Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at UC San Francisco, talks with Alec about our country's addiction to sugar. Today, children are expected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, in large part due to obesity. According to Lustig, the obesity epidemic is the result of eating too much sugar. He shares with Alec the science behind sugar addiction, the policies that support it, and the single best thing a person can do to improve “quality-of-life.”
Martin Horn, former New York City Commissioner of Correction and Probation tells Alec about the major failures of our corrections system, the three things he thinks the prison system does well, and his solution to our nation’s drug problem.