The Brain-Food Fix

1. The Most Dangerous Machine

More than 1 million people die worldwide each year from traffic accidents. But there's never been a safer time to drive.

2. The Hackers

Science and technology now allow us to "hack" solutions to the biggest challenges of our time. But how far is too far? And what are the consequences of these hacks? In this hour, we hear stories from TED speakers who dare to hack the brain, the climate, and even the animal kingdom in hopes of creating a better world. Computer security expert Mikko Hyppönen describes how he discovered the first PC virus and what he learned about protecting the Internet today. Environmentalist Stewart Brand says we now have the technology to bring back some of the species that humanity has wiped out. Climate scientist David Keith proposes a cheap and surprising way to address climate change. Inventor Jay Silver encourages everyone to play with the world around us. Neurosurgeon Andres Lozano talks about dramatic findings in deep brain stimulation.

3. Dissecting America's $3 Trillion Medical Bill

Steven Brill discusses "Bitter Pill," his investigation of skyrocketing healthcare costs.

4. How Gene Therapy Works

Will we be able to cure multiple diseases by tweaking our genes? We look at gene therapy and how doctors are able to deliver new genes to patients.

5. Be More Successful With Gratitude

‘Tis the season to be grateful! And while that sentiment can often feel a bit disingenuous, it turns out that practicing gratitude can actually make you happier, more effective, and smarter! On this episode of Bulletproof Radio, hypnotist and behavioral biohacker UJ Ramdas talks about the many ways in which gratitude can make you a more successful person. You will learn about the benefits of being resilient, how to put pen to paper, and a short list of things you can do each day to express your gratitude.

6. The Humble Innovation At The Heart Of The Global Economy

On today's show: the story of an often-overlooked innovation that's essential to the global economy. The innovation is a box. A big, metal box.The standard shipping container has completely transformed commerce in the past 50 years. It's part of the reason the Planet Money men's T-shirt comes from cotton grown in Mississippi, spun into yarn in Indonesia, and sewn together in Bangladesh.On today's show, we see the shipping container in action, and hear the story behind it.For much more, see the 'Boxes' chapter of our online T-shirt project.

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