#18 - Splendid isolation, driverless cars and French sexual politics | Curio

#18 - Splendid isolation, driverless cars and French sexual politics

67 mins | Nov 5, 2021

Your audio magazine curated by Ryan Broderick to help you sail into the weekend. We begin with a roundup of the week, where we talk about what's been trending on the app. We discuss the differences between COP26 and the previous event in 2009, the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and more. Our first Deep Dive feature is all about trees. On Tuesday, the big announcement from COP26 was a ban on deforestation, so we have a piece from a writer who stopped time by sitting in a forest for 24 hours. We then move on to Conversation Starters, and first we look at why the subject of driverless cars has become a 21st Century trolley problem. We end with a story about how a bloody French fairy tale explains France’s sexual politics. 00:00:19 - Section 1 - Weekly Roundup 00:01:25 - Section 2 - Features - The Guardian 00:36:54 - Section 3 - Conversation Starters - Vox & Foreign Policy

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