#32 - Comedy’s existential crisis, four-day working and the viral false teeth that fooled the world | Curio

#32 - Comedy’s existential crisis, four-day working and the viral false teeth that fooled the world

46 mins | Mar 4, 2022

Your audio magazine curated by Ryan Broderick to help you sail into the weekend. It's safe to say there's been a lot of news in the last week, from Joe Biden's first State of the Union address to the Queen contracting COVID. But you'd be forgiven for being unable to focus on anything but Ukraine. In our weekly roundup, we discuss Russia's military invasion a week on. In an attempt to get your mind off things, our first feature from Vox questions the role of comedians. After Joe Rogan was cast into the spotlight around COVID misinformation, we ask whether comedians are taking claim to authority or if they've become authorities in and of themselves? In January this year companies from the UK, US, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand began pilots for a 4-day working week. Our first Conversation Starter from Nautilus is an argument many of us can lean into: should we prioritise leisure overwork? Then finally we end with a pretty tall tale. It involves a man vomiting his dentures into a Spanish trash bin, only for them to be returned to him using DNA analysis. 00:00:24 - Section 1 - Weekly roundup 00:01:49 - Section 2 - Features - Vulture 00:19:00 - Section 3 - Conversation Starters - Nautilus & WIRED

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