S5 Ep 33 Michael Pollan, Judith Warner, Conor Knighton
On the Podcast: Michael Pollan, Judith Warner, and Conor Knighton

In this episode, meet Michael Pollan, author of Food Rules, Judith Warner, author of And Then They Stopped Talking to Me, and Conor Knighton, author of Leave Only Footprints. These three authors use their audiobooks to take listeners on journeys of discovery: discovery about the food we eat, about how adolescence shapes adulthood and how we parent, and discovery about National Parks throughout the country. And while all of these authors are avid audiobook listeners, discover who said that being able to record their own audiobook was just as thrilling as getting their first book published.

Listen to clips from the audiobooks mentioned in this episode:

#1 New York Times Bestseller. In this age of ever-more elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, Food Rules brings welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food. This indispensable audio handbook lays out a set of straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely, accompanied by a concise explanation. Whether at the supermarket or an all-you-can-eat buffet, this is the perfect guide for anyone who ever wondered, “What should I eat?”

With deep insight and compassion, Warner walks us through a new understanding of the role that middle school plays in all our lives. She argues that today’s helicopter parents are overly concerned with status and achievement—in some ways a residual effect of their own middle school experiences. Part cultural critique and part call to action, this essential audiobook unpacks one of life’s most formative periods and shows how we can help our children not only survive it but thrive.

New York Times bestseller. From CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Conor Knighton, a behind-the-scenery look at his year traveling to each of America’s National Parks, discovering the most beautiful places and most interesting people our country has to offer, from Acadia to Zion.

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