Kimberly-Clark Tax Credit Proposal, Book Roundup: All About Memory And Forgetting, Uncovering The Real Causes Of Depression

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Johann Hari har written a book that is part exploration and reflection of his own experience with depression, starting with his first antidepressant at 18, and part a critical examination of expertise, research and studies all about the modern treatment of depression. We talk to Johann about the drive to write this book and what he’s learned. We also hear from one man who has read all of the latest books released related to memory– practices and exercises to improve memory ability, memoirs on memory loss, dealing with dementia and more. Additionally, we cover one news story.

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  • Putting the Latest Books On Memory Improvement To The Test

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Host
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Steve Deller Guest
  • Henry Alford Guest
  • Johann Hari Guest

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