This week, Ira spoke with David Sax, author of “The Future Is Analog: How to Create a More Human World” (published by PublicAffairs). In this digitized episode of Ira’s Everything Bagel, David talks about challenging the notion that we live in a digital world; why the pandemic gave us a glimpse of living digitally and a lot was rejected; how the trick is to integrate technology, but put humanity first; weighing convenience vs. the richness of experience; and the most surprising thing he found out from experts about the future of digital…and analog.
This week, Ira spoke with Steven Sykes, MD, a board-certified neurologist who practices general neurology and clinical neurophysiology with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group in Santa Monica, California. In this Hippocratic episode of Ira’s Everything Bagel, Dr. Sykes talks about the lesser-known cluster headache; the difference between a migraine headache and the more severe cluster headache, and observing the difference by tracking non-headache symptoms; why there are genetic factors that risk developing cluster headaches; the diagnostic testing necessary to establish the condition; acute (or rescue) treatment and preventative treatment; why oxygen at a high flow rate can be an effective treatment; some of the other treatments that are borrowed from the migraine world; the impact of prolonged cluster episodes on the personality of the patient; and what can help the doctor establish a diagnosis.
This week, Ira spoke with Bryan Paiement, author of “The Little Book of Whiskey Cocktails” (published by University Press of Kentucky). In this shaken or stirred episode of Ira’s Everything Bagel, Bryan talks about how his passion for cocktails developed after a trip to his garden; the popularity of the Old Fashioned and Manhattan due to a TV series; why, geographically, whiskey is spelled with an “e” and not with an “e”; when do you shake and when do your stir; his top five cocktails; the most complicated cocktail to make; and why he wrote the book, which includes original recipes.
This week, Ira spoke with Stephen Galloway, author of “Truly, Madly: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, and the Romance of the Century” (published by Grand Central Publishing). In this romantic episode of Ira’s Everything Bagel, Stephen talks about his decades-long interest in Olivier and the discovery of Leigh’s archives in London; why he realized that this book would not be a double biography, but a biography of a marriage; why he wanted to explore the effects of mental illness on a relationship; the separations and stress of the work on the couple; the conflict between narrative and truth; and the surprising facts he discovered about Olivier.