The pandemic gave us ‘treat brain’, Janan Ganesh rejects the lockdown epiphany, and we hop aboard the world’s most glamorous train

This episode, we explore the question of how we’ve changed. Lilah talks to the writer Imogen West-Knights about the phenomenon of treat brain: how the pandemic spurred our desire to excessively indulge. Then, columnist Janan Ganesh describes why lockdown decidedly did not change him — and why he’s worried if it changed you. Plus: Maria Shollenbarger sweeps us away on the world’s most glamorous train.


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—Imogen West-Knights describes Treat Brain: https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/3ed08931-80b0-43a0-9bba-6c4bcc1b3e70 


—Janan Ganesh on the lockdown epiphany that wasn’t: https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/bf7c501e-12a5-4737-b297-15eba91b26a0 


—Maria Shollenbarger aboard the Orient Express: https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/9f776436-8205-48cc-a879-7a053f388671 


—Lilah’s Instagram Live with Esther Perel: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CULKKCcJXdq/ 



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