First up: We’ve got the latest on a groundbreaking new malaria vaccine, the Facebook whistleblower in front of Congress, the abortion battle in Texas, and how South Dakota became a global tax haven.
Next: It might start taking longer — and costing more — to mail a letter. And that’s not all: it’s getting pricier to catch an Uber and heat your home (with natural gas). We’ll break down why.
ICYMI: Tech companies are in a war for your attention at work, and Microsoft came to flex … with a lot of notifications.
Then: Three coaches from the National Women’s Soccer League have been fired since August over allegations of misconduct, including one bombshell case of sexual coercion. We’ll talk to a former player about how the system leaves women’s soccer players vulnerable, and why that needs to change.
Finally: If you binged ‘Squid Game’ last weekend … us too. We’ll chat with a culture writer about why we’re all so obsessed.
P.S., If Squid Game left you craving more, here are a few recs for what to watch next.
On this episode, you’ll hear from:
Hanh Nguyen, senior culture editor, Salon
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