations into wars, fueled dictatorships, and even lured us into new worlds. Adam Leith Gollner weaves business, science, and travel into a riveting narrative about one of the earth's most desired foods.
This week on the Splendid Table, we talk to food activist and McArthur Genius award recipient, Will Allen, about urban farming, journalist Adam Leith Gollner introduces us to the Italian region of Abruzzo, the Sterns are at Pie Hut in Sandpoint, Idaho, and Amy Bentley, the author of _Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health and the Industrialization of the American Diet_,gives us a quick history of baby food.