5.22.17: Spring Picks
It’s spring picks week here on Word of Mouth. The crew—plus a special guest—have tilled the audio soil, and handpicked a beautiful bouquet of stories that will entertain, delight, and sometimes challenge you.
We kick off with a story that poses a complicated question: why is northern New England so overwhelmingly white? Then, astronomer Phil Plait ponders this conundrum: why are humans so quick to give aliens the credit for the mysteries of the cosmos?
Then we’ll find the unexpected joy in hearing someone read a local newspaper's police blotter. Links to all of today's picks can be found below.
Sam Evans-Brown's Pick
Logan Shannon's Pick
Maureen McMurray's Pick(s)