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Articles & Podcasts of Note (Week of 05/11/2020)


Every Friday I highlight the most interesting or entertaining items from my media diet from the past week.


Articles:

Podcasts:

  • Against the Rules: Don’t Be Good—Be Great (atrpodcast.com): Michael Lewis tells the story of Billy Fitzgerald, the coach that he wrote about in his 2008 book “Coach: Lessons in the Game of Life.”
  • This American Life: The Out Crowd (thisamericanlife.org): This episode, about Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ asylum policy, won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for audio reporting.
  • How I Built This: Impossible Foods (npr.org): Interview with Pat Brown who founded the company when he was 60 and set out to create a plant-based burger that even hardcore carnivores would love.
  • Wind of Change (crooked.com): 8-part series about a heavy metal power ballad that helped bring down the Soviet Union. The hook: was it written by the CIA and part of covert psychological operation?


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