#28 - How COVID killed the one-night stand & Chinese weather control | Curio

#28 - How COVID killed the one-night stand & Chinese weather control

45 mins | Feb 4, 2022

Your audio magazine curated by Ryan Broderick to help you sail into the weekend. We start with a round-up of some of the week's big stories, including the fight over whether or not Spotify should continue to distribute Joe Rogan's podcast; the police investigation into Downing Street's "partygate" and in the US how a groundhog just predicted six more weeks of winter. We then dive into our first Feature, which is a story about one of the most brazen real estate scams in history. For The Hustle, Mark Dent explores how a member of British high society, created a fake country, lured people to the Caribbean to settle there, and helped cause a nationwide financial crisis. In our first Conversation Starter from The Guardian, Zoe Williams discusses how the pandemic changed sex and relationships, framed around the ripple effect of one-night stands not being possible during lockdown. And lastly, as athletes prepare for the Beijing Winter Olympics, the Chinese government is working even harder to achieve something that was once considered impossible. For The Washington Post, Steven Zeitchik examines China’s history of weather modification. 00:00:24 - Section 1 - Weekly Roundup 00:01:07 - Section 2 - Features - The Hustle 00:15:02 - Section 3 - Conversation Starters - The Guardian & The Washington Post

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