The word's oldest dog, a dachshund named Chanel, has passed away at the age of 21-- which is 147 in dog years! The pet had cataracts but was otherwise in good health. More here.
Freelance journalist Zoe Cormier, a science writer and photographer with a background in biology, joined George Knapp in the first half to discuss her new book Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n’ Roll: The Science of Hedonism.
In the later half, David Browne, longtime music journalist and contributing editor at Rolling Stone, delved into the Grateful Dead, the band that became a musical and cultural phenomenon that has spanned generations.