#187 - Inside Shanghai’s Big Office Sleepover | Curio

#187 - Inside Shanghai’s Big Office Sleepover

17 mins | Apr 13, 2022

Today's episode from 13th April 2022. As tens of millions of people in Shanghai endure a second week of extreme lockdown measures, some employees are being asked to live at their workplaces. We go inside the big office sleepover. Then later, people of faith live happier and healthier lives - according to a Professor at Oxford University. But if science can explain so much, do we still need religion? We hear what belief can do for your brain. Amid sudden quarantines, staff at banks, trading venues and investment firms take to cots and sleeping bags to ensure business continuity. For The Wall Street Journal, Elaine Yu, Natasha Khan, and Cao Li explore how China's finance workers are learning to live in the office to keep their economy afloat. In a world of scientific miracles, what does faith offer us? Robin Dunbar, a professor of evolutionary anthropology at the University of Oxford, reflects in The Guardian on why religions persist in the modern age and the positives that belief systems can bring to followers. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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