AirSpace :: Me and the Sky
The story behind the musical Come Far Away which draws upon the life of one of the first women to become a commercial airline pilot, Beverly Bass, and the grounding of 38 passenger planes in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland on September 11, 2001 (a story also covered in the book The Day the World Came To Town).
The Moth :: All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth – Caroline Hunter & Anne Moraa
I’m sharing this particularly for Caroline Hunter’s story of working at Polaroid in Cambridge, MA and discovering that her supposedly progressive company was aiding the Apartheid regime in South Africa, and how she lead the fight to stop it.
99% Invisible :: Podcast Episode
This podcast traces the rise and fall of generic supermarket products in the 1970s & 1980s through the story of the Canadian chain Loblaws.
:: Where Do We Go From Here?
The controversies over transgender people using public restrooms is only the latest issue related to toilet facilities that has split the American people. Designers in this episode note that public restrooms are actually poorly designed for most people and introduce a new design that would address the problems faced by transgender people, disabled people, and many others.
Planet Money :: The Old Rules Were Dumb Anyway
The COVID-19 is changing many of the rules from medical practices to restaurants. This podcast episode argues that the rules should not revert to normal when the pandemic ends.
Radiolab :: Translation
Several stories that address the idea of translation and attempting to find truth and meaning.
Sound Opinions :: The Replacements & Mission of Burma
Two of my favorite bands in one podcast. The Replacements get the biographical treatment, with the help of the author of Trouble Boys Bob Mehr, and then we hear an in-studio performance by Mission of Burma.
RUNNING TALLY OF PODCAST OF THE WEEK APPEARANCES