Recently, I was at dinner with co-workers when we started talking about podcasts that have changed our lives. We agreed to share a list, so here they are, in the order that I listen to them:Read More
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New Denizen writer Katherine Macfarlane writes an incredible essay about what it’s like to be the child of an international divorce. Her essay is absolutely hilarious at parts, and had me howling in laughter as I was editing. I hope you love reading it as much as I did.
Read it now: Every Summer and Every Other Christmas by Katherine Macfarlane
After listening to this episode, I never, ever, ever, ever, ever, want to lie to Ira Glass.Read More
Ever wonder why Boston cabs cost so damn much? Or why they never seem stop even though they’re empty? Antiquated regulations prevent Cambridge cabs from picking up passengers in Boston (and vice versa), forcing cabbies to take expensive empty trips back across the river, even though there are fares to be had.
I’m looking forward to seeing services such as Uber change the economics of the system and pressure regulators to update their 1931 industry rules.
Read it now: Regulatory Hurdles Drive Up Cost Of Boston Cabs from WBUR
Really interesting interview with Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor of the NYT. He talks newspaper ethics, as well as what his family life was like (his dad was the NYT executive editor).
Listen now: How Biased is Your Media? by Freakonomics
I’m reading a fantastic article on Southwest Airlines’ business strategy… and this line made me chuckle out loud:
“Planes board faster with open seating than with assigned seating. ‘There is something about the anxiety of not knowing which seat you are going to get that causes people to move faster,’ says Kelly.”
Read it now: Luv and War at 30,000 Feet, from Texas Monthly
We wanted to try a new form of storytelling on The Feed, so we created an infographics team. This “Cakes Through History” timeline totally kicks ass! Designed by Jay Layman, with plenty of hard work and help from the rest of the infographics team: Mari Levine, Christine Liu, Elaina Natario and Beverly Hsu.
Peek at it now: Cakes Through U.S. History
“‘If anything happens, give this to the reporter.’ On the envelope was the reporter’s name: mine.”
Read it now: Deputy Dan Ruettiman’s suicide rocks Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department, from CityPages
If Singapore has one thing to teach America, it is about taking governing seriously.
Read it now: Serious in Singapore by Thomas Friedman