The most stunning segment of this episode on poison regards “The Radium Girls” of Ottawa, Illinois, who were poisoned painting clock dials with radium. It’s another example of cruelty of capitalist greed, misogyny, and indifference to human suffering.
I’m fascinated by weird instruments like the theremin and the career of Bob Moog, and this podcast has a lot of both.
I’ve written reviews of BoJack Horseman here stating it’s the “best show on television,” and Terry Gross’ interview with its creator is revelatory.
99% Invisible :: The Worst Way to Start a City
What if a city was born by just having 100,000 people show up at once and claim their spot? That’s the weird story of Oklahoma City. Listen to this just for the “Oh, Joe – here’s your mule!” part.