Gangster-Magicians and 4 More Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Podcasts

The bowls are done, the leftovers finished: You wont have to tune out your crazy uncle at the dinner table for a whole month! But theres still a few cold weeks of work to go until the vacation divulge is truly here–or, as we prefer to think of it, until you have a few days off to watch Love Actually and Elf and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation in footie pajamas.

So, what can you listen to in the meantime? Well, were glad you asked! Read on for a sorcerer who became a crook, a offender who became a mayor, and the guy who safely removes serpents from planes. Plus, the Chinese marketplace of thousands and thousands of surfing Santas, and how internment camp forced Japanese-American food.

Fugitive Waves , “Weenie Royale”

Since Donald Trumps election, many have compared his talk of a Muslim registry to Japanese internment camp during World War II. Fugitive Curves peculiarities Japanese-Americans who lived in the campsincluding Star Trek ‘ s George Takeitalking about how internment altered and influencedthe foods they grew up with: fried bologna with soy sauce and carbohydrate, for example, or the Weenie Royalesliced hot dog cooked with onion and eggs, dine with soy sauce over rice.

Since Donald Trumps election, many have likened his talk of a Muslim registry to Japanese internment camp during World War II. Fugitive Curves facets Japanese-Americans who lived in the campsincluding Star Trek ‘ s George Takeitalking about how internment feigned and influencedthe foods they grew up with: fried bologna with soy sauce and carbohydrate, for example, or the Weenie Royalesliced hot dog cooked with onion and eggs, ingest with soy sauce over rice.

Crimetown , “Divine Providence”

After a felony conviction, Providence mayor Buddy Cianci resignedand then got re-elected. Crimetown knocks off its season examining the life of Rhode Islands most charismatic felon-in-office with a lawsuit from 40 years ago, when Cianci first developed a reputation as an anti-corruption lawyer while prosecuting far-famed mob boss Raymond Patriarca. Featuring Joey One-Arm, Joey Bad Way, and all the Rhode Island accents you hoped for.

After a crime conviction, Providence mayor Buddy Cianci resignedand then get re-elected. Crimetown kicks off its season examining the life of Rhode Islands most charismatic felon-in-office with a occurrence from 40 years ago, when Cianci first developed a honour as an anti-corruption lawyer while prosecuting famed mob boss Raymond Patriarca. Peculiarity Joey One-Arm, Joey Bad Way, and all the Rhode Island accents you hoped for.

Criminal , “The Shell Game”

Whit Pop Haydn sits in on seances that summon Harry Houdini and teaches patrol how to catch con guys on wall street, but the magicians best sleight-of-hand is the shell game. Start behind the bogus openings at The Magic Castle, Hollywoods private squad for sorcerers, and learn about Jefferson Randolph Soapy Smith, the felony boss who made a fate by obscuring a pea under a shell and moving it around, inventing a manoeuvre that has confounded children birthday defendant attendees for a century.

Whit Pop Haydn sits in on seances that summon Harry Houdini and educates police how to catch con beings on wall street, but the sorcerers excellent sleight-of-hand is the shell game. Disappear behind the fake openings at The Magic Castle, Hollywoods private sorority for sorcerers, and learn about Jefferson Randolph Soapy Smith, the violation boss who made a fortune by secreting a pea under a shell and moving it around, fabricating a ploy that has confounded childrens birthday party attendees for a century.

99% Invisible , “Dollar Store Town”

Thanksgiving is over, and you know what that makes. Time to buy a tree and embellish it with plastic baubles. 99% Invisible moving beyond the Walgreens alleys and dollar accumulates to the wholesale sell where it all begins: the Futian marketplace, or China Commodity City. At 43 million square feetthats 10 occasions the dimensions of the Mall of Americaworkers there sell plastic dolls, rubber ducks, vuvuzelas by the millions, andmany, many Santums: climbing out of chimneys, razzing motorcycles, channel-surf. Its a testament to American consumerism, 200 miles southwest of Shanghai.

Thanksgiving is over, and you know what that intends. Time to buy a tree and decorate it with plastic baubles. 99% Invisible moving beyond the Walgreens alleys and dollar accumulations to the wholesale market where it all begins: the Futian sell, or China Commodity City. At 43 million square feetthats 10 seasons the dimensions of the Mall of Americaworkers there exchange plastic dolls, rubber ducks, vuvuzelas by the millions, andmany, many Santas: climbing out of chimneys, razzing motorcycles, surfing. Its a testament to American consumerism, 200 miles southwest of Shanghai.

Work in Progress , Untethered

This holiday weekend, 49 million Americans took to the skies. Hopefully , not one of those planes had a snake aboard. But if it did, airport wildlife directors like Rob Shevalier could save the day. Shevalier used to work airfield runways, until he decided to become a falconer and save passengers from errant creatures in the air. This episode of Work in Progress too featuresMohamed Alborno, a stateless person who plans to create a country for himselfonline. Listen here.

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This holiday weekend, 49 million Americans took to the skies. Hopefully , not one of those planes had a snake aboard. But if it did, airport wildlife directors like Rob Shevalier could save the working day. Shevalier worked on airport runways, until he decided to become a falconer and save passengers from errant characters in the air. This episode of Work in Progress also featuresMohamed Alborno, a stateless person who plans to create a country for himselfonline. Listen here.

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