Weekly Links: Podcast Edition
Containers is an audio documentary on global trade and container shipping. Alexis Madrigal dives into the processes that bring things like coffee from a farm in Ethiopia to your local hipster coffee shop.
The crew from Radiolab looks at the nuclear arsenal chain of command. At their invention, atomic weapons were treated like other military munitions: the military leadership had authority to use them like other conventional weapons. Over time we implemented the system we have now, requiring presidential authorization.