Twenty years ago, Steve Jobs had an idea: he wanted to build an Apple store. Something sleek and iconic and unlike anything else in retail. But he had no idea how to do it. So he called someone who might: retail genius Ron Johnson. Ron tells Alex the story of what it was like to work with Steve and help transform Apple into a household name. And Ron talks about life after Apple—which included a huge and humbling failure.
Thirty years of mystery surrounds the death of 17-year-old Mark Haines.
A small town in Wisconsin becomes the site of a completely unprecedented experiment. A Better Mount Pleasant vs Let’s Make A Better Mount PleasantJournalist Larry Tabak’s series on Foxconn in WisconsinEconomist David Merriman’s paper on the type of financing used by Mount Pleasant Journalist Brian Merchant’s book which includes a visit to Foxconn campus in ChinaAn Interview with Sruthi Pinnamaneni on Vergecast
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At the beginning of their adult lives, millennials are trying to find out what it means to be happy in their 20s, not knowing that they have no where to go but down. Meanwhile, three highly successful people find themselves at the bottom of life’s happiness curve, and try to find their way back up.…
How the host of This American Life shaped an entire industry.
Higgins writes for and produces Saturday Night Live. He helps decide who’s hired and who’s fired. But you probably know him as Jimmy Fallon’s announcer and sidekick on the Tonight Show.
When Nora McInerny’s dad died, she lost his stories. The ones that she’s not sure she can can’t quite remember right, and the ones she never knew. Like those from his time as a Recon Marine in Vietnam. So Nora decides to look up some of the men he served with, and discovers one day in 1968 that forever shaped a group of boys into the mercurial, complicated men they would become.
If you have a veteran in your life (and you do), you should sit down with them and ask about their experiences. And, if you can, you should document it. The Story Corps project has a great app that can help walk you through interviewing, recording, and submitting your oral history interview to the Library of Congress.
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Colleen Barton is a pediatrician, a wife, and a mother to a beautiful son named Henry. Since Henry’s stillbirth, Colleen and her husband have been working to build their family while dealing with miscarriage and secondary infertility.
You know how every day someone asks “how are you?” And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say “fine,” so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author (It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too)) and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word.
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