Friday, December 13
Guests: Jesse Taylor, Sharrona Pearl, David Sarwer
What's in a face? We look at hundreds of faces everyday and no two are the same. But what does the unique mix of features, wrinkles, skin, bone and expression tell us about the person? This hour, we examine the human face, what it reveals and how it shapes our identity. We’ll look at what happens to the sense of self after a facial transplant and discuss the popularity of cosmetic surgery. Marty talks with JESSE TAYLOR, Chair of University of Pennsylvania’s Face Transplant group, SHARRONA PEARL, Assistant Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and DAVID SARWER, Professor Psychology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
GUEST: WENDY PLUMP
[REBROADCAST] WENDY PLUMP found out from a friend that her husband was cheating on her. What made it even worse was that he had a child with his mistress and this second family lived a few miles down the road. But perhaps this news shouldn’t have come as such a surprise. There had been a number of infidelities in the 18-year marriage by both Plump and her husband. Plump writes bluntly about her affairs and her husband’s in her book, “Vow: A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs).” Marty spoke with Plump last winter to talk about commitment and betrayal and their effect on a relationship.
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