Episode 135: Black Friday

Black Friday

The crowds stream into a mall on Black Friday. Image courtesy of Flickr user kevinspencer.

Happy Black Friday everyone! Let Distillations keep you company on your drive over to the mall. On today's show, producer Sheri Quinn visits her shopaholic mom to explore how your brain reacts when you start to buy—and why for some this leads to a full-fledged addiction. Then producer Lindsay Patterson examines a chemical found in printer paper that some researchers are concerned might be hazardous to your health.

Show Clock

0:00 Opening Credits
0:31 Introduction
1:17 Feature: Your Brain on Shopping
7:32 BPA in Receipts
11:02 Closing Credits


Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Music from Music Alley  includes "Cash to Buzz," by Nalts. Music from the Free Music Archive includes Quarks (Teielte Remix) to Jakub Nox Ambroziak, Wavy Glass to Podington Bear, and Bump to Mucca Pazza.

Image courtesy of Flickr user kevinspencer.

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