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Including a new spin on a classic detective drama and a podcast at the intersection of business and mental health

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Image still of drama series Perry MasonHBO’s Perry Mason stars the brilliant Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason courtesy of HBO)


With companies like Beyond Meat bringing mock meat to the masses, the tide is turning for the plant-based meat-substitute market. In Billion Dollar Burger: Inside Big Tech’s Race for the Future of Food, Chase Purdy explains how we got here. Purdy takes readers inside laboratories and boardrooms across the globe to describe how scientists, CEOs and activists are taking on the trillion-dollar meat industry. 


Everything old truly is new again: Late last month, HBO premiered its hottest new drama: Perry Mason. Based on Erle Stanley Gardner’s books about a criminal defence lawyer—which were adapted for TV in the 1950s—this version takes place in 1930s-era Los Angeles. HBO’s Mason stars the brilliant Matthew Rhys, who in 2018 won an Emmy for his performance in FX’s The Americans. Rhys sleuths for the truth Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.


Mental health issues can affect even the most successful among us. That’s the philosophy behind the Harvard Business Review podcast The Anxious Achiever, hosted by the digital communications expert Morra Aarons-Mele. Each episode tackles a different topic at the intersection of mental health and work, from how to manage career transitions to the strain of starting a new business. The second season just wrapped, and the third launches in October; now’s a great time to catch up.