This Is What Wellness Looks Like in the Era of COVID-19

From the Show: HER
Summary: What have the hippies ever done for us? Matthew Ingram explores the relationship between the summer of love and wellness, medicine, and health -- and what that means for us now in the era of COVID-19.
Air Date: 4/16/20
Duration: 29:41
Host: Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Matthew Ingram
Matthew Ingram is famous in his own head for throwing raves in West Africa in 1993, writing for Teletubbies, fleetingly being in The Black Dog, his cult music blog Woebot, writing for the Wire and FACT magazines, setting up the Dissensus forum and putting out a series of LPs. His "Vitamin C" animated documentary was shown at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival.
  • Book Title: Retreat: How the Counterculture Invented Wellness
This Is What Wellness Looks Like in the Era of COVID-19
The counterculture of the Sixties and the Seventies is remembered chiefly for music, fashion, art, feminism, computing, black power, cultural revolt and the New Left.

But an until-now unexplored, yet no less important aspect -- both in its core identity and in terms of its ongoing significance and impact -- is its relationship with health.

Matthew Ingram's new book, Retreat: How the Counterculture Invented Wellness, is a discussion of those wellness methodologies which the counterculture introduced (mainly from the east and eastern philosophy) into mainstream culture.

Ingram joins Dr. Peeke to explain insights from the book, as well as how this all fits within our "new" existence during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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