Fresh Air :: The High Stakes Of Amazon’s ‘One-Click America’
The vote to unionize an Amazon warehouse in Alabama and what that means for labor in America.
A primer on a widely misunderstood economic theory.
Radio Boston :: New Study Supports Suffolk DA Rollins’ Focus More On Serious, Violent Crimes
Rachael Rollins ran for and was elected as Suffolk County District Attorney promising not to prosecute many nonviolent offenses and focus on more serious crimes. Newly released data is proving her approach to be correct.
Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes originated a metaphor for free speech as “the marketplace of ideas,” but is there a better way to conceptualize freedom of speech?
This Day in Esoteric Political History :: Three Mile Meltdown
A partial nuclear meltdown at a nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania was apparently not as bad as it is always made out to be.
The story of a social justice activist I’ve never heard of before, Yuri Kochiyama. A Japanese-American woman who fought for Asian American equality, Kochiyama allied herself with numerous liberation movements. She was friends was Malcolm X and held him as he died.
What Next :: Can a Highway Be Racist?
There’s a long history in the United States of working class BIPOC communities being leveled to build and enlarge highways. The freeway revolt against this practice continues in Houston.
Running Tally of Podcast of the Week Awards for 2021
- Afropop Worldwide – 1
- AirSpace – 1
- Best of the Left – 1
- The Brattle Film Podcast – 1
- Code Switch – 2
- Consider This – 1
- Fresh Air – 1
- Futility Closet – 1
- Have You Heard? – 2
- Hub History – 2
- Judas and the Black Messiah – Entire series
- LeVar Burton Reads – 1
- Lost Massachusetts – 1
- The Moth – 1
- The Memory Palace – 1
- 99% Invisible – 2
- Politically Re-Active – 2
- Planet Money – 2
- Radio Boston – 2
- Radiolab – 2
- Reparations: The Big Payback – 1
- Scientific American – 1
- Seizing Freedom – 2
- Sidedoor – 1
- Strong Songs – 1
- This American Life – 2
- This Day in Esoteric Political History – 1
- Throughline – 5
- Twenty Thousand Hertz – 2
- Up First – 1
- The War on Cars – 1
- What Next – 1