Happy Friday to you! For your weekend podcast listening, here are ten of the best episodes that aired this week (listed in no particular order)...
Atul Gawande on Surgery, Writing, Obamacare, and Indie Music from The Ezra Klein Show [August 2, 2016, 97 minutes]. A conversation with the brilliant Atul Gawande about his early work in policy, his love of music, and the best advice he's ever received, among many other things.
The Cheerful Hurly-Burly from Placemakers [August 1, 2016, 33 minutes]. The show's very first episode dives into the legacy of Jane Jacobs, an activist who led efforts to protect New York City's vibrant neighborhoods back in the 1960s.
I'd Rather Have a Living Son Than a Dead Daughter from Only Human [August 2, 2016, 31 minutes]. Host Mary Harris travels to Duke University's gender clinic, where she talks with several transgender patients about North Carolina's controversial new bathroom bill.
Local Channels from The Memory Palace [July 30, 2016, 16 minutes]. An incredible listen about the life of Florence Chadwick, who toured the world making long-distance swims — including the English Channel — in record time.
Very Olympic Today: All-Sport Preview (Parts 1 and 2) from Sports Illustrated At The Games [August 2 and 3, 60 minutes each]. Every summer Olympic sport explained in under 90 seconds, just in time for tonight's opening ceremony.
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