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  1. The Masque of the Red Death | Cory Doctorow’s craphound.com

    Edgar Allen Poe wrote “The Masque of the Red Death” in 1842. It’s about a plutocrat who throws a masked ball in his walled abbey during a plague with the intention of cheating death.

    My novella “The Masque of the Red Death” is a tribute to Poe; it’s from my book Radicalized. It’s the story of a plute who brings his pals to his luxury bunker during civlizational collapse in the expectation of emerging once others have rebuilt.

    Naturally, they assume that when they do emerge, once their social inferiors have rebooted civilization, that their incredible finance-brains, their assault rifles, and their USBs full of BtC will allow them to command a harem and live a perpetual Frazetta-painting future.

    And naturally – for anyone who’s read Poe – it doesn’t work out for them. They discover that humanity has a shared microbial destiny and that you can’t shoot germs. That every catastrophe must be answered with solidarity, not selfishness, if it is to be survived.

    Like my story When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth, the Masque of the Red Death has been on a lot of people’s minds lately, especially since this Guardian story of plutes fleeing to their New Zealand luxury bunkers was published. Hundreds of you have sent me this.

    I got the message. Yesterday, I asked my agent to see if Macmillan Audio would let me publish the audiobook of my Masque of the Red Death for free. They said yes, and asked me to remind you that the audiobook of Radicalized (which includes Masque) is available for your delictation.

    I hope you’ll check out the whole book. Radicalized was named one of the @WSJ’s best books of 2019, and it’s a finalist for Canada Reads, the national book prize. It’s currently on every Canadian national bestseller list.

    There’s one hitch, though: Audible won’t sell it to you. They don’t sell ANY of my work, because I don’t allow DRM on it, because I believe that you should not have to lock my audiobooks to Amazon’s platform in order to enjoy them.

    Instead, you can buy the audio from sellers like libro.fm, Downpour.com, and Google Play. Or you can get it direct from me. No DRM, no license agreement. Just “you bought it, you own it.”

    And here’s the free Macmillan Audio edition of Masque of the Red Death, read with spine-chilling menace by the incredible Stefan Rudnicki, with a special intro from me, freshly mastered by John Taylor Williams. I hope it gives you some comfort.

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    https://craphound.com/podcast/2020/03/13/the-masque-of-the-red-death/

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  2. The Past, Present and Future of Nikole Hannah-Jones | On the Media | WNYC Studios

    Award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, on how her personal history influences her reporting.

    https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/nikole-hannah-jones-past-future&mc_cid=3c51608ab7&mc_eid=6be1906709

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  3. #57: Alexandra Billings Won’t Stay Quiet Anymore | Nancy | WNYC Studios

    Alexandra Billings, who plays Davina on "Transparent," says she believes Jeffrey Tambor’s accusers — and feels complicit for not speaking up earlier.

    https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/alexandra-billings-wont-stay-quiet-anymore

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  4. Rachel Carson Dreams of the Sea | The New Yorker Radio Hour | WNYC Studios

    Before “Silent Spring,” Rachel Carson fell in love with the ocean, and her writings about the sea and its creatures …

    https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/rachel-carson-dreams-sea/&mc_cid=38947ae606&mc_eid=6be1906709

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  5. Nukes - Radiolab

    A look up and down the US nuclear chain of command to find out who gets to authorize their use and who can stand …

    http://www.radiolab.org/story/nukes/

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  6. Shots Fired: Part 2 - Radiolab

    We again join Ben Montgomery, reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, as he looks at data on every person killed or …

    http://www.radiolab.org/story/shots-fired-part-2/

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  7. Hugo-winner Nnedi Okorafor’s story, Spider the Artist / Boing Boing

    Tony from Starshipsofa writes, "StarShipSofa is very proud to have Hugo winning author Nnedi Okorafor on this week’s show (MP3) with her story ‘Spider the Artist,’ first published in the anthology Seeds of Change.

    Nnedi Okorafor is the Hugo winning novelist of Nigeria-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. The narration is by Aminat Badara."

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  8. In The Dust Of This Planet - Radiolab

    Horror, fashion, and the end of the world … the undercurrents of thought that link nihilists, philosophers, Jay-Z and True Detective.

    http://www.radiolab.org/story/dust-planet/

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