#21 - Public bathrooms, severe mental illness and the business phrasebook | Curio

#21 - Public bathrooms, severe mental illness and the business phrasebook

50 mins | Nov 26, 2021

Your audio magazine curated by Ryan Broderick to help you sail into the weekend. We start with a roundup of the news, which includes the reappointment of Jerome Powell as the head of the Federal Reserve. We also discuss the blockbuster trial of Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of a now-defunct health technology company. Our first Feature this week explores how for decades US cities have been closing or neglecting public restrooms, which leaves millions of Americans with nowhere to go. What does this say about a particular group's position in society? The topic of grief has popped up a number of times over the last few months. In conversation starters, we hear from a woman whose husband took his own life. She discusses the need to talk about severe mental illnesses such as psychosis and schizophrenia. And to close out the show, we end with a playful look at how to translate what office workers mean when they say things like "I'm just curious", "I wanted to keep you in the loop" or "It's great to have started this conversation." 00:00:20 - Section 1 - Weekly Roundup 00:01:06 - Section 2 - Features - Bloomberg CityLab 00:28:28 - Section 3 - Conversation Starters - The Financial Times & The Economist

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