More than 300,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States, how do we contextualize them? (photo by Matt Botsford)

Meet Roman Mars

If you know of Roman Mars, you’re probably a podcast nerd. Or maybe you’ve seen his multi-million view TED Talk on city flag design. Roman Mars is the host of two shows and the founder of Radiotopia, a collective of podcast and radio producers based in Oakland, California. Most notably…


Columns of the rotunda at the US capitol building at sunset
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Just a Californian

I’m from the most populous state in the union. I’m glad to have grown up in such a diverse place. But, being from a big state doesn’t make me better than anyone else. Just because I live in California doesn’t mean my voice deserves to be louder. I live in…


Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

At the time of writing, we’re 2 days into 2021 and 10 months into the COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccines in distribution, I want to look back at how we’ve thought about public and personal safety during this strange time. …

Andrew Border

Trying to make sense of this wild, wonderful world.

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