Michael Pollan Tried to Blow Up a Woodchuck

Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin show

Summary: <p>Michael Pollan says that every writer has a "final question," an irreducible topic to which all their work tends. For Pollan, that topic has always been nature — specifically, the ways in which the natural world and humans have co-evolved to mutual benefit. So it's funny to hear Pollan talk about his failed attempt at incinerating an animal that was giving his garden a hard time. He tells host Alec Baldwin how this experience disabused him of the pastoral notions of nature found in Emerson and Thoreau, and goes on to talk about drunk elephants, his new Netflix series <em>Cooked</em>, the failed Bloomberg soda ban, and psychedelic drugs.</p> <p> </p>