#76 - The Havana Syndrome mystery | Curio

#76 - The Havana Syndrome mystery

28 mins | Oct 20, 2021

Today's episode from 20th October 2021. First this morning: we're looking at the fascinating but bizarre illness that's affected 200 US officials all around the world since 2016 — the head of the CIA has been investigating as the White House looks to solve the mystery. Then later, do you work to live or live to work? We've got a piece all about the booming "time millionaire" movement and how escaping the rat race can help unstick you from capitalist ideas of value. CIA has been escalating its efforts to determine why dozens of U.S. officials have experienced bizarre symptoms like headaches, pain or pressure in the head, vertigo, and vision problems whilst stationed abroad. In New York Magazine, Matt Stieb tries to understand the phenomenon, looking at the leading theories and what the new government task force will focus on to get to the bottom of one of the country’s biggest mysteries. Meet the people pursuing the pleasure of leisure. Should time now be our greatest aspiration? From the Guardian, Sirin Kale discovers more about the movement of people who “measure their worth not in terms of financial capital, but according to the seconds, minutes and hours they claw back from employment for leisure and recreation.” 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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