Katherine J. Parkin & Alan Lightman

May 5, 2019

On this episode of Inquiry, we welcome back Monmouth University teacher KATHERINE J. PARKIN for a lively conversation about her book FOOD IS LOVE: ADVERTISING AND GENDER ROLES IN MODERN AMERICA. Through the decades, advertisers have marketed food typically emphasizing women’s stereotyped roles as the sole cook and caretaker of the kitchen. Tune in and find out how the Green Giant used peas as a tool for romance and Wonder Bread could be used  as “date bait.”

On this episode of Inquiry, we talk with writer and former theoretical physicist ALAN LIGHTMAN. One summer whole laying on the ground on an island in Maine, he looked at the star-filled sky and had a deep feeling of the Absolute. His new book, SEARCHING FOR THE STARS ON A SMALL ISLAND is his meditation on that experience and the relationship of science and the spiritual.




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