MONDAY: Anxiety – “A person in the throes of monkey mind suffers from a consciousness whose constituent parts will not stop bouncing from skull-side to skull-side, which keep flipping and jumping and flinging feces at the walls and swinging from loose neurons like howlers from vines.” So writes Daniel Smith in Monkey Mind a tragicomic memoir about anxiety — both the emotion, which is universal, and the clinical condition, which is rampant. Also on the show, David Tolin, director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living.
TUESDAY: The Process – Tune in for the second edition of “The Process,” our end-of-month show where we hear listener emails, update you on past show topics, and expose a few insights from behind the scenes of how the Colin McEnroe Show works.
WEDNESDAY: The Story of Stuff – How do we acquire (and get rid of) all of our stuff? One way is through the self-storage industry, which brought in $22 billion in revenues in 2011. We’ll take a look at America’s obsession with stuff, talk about one man’s ongoing storage wars and explore a UCLA study that planted “secret” cameras in the homes of 32 local families, in part to observe how they collected, stored and dumped their stuff.
THURSDAY: Bikes – Biking has gone from a casual sport to a multi-million dollar industry. People are taking up biking in record numbers, which is prompting demands for greater consideration from the drivers with whom they often share the road. We’ll talk to bikers, mayors, and more about what it means to establish a culture of safety between bikers and drivers on the road?
FRIDAY: The Nose – The Nose explores the week in pop culture with a roundtable of panelists. Special guest: Comedian Steve Hofstetter.