Last updated 7/31/20
Every once in a while, (and sometimes each day) I listen to a great podcast, enjoy an article, or see a good video that I want to share with you.
I like to think of them as my e-links:
Friday’s e-links (7/31)
The Daily again had a memorable podcast. Called “One Meat Plant. One Thousand Infections,” it told the story of the coronavirus at one factory through one worker. Through Achut Deng’s spirit, struggles, and work ethic, I saw once again that hearing a person’s experience is so much more meaningful than a general narrative about plant employees.
Friday’s e-links (7/24)
This was a space week. China and the U.A.E. launched their Mars missions and on July 20, 1969, the first man walked on the moon. I wanted to hear, once again, astronaut Neil Armstrong’s, “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” The quote usually says “for man” but Neil Armstrong says it was “a man.”
Friday’s e-links (7/17)
Unrelated to economics (although everything really is), The Keeper of Lost Causes is a Scandinavian mystery that I’ve been listening to. Because it combines a compelling story, understated humor, and an irritatingly appealing protagonist, I look forward to returning to it each evening.
Friday’s e-links (7/10)
I had an unusually pleasant walk this morning because of The Daily’s “Getting Out,”. The story of a Yale graduate who spent years in jail because of a crime he committed when 16 years old, “Getting Out” is about whether you can ever make up for a teenage mistake. Will society see you as a felon or a Yale Law graduate?
Friday’s e-links (7/03)
More than any other, the one podcast I enjoyed this week was from Malcolm Gladwell. Moving from a U.S. museum’s van Gogh to the paintings sold by a Jewish family that fled to Australia from Germany during World War II, the story was captivating. It is among my best e-links.