Originally aired April 26, 2022.
Josh delves into the nuances, shifts, fears, and huge possibilities brought by remote work in conversation with Matthew Kahn, author of Going Remote.
After the break, the team dives into the archives for a classic Legacy Interview.
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Less than ten yards from an onramp onto Highway 36 lies a small plot of land that serves as the final resting place for thousands of beloved pets. It’s the Memorial Pet Cemetery and has been there since at least 1924. It looks like a conventional cemetery but with slightly smaller tombstones and much more open hearted epitaphs. ‘Snuggles: Who Really Lived up to his Name…’.
The cemetery was started by Dr Arnold Feist, a veterinarian, in the 1920’s and was later donated to the Animal Humane society.
You could be guilty of thinking that our forebears were less sentiment, that our love for our pets nowadays is a byproduct of modern luxury, but if you take a walk through the small cemetery on 694 Cope St you’ll find that though how we take care of animals has changed, our love for them certainly has not. KFAI’s Matthew Schneeman reports.
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If you believe everything you read on the internet, Mankato has one of the biggest hot spring complexes in the world. Only one problem: they aren’t actually there.
This rumor was started in the 1990s by Minnesota State University, Mankato Professor Don Descy as a way to teach students about misinformation on the then-burgeoning internet. He created a very real page on city-mankato.us boasting a very fake 17.5 acres of hot springs.
The site persists today, and it continues to fool unsuspecting visitors. “Fake as they are, they have drawn people to this community,” said Anna Thill, the former head of Visit Mankato.
Originally aired April 12, 2022.
Dave opens the show with a return appearance by Kim Dower, to discuss her new poems on motherhood in I Wore This Dress for You Today, Mom.
After the break, Liz welcomes thriller all-star Lynn Hightower and her latest book, The Enlightenment Project.
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Originally aired April 5, 2022.
Liz kicks off the show with Janice Post-White, whose memoir Standing at Water’s Edge details her experience as a cancer nurse whose four year old son contracted leukemia, changing everything for her.
After the break, a legacy interview brings us back to a conversation with Reed Farrell Coleman.
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Originally aired March 29, 2022
Josh and Ananyo Bhattacharya kick off the episode discussing Bhattacharya’s newest book, The Man from the Future, a biography discussing the remarkable and under-discussed life of John von Neumann, who was foundational in quantum mechanics and the Manhattan Project.
After the break, Dave and Andrew DeYoung get real about the workplace (and the creative process) while discussing DeYoung’s dystopian novel The Temps and how it speaks to the modern workplace.
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