Hockey Fight: Wives Reveal Cost of Concussions

Behind the facade of glamour and wealth, the wives of some retired hockey enforcers are in their own fierce fight. They want the NHL to acknowledge that there’s a link between fights, and head injuries on the ice and long-term…

Psychedelic Science: Magic Mushrooms and Depression

Magic mushrooms have been used ritually by the native people of Mesoamerica for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In the 1950s, R. Gordon Wasson and his wife traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico and participated in a mushroom ritual. That experience…

Prozac: Revolution in a Capsule

The New York Times Retro Report: When Prozac was introduced in 1988, the green-and-cream pill to treat depression launched a cultural revolution that continues to echo.

Depression: The Secret We Share

In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with…

Author David Foster Wallace on Ambition and Perfectionism

“If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything.” – David Foster Wallace Interview by Leonard Lopate, WNYC March 4, 1996 Interview originally aired on the Leonard Lopate Show… Executive Producer: David Gerlach Animator: Patrick Smith
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