9.24.14: Drug Tourism, Graham Cracker Origin Story, & Why We Make Things
If your last vacation took you to a tropical island or a snow capped mountain, you might find the very idea of traveling to another country in order to try native hallucinogens a little bizarre. On today's show we'll talk to a writer who traveled to Peru to investigate the growing trend of 'Drug Tourism' for herself. Also, a craftsman talks about why making things matters. Plus, the origins of graham crackers might have you looking at your afternoon snack a little differently.
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- Writer Christine Sismondo traveled to Peru to experience this growing industry for herself and wrote about it for The Smart Set. And, a quick note to parents and sensitive listeners – we in no way endorse using drugs, but we are going to be hearing a firsthand account of an experience in a place where drugs are legal and part of a long cultural tradition.
The Origins of the Graham Cracker
- Adee Braun wrote an article about Sylvester Graham in The Atlantic. The inventor of the graham cracker had some radical ideas about diet and sexual urges.
Why We Make Things and Why It Matters
- Peter Korn talks about his book, Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Crafstman.