The Barefoot Book on MSNBC


Daniel Howell, author of The Barefoot Book, was on the Dylan Ratigan show on MSNBC on October 19. As to be expected, Daniel did a great job.

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The Dylan Ratigan Show: Are shoes bad for your health

I thought Ratigan rather over-hyped it, and really tried to go for the sensational. However, Daniel kept his cool throughout. When Ratigan asked about those “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service” signs, it was great that Daniel, right off the bat, called them “unwelcoming.” Because that is what they are. And then Daniel went on to discuss how the signs were a remnant of anti-hippie sentiment.

Another point that was interesting was how there is some evidence that walking around in the dirt may raise serotonin levels, thus improving our mood.

The last question was rather amusing (and many of us barefooters have gotten the same or similar question): “What does your mother think about this?” As he says, those around us get used to it.


5 Responses to “The Barefoot Book on MSNBC”

  1. Robin Easton Says:

    This is great! So enjoy seeing all these barefoot books popping up everywhere. Enjoying the blog! Thanks. Robin

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  3. Toni Bate Says:

    “What would your mother think?” lol

    Where do you think I got the idea to go barefoot a great deal of the time? That’s my reply to that.

    I just discovered your blog today and have been perusing it. Great articles. I’m rekindling my love for barefoot living.

    When I was a child, I could go into stores and even into fast food restaurants barefoot and no one noticed. My best friend wore socks in high school (she’d get there and put her shoes in her locker for the day). I think the only reason no one noticed was because it wasn’t skin and, as long as it isn’t skin, it’s acceptable. lol

  4. Adam Says:

    video will not play.

  5. Bob Neinast Says:

    “video will not play.” Sorry about that. It did play when I wrote the article. If you click on the caption, though, that will take you to the MSNBC site, and it does still play there.

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