Past Present Podcast: Wiretapping, Wellness Real Estate, and Late-Night TV

Miami Wellness Real Estate

In this week’s episode of Past Present, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Trump’s wiretapping allegations, “wellness real estate,” and late-night TV.

Wiretapping

Donald Trump has accused President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the election. We discussed the history of wiretapping, including the story of Richard Nixon and Anna Chennault.

Wellness Real Estate

The Atlantic reported on the rise of “wellness real estate.” Niki mentioned David Brooks’ classic skewering of the affluent, Bobos in Paradise. Natalia recommended Jeffrey Kripal’s book on the history of Esalen.

Late-Night TV

David Letterman sat down for a must-read interview with New York Magazine. We chatted about Letterman and the end of the late-night TV wars.

What’s Making History


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