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A highlight from Is There Justice in Felony Murder?
"Count one malice murder. We the jury find the defendant Travis mcmichael guilty. You're gonna ask whoever just made it out first. Last week, when a judge in Georgia read the verdict, in the trial of three men who killed ahmaud Arbery. An unarmed black man. Count two felony murder. We the jury find the defendant Travis mcmichael guilty. You might have noticed there was a legal principle. Count three felony murder. That was repeated. Count four. Felony murder. Over and over. Account 5. Felony murder. We the jury find the defendant Travis mcmichael guilty. Count 6. Last spring we did a story about felony murder. A legal rule you might not have heard of, that's applied in all different situations. And depending on who you talk to, it's either a tool for reform, or a barbaric rule that should be abolished.
A highlight from Ep 30: The Folsom Site - Killing Bison with Stone Points (Part 2)
"There was so many questions about the site that were unanswered. That's why I went back 70 years later. On this episode of the bear grease podcast, we're going to the site of an ancient bison kill. The one found by George mcjunkin on part one of the series. After George's death, it would become known as the Folsom site. It was here that stone tools made by humans were found with a relic form of pleistocene bison and forever planted and indisputable data point into the debate of human antiquity in North America. We're going to talk with old Steve rinella of meat eater and the nation's leading expert on the fulsome site. Doctor David melzer, he literally wrote the book on Folsom after he went back there 70 years after its initial excavation and excavated it again to find more answers. So on this podcast, we're going back to fulsome. I really doubt you're going to want to miss this one. But first, I have an overarching question I'd like to present to you and it's this. What is the relevance of this knowledge about these ancient people in their lives? Why do we care? Is it merely entertainment to try to understand them or is there more? I'm in search of the answer. These things were herded, driven, into a box canyon, and then just rain down spears out of them and killed them. You can't make them go anywhere they don't want to go. We don't have to drive them in there. All we gotta do is wait till they go up in their own neuron. So I think it was an accident. My name is clay Newcomb and this is the bear grease podcast, where we'll explore things forgotten, but relevant. Search for inside and unlikely places and where we'll tell the story of Americans who live their lives close to the land. Presented by gear. American made purpose built hunting and fishing gear that's designed to be as rugged as the places we explore.
A highlight from Part Seven: The Vaccine Race
"A different disease catches his interest. An ominous new virus is spreading in China. Medical journal, the lancet has just published the first case descriptions for 41 people who'd gotten sick in the city of Wuhan. Hugo noticed his one thing right away. And your message in this paper was that one of the family members had the disease. Was I was positive, but did not have fever or other symptoms. This was new. The asymptomatic cases meant the virus could spread in secret. The symptoms described in the article are serious. Pneumonia, heart injury, 6 deaths. URL looks up the population of Wuhan. 11 million people bigger than central London. Then he checks flights between the city and the rest of the world. There are dozens of flights every day. It was extremely highly likely that this is going to be a pandemic. And we started to discuss what we can do. The next morning, he turns to the person he trusts the most. His wife and fellow researcher returns them to Richie. She's the one who challenges his big ideas. Forces him to hone his hypothesis. He spends about an hour showing her what he'd found. They both know the best weapon to fight what's coming will be a vaccine. They had been testing a new technology using messenger RNA and experimental cancer therapy. And had done a lot of lab work on a potential flu vaccine. But neither they nor anybody else had ever used the technology in an approved medicine for
A highlight from The Clinton-Lewinsky Affair | High Crimes and Misdemeanors | 4
"It's the morning of July 27th, 1998 in Manhattan. Monica Lewinsky stepped out of a taxicab pulls down the brim of a baseball cap. It's an awkward fit. When ski is wearing a blond wig and the hat feels a little too snug. But she has to put up with a discomfort because more important is that no one can recognize her as she stands in the streets of Manhattan. Lewinsky glances at her lawyer and nods, signaling that she's ready. Then they step inside a tall building, where a doorman ushers them in and to an elevator. A minute later, the elevator doors open, and Lewinsky gazes out into a penthouse apartment. The living room is small, but elegant. Winski might have actually felt cozy in this place, except she's not here for a relaxing afternoon. Lewinsky is about to betray the man she believed to be her soulmate. The president of the United States. Lewinsky walks into the penthouse, which belongs to the mother in law of Kenneth Starr, the special prosecutor whose office is investigating president. Today, members of Starr's team have packed into the living room. One attorney with broad shoulders and light hair steps forward to introduce himself. Miss Lewinsky, my name's bob Pittman. I'm one of the lead prosecutors in the office fender then a council. We've been looking at president Clinton's involvement in whitewater, trying to see whether he broke the law when he was involved in the real estate deal. I understand mister Bennet, but give me a moment. I need to get rid of this disguise. Lewinsky takes off the blond wig and baseball cap, and straightens her hair. Miss Lewinsky was smart of you to come prepared. And thank you for traveling all the way from Washington. It's going to save us some grief and protect you from the press. Which I know has been a lot. Lewinsky doesn't think it's funny. She wants to snarl to shout at the top of her lungs. She knows that she broke the law by lying under oath about her affair with the president. With the deal that's on the table, she can't be combative. Still she needs to let these men know what she's been going through. Mister bittman, it has been difficult. 6 months ago, the whole country learned my name. I've been mocked by talk show hosts, they make fun of my weight, the fact that I grew up in Beverly Hills. Republicans call me a loose woman with no morals. Democrats blame me for sabotaging Bill Clinton's presidency. And I'm still facing legal charges. I understand miss lozi, and that's why we're here to talk. So, you ready to get started? I am. Let's talk. Miss Lewinsky has a reminder you have what we call a queen for a day deal. That means we can't hold anything against you that you say today. If at the end of our questioning, we feel you are a credible witness. We'll sign the immunity agreement. You won't face prosecution. In exchange, you'll aid our investigation and testify against president Bill Clinton. Do you understand? I understand. Good. However, if we believe you are lying or withholding information today, we'll tear up that agreement. We'll press charges of perjury, obstruction of justice and witness tampering, tied to your efforts to convince Linda trip to lie on your behalf under oath. Do you understand that? I do. Okay. Then I'll jump right in. Miss Lewinsky, when did you first learn that you were on a witness list in the Paula Jones case? December 17th, 1997, president Clinton called to tell me. And did he discuss how you should respond? While he suggested that I could give my answers in writing. You know, I signed affidavit rather than an oral deposition. Is that all? Miss Lewinsky, he didn't ask you what you would say? No, he didn't. He didn't ask you to lie about the nature of your relationship with him. Lewinsky knows that she has to maintain her composure. She can't pick a fight with the prosecutors, not when they hold her future in their hands. But on this issue, she's going to be very clear. Mister bittman, I want you to the rest of your team to understand something. President Clinton did not ask me to lie. Bitman narrows his eyes with a look of suspicion. And he launches in with another question. In the hours that follow, bittman walks Lewinsky through every encounter she had with the president. It's a grueling interrogation, and Lewinsky grows exhausted. She needs to stay focused if she's going to get this deal, but bittman keeps grilling her with question after question. Finally, Lewinsky's attorney calls for an end to the interrogation. It's time for a decision. Either they're giving Lewinsky immunity or the meeting is over. There's a long pause. Lewinsky grips the edge of the couch, her fingers turning white. Bittman glances at his team, then announces the decision. Their offer stands. They'll give Lewinsky legal immunity. 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A highlight from Rock Climbers Abducted | Welcome to Paradise | 1
"Beth rotten jolts awake to the sound of a large boom echoing through the canyon below her. She's a thousand feet off the ground. Camped in a portal edge, a portable sleeping platform, hanging from the side of a cliff, like a little cot dangling from the sky. Shafts of orange morning light pierced through the ridge line of Kyrgyzstan's pamir ally mountains. The air is fresh and damp with morning dew. Beth is a semipro rock climber, and is nearly two weeks into a 6 week climbing trip with her boyfriend Tommy Caldwell and two other friends. Jason singer smith, and John Dickey. She turns in her sleeping bag, careful not to shake the port allege and looks at Tommy. He must have heard the sound too because he's staring back at her. Eyes wide. Probably a falling rock? At 20. Beth's the youngest and least traveled of the group. So she trusts Tommy's instincts. It did sort of sound like a piece of granite falling down the cliff. But then the next sound is unmistakable, a gunshot. Beth sits bolt upright and squeezes as close to The Rock wall as possible. She's clipped into safety ropes, but the port alleged sways beneath her. It's open air and doesn't give her any cover, but she tries to duck out of sight anyway. Beth looks over at her friend Jason singer Smith. Who is sitting up in an adjoining platform, putting on his climbing helmet to protect from falling rocks. Beth, what the hell was that? We're being shot at. Who would shoot at us? That doesn't make any sense. It's probably just local hunters. Singers stops talking when a bullet hits the wall 20 feet above them. Shattering The Rock face and covering them in dust. It's clear now. They're being targeted. Beth and the others pique their heads over the edge of their sleeping platforms and peer down. A thousand feet below them, Beth sees three tiny figures standing at the wall's base. They're yelling something up at the climbers, a Beth can't tell what they're saying. She watches singer as he grabs a camera and aims his telephoto lens down at the tiny figures. He squints through the viewfinder. One of them is waving at us. I think he's gesturing at us to come down. Beth stares in disbelief as John Dickey grabs his walkie talkie and pouch of tobacco. I'm the oldest. I'll go. John is only 25. Only three years older than Tommy and singer. But he's grown out his beard. Beth hopes it will make the shooters take him seriously. Make them think they're not just kids. She watches as John clips into his harness and begins to slowly repel down the wall. Some shepherds had come by their base camp earlier in the week and tried to steal their CD player. Maybe it's them? But why would they shoot? It doesn't make sense. It takes John half an hour to repel down to the valley floor. Beth watches as singer looks through the camera lens as John approaches the men. He narrates John's every move. John's offering them tobacco, but it looks like the guy doesn't want it. Then their walkie talkie buzzes. You all better come down. She can hear a quiver in John's voice. She's never heard before. Whatever is about to happen, Beth knows. She's not ready for it. Story worth is an online service that helps you and your loved ones preserve precious memories and stories for years to come. Every week, story worth emails your relative friend, a thought provoking question of your choice from their vast pool of possible options. After one year, story worth will compile all of your loved ones stories, including photos into a beautiful keepsake book that you'll be able to share and revisit for generations to come. I'm really looking forward to gifting it to my partner as a surprise. It's so special to put photos to unique answers to questions so that as a coffee table book when our friends and family come over, they can learn more about us. Go to story worth dot com slash the odds and save $10 on your first purchase. That story worth dot com slash the odds to save $10 on your first purchase. Let me introduce you to growth day. The world's first all in one personal development app. When the ad read came across the table for growth day, I jumped on it. I've actually been using the app since it launched just a few months ago. But I've been using the principles in the app for years now. On growth day, there's all sorts of challenges and courses you can take on personal development, but also daily weekly and monthly check ins. You can give yourself scores because if you don't know where you are, it's hard to know where you have to go. I can't recommend the app enough. I use it almost every day. Growth day is how you revitalize your life and make self improvement stick. Get a free 14 day trial at growth day dot com slash free trial. One more time. That's growth day dot com slash free trial. From wondery,
A highlight from Introducing: Harsh Reality - The Story of Miriam Rivera
"DOM passes long rows of desks, lined with brand new Apple max. Clear with Turquoise backs. On each desk is a cup of branded Turquoise pins. With the name of their company printed on the side, brighter pictures. In the conference room, they have DOM sign a nondisclosure agreement. Standard practice, then they switch on a screen. I was shown a video of Miriam. In my world, we all know Miriam. We all know how captivating she is. So I have no trouble imagining what DOM was thinking, looking at her. For one thing, she's beautiful. The camera loves her. She could be a movie star. Straight glossy black hair, the latest designer shades perched on top of her head. Long tan legs for days. But a lot of people are beautiful. Miriam is magnetic. At the time, she was 21. Living in New York and working as a model. You can tell from her smile that she's got a sense of humor. She's flirting with the camera, turning and walking away, answering questions about her hobbies. Watching the footage, it's hard not to love her. The video ends. Damn knots. You see a lot of these screen test videos when you work in TV, but DOM can tell. There's something special about Miriam. It looks over at Remy, who was watching him intently. Is he missing something? You know, didn't have a clue, what was going on until remmy said, well, the thing is she's got a cock. And then I realized everybody was a bit different. And that's the show. That's the pitch Joe pilkington had heard in her office at sky. The one that's going to upend reality TV as we know it. Push the culture forward. Excavate the profound and twisted depths of male sexuality. The show that's going to be a hit. In the name of the show, there's something about Miriam. 6 open minded liberal guys will spend two weeks in an island Paradise with Miriam. They'll complete challenges go on dates and try to win her heart. One by one she'll send them home. She'll choose a winner. And then she'll tell him on national TV with the producers have been making her keep to herself. The cameras will be rolling. The lucky winner's face in frame, and everyone watching at home will wait with bated breath to see what he'll say next. And that boys and girls is entertainment. From wondery and novel comes a new story about love. We had discussions. What if you actually fell in love? And she'd say, well, that would be great. It's very unlikely. Lies. If the secret got out, it was game over for the show. In reality TV. I can't remember whether it was ever proved or rather just a rumor that the villa have been used for porn films. Just had that feel about it. I was just blown by thumb and was like, yeah, you should feel guilty, actually, because you signed up for this and you knew what you were doing. They rupture apart. The British tabloid press rupture apart. You know, they'd stitch us up. We're gonna stitch them up as best we can. Why? Why would you do this? Who are you to do this? Do you realize the damage you've done by
A highlight from Honouring St:l storyteller and matriarch Lee Maracle
"Stalin writer, Lee miracle. I met Lee back in 2017 at a writer's festival in Kingston Ontario. Actually, we met on the train traveling there from Toronto. It was my first time taking the train and that was clearly lost in a bit terrified. But then Lee showed up. Her big smile flashed through the crowd. Her signature backpack on. She quickly led the way. She offered me the seat next to her and we made each other comfortable passing stories back and forth. When we got to the hotel we checked in and had dinner in the restaurant together. For two hours, we shared food, belly aching laughter and anti wisdom. Just as our ancestors did for generations. She said things like, as indigenous women, we carry the heart of our nations. And my world shifted. The next year Lee invited me to another writer's festival, this one in aurelia Ontario. I say invited, but really, she summoned me. That was Lee. If she wanted you to be somewhere, you showed up. This time, it was a road trip with tawny talaga, anishinabe journalist bestselling author and truth teller. Lee offered me her couch to sleep on before we went head out the next morning. I couldn't believe it. I was going to sleep on Lee miracles couch. Then I saw Lee miracles couch. It was a small sofa that SAP between the stairs and a wooden shelf, full of mismatched dishes, glasses and cups. Make yourself at home, she said, and shuffled off into her small kitchen to pour some drinks. We sat on her back porch talking late into the night. She shared knowledge about her garden, her love of quilting and her plans to go home to the West Coast someday. Afterwards, I lay on that couch, covered in a patchwork quilt handmade by Lee. Her story quilt hanging in my memory. My head bumping up against the shelf. My feet bent up against the wall. It was lumpy, and I could hear the furnace go on and off all night. It was by far the worst sleep I ever had. But as I lay there in the dark, I smiled. Because I was on Lee miracles couch. Make yourself at home, she said. In my world, shifted again. There are more festivals more dinners and deep conversations on these porch. Always, she offered all that she had. Her food, her home, her joy, her truth. Even if it was a hard truth. Or a hard couch for that matter. Always with a smile in that unforgettable laugh. Of course I knew Lisa worked before we met, her book I am woman changed how I felt about being an indigenous woman. After I read it, I claimed the word feminist for the first time. I felt powerful, fierce. Her poetry book bent box spoke truth to power until it was truth and power. It was my truth and power. I felt fearless unapologetic. Her books include my conversations with Canadians, Bobby Lee, Indian rebel, Raven song, Celia song, a list of her work as long and beautiful. I looked forward to reading more of her words in the years to come. On November 11th, Lee miracle passed away. She was 71 years old on this earth. And she left many morning hearts. But we celebrate her knowing that Lee has gone home that now she is one of our ancestors. Watching over us, guiding us. In my world, shifts once
A highlight from The Wandering Soul
"That these people were hearing was not a ghost. It was actually a weapon. A weapon designed and deployed by the U.S. Military and their South Vietnamese allies to target the deepest fears of the Vietnamese people. It was only used for a brief moment during the war, but rather than fade away into history. It was one of the shrapnel in the neck and mouth. This ghost. Bleeding rather badly. Has refused broken over the word the body's word. To die. You have to admit, there's something a little sinister about all of this. Okay, just to back up. This is historian Eric B villard. I am at the U.S. Army center of military history in Washington, D.C., and I am a Vietnam more specialist. And Eric says this strange weapon was created in part because of the Korean War. During the Korean War, just over a decade prior, a number of American soldiers and marines were captured by the North Koreans, and soon after you can imagine the surprise. Heard on communist radio stations. Exhorting us in their own normal voices. Sounding like communists. Fellow Americans. Don't go on with a senseless war. Stop being the tools of the rich capitalists who start wars for profit. Join us as guests of the Chinese people's volunteer army. It really spooked a lot of people on the battlefield and at home. This anxiety that the communists could brainwash good, solid decent American sons and noddles. And there was this feeling that we've got to get ahead of this. And so during the Vietnam War, the United States became very interested in what motivated the enemy to fight and then figuring out what can we do to convince those people to not fight. This was Sia. Psychological warfare. The warfare of the mind. Its mission is to influence the thoughts of the enemy soldier. Idea was if you could persuade people using words and ideas. To put down their weapons, you could win the war while killing fewer people. That's the essence of psychological warfare. And who's the best in the world at convincing people to do stuff? Eyes cold. The ad folks of Madison Avenue. At that particular moment, there was, you know, this madman advertising and now it's Pepsi. Explosion. With TVs and radios now in living rooms across the country. All of a sudden there were all of these opportunities. To understand what makes us tick. What can I do about my hair? Exploit it. You halo shampoo. And get us to buy things. Want anything special for your birthday? Just a decent cup of coffee. And the military took note of this. What and do we know where they're actually add folks that joined the armed services? Yeah, absolutely. That was one of the areas where they were, you know, look for talent. They would go to people and say, boy. Lucky strike filters will show you plenty of smooth flavor. You're lucky strike campaign was really effective. Maybe you can tell us something about how to convince someone to turn in their weapon. And so all these admin began to search for a weakness in their target audience. The Viet Cong in North Vietnamese soldier. My name is wingman so. I joined the military when I was 18. In the year 1971. Your body tinting up. Big deal. In India. We hired vo Tron dong and new in van ha. You're right. Reporters in Vietnam to interview a few North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers for us. When you think about these soldiers, they were far far from where they were born and raised. Most of these kids would be farmers or fishermen or maybe living a place like Hanoi. Boy, not only had not. I was a Hanoi. In my sophomore year at the university of industrial art. I was the first of the university to join. My college principal even drove me to the army station. And the students lined up on both sides of the gate clapping hands. Conveniently. At that time, I didn't think much. But I thought that the war wouldn't be too terrible. But when I had been in the army for a while. I was mentally broken. I mean, your average northern soldier, they're not they never lived in the jungle. They never lived in the mountains. That was crazy. And so here they are, squatting in the jungle, hundreds of miles from home. Haven't seen their family in 6 months a year, two years. My mom took the link in Europe. I was hoping that I could get out of the war and go home. I felt
A highlight from Ep. 29: Bear Grease [Render] - Early Christmas Lights, Guarding the Gate, and Why We Love George
"Crew on the bear grease podcast. Wow. You say some say skeleton, some say the Dream Team. That's what I'm saying. I'm saying Dream Team. Dream Team. It's hard to work with a diva. It really is. We just keep churning through people. I don't know. Is it some of those private conversations? Maybe. Coincidence? Man, you wouldn't believe who I invited today. They wouldn't come. Go through names. Elvis. No, just pee person after purge or after. Keep person. Maybe you get somebody else to do it inviting. Give me the list next time, maybe I can. Now, so typically on the burger shirt, we have 6 people. Today we have 5. But it really is the dream. I can stretch my legs out today at least. Yeah, I feel like it's a little bit sketchy to say this is a skeleton crew. Yeah. Well, for typically where we have 6 people. Wedged into one headset. That's kinda nice. Yeah. That mustache tickles my ears. Interesting beginning Dan had the totally fixed one of our chairs. He was screwing together a chair. But hey, welcome to the bear grease render. Good to be here. This is the Thanksgiving dish. Oh, of the burger shrimp. Well, happy Thanksgiving. I'm glad you didn't skip over it and go straight to Christmas. That's the way it's going to my house and I'm not happy about it. Really? Some of our the patrons of our town that we live in. Like, ten days before Thanksgiving, they've got Christmas lights up. Every time a Christmas decoration goes up before Thanksgiving, they throw a pilgrim off the shield. Every time I hope you're happy, community we live in. Yes. Exactly. Man, every time I drive past it, I lecture my kids on why they need a dial it back a notch, just a notch. We've got to instill the right values and claim when people are wrong. That's right. Listen, I think that I think that we do need to have a community conversation about the holiday decor in general. There's a big push and I don't know if this is appropriate to talk about on the bigger podcast, but there's a big push for morbidity when it comes to Halloween. It's like they wake up and they see their neighbors. I won't speak of what they put in their yard. It's so gross. And gruesome for Halloween. And then the other neighbors seem to think, oh, we should do that too. And there's like a domino effect. It's pretty. There is a strong correlation, and it goes back to that ancient human social the way that we interact with each other socially. Okay. You go to any little town in the world in the United States, and you drive through the world or is it the states? If there's one family that does something really well, you'll usually find a cluster of families. And if you have history in that community, you'll be like, hey, there used to be the only one that did that. What we're talking about is Halloween decor, okay? There are people that are real comfortable with putting like skeletons, burning witches. Headless, headless people in their front yard. For a month, I have to drive by that. Just to go get groceries. I can't get milk without seeing something that I would suppose to insight in us. Like, oh man, that's where we'll stop when we take our kids to go knock on their doors and candy. No, thank you. No thank you.
A highlight from Are Plant- and Fungus-Based Meats Really Better than the Real Thing?
"I actually can't wait to try it, right? This is the weird part. I'm mostly my never had pork and ever had pork barbecue, but I love watching like pork barbecue shows on TV. You know, there's the so many different like barbecue challenges on Netflix or Hulu. I love them. I can't get enough. What amen is super excited to try what he's never had in his life is yes, pork, but not the real thing. It's pork made from plants. Amen Ismail is just one of our guests. This episode, as we figure out the science and history of plant based meat, because we are gastropod the podcast that looks at food through the lens of science and history. I'm Nicola twilley, and I'm Cynthia graeber, and this episode we're going into the labs and test kitchens where the meat analogs of the future are now being invented. We have so many questions. Starting with will all these impossible burgers and fungus based chicken cutlets ever really replace meat? Are they better than meat? Are they better for the environment? Do they have a smaller climate change footprint? Are they better for you? Equally important to be honest. Do they taste good? Do they actually taste like the real thing? And if so, how, what magical science can turn a plant into a bleeding
A highlight from Part Six: Unlikely Heroes
"And public health leaders. Just a year earlier there would have been little reason for Catalan to be there at all. Few of the other guests would have even known her name. But now, she's a guest of honor. Catalan spent her life, researching messenger RNA. The tiny postal workers that carried genetic instructions inside cells. For decades, few paid attention to what she found. That has now changed. And it basically involved. Even within the event in September, German Chancellor Angela Merkel praises Catalan for not giving up. The German Chancellor tells the audience that Catalans 30 years of effort laid the groundwork for our current fight against COVID-19. In her own remarks, Catalan says her collaborators deserve credit too. First of all, I would like to correct you because there are many, many people contributed to it. And I was just one of them, and I am glad that I was so good. I am just representing all of those fellow scientists. Then she makes a plea. For the dignitaries in the audience to give people with ideas that seem crazy a chance. Those who might have idea which is too weird to support maybe they get more support and sort of problems. We were facing the future. Catalan doesn't stick around long for drinks afterward. She's at the coat check in less than an hour. She's going to Budapest. Their painting her picture onto the side of a building there. She's on the awards circuit, but she says she'd rather be back in her lab as soon as possible. Catalan helped lay the groundwork for our most important weapon against the deadly virus that has so far killed more than 5 million people around the globe. She never expected that. But she also showed the world the potential for a new technology. Messenger RNA. And this is what Catalan had hoped for all along. This is a story about what most people would agree is the biggest success of the pandemic. Messenger RNA vaccines could never have proven themselves so quickly. Outside the crucible of that first pandemic year 2020. The technology may well win some researchers and Nobel Prize. It will almost certainly have big implications for the future of medicine. Odds are you've taken one of these mRNA vaccines yourself. And you might think you know the story of how they swooped onto the world stage so quickly. But odds are you don't know the half of it. This is also the story of his unlikely a bunch of world saving heroes as you'll ever encounter. My name is Naomi kresky, and I'm a health journalist for Bloomberg news. In the first half of the season, you've heard about the lingering consequences of COVID for many patients and hospitals. Now, we'll tell you about the consequences for science. There are a lot more hopeful.
A highlight from Chilean Mine Collapse | Into the Dark with Hctor Tobar | 5
"I'm Mike Corey, and this is against the odds. Over the last four episodes, we've told the story of 33 men trapped 2000 feet underground in the depths of a Chilean mine. The men face staggering heat and humidity. Starvation, and uncertainty as they struggle to stay alive long enough for rescuers to find them. 69 days later, all 33 emerge to the surface. It's one of the most miraculous stories of survival in modern times. And one that made headlines across the world. Today, we're speaking with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, Hector tobar. For his book, deep down dark, the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free. Hector interviewed all 33 miners and many of their family members. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, the LA times, and the best American short stories. Hector tobar, welcome to against the odds. Thanks so much for having me. For your book, you got to spend time with all 33 of these miners from Chile. And I'm sure they told you some amazing stories, but I'm curious, how did you first come across their story? Yeah, I first heard about this from well the media, the way everybody else did, I was finishing another book in 2010 when the miners were trapped. And several months later, I got a call from my agent, telling me Hector, did you hear about those men trapped in a mine in Chile and would you be interested in writing their book? And I asked him, well, do you have their rights? And he said, yes. And I said, how many of them? And he said all of them. And the reason he could say all of them was because when these guys were still trapped underground, you know, 680 meters, almost 2000 feet underground, they had made an agreement among themselves that they would share the proceeds of any book and or movie deal amongst all 33 of them, because it was clear to them when they were still trapped that there was a lot of interest in their story and that they could very soon, you know, becoming international media stars. And so it was a possibility that maybe only four or 5 of them would make any money off of this. And the other, you know, 28 or so of them wouldn't get anything. And since they had all really stuck together, there was also a lot of fighting. But they did sort of stick together and they all realized that it would be patently unfair if only a few of them benefited from it. And so while they're still trapped in this horrible place where it's a 100° heat and 80, 90% humidity, they made this agreement. Had flown to Santiago Chile to meet their attorneys first. And then with the attorneys, I flew up to this town of copiapo, the town that's closest to the where the miners, and there was about 20 or so 25 or so of them there in this restaurant where we met. And I said, senoras, your story is the great adventure story of our times. This is like when, you know, the Greeks went off and the ships to fight and Troy and then Homer wrote the Iliad, or when Odysseus was trying to get back home, you know, and Homer wrote his Odyssey, Homer wrote these stories of these famous Greek men. And so my job is to be your Homer. They were a little bit confused by that. But I think they sensed that I was earnest and that I really wanted to tell their story and tell it, you know, in the most accurate way possible. And also to capture the beauty of it. 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They craft their wines to the highest standards using grapes from exceptional vineyards. Ask for decoy Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, or Chardonnay, wherever you buy wine or visit decoy wines dot com slash celebrate to find all of their wines near you. When you first sat down with the miners, what were your first impressions? The first man I spoke with, Richard villarroel, it was very clear that he was suffering from a very intense trauma. That he had been through something akin to a natural disaster or a torture session or a battle. And he described the way the mountain had tortured him. The sounds of sort of constant sounds of collapse inside the mountain. In fact, the actual accident that led to them being trapped was something akin to an earthquake underground, right? It really, really powerful earthquake. And not only that, the sense that they were going to die and they lived with, you know, 69 days with the fear of death, Richard was someone who had been orphaned as a child. And he knew when he went into the mind that his wife was pregnant. And so his fear was that he was going to leave his unborn child as an orphan. Yeah, back around full circle. And where stories like this are these feelings common for all the miners. Still this PTSD. Oh, absolutely. I mean, I think they all had a different levels. Another minor I met in those first early days, Alex Vega, he was starting to tremble. And I said, is everything okay? And he, you know, he started talking about his inability to sleep, and then the nightmares he had when he did fall asleep. So it was clear that most of them were suffering from some sort of post traumatic stress or another. And when you were down there, you're interviewing the miners and you know you're going to write a book and you want to make it epic, like the epic of Homer. What story were you going were you trying to tell? What was the seed there? Well, you know, I sort of enter with a hypothesis. I mean, I think the thing is that you're trying to discover a truth that you don't know yet. And you can only guess at it. And my guess was that these were ordinary men who sort of were thrown into an extraordinary situation. You know, and very soon it became clear that these were all really hardworking guys of lower middle class
A highlight from The Clinton-Lewinsky Affair | Under Penalty of Perjury | 3
"It's December 17th, 1997 in Washington, D.C.. Inside her bedroom, Monica Lewinsky pulls her comforter tight around her shoulders. The night has gotten late, and outside her windows a light wind has begun to blow. Once he glances at her clock in size, it's almost two 30 a.m. and still she can't manage to fall asleep. She's been tossing and turning for hours her mind racing. And it's no surprise why. The vinski just learned some devastating news from her friend Linda trip. An Arkansas civil servant named Paula Jones has sued Bill Clinton for sexual harassment and trip was subpoenaed to testify. That testimony will be under oath, and if trip is asked about Lewinsky's relationship with the president, she says she'll have to tell them everything she knows. As Lewinsky lies wide awake, she tries to
Plastic Surgery for Prisoners Goes Back to the 1950s
"Science historian sharona pearl is interested in faces. She's researched physiognomy. Which is the study of facial features in their relationship to character. She's written about face transplants. She teaches at drexel university in philadelphia and she was working on a new book about face recognition. She was tracking down stories of people trying to avoid law enforcement taking drastic steps to change their appearance. Everything from people trying to dodge modern face recognition software to a famous british train robber ronnie biggs who got plastic surgery in order to evade the authorities after his massive train. Theft as she got deeper into this kind of research looking for more examples of people changing their faces using search terms like criminals and plastic surgery. She stumbled upon something else entirely. This whole other world turns up what she found. Blew her mind. All of these studies written from the nineteen fifties throws late as the one thousand nine hundred eighty s about programs in prison that gave people plastic surgery as a mechanism to lower rates of recidivism. That's right plastic surgery for prisoners nose jobs ears pinned chisel jolla lines tattoo removal all sorts of cosmetic procedures in an effort to give people a chance at a better life. Somehow if there looks were changed they would be less inclined to commit crimes and return to prison after they were released and this went on until about thirty years ago.
The Stolen Indigenous Children
"It's a hot summer day in nineteen ninety emotions are high in boston. Independent nations today. This ojibway community is taking a stand. After decades of losing their children to the child welfare system they have come together to say no more. No more taking children by the busload from their homes. No more broken families. You aren't taking any more of our children get out. Stay out as a social worker. I'm responsible for the welfare of these children. My name is nicky. I can tell you being ripped away from my mother at six years old had nothing to do with my welfare look. I'm just doing my job. It's not your job anymore as chief of the wab soon nation. I'm here to tell you. We have passed a resolution. Banning the children's aid society from entering our community and taking any more of our children. You can't do that we just did. Yeah our children our future give sure give back our future. We did it teddy. You would have been so proud of us after the chaos of the rally. Nikki comforter her daughter at the kitchen table. It is a modest home. The sun streams through the windows colorful drawings of thunderbirds and pencil caller. Portrait's a woman and cad eyeglasses. A young shy smiling. Boy named teddy adorns the walls the pair sit together at the small table sipping tea and eating cookies
Dave Eggers: Is Limitless Choice a Good Thing?
"So let's start talking about this book the every so it's a sequel to your two thousand thirteen book the circle which is about a search company that bears its will essentially or possibly facebook. Tell me why you decided to write. This sequel in which the circle gobbles up in ecommerce company named after south american jungle so basically amazon and creates the every Which one character called the most monopolistic control hungry corporation ever to plague the world. So why do the sequel tell me how you thought about this. Well i think you know. When when i was done with the circle i had never thought about a sequel never written a sequel to anything and But i kept taking notes. And i sort of you know would jot things down over time and i remember at one point A friend of mine who She treats students at a college. She's that she was on campus psychologist and She was saying that the thing that her students came in with more than anything. The thing that problem that plagued them was choice. There were anxious about a lot of things but more and more students needed how more and more students were plagued with like unlimited choices unlimited. Input too much to think about on a given day and too many choices to make on a given day. And i thought that was really interesting because we would think you know at this sort of apex point of human evolution. We would want all these choices and sort of that would be some sort of glorious now plays to arrive at that we could order anything and have it arrive at our doorstep the next morning but these kids were far more anxious than they had been ten years before in fifteen years before and i thought well that's an interesting starting point and what if there were a monopoly that would not only sort of tell you which choices are correct which ones are the most You know beneficial to the environment and progressive in different ways and they would help you given your preferences and algorithm ick sort of determined personality. They'd help you become a better version of yourself and the ultimate version of yourself as a personal person and a member of the broader
The Fundamentals of Pleating With George Kalajian
"Another loss. Giverny professional secrets or anything. But i wondered if you could talk me through the general process for pleasing fabric. Sure sure so. Pleading can be done in three ways. Okay one is. It can be folded by hand and then just press with an iron which is usually what most at home seamstresses do so. That's not something that we necessarily necessarily focused on. The second way is through the use of machine okay. There are few different types of machines that are built and these machines will fold the fabric and they will usually roll the fabric and then you would put it in like an oven and cook it So that's that's one way with these large industrial machines. That's the second way. And the third way is with the use of a mold and the molds look like. They're look like they're made of cardboard and they're folded in various array of styles. There's just your basic styles which are lines up and down and then there are some crazier types of origami like patterns but the fabric is placed inside of this mold and the mold is compressed in bind and And then put in a giant steam box. Highly pressurized seem box and the fabric is cooked and cooled and it will retain the impression of whatever the mold is
Where Juvenile Detention Looks More Like Teens Hanging Out
"A group of about three dozen excited teenagers listening to an announcement by apache county judge. Michael lethem this'll be something that'll be here for decades and you've got so it's early fall. Twenty seventeen in. This is the grand opening of saint. John's first center dedicated to teams. Letham is introducing. the people will be running it. Victor more news here pretty much every day as well as victor in polar smiling facing the energetic teens their probation officers in other words they work for the county but they dress in civilian year t shirts jeans baseball caps because they've been tapped by judge leith them to run this new facility the loft legacy teen center. It's a county run resource and activity center in the small town where kids often can't find much to do or people to talk to. It was like right at the end of my freshman year into the summer of my freshman year. I heard about it. I was like. Oh that's cool. I didn't think anything of it. I didn't think it would be this. Cool hannah wilkinson was there and then i walked. Tv's there's pool table. There's all this cool stuff for kids to do and it was really exciting.
Brianna Parmentier: Do Cows Get Exploited for Their Milk?
"So some people are really concerned that animals are like being exploited to produce milk for us to drink all dairy products for farms to profit. Or whatever what's your take on that you manage the cows on this farm your the the herds woman are these cows happy are they okay so we wouldn't be able to get quality of milk or volume of milk out of the cows at all if there were any sort of stress so it is not any. I'm gonna say farming in general their best interests to have stressed animals so by providing twenty four hours of feed and misters in the parlor. When it's hot and fans and most of these cal- pens have cow brushes in them just enrichment and that sort of thing. It provides them the most stable environment constant today today for them to go about their life thermal or an eat get milked of the pressure and consistent so by that consistency we get the most out of product. Cows don't really like change for one. I've been told no they dislike the same thing every day. I wouldn't want to eat the same thing every day but they seem to do pretty dang. Well yup no they. The heat is one thing the l. weather's out of everyone's control but it's in our best interest to try to keep it somewhat the same every single day so the barnes provide a nice stable temperature that we can kind of control with fans to keep the air flowing because air quality makes a really big difference in the animal. Health is their their pooping. They're coughing. They're doing all normal animal statham
Ernest Shackleton: Surviving Antarctica
"It's midnight on may fifth nineteen sixteen. Ernest shackleton squats at the helm of james cared trying to balance himself on the rocking boat. They've been at sea for eleven days. He knew the eight hundred mile. Crossing to south georgia. Island would be dangerous. But he's never seen anything as fierce as the drake passage. The winds have been coming at them at one hundred miles an hour. The waves are almost twenty feet tall each swell grabs the boat lifting at higher and higher for the boiling surf into the air. One moment they're surrounded by hills of water the next there on top of the world overlooking an endless seascape of dark grey rollers and white horses. And then they're hurtling back down. Below water crashes over the sides and sends a small crew into a frenzy to bail before the next one hits one way was so violent it ripped the boats anchor. Clear away shackleton marches wars lee struggling with the rudder trying to control the boat through the gusts and the snowfall is only. Compasses dead. Reckoning and the occasional glimpse of a star they both know if they boat off. Course they could miss south georgia entirely. And never be heard of again skipper. Altaic take the rudder. You get some sleep ex-boss maybe i'll lay down for an hour. Shackleton is left alone at the front of the boat. He watches the angry black clouds. Churn across the horizon and suddenly sees a silver light in the sky. Weather's clearing boys. And then he. Here's the familiar hiss. It's not a break in the clouds. It's the foaming crest of a wave. The biggest wave. He's seen in his life and it's heading straightforward.
Who Was Ida B. Wells?
"In today's episode we will be covering the impassioned the influential the inspiring ida b wells ida. B wells was born ida bell wells on july sixteenth eighteen sixty two in holly springs mississippi. Ida was the eldest. Born to james and lizzie wells. Who had seven other children. All were born in slaved as they lived on a plantation in mississippi whom or members of the confederacy during the civil war in the previous episode. We talked a bit about president. Lincoln's revolutionary decision to issue the emancipation proclamation on january. First eighteen sixty three during the civil war ida in her family were officially freed from slavery as they resided in a confederate state before either was one year old immediately following. The war was the pivotal reconstruction period with a divided territories of the union in the confederacy. Determine how they would begin to come back together as a single nation. Ida's parents were dutiful in diligence supporters of african american rights in particular the right to an education. Ida's father james was directly involved in starting in serving on the board of trustees for school for freed african americans that school rushed. College is still a notable inactive university. Today falling under the umbrella of historically black colleges and universities ida would begin her educational career at this school attending in her early teens. Sadly heartbreaking circumstances would find ida early on in life in eighteen seventy eight while visiting her grandmother. I learned harling news. Ida's mother father in her youngest sibling. Just an infant had passed away from yellow fever. Her parents sudden-death turn ida from a teenager with no children into a parent of six suffering from the grief and loss of one's parents. It would be understandable for a child to shy away in resist taking on a role with such incredible responsibility but did ida shy away from her obligation torture family. Absolutely not
Why Doesn't California Build Big Dams Any More?
"Been talking about how most of our water comes from a system of dams and reservoirs set up to capture the states precipitation so one logical solution here is more dams right. Not so fast says jay lund a professor of civil and environmental engineering at uc davis story. I tell people is if you were the first engineer in california and you were going to build the first reservoir where would you put it. You had put it the cheapest place that gives you the most water. Where would you put the reservoir the next best place. We've done this fifteen hundred times. What do we have left. Expensive places that don't give you much water. He says with fifteen hundred dams in the state all the good damn spots are taken heck. Even a lot of the bad spots are taken but that doesn't mean that there aren't smart things we can do with our reservoirs as david romero takes it from here with four big ideas so the first big idea has to do with managing those fifteen hundred reservoirs differently. I learned how lake mendocino along the russian river. That's where i met. Nick mala savage in the middle of the mostly dry lake bed. He helps manage the lake for the us army corps of engineers in two thousand nineteen. The water was about forty feet over our heads. He says lake mendocino could go dry by the end of the summer mar lake levels here at lake. Mendocino are the lowest they've ever been for this time in the year even though this lake is nearly dry it's on the leading edge of science around reservoir management in the past. Water was let out of the reservoir whether or not storms were in the forecast. They wanted to make room for more water. They expected would come but because of climate change. Those storms are becoming less frequent malice. Savage is helping pilot a new approach at lake. Mendocino conserve wait until a major rainstorm is coming and then let water out of the reservoir. It's called forecast informed reservoir operations. We can sit on this water. We can continue to watch the forecast and then you see that big boomer of a storm conham then you can make the decision. Hey the sun's still shining. We need to put water into the river. Generate that airspace for the next storm. And we're good
Why Offices Have Cubicles
"A couple of years ago. I got really interested in cubicles. Probably because i was spending way too much time in mind and those beige fabric covered walls. Were really getting to me. Giving me existential. Angst you know like in the movie office space. We don't have a lot of time on this earth we weren't meant to spend it this way. Human beings were not meant to sit and little cubicle staring at computer screens all day filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about mission statements. I wanted to find out how these little boxes got so popular. How did they take over office. Buildings around the world. And i found this amazing infomerrcial from the nineteen sixties. That touted the benefits of a whole new way to build workspaces. You and i are today. Living and industry's finest hour. An age of hurry. An era of efficiency period of productivity the likes of which the world has never seen and super fast smart effective age era. Millions of people who still working old offices and haven't stopped a realized they still work in old fashioned offices enter action office. The original lofty vision later became the pubic. It was designed by the herman miller company exactly is action often. I'm walking through it right now. It's a far better environment. Today's changing functions an instant flexible office facility the comparative in parallel the surging turbulent business life. It serves your business changing constantly. Your office should change with it. So the cubicle was born as a sleek looking shape shifting office space with hinged walls designed to create either small spaces or to open up wide for group meetings. The new buzz phrase back then was knowledge. Work and cubicles were supposed to facilitate this free flow of ideas and
'The Inventor' Documentary Investigates the Rise and Fall of Theranos
"Week. Marks the beginning of the elizabeth homes trial the case. Us versus homes began on tuesday with jury selection. One of my most favorite documentaries on my all time. Favorite list is the inventor executive produced by academy award winner. Alex gibney who also did enron the smartest guys in the room and hbo's emmy winning going clear scientology in the prison of beliefs this. Hbo documentary investigates the rise and fall of theranos the one time multibillion dollar healthcare company founded by elizabeth homes in twenty four elizabeth holmes dropped out of stanford to start a company that was going to revolutionize healthcare in twenty fourteen theranos was valued at nine billion dollars making her touted as the next steve jobs. The youngest self made female billionaire in the world but just two years later. Theranos was cited as a massive fraud by the sec and its value is less than zero so if convicted elizabeth holmes faces up to twenty years in prison plus two point seven five million dollars in fines as well as restitution to be paid out to victims drawing on extraordinary access to never before seen footage and testimony from key insiders. The inventor tells a silicon valley tale. That was too good to be true. It examines how this could have happened. And who is responsible while exploring the psychology of deception
Tommy Chong Discusses His Cancer Treatment
"I have a who was She used to be a big pot smoker but hasn't smoked in thirty years but she's got cancer and just trying to have the conversation about the be roll it. Cbd can be complain healing because she's Person who went to get sober you know went through a program now doesn't touch anything that might be. Get your high at all. And i know. Cbd doesn't get you high but afraid of of anything might lead back to alcoholism or anything like that. So i to ask you about when you had canter beatcancer with cbd. The only treatment you went to or was that part of a regimen with regular medical stuff. Or how did how did you be cancelled. Only know it was part of a re regular medical not only raised their medical but the the very best because of my celebrity You know i i. The word went out that i needed the best of the best right. It's like anything you know like buying a new car or some. Yeah you can buy an old wreck knowing months because it's just laying there you give some guy twenty bucks you got it. That's the same thing as medical advice. The i know you know you got the you know the the guy down the street or you know the guy. The homeless guy might talia hotta not a conduct in ohio. How you should not be backdated or you know when you get that kind of advice or you can use your celebrities and see how how which you know you get. The best of the best right is that that's what rich people do. Rich people the past names of the best of the best around the best restaurant the best cook the best Bakke shit spot. The best end the best way to treat a an illness. And and and so i use my celebrity. I sure i did. When when i got cancer i had. I had a ton of people. Come up you know. Say well now. You can really proved marijuana. Is the only thing you need that you know or or rick simpson oil orch or if you try disdain. This work did not end and then it went to the first doctor went to. It wasn't even him. It was his son and his son kind of took over the office because the Original doctor died now. His son never really had the reputation that i was looking for however he served a purpose. It's like it's like asking a top lawyer for advice which you get for free and then you hire the the the cheapest lawyer in you. Tell them what to do
Susupect: Neww Podcast Looks at Racial Profiling After Halloween Murder
"Residence of a redman apartment complex. Were throwing a big halloween party with dozens of people in costume mingling drinking and dancing but after the party started to quiet down one of them was murdered in her home. The police spent weeks piecing together. The night with hazy recollections spotty dna evidence and dozens of party photos eventually. They had a suspect. His story kept changing his. Dna was at the crime scene when he finally came in for questioning. The detectives felt like they were breath away from a confession but that didn't happen and so the police decided to focus their attention on another man. A man with a criminal record whose. Dna was also found at the crime scene and he just so happened to be. The only black man at the party suspects starts out as a compelling who done it and then becomes a story about cutting edge forensic science and mislaid justice. It's about race and policing and ultimately the kinds of weighty decisions that cops and prosecutors make every day decisions that once made change lives forever and are almost impossible to
Life Inside a Women's Prison: Life Jolt
"My name is rosemary green and this is life jolt a. It's a podcast about the experience of women in the correctional system. Women like me life jolt prison slang for a life sentence but in a way every jail sentence is a life sentence. It doesn't really end. When you get out i know i've spent five years in a. Us prison for drug trafficking. It haunts me still. But i'm here to tell you that i'm so much more than my crime. We all are in this episode. We're going to focus on the first stage of a woman's journey through the criminal justice system. Let's call it the before times before you've had your day in court before you're convicted or acquitted that period between your arrest and your sentence when you really don't know what's going to happen if you'll be sent to prison or for how long the wait can be excruciating. If you're lucky you'll get bail. And at least she can wait at home. If you're not so lucky you have to wait in jail on remand like i did like diana did. There's alleged about it. Came home drunk. And i thought my husband friend was cheating because she was there and we had argument week before. Like i couldn't understand why she was there. I just i blew up by got mad and they take off. My husband went up the street to a friend's house and she took off. I don't know where she went at. First diana's one of roughly two thousand women in canadian prisons. You want actual detail well. I grabbed his guitar. And i started storming up the street so i went in there and i smashed guitar over him. She's describing the assault that landed her in jail.
Endurance: Surviving Antarctica
"January night. Nineteen o nine. Ernest shackleton groans as he trudges through the hard packed snow now. A bitter headwind cuts through his jacket freezing his breath among his hands. The temperature is minus nineteen degrees pulled by any standards but with the wind chill. It's closer to minus fifty shackleton's feet and ears are covered with blisters and the black char frostbite. He's weakened by hunger and head splitting altitude sickness. He and his crew have trekked over seven hundred miles south across the vast expanse of antarctic snow their goal is to reach beyond engine the known world and be the first humans to ever reach the south pole. An expedition the public had been calling the nimrod after the name of his ship. Their journey has taken almost two and half months still before them an endless white plateau of snow and ice. The poll is out there somewhere. Shackleton has been on this continent once before six years ago. It was his first antarctic expedition under the leadership of captain robert. Scott scott was brooding and temperamental. he ruled by bullying. An absolute authority. Shackleton was the opposite. he was optimistic. Open and warm as conditions grew more difficult on that eight month journey tension was deck when frost by and low rash slowed them to a crawl. Scott yelled keep going you bloody fools but they turn back from the poll. Nearly five hundred miles out by the time shackleton got back to the ship. He was coughing up blood now. He has another shot this time. His leading a four man through and he isn't going to make scott's mistakes. The last month has been slow going. He looks at his men's haggard faces for weeks now. They've had little to eat
Snake Bit, the Original Fear
"The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals. The lord god had made one day he asked woman. Did god really say you must not eat of the fruit from any of the trees in the garden. The lord god asks the woman. What have you done. The serpent deceived me. She replied that's why eight. Then the lord god said to the serpent. Because you have done this you are cursed more than all animals domestic and wild. You'll crawl on your belly groveling in the dust as long as you live. And i will 'cause hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring he will strike your head and you will strike his. He'll this is from the bible in the book of genesis. chapter three. This ancient text is fascinating. It highlights the long standing relationship between mankind and a very particular wild beast one that has become a defining feature of the human experience. I believe the story has significant meaning. It holds within the foundations of the human worldview. And it's ripe with une bendable biological reality humans flip out when they see a snake well at least most of them. Well you know. I didn't really get into woods. Heavy till hours. Like twenty six twenty seven and so. I created a little bucket list of things that i wanted to accomplish. Turkey hundred deer. Hunter bow hunter and i wanted to get involved with a big rattlesnake. You know one way or the other. I just i heard so much battlement i. This is my dad. Gary nuclear in a lifetime of searching for the mythical black panther inside joke from episode one. He's kept his eyes on the ground looking for acres and big rattlesnakes
Route 66, the Mother Road
"From the first days we started working together. And i drove around a lot to gals in one thousand nine hundred seventy two green dotson roaming the tri county area like buzzing todd minus the corvette through santa cruz monterey and san benito counties in california we were doing oral histories and recording. Everybody who moved cowboys and fishermen farmworkers italian grandmothers. This was in the day of cassettes and as we drove around we always talked about how great it would be to document the roads inside roads. We were travelling so people could just pop in a cassette and listen to the people around them as they drove on through. We never quite pulled off that cassette idea on a large scale but when davy moved east for a while we decided to try the idea out on route sixty six. She'd be driving a lot so that was the start. It was the end of the road. It was the last days surf route. Sixty six as we were traveling. I mean just trying to follow it at that. Point was a you know you drive down. Affronted tro that was the old highway. And then it would just bottom out. And there'd be broken asphalt or cactus. So we're trying to get icon of people from each stretch of the road and mickey mantle grew up on route sixty six. He played baseball team. Known as the baxter springs with kids the scout for the yankees with dr along route. Sixty six looking for up and coming ballplayers and manel hits this home. Run across the highway. And that's part of how he was spotted. So we're going. where can we find mickey mantle. We started to kind sniff around joplin missouri. The mickey mantle holiday inn. And someone said. Oh yeah there's a golf tournament going. On and mickey mantle. One of his sons. Were playing so. I just called the golf course. Said ma'am please speak to mr mantle. Suddenly there was mickey mantle on the telephone. We explain the story to him. And what we're doing in route sixty six and agrees to meet us and poor mickey. He could hardly walk by that time has knees. Were just blown out. Sorta bandy leg walks up one flight of stairs gets in the room. He just gives me a look and he just goes hallo. Did you get my phone number.
Tourism Is Back but Businesses Are Overwhelmed With Insufficient Staffing
"Good evening thank you for joining us. The people who were cooped up at home last summer have been ear to go on vacations this year but some businesses which were eager for the crowds are struggling. Now we welcome. Abc's deirdre bolton to nightline with this report on the worker shortage the morning july signing on the heels of a worldwide lockdown millions are flocking to the beach but with all that kant's up demand. There is a downside. Businesses are over wealth. It's been different. I've seen things. I've never thought i would see from my life. We are facing a shortage in every industry talked to any of the businesses in downtown with any of the beach areas during the exact same scenario. You don't have the help. Benjamin gray has called this stretch along the atlantic home his entire life working at the bell in and spine rehoboth beach delaware for the last seven years. Nothing compares to the stress. He sees this summer. we've seen unprecedented occupancy levels. The tourism industry in the past year loan has skyrocketed. What is it. Ben like then for you to meet demands. It's now finding the staff to be able to make vets to make the drinks to check people in to check people out to make sure that we have enough people here to take care of the occupancy levels that we're experiencing
The Hate-Crime Conundrum
"Okay so where do you wanna start. So why don't we start in march back in march there is this shooting atlanta. Think we all remember it. It was percents completely horrifying. Police in georgia are investigating a series of deadly shooting said took place in the atlanta area. Eight people were killed. Authorities say many of them were women of asian descent. Now police have arrested one man who is white. But they haven't said anything about a motive yet this guy. He wanted three different spas agent in spas in atlanta. He shot eight people. Six of them were asian women and one of the things that happened was that there was this press conference matter mayor where start off with chevron's from cherokee county police re talking about the investigation and the fact that they've been getting a lot of questions about you know. Was this a hate crime many. We've received a number of calls about. Is this a hate crime. We're still early in this investigation So we cannot make that determination at this moment. The detectives involved in this case. Were not coming out and calling it a hate crime and that was upsetting a lot of people. But i think what really set people off was when the spokesman said that the shooter told detectives that he shot these people not because of racial hatred but because he was struggling but sex addiction. We still early but he does claim that it was not racially motivated. He apparently has an issue what he considers a fiction and sees these liberal. How do people respond to that something. I think some people thought maybe the police department was giving credence to this claim and also the idea that it was a sex addiction does seem so ludicrous on its face
"Whispers to God": Islam and Mental Health
"Hi everyone be back in the studio. It's crazy to be back here. Slowly returning back to recording are episodes. In which is create because now i can share the same physical space with my guests and colleagues and today. I'm here with sarah. She is one of our writers alot. Everyone so sad. I'll why don't you introduce yourself to our listeners. Yeah hi guys. I'm sarah and i am the content and media editor for immigrants. I've been here for quite some time now. Almost two years right. Yeah it's crazy time flies. So what is today's episode about sara. Yes so we partnered with indiana university's muslim voices project and we decided to get together and make an episode about the relationship between islam and mental health. And we did that. Because in my opinion spirituality is really just about knowing how to stay in a good state of mind throughout the entirety of just you know existing as a human so i feel like it makes complete sense for us to explore how religion can be a part of that. Because i feel like on this show. We've done a lot of talking about religion as an institution and from a historical place. But i feel like it's time to really delve into how it affects. People and also the concept of spirituality. Right it applies to everyone. Everyone who follow organized religion braces people. Who don't follow religion at all. At least if not spirituality than mindfulness right. Yeah definitely. Sarah tell us a little bit about our guests. Yes so our guests are heather. Coup who is a professor at indiana university and hanan moawad who is a friend of muslim voices and they are both practicing muslims Heather is from wisconsin and she actually converted after meeting her now ex husband and after starting a family with him. Her relationship to islam really strengthened. And she really became a fully practicing muslim when she had her miscarriage at a relatively early age and that really set her into a place where she needed that sort of guidance.
Shipwreck on the Sahara
"It's september twenty third. Eighteen fifteen the morning sun rising over the sahara heats up the desert to eighty degrees by eight. Am but city hammett doesn't feel it. He's sitting in his tent thinking about the future and no matter which way he spins it. It's risky captain. Riley wants hammett to by him and his friends and deliver them to morocco. There he said a friend will pay big money for the return. One hundred dollars for the captain and fifty for each of his men. Fifty dollars is a fortune and the desert. But he's not even sure they can make it eight hundred miles. They will need to cross the desert. Get past the torek and other. Hostile bedouin tribes. They have to be strong. He needs to get a better look at the men. He finds them sitting outside his tent. There are three and all riley and two men called erin and clark he squats down on his haunches examining each of them closely l. race. Have any of your men died. On this journey riley shakes his head. None my men are strong. The aren't used to desert conditions but their health will improve gets better every day but hammett's not so sure the one called clark is skin and bones. His face is young but he's already bent over like an old man. His scalp is cracked and oozing with source will only get worse. Sarah son this one is sick. he won't make. It's not worth it. But the captain renews his please. He must come look at how much he's improved from. Just the drink of water. You generously gave us last night. What of your men been eating a- of camel milk day. We found a few snails on our own to hammett size. The sailors will never survive the crossing without more food. Feeding them will be expensive.
Kara Goes to the Olympics
"Dick pound welcome to sway. Thanks days to be with you. So i wanted to start by breaking down this decision to go forward in the tokyo olympics in february twenty twenty told associated press. That was more likely the games would be cancelled rather than postpone. Did you want to cancel. Or was that a prediction noah at the time i it looked like the organizers in the iot were in one of these school picnic things with a three legged race marching resolutely towards this precipice. And you have to. It's not going to happen. In twenty twenty and the old system was kind of binary a lighter went ahead or you cancelled. But the tokyo organizers were so good that they said look maybe there's another alternative which is to postpone and we think we can hold this whole bowl of jello together for a year but no longer than a year and we said well. Listen that's certainly preferable to canceling so let's explore that option and that's where we've been ever since both jello and also could raise his over cliff. That's kind of interesting metaphors to use. When you were thinking about it. Why not just cancel and move on a man you got if nothing else you've got thousands and thousands of athletes from two hundred six countries who've been training for this event for years and years and years and we've never faced a postponement before we face cancellations due to wars on three occasions and thought was that you know within a year. We would know an awful lot more about kobe than we did. In february or early march of twenty twenty which is true. Why isn't important to the olympics in play. i think it's important for the athletes. Be for learning how to respond to game changers. Like a covert. I mean. it hasn't been as something on the scale for century. Nobody in living memory can remember the you know the spanish flu as it was called and frankly the world at large needs some good news of this