Commuting hell and deadly distractions


Guests: Richard Rys, Nicholas Epley, Matt Richtel

Do you have a long or stressful commute to work?  Americans spend a lot of time in cars, buses, and trains traveling to jobs.  And it’s not surprising that it ranks among our least favorite activities – right next to housework. But are there ways to make the daily slog to work safer and more enjoyable?  Today, we start things off with Philadelphia Magazine’s RICHARD RYS and his complaints about the chatter on the QuietRide car.  Then it turns out talking to a stranger on a train can actually make you happier.  NICHOLAS EPLEY, a professor of behavioral science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, explains why.  And finally, Marty talks to the New York Times’ MATT RICHTEL about his book A Deadly Wandering about a tragic car accident and the dangers of distracted driving.

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