• Wed. Nov 29th, 2023

Art, Economy, and Endangered Food: A Conversation with Conrad Benner


Nov 21, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, consumers are facing big decisions about their spending habits. With the uncertain economic outlook, many are questioning whether to splurge or save. To shed light on this topic, we spoke with Wharton marketing professor Cait Lamberton for insight into holiday spending and consumer confidence.

Meanwhile, culinary historian Sarah Lohman is on a mission to preserve historic foods that are at risk of extinction. In her new book, “Endangered Eating,” she explores rare foods across the United States, including New Jersey cider apples, sweet Carolina African runner peanut, Buckeye chicken, Coachella Valley Dates, and Hawaiian heritage sugar cane. Lohman discusses her journey and the importance of bringing heirloom foods back to our tables.

On Tuesday, WHYY will debut its new podcast, Art Outside. Hosted by Conrad Benner of Street Dept., the series will showcase five street artists and explore their impact and motivation for creating outdoor art. The inaugural episode will feature an artist known as “the Philadelphia Bansky,” who is taking on the Philadelphia Parking Authority with his art. Benner will discuss the series and the artist featured in the first episode.

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