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A Better Place
02/27/19 • 15 min
"It's fundamentally altered my perception of what people are like. "
Co-founder of Future Crunch, political economist Dr Angus Hervey scours the web for good news every day. He says the world is becoming a better place. But, most people never get to read about it.
"Most people are fundamentally good... In general, humanity is moving in the right direction."
This interview is based on his piece 99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2018.
Our Messy Origins
02/09/19 • 22 min
"We are human, not because of what makes human, we are human because we are. We recognize other humans."
Professor Sang-Hee Lee is an explorer, of sorts. She's a biological anthropologist at the University of California, where she specializes in advancing our knowledge of human evolution. She trained in Korea, the US, and Japan, and is a professor of anthropology at the University of California.
"Our loneliness drives us to be narcissistic. Isn’t that the most widely accepted argument that we are fundamentally alone?"
01/10/19 • 17 min
12/28/18 • 21 min
When an American died on a mysterious island, it threw a spotilght on an unknown group of people. Sentinel Island, about the size of Manhattan, lies in the Bay of Bengal. It's home to a pre-neolithic tribe who have occupied the area for more than 30,000 years - and they kill nearly everyone that approaches. In this episode, we talk to a reporter in India who tells us why they're so hostile to foreigners.
This story is based on Lhendup G Bhutia's story in Open Magazine: The Sentinelese: The Death of a Missionary and the Lost Tribe of the Andamans
12/13/18 • 17 min
12/13/18 • 18 min
Shopping While Black
11/30/18 • 20 min
When Ashlee was growing up in Kentucky, her mother told her about the rules for shopping as a black women: Never put your hands in your pockets, don't touch anything, always be polite. This is a story about what happens when no one's watching you shop.
This conversation is based on Ashlee Clark Thompson's story In Amazon Go, no one thinks I'm stealing for CNET.
All about alcohol
08/04/20 • 41 min
The Good and Bad of Whatsapp
07/28/20 • 33 min
08/08/19 • 22 min