The “Million Dollar Jab” Edition
The post-pandemic economy; vaccine hoarding and COVID confusion; and Alex Stamos on the Colonial Pipeline hack.
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Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
David Leonhardt for the New York Times: “A Misleading C.D.C. Number”
Dana Goldstein for the New York Times: “President of Key Teachers’ Union Shares Plea: ‘Schools Must Be Open’ in Fall”
Brian Krebs for Krebs on Security: “A Closer Look at the DarkSide Ransomware Gang”
Here’s this week’s chatter:
John: Craig Welch for National Geographic: “Groundbreaking Effort Launched to Decode Whale Language”
Emily: A Good Mother, by Lara Bazelon; America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s, by Elizabeth Hinton
David: B-Side Books: Essays on Forgotten Favorites, by John Plotz
Listener chatter from Adam Schear: Walker Caplan for LitHub: “The Key to Dodging Cyber Censorship Rules Might Be … A Minecraft Library?”
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, John, and David each recount a decision that changed the trajectory of their lives (not marriage related!).
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.