This week, in honor of the holiday season, Tim and Tom devote the whole show to food. In the news they discuss the recent decision by the FDA to approve the first genetically modified animal for human consumption, before delving into the larger questions of the role of the culinary arts in religious traditions. And in history, Tom tells Tim about the Nativity Fast. All that and the magic numbers, this week.
This week, Tim and Tom discuss the latest data about 2015 being (yet again) the warmest year on record, and what that might mean for the debate about climate change. In our arts segment, we discuss the 1999 Tim Robbins film Cradle Will Rock, and in history we observe the anniversary of the modern reinvention of the Ancient Olympic Games.
This week, Tim and Tom talk about a new Pew Study addressing religious attitudes among the youngest Americans, they observe a British holiday that commemorates an attempted firebombing, and they discuss the Upton Sinclair novel that is about so much more than meat. All that and the magic numbers.