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Weekly conversations with outstanding writers from around the world about stories that matter. To receive 5 stories of lasting value in your inbox each day, visit https://thebrowser.com/radio for a 20% discount. Credits Host/producer: Dhashen Moodley (Johannesburg). Music: Ben Barron (Colorado) Editor: Robert Cottrell (London & Riga) Executive producer: Uri Bram (Roaming)

Weekly conversations with outstanding writers from around the world about stories that matter. To receive 5 stories of lasting value in your inbox each day, visit https://thebrowser.com/radio for a 20% discount. Credits Host/producer: Dhashen Moodley (Johannesburg). Music: Ben Barron (Colorado) Editor: Robert Cottrell (London & Riga) Executive producer: Uri Bram (Roaming)
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Weekly conversations with outstanding writers from around the world about stories that matter. To receive 5 stories of lasting value in your inbox each day, visit https://thebrowser.com/radio for a 20% discount. Credits Host/producer: Dhashen Moodley (Johannesburg). Music: Ben Barron (Colorado) Editor: Robert Cottrell (London & Riga) Executive producer: Uri Bram (Roaming)

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Episodes

A Better Place

2/27/2019
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"It's fundamentally altered my perception of what people are like. " Co-founder of Future Crunch, political economist Dr Angus Hervey scours the web for good news every day. He says the world is becoming a better place. But, most people never get to read about it. "Most people are fundamentally good... In general, humanity is moving in the right direction." This interview is based on his piece 99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2018.

Duration:00:15:16

Our Messy Origins

2/9/2019
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"We are human, not because of what makes human, we are human because we are. We recognize other humans." Professor Sang-Hee Lee is an explorer, of sorts. She's a biological anthropologist at the University of California, where she specializes in advancing our knowledge of human evolution. She trained in Korea, the US, and Japan, and is a professor of anthropology at the University of California. This conversation is based on Lee's piece in Anthropology News - which featured in The...

Duration:00:22:08

Frontier Reporting

1/10/2019
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Maya Rao lived on the oil fields of North Dakota for a year, writing about America's modern day gold rush. She worked behind a cash register at a truck stop, meeting 'outsiders, outcasts and hustlers'. In this interview, Maya talks about the transient life of fortune-seeking men, their sense of adventure and risk-taking behaviour. Alongside the oil wells, she also found a culture of toxic masculinity bubbling to the surface. This episode is based Maya Rao's piece, Outsiders, Outcasts,...

Duration:00:17:53

Sentinel Island

12/27/2018
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When an American died on a mysterious island, it threw a spotilght on an unknown group of people. Sentinel Island, about the size of Manhattan, lies in the Bay of Bengal. It's home to a pre-neolithic tribe who have occupied the area for more than 30,000 years - and they kill nearly everyone that approaches. In this episode, we talk to a reporter in India who tells us why they're so hostile to foreigners. This story is based on Lhendup G Bhutia's story in Open Magazine: The Sentinelese: The...

Duration:00:21:07

Shady Characters

12/13/2018
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One organisation currently owns and controls all the emoji in the world. So who are they? And how do they decide what we type on the internet? This conversation with Keith Houston is based on his story Who Owns Emoji

Duration:00:17:44

Bicycle Kingdom

12/13/2018
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How did China end up with more bicycles than any other country in the world? This conversation is based on The Rise, Fall, and Restoration of the Kingdom of Bicycles by Neil Thomas, which he wrote for MacroPolo.

Duration:00:18:40

Shopping While Black

11/30/2018
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When Ashlee was growing up in Kentucky, her mother told her about the rules for shopping as a black women: Never put your hands in your pockets, don't touch anything, always be polite. This is a story about what happens when no one's watching you shop. This conversation is based on Ashlee Clark Thompson's story In Amazon Go, no one thinks I'm stealing for CNET.

Duration:00:20:43