As the holiday season approaches, consumers are faced with the uncertainty of the economic outlook and must decide whether to splurge or save on their spending habits. To provide insight into holiday spending and consumer confidence, Wharton marketing professor Cait Lamberton shares her expertise. Meanwhile, culinary historian Sarah Lohman travels across the United States to uncover rare foods at risk of extinction, including New Jersey cider apples, sweet Carolina African runner peanut, Buckeye chicken, Coachella Valley Dates, and Hawaiian heritage sugar cane. Lohman discusses her new book, Endangered Eating, and the importance of preserving these heirloom foods. In addition, a new WHYY podcast Art Outside is set to debut on Tuesday, focusing on Philadelphia’s public art scene. Hosted by Street Dept. blogger Conrad Benner, the series will showcase five street artists and explore their impact and motivation for creating outdoor art. The inaugural episode will feature an artist known as “the Philadelphia Bansky,” who is taking on the Philadelphia Parking Authority with his art.