#34 - Islam's crypto debate and Russian mozzarella | Curio

#34 - Islam's crypto debate and Russian mozzarella

42 mins | Mar 18, 2022

Your audio magazine curated by Ryan Broderick to help you sail into the weekend. On today’s show, we are taking on new or unusual perspectives to topics you may already be talking about. Our roundup of stories from the week touches on countries wanting to join the European Union, renewed COVID-19 lockdowns in China, and some positive recycling news. Our Feature Story this week is heading back into the world of crypto — but instead — from a burgeoning religious debate about whether crypto is permissible in Islam or not. In our first Conversation Starter, we’ll be unpacking the effects of sanctions in Russia through a lesser-known story from the past. Surprisingly, this article by Joshua Yaffa for The Economist’s 1843 magazine is all about cheese. Later in the show, we look at the social media platform TikTok through the eyes of art historian Kim Beil and performer Ryan Tacata in their piece for Psyche magazine. They parallel how the modern platform is used with Victorian parlour games. 00:00:58- Section 1 - Weekly Roundup 00:03:00 - Section 2 - Feature - The Washington Post 00:24:40 - Section 3 - Conversation Starters - 1843 & Psyche

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