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In our third episode, we explore the question of how we’ve changed. Host Lilah Raptopoulos talks to the writer Imogen West-Knights about the phenomenon of treat brain: how the pandemic spurred our desire to excessively indulge. Then, columnist Janan Ganesh describes why lockdown decidedly did not change him — and why he’s worried if it changed you. Plus: Maria Shollenbarger sweeps us away on the world’s most glamorous train.

Links from the episode:

—Imogen West-Knights describes Treat Brain: 

—Janan Ganesh on the lockdown epiphany that wasn’t: 

—Maria Shollenbarger aboard the Orient Express: 

—Lilah’s Instagram Live with Esther Perel: 

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