Economics of dogs, Food Friday, Prioritizing friendships

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Three dogs waiting to be adopted
Image by Tony Wu from Pixabay

An economist talks with us about the impact of dog ownership on our household finances. We also find ways to make healthy salads serve as a meal. Plus, an author calls for our culture to recenter deep friendships.

Featured in this Episode

  • Dogonomics

    The connection between humans and dogs has long been studied by researchers in fields like anthropology and psychology—but not by many economists. We talk to the author of a new book that studies human-canine relationships through an economic lens.

  • Food Friday: Hungry Lady Salads

    On this week’s edition of Food Friday, the digital creator behind “Kat Can Cook” shares some of her favorite ways to build full meal in a single bowl – aka her popular “Hungry Lady Salad” concept.

    Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Sesame Date Dressing

    Recipe: Shaved Caesar Salad with Fennel and Crispy Chickpeas

  • How to put friendships more at the center of our lives

    There are a lot of unspoken rules about what friendships are supposed to look like. You don’t spend all your time with your friends. You’re not supposed to be obsessed with them. And you’re certainly not supposed to make an explicit commitment to spend your life with your friend. All of that is restricted to romantic partnerships. We talk to the author of a book who wanted to know why our culture discourages us from putting friendships at the center of our lives. 

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kat Ashmore Guest
  • David Weimer
  • Rhaina Cohen Guest

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