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Black Friday

Step away from the sale rack! On today’s episode of Distillations we examine your brain under the influence of shopping.

Episode 135 | November 25, 2011

Episode 135: Black Friday by Distillations Podcast

Happy Black Friday everyone! Let Distillations keep you company on your drive over to the mall. On today’s show, producer Sheri Quinn visits her shopaholic mom to explore how your brain reacts when you start to buy—and why for some this leads to a full-fledged addiction. Then producer Lindsay Patterson examines a chemical found in printer paper that some researchers are concerned might be hazardous to your health.

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:31 Introduction
01:17 Feature: Your Brain on Shopping
07:32 BPA in Receipts
11:02 Closing Credits

Credits

Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Music from Music Alley  includes “Cash to Buzz,” by Nalts. Music from the Free Music Archive includes Quarks (Teielte Remix) to Jakub Nox Ambroziak, Wavy Glass to Podington Bear, and Bump to Mucca Pazza.

Image courtesy of Flickr user kevinspencer.