When I asked about their views on content moderation, the founders said that, because readers opt in to newsletters—unlike Facebook, there’s no algorithm-based feed—they have relatively less responsibility to get involved.
Bagels, human fists, herbal tinctures. What do all of these things have in common? And what happens when a large bag of all three of them is dumped out of a window onto traffic? The mysterious story of a bag, and the guy it fell on, and the other person who was also there.
Angela Drawine hates people. But her job, at a human cloning factory, required her to make even more people. So one day she decided to do something a little out-there, and we won’t say it for 35 minutes.
An uproar at the Pepsi headquarters, a mysteriously shy horse, and 15 blood balloons. We’re back with this week’s edition of Thing Thing Thing.
Every morning, Pinky McShears flings off her bathrobe, picks up a helmet, and crawls into a hole in her basement where she’s discovered the secret of time.
Nobody likes to be called self-indulgent. But when one woman accidentally drowned her plant and got covered in soil water while writing pandemic poetry in the bathtub, she was forced to make a surprisingly difficult choice.
Question: When we close our eyes, do we disappear? You’d think the answer is no—but it’s a lot more complicated than that, although the answer is still no. For the real explanation, we talk to an 104-year-old beekeeper in the Canary Islands and my cat Patricia.
Caller Ashley Lewis can’t find her math notebook from 7th grade. The search took us all the way down to an unmarked grave in Patagonia.
In this moment of political chaos, we have a story about a person who was actually a piece of licorice, and their sister, who was also a piece of licorice, and a 10-year-old who braided the licorice pieces together and ate them, and all of us here began to wonder: Am I a piece of licorice, too?
A listener keeps seeing a man in a Spiderman costume outside of his bathroom window, holding a sign that says “I’M SPIDEY.” Brett, Jake and Josh investigate.
And the overall driver for /all/ of this really feels like the web-view became too cluttered with adverts and bad design, which just makes me frustrated that the solution wasn't just to build a decent site that was fast and easily readable, instead we threw the webpage out, created an email, and then are slowly going to rebuild that crap website again.
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