Emily, John and David discuss the invasion of the U.S. Capitol and Democrats’ historic win in Georgia.
Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
Yuval Levin for the National Review: “Failures of Leadership in a Populist Age”
Anne Applebaum for the Atlantic: “History Will Judge the Complicit”
Emily Bazelon for the New York Times Magazine: “The Pandemic Election”
Emily Bazelon for Slate in 2013: “Voting Rights 2.0”
Steven Lance for Atavist: “The Secret Formula: Could Shrunken Heads From the Amazon Hold the Key to Curing Cancer? One Man Thought So—and Spent a Lifetime Trying to Prove It.”
A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812,by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
John: Agence France-Presse, “Exceptionally Well-Preserved Snack Bar Unearthed in Pompeii”
David: David Segal for the New York Times: “It’s Mother vs. Son in Britain’s Priciest Divorce War”
Emily: Tweet by Kyle Machulis @qDo of the most important competitive dog dancing video
Listener chatter from Cyrus Farivar @cfarivar: Jason Kottke for Kottke.org: “The Last Documented Widow of a Civil War Veteran Has Died at the Age of 101”
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