The holiday season is upon us, and it seems like holiday shopping has already kicked into high gear. With the uncertain economic outlook, consumers are facing big decisions about their spending habits this season. Are they planning to splurge or save? Wharton marketing professor Cait Lamberton is here to share insight into holiday spending and consumer confidence.
Meanwhile, culinary historian Sarah Lohman traveled across the United States to uncover rare foods that are at risk of extinction. Her new book, Endangered Eating, highlights the importance of bringing heirloom foods back to our tables. Lohman met with farmers, ranchers, scientists, and activists who are working to preserve these foods and shares her findings with us.
Finally, a new WHYY podcast is set to debut on Tuesday, focusing on Philadelphia’s public art scene. The podcast will showcase five street artists and explore their impact and motivation for creating outdoor art. Hosted by the well-known Street Dept. blogger Conrad Benner, the series will feature the first episode detailing 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 inaugural episode.