#31 - UN mystery plane crash, billionaire Benjamin Buttons and the 1946 telegram predicting Russia's actions | Curio

#31 - UN mystery plane crash, billionaire Benjamin Buttons and the 1946 telegram predicting Russia's actions

41 mins | Feb 25, 2022

Your audio magazine curated by Ryan Broderick to help you sail into the weekend. We begin the show with a roundup of the week's trending topics, including a viral article about a so-called "vibe shift", storms in the UK and a leaked questionnaire sent to senior politicians about their involvement in lockdown breaches. In our feature story this week, we’re heading back 60 years to 1961, when a United Nations plane carrying the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, and 15 others, crashed near present-day Zambia. Does the answer to what really happened lie in Washington’s and London’s archives? Our first Conversation Starter is a look at the tech billionaires pouring their money into startups trying to reverse the ageing process. And it would be remiss not to talk about Russia. In our final piece, how in 1946 an American diplomat predicted much of Russia’s 21st-century foreign policy. 00:00:18 - Section 1 - Weekly roundup 00:00:55 - Section 2 - Features - Foreign Policy 00:19:00 - Section 3 - Conversation Starters - The Guardian & The Financial Times

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