Podcasts’ summary: “Sugars look at how politics can get in between our relationships with friends and family—whether it be our parents voting for a candidate we despise, or our friends sharing views we find abhorrent on social media. And sometimes political divisions can actually sever these important relationships.”
This is a great conversation worth following every minute. Even the off topics are brilliant! Interesting strategies of how Clinton should be dealing with Trump now. Found particularly amusing categorizing Trump as “flip-floper on steroids” and “old white male prejudice version of Kim Kardashian”. And yes, ultimately, Trump’s election would be just an enormous embarrassment to the United States.
Ezra conducts a great interview this week with a very special guest. Arianna Hunfington talks about her self-made career and balancing work and wellness. The importance of news that create solutions instead of those that dwell on crisis is also an interesting topic that was covered. Her latest book is “The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time”.
This individual was brought to the US as a child. He’s now married and has 3 children. His offense was possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Although the “intent to distribute” part is not very clear. He was sentenced to prison and is now going to be deported. It seems to me that the spirit of the law was clearly violated.
This episode also raised my interest on the topics of private prison companies and high incarceration rates in the US. Would they be connected? Hoping to hear an episode on this issue soon!
Summary from the podcast: “Reporter Rukmini Callimachi is always looking for new ways to eavesdrop on ISIS operatives online. Recently, she got a new look into how ISIS members might be using the internet to coordinate their attacks.”
Have been following the new season of this podcast. It’s definitely a disturbing story but with so many unanswered questions and so much speculation. I can’t begin to imagine what that baby went through.
Let this tragedy be the catalyst to raise awareness of hot-car deaths.
I swear that I try to branch out and listen to other podcasts in order to publish a wide variety here. But even though I listen to many podcasts, I choose today yet another This American Life episode!
This episode was absolutely incredible. An interesting story of a bogus social science study. A bit ironic that a new study, however, reveals some of the same findings the retracted study did.
And then, the most amazing story from the podcast “Beautiful Stories by Anonymous People”, which is a new podcast I intend to follow closely. This story makes you think that so often we get trapped in our own inertia despite the opportunities presented around us. We have plans, dreams, ambitions, but inertia takes over and fear prevails. Sometimes we would be better off using Nike’s philosophy and Just Do It!