#202 - "NASA has become an ATM machine" | Curio

#202 - "NASA has become an ATM machine"

23 mins | May 4, 2022

Today's episode from 4th May 2022. It's May the fourth and whilst we might not be able to bring you Skywalker Vs Vader, we've got the next best intergalactic battle - Bernie Sanders versus Jeff Bezos. The US senator is calling on lawmakers to amend a bill that could mean handing over billions of dollars to Bezos' space company. We've got an opinion piece from Sanders about how space travel might end up benefitting billionaires, rather than the whole of mankind. Then after, there's something puzzling one of world's biggest puzzle masters - why are people so angry with him? We meet the man facing down frustrated word-gamers. Space travel was once about achieving the impossible. But if we’re going to send humans to mars, will the goal be to benefit the world or just make billionaires even richer? In this opinion piece US Senator Bernie Sanders discusses his concerns for a Congress bailout of Jeff Bezos' space company. Lockdown drove many of us into an online word-game addiction. In this analysis of the world’s relationship with word games from The Economist's 1843 Magazine, Abigail Fielding-Smith talks to a digital puzzles editor to understand what it takes to master his trade. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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