If We Could Turn Back Time: 9/11, California’s Recall, (Offline) Dating

Published on: Sep 9, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
  • First up: We’ve got the latest on the week’s biggest headlines, from El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin to the removal of Virginia’s most prominent Confederate statue, the newest COVID-19 variant, and Britney’s conservatorship.

  • Next: It’s back to school time… but there’s no vaccine for kids under 12. So, we called up an expert to find out everything we need to know about schools, kids and COVID-19.

  • Then: It’s the 20 year anniversary of 9/11, and even if we were too young to remember all of it, the terrorist attack and our government’s response to it has shaped all of our lives. We’ll look at the legacy of September 11th, two decades later.

  • ICYMI: California governor Gavin Newsom’s in trouble, and facing possible removal from office in an election next week. We’ve got the details you need to know on California’s recall election … in 60 seconds.

  • Plus: We were glued to our gaming consoles growing up… but for kids in China, that might not be so easy any more: China’s banning kids from playing more than 3 hours of video games a week. We’ll explain what’s going on. 

  • Finally: Match Group is going official with the S&P 500, a sign that dating apps are here to stay. But don’t worry, if they still make you nervous, we’ve asked an expert for some dating-app survival tips.

P.S. Here’s a map of public symbols of the Confederacy around the U.S., and updates on their status.


On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Dr. Celine Gounder, clinical assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases, New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine

  • Laura Dugan, professor of human security, Ohio State University

  • Nastasia Griffioen, doctoral researcher, Games for Emotional and Mental Health Lab

  • Lindsey Metselaar, influencer and host of the "We Met at Acme" podcast



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