Brandon Baker

Brandon Baker

Brandon Baker is a graduate of Temple University's Lew Klein College of Media and Communication and native of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. When he's not burying himself in geek culture or re-binging all six seasons of "The West Wing," you can catch him hobnobbing with a Manhattan -- up, extra bitters -- in hand.

September 20, 2017

Food

What is a locavore?

Drexel University professor of food science talks local diets.

September 13, 2017

Wellness

Why isn't hand sanitizer more widely used?

On why soap and water is still the popular gold standard.

September 6, 2017

Pumpkins

How much of the pumpkin craze is just marketing?

A Temple University Sports, Tourism and Hospitality Management professor explains--and teases what fall trend might be next.

August 30, 2017

Wellness

Why do we need fiber?

Fiber: It's not a vitamin and it's not a protein, and yet it's an essential component of a healthy diet--both for digestive health and keeping all sorts of diseases at bay.

August 23, 2017

Business

Do we spend more money when weather's bad?

A marketing researcher from Fox School of Business explains purchasing trends during sunny, rainy and cloudy days.

August 16, 2017

Theater

What is Philly's first theater?

A University of the Arts theater historian recalls Southwark Theater, Chestnut Street Theater and others.

August 9, 2017

Economics

Why do gas prices vary by state?

A Fox School of Business professor emeritus explains those sharp price hikes and declines when crossing the border.

August 2, 2017

Wellness

Can you really go blind by staring at the sun?

A WillsEye refractive surgeon explains -- and warns against staring at the sun during this month's eclipse.

July 26, 2017

Coffee

Infrequently Asked Questions: How does 'nitro' coffee work?

Function Coffee Labs co-owner and scientist Ross Nickerson explains.

July 19, 2017

Hair

Infrequently Asked Questions: What are the origins of the barber pole?

Anthony "Sailor Tony" Reilly, owner of Franklin's Barber Shop in Fishtown, explains the origins of the barber pole.

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