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Natural Causes: Killing Ourselves To Live Longer, Not Better

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Matthew Alvarez
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Author Barbara Ehrenreich joined host Charity Nebbe in the Iowa City studios.

Barbara Ehrenreich is best known for exposing what it's like to try to get by when you are earning minimum wage in America in her best selling book "Nickled and Dimed."

In her newest book, she turns her unflinching gaze on health care, the fitness industry, the human drive for immortality,  and she describes how people relentlessly worry about what is, in the end, inevitable.

In this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Ehrenreich about the book "Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer" and the obstacles people are willing to overcome in their quest for the fountain of youth.

Ehrenreich is the recipient of many awards from the Guggenheim, Nation, and MacArthur Foundations. She is the best-selling author of over 20 books including "Natural Causes" and "Bait and Switch."

This program originally aired on October 30, 2019.

Guest:

  • Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Dennis Reese was the mid-day host for Iowa Public Radio