David Owen is an American journalist and author. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker and a contributing editor of Golf Digest.
Before this pandemic, the story of Purell was mostly about innovation -- inventing something people needed before they realized they needed it. Now, it’s a story about something every business executive dreams of -- a sudden influx of customers desperate to get their hands on your product.  But when demand surges so fast that the leading brand can’t produce enough of it, it results in scarcity and price gouging... and other companies jump in to fill the gap. When life returns to some level of normalcy, will the makers of Purell discover that this moment has birthed a whole raft of new competitors? And will there still be enough unclean hands to go around?David Owen is a staff writer at The New Yorker. Matt Cunningham is co-founder of Old Glory Distilling Co. in Clarksville, TN.Podcast production by Jess Miller.Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts and bonus episodes of shows like Dear Prudence and Slow Burn. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Author David Owen discusses what happens once you’ve lost your hearing — and how much technology can actually help. Then, learn about the psychology behind our reactions to a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.  Additional resources from David Owen: Pick up “Volume Control: Hearing in a Deafening World” on Amazon https://amzn.to/32l0dU5  Part 1 of our interview (why it’s never too early to protect your hearing) https://curiositydaily.com/its-never-too-early-to-protect-your-hearing-w-david-owen-and-why-you-should-work-in-90-minute-spurts/ Part 2 of our interview (protecting yourself from hearing loss) https://curiositydaily.com/protecting-yourself-from-hearing-loss-w-david-owen-and-why-woolly-mammoths-went-extinct/  Additional publications by David Owen https://amzn.to/2vW2xoy  Official website https://www.davidowen.net/ Articles by David Owen in The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/david-owen  "Adjustment reaction" and how to cope when first learning about a crisis by Kelsey Donk  Sandman, P. (2020). Adjustment Reactions: The Teachable Moment in Crisis Communication (Peter Sandman column). PSandman.com. http://www.psandman.com/col/teachable.htm Nieman Guide to Covering Pandemic Flu | Crisis Communication | How Do People React in a Pandemic? (2010). Harvard.edu. https://nieman.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/pod-assets/microsites/NiemanGuideToCoveringPandemicFlu/CrisisCommunication/HowDoPeopleReactInAPandemic.aspx.html#panic Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://curiosity.im/podcast-flash-briefingSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about some of the most common causes for hearing loss and how you can protect your ears from them, from author David Owen. You’ll also learn about how woolly mammoth DNA has given us new insight into what made them go extinct. Additional resources from David Owen: Part 1 of our interview https://curiositydaily.com/its-never-too-early-to-protect-your-hearing-w-david-owen-and-why-you-should-work-in-90-minute-spurts/ Pick up “Volume Control: Hearing in a Deafening World” on Amazon https://amzn.to/32l0dU5  Additional publications by David Owen https://amzn.to/2vW2xoy  Official website https://www.davidowen.net/ Articles by David Owen in The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/david-owen  Mammoth DNA gives clues as to what wiped them out by Grant Currin Study resurrects mammoth DNA to explore the cause of their extinction. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/oupu-srm020720.php   Fry, E., Kim, S. K., Chigurapti, S., Mika, K. M., Ratan, A., Dammermann, A., Mitchell, B. J., Miller, W., & Lynch, V. J. (2020). Functional architecture of deleterious genetic variants in the genome of a Wrangel Island mammoth. Genome Biology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evz279   Timeline of the human condition. (2016). Southampton.ac.uk. http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~cpd/history.html   Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://curiosity.im/podcast-flash-briefingSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about why plastic bag fees have such a big influence on your behavior; how bumblebees are able to fly around while carrying up to 80 percent of their own body weight; and the neuroscience behind why yoga reduces depression. How plastic bag and coffee cup surcharges go beyond money to influence your decisions by Kelsey Donk Environment, U. (2018). Legal limits on single-use plastics and microplastics. UNEP - UN Environment Programme. https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/report/legal-limits-single-use-plastics-and-microplastics Research: Why We’re Incentivized by Discounts and Surcharges. (2020, February 13). Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2020/02/research-why-were-incentivized-by-discounts-and-surcharges  Lieberman, A., Duke, K. E., & Amir, O. (2019). How incentive framing can harness the power of social norms. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 151, 118–131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2018.12.001  Bumblebees are more efficient the heavier they are by Grant Currin Bumblebees carry heavy loads in economy mode. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/uoc--bch020420.php  Combes, S. A., Gagliardi, S. F., Switzer, C. M., & Dillon, M. E. (2020). Kinematic flexibility allows bumblebees to increase energetic efficiency when carrying heavy loads. Science Advances, 6(6), eaay3115. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aay3115  Why does yoga reduce depression? Researchers say GABA might be the link by Grant Currin Cramer, H., Anheyer, D., Lauche, R., & Dobos, G. (2017). A systematic review of yoga for major depressive disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 213, 70–77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.02.006  Researchers identify link between decreased depressive symptoms, yoga and the neurotransmitter GABA. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/buso-ril020320.php  Streeter, C. C., Gerbarg, P. L., Brown, R. P., Scott, T. M., Nielsen, G. H., Owen, L., Sakai, O., Sneider, J. T., Nyer, M. B., & Silveri, M. M. (2020). Thalamic Gamma Aminobutyric Acid Level Changes in Major Depressive Disorder After a 12-Week Iyengar Yoga and Coherent Breathing Intervention. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2019.0234  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://curiosity.im/podcast-flash-briefingSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Birthdate
Feb 14th, 1955
Episode Count
5
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
1 hour, 4 minutes
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