Hithere! Any exciting weekend plans? I've been on a reading spree lately and am hoping to get my hands on this book. I've also got my fingers crossed for a winter hike or two if the snow / slush / mud allows.
If you've got a few extra hour, I'd recommend checking out Fix from Love + Radio. It's this week's standout episode! This one originally aired back in 2012 and I remembered bits and pieces of the story, but it was still the most enthralling episode I heard this week (and I listened to a lot of great podcasts this week). It's an interview with Jason Leopold, who's lived a fascinating life as a cocaine addict, a mafioso, a convicted felon, and now, an investigative journalist for Vice News and the father of a toddler. Love + Radio re-released this episode yesterday with a short update on Jason's life. It definitely deserves a listen, even if you've heard it before.
These fantastic episodes were close contenders, if you're in the listening mood:
- Why The Iowa Caucus Matters from Fresh Air. [Jan. 27, 47 minutes] This answered so many questions I never knew I had about the upcoming caucuses.
- How to Stop an Outbreak from Only Human. [Jan. 26, 30 minutes] New York City's "disease detectives" stopped a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease last summer. This one explains how.
- Not So Simple Math from Modern Love. [Jan. 28, 24 minutes] A college student made the brave decision to give up her child in an open adoption (made me teary-eyed!).
- The Case for Infomagical from Note to Self. [Jan. 25, 26 minutes] A look at the internet-generated information craze and a challenge for the infomaniacs out there (myself included).
- Bones Don't Lie from The Bone Lab. [Jan. 29, 14 minutes] A pile of pristine bones can tell a fascinating story. The show's long-awaited second episode did not disappoint.
And finally, these links from around the web made me smile this week...