As the holiday season approaches, consumers are facing big decisions about their spending habits. With an uncertain economic outlook, they must decide whether to splurge or save. To gain insight into holiday spending and consumer confidence, we spoke with Wharton marketing professor Cait Lamberton.
Meanwhile, it seems that holiday shopping has already kicked into high gear. But have you ever stopped to consider the impact of our daily food choices? Culinary historian Sarah Lohman traveled across the United States to uncover rare foods that are at risk of extinction. In her new book, Endangered Eating, she discusses the importance of bringing heirloom foods back to our tables. We spoke with Lohman about her journey and the importance of preserving these historic foods.
Finally, get ready for a new podcast that focuses on Philadelphia’s public art scene. The Art Outside podcast is set to debut on Tuesday, featuring five street artists and exploring their impact and motivation for creating outdoor art. Hosted by Street Dept blogger Conrad Benner, this series will provide a unique look at Philadelphia’s vibrant public art scene. We chatted with Benner about the series and the artist featured in the inaugural episode: “the Philadelphia Bansky,” who is taking on the Philadelphia Parking Authority with his art.