Under the Microscope: What I'm keeping an eye on this week Poehler at the Emmys and podcasts to add to your line-up
Amy Poehler's Smart Girls organization traveled to the Emmy's on Sunday night to ask the red carpet celebs a slew of interesting questions that went beyond, "So, what are you wearing?" John Oliver told us about his favorite books, Jamie Lee Curtis talked about her dream project, and Amy Schumer about her pick for a female late-night talk show host. Check out a selection of Q&A clips on Refinery29 and the full list of videos on the @smrtgrls Twitter page. Despite not winning an Emmy for Parks & Rec, Amy was still the coolest person in the room!
The newest podcast I am listening to launched on Tuesday: Hidden Brain, a conversation about life's unseen patterns. In the first episode, they touch on the concept of switchbacking in conversation and the importance of carving out rituals in our everyday lives. I am also loving What's the Point, focused on data and how it is changing our lives, which launched in June. Both are so informative, as well as entertaining. However, we all know that when I really need to kick back, the Gilmore Guys are where it's at.
I listened to an interview with breast cancer surgeon, Dr. Elisa Port, today on NPR's Fresh Air. She recently wrote a book, The New Generation Breast Cancer Book, that dives into the current trends, options, and technology in breast cancer detection and treatment. The primary intended audience for her book is women diagnosed with breast cancer, but I suspect it will be informative for all women and particularly interesting for those working in the medical and scientific fields.