More Perfect: Sex Appeal
With Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the news and on the big screen recently, we decided to play the More Perfectshow about her from back in November of 2017.This isthestory of how Ginsburg, as a younglawyer at the ACLU, convinced an all-male Supreme Court to take discrimination against women seriously - using a caseon discrimination against men. This episode was reported by Julia Longoria. Special thanks to Stephen Wiesenfeld, Alison Keith, and Bob Darcy. Supreme Court archival audio comes fromOyez, a free law project in collaboration with the Legal Information Institute at Cornell. Support Radiolab today atRadiolab.org/donate.
John Scott was the professional hockey player that every fan loved to hate. A tough guy. A brawler. A goon. But when an impish pundit named Puck Daddy called on fans to vote for Scott to play alongside the world’s greatest players in the NHL All-Star Game, Scott found himself facing off against fans, commentators, and the powers that be. Was this the realization of Scott’s childhood dreams? Or a nightmarish prank gone too far? Today on Radiolab, a goof on a goon turns into a parable of the agony and the ecstasy of the internet, and democracy in the age of Boaty McBoatface. This episode was reported by Latif Nasser and was produced by Matt Kielty. Special thanks to Larry Lynch. Check out John Scott's "Dropping the Gloves" podcast and his book "A Guy Like Me". Support Radiolab today atRadiolab.org/donate.
BONUS: Radiolab Scavenger Hunt
The question we get more than any other here at Radiolab is “Where do all those stories come from?” Today, for the first time ever, we divulge our secret recipe forstory-finding.Veteran Radiolab story scout Latif Nasser takes our newest producer Rachael Cusick along for what he calls “the world’s biggest scavenger hunt.”Together, they’ll make you want to bake some cookies and find some true stories.But we can’t find, much less tell, true stories without you. Find it in yourself to donate and help us make another year of this possible.It's a choice only you can make. Radiolab.org/support Here arestory-finding resourcesmentioned in this episode: The World's Biggest Scavenger Hunt: Latif's Transom post on story scouting Google Alerts: Set up your own! Wikipedia Random Article: Play wiki roulette by clicking "random article" in the far-left column WorldCat: to find where a book exists in a library near you ArchiveGrid: to search libraries' special collections and oral histories T...
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