#229 - Supersonic flight is coming back | Curio

#229 - Supersonic flight is coming back

19 mins | Jun 10, 2022

Today's episode from 10th June 2022. After United Airlines unveiled plans to buy a fleet of new jets, that claim to get from London to New York in less than four-hours, we ask whether supersonic travel can realistically be the future of flight considering the environmental implications. Then later, a clinical psychologist tells us the truth about social media and anxiety, with tips on how to handle the internet. Nearly 20 years after the Concorde jet failed, aircraft-makers are still trying to master high-speed flights. But can they? For The Washington Post, Pranshu Verma goes inside the race to master supersonic air travel. Although connecting with friends online has positive benefits for mental health, overdoing screen time can lead to a catastrophic emotional crash. For The Guardian, Tara Porter, a clinical psychologist, reflects on what is known about the connections between phones, social media and mental health. 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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