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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4, 103 Ratings

Tired of the daily news doom and gloom? Looking to explore curious stories instead? Every Monday through Thursday, we bring a story on the theme of Power, Culture, and the Future, handpicked from The Outline. We guarantee you’ll feel smarter and more hydrated.

    The keto diet is a recipe for disaster

    The keto diet is a recipe for disaster

    The latest low-carb diet trend is merely a rehash of fad diets past.
    Read Yvette's story: https://theoutline.com/post/6133/the-keto-diet-is-a-recipe-for-disaster?zd=1&zi=lp6jlihl
    Follow Yvette on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thescibabe
    We're hosted and produced by James T. Green. Our theme is by John Lagomarsino.
    Find the Dispatch on Twitter, @OutlineDispatch.
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    • 19 min
    Yellowstone National Park underwear?

    Yellowstone National Park underwear?

    Basically, clothing companies are funding our national parks because the government won't.
    Read Jen's story: https://theoutline.com/post/6051/the-national-parks-are-in-a-financial-crisis-please-buy-this-sweatshirt?zd=1&zi=sevmhymx
    Follow Jen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/byJenAMiller
    We're hosted and produced by James T. Green. Our theme is by John Lagomarsino.
    If you’re interested in pitching a story to the Dispatch? Email james.green@theoutline.com.
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    • 6 min
    How to make a British woman sell you a Honda

    How to make a British woman sell you a Honda

    Rosa Lyster went into a "body language experts" k-hole and discovered some good news?
    Read Rosa's story: https://theoutline.com/post/6017/do-body-language-experts-actually-tell-us-anything?zd=1&zi=dypumcg3
    Follow Rosa on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosalyster
    We're hosted and produced by James T. Green. Our theme is by John Lagomarsino.
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    • 6 min
    Can we get some crazy broke Asians, too?

    Can we get some crazy broke Asians, too?

    Jeremy Gordon and Wei Tchou explore the many shades of Asian-American culture representation through the releases of ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,’ and Mitski’s ‘Be the Cowboy’.
    Show notes
    Read Jeremy's essay: https://theoutline.com/post/5979/crazy-rich-asians-mitski-to-all-the-boys-ive-loved-before-asian-american-representation?utm_source=topic_culture
    Follow Wei on Twitter (@weitchou): https://twitter.com/weitchou
    We're hosted and produced by James T. Green. Our theme is by John Lagomarsino.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    "Ready for love" is a lie

    "Ready for love" is a lie

    Helena Fitzgerald pokes a hole in the idea that a romantic relationship is a prize for loving yourself enough.
    'There is no such thing as being ready for love' by Helena Fitzgerald → https://theoutline.com/post/5970/unconventional-wisdom-emotional-readiness-is-b******t?utm_source=topic_power

    We're hosted and produced by James T. Green. Our theme is by John Lagomarsino.
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    • 19 min
    A day on an e-scooter

    A day on an e-scooter

    Ann-Derrick Gaillot spent the day zipping around Portland using only dockless e-scooters and documented her experience.
    We're hosted and produced by James T. Green. Our theme is by John Lagomarsino.
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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

flyingdics ,

Generally good

I'm glad I put this in my regular rotation. It's definitely a "News of the World as experienced by freelance writers in Brooklyn" kind of production, but they're at least interesting and succinct freelance writers in Brooklyn.

ThePickyApper ,

Breath of Fresh Air

Fantastic daily podcast with culturally relevant stories that break away from the deluge of daily news podcasts. Excellent work!

WhiskeyKnight ,

A Performative Contradiction

I just listened to two obnoxious hipsters denounce capitalism for half an hour on a website supported by whiskey and car ads. On a show meant to be played on a smartphone designed and built by a multinational corporation. So yeah, that’s about the level of discourse you can expect here.

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