The UK PM’s popularity and new brain power hacks (E387)
Boris Johnson appears to be the man to whom mud just doesn’t stick. He’s still 10 points ahead in the polls and his personal ratings seem to defy logic. Peter Oborne is the former chief political commentator for the Daily Telegraph. The focus of his latest book, ‘The Assault on Truth’, is the sheer mendacity evident in today’s politics. We invited him aboard Sputnik to ask him to account for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s seemingly unstoppable rise in popularity – despite the best efforts of his ex-senior adviser Dominic Cummings to derail him.
Small shifts in our lifestyle can create huge changes in our life. So, after months of loafing indoors during lockdown, many of us have rejoiced at tiny liberations such as the re-opening of gyms. But there may be a better way to care for our physical and mental wellbeing. Dr. Julia Jones, aka Dr. Rock, is a neuroscientist, author, and musician, and she says “smart wellness” starts in the brain, not the body. We asked her to tell us more.