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Mass for Shut-ins: The Gin and Tacos Podcast

Feb 21, 2020

The origin story of those flaming bottles we all know and love. Nothing says "Take that, The Man!" like the imagery of someone in a mask lobbing a Molotov. Today it's an anti-authoritarian gesture, but it started as (checks notes) a Finnish tank-killer. In one of the least-remembered conflicts of the 20th Century,...

Feb 14, 2020

Story: One of my favorite phenomena in demographic data...the harvesting effect. What I learned from a heat wave in Chicago in 1995, and how it applies to the current coronavirus outbreak. Mortality data can simultaneously be accurate and misleading.

Guest: Mike Pearl (@MikeLeePearl), author of the Vice column "How...