As It Happens

 
 

As It Happens

Take a trip around the world with CBC Radio's As It Happens. Hear from the people at the centre of the stories of the day. From the complex to the weird and wacky, As It Happens brings you the voices you want to hear. Listen to our podcast and on Fridays, we pull back the curtain on how we make the show with the podcast extra.

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September 25: The scene of more crimes

Paris Knife Attack, Simple Tax Return, Newfoundland Halloween Rules, Dream Incubation, Canadian Sailing Saga, Sparrow Song Study and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:18]


September 24: Limited additions

Throne Speech: Jagmeet Singh, Joshua Wong Arrested, New Ben's Rice, Pilot Whales Stranded, Giant Penis Protest, Wales WiFi and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:46:14]


September 23: Healthy, wealthy and wise

Throne Speech, Breonna Taylor Charges, Richard Nixon Sandwich, Giant Robot Built, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Vigils, EU Migration Pact and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:38]


September 22: Documenting a tragedy

Nova Scotia Shooter Docs, Police Death Sentencing, MEC Legal Challenge, Banana Wall Art, CDC COVID-19 Retraction, Dungeons and Dragons and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:21]


September 21: Hate mail

Ricin Letter Raid, Lobster Fishery Dispute, John Turner Obit, Emmys Short Drama, Ruth Bader Ginsberg Obit, Alligator Attack Artist and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:32]


September 18: Health concerns

Pre-Throne Pallister, New Moria Camp, Ig Nobel Awards, Western University Covid-19 Outbreak, Terry Fox Anniversary, Qantas Flight and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:18]


September 17: Between the lines

Covid Testing Lines, Q-Anon Wellness Yoga, North Manitoba School, University of Georgia Voting, Brazil Fire Animals, Inuit Art Trove and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:48]


September 16: Smoking gun

Jerry Brown Fires, Winnipeg Winter Restaurants, Orca Attacks, No Snow Days, 737 Max Report, Hip Hop Auction and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:47:40]


September 15: Healthy margin

New Brunswick Election, MEC Sold, BC Smoke From Fires, New Monkey Selfie, California Inmate Firefighters, Women's Sports Ignored and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:43]


September 14: Hitting home

Oregon Fires Chief, Sea to Sky Gondola, Aline Chrétien Obit, Caputo Rant Video, Tristen Durocher Follow, Venus Life Chemical and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:07]


September 11: World on fire

Climate Change Fires, Moria Protests, Listener Response: Mason Jars, Swuggling Record, Divorced School Tensions, TikTok Math Explaining and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:38]


September 10: He's not welcome in her grand old party

US Election: Christine Todd Whitman, Belarus Follow, Healthcare Heroes Artist, Jury Trials, British Hiker Shows Up, Iroquois Lacrosse Follow and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:33]


September 9: Hell fire

Moria Fire, Academy Best Picture, Ann Cleeves Bibliotherapists, California Fires Follow, Scholar Strike, Jelly Belly Contest and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:26]


September 8: Fleeing the flames

California Fires, Rohingya Hague Trial, Russian Disinformation Site, Kingston Back to School, Trump Vote Twice, Sound of the Day: Actor/Accountant and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:28]


September 7: Four more years

US Election: Erie, Kamala Harris, Western University Move In, Arizona Dissection Kit, Whiskey Collection, John Cage and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:27]


As It Happened: The Joy of Learning

The final episode of our summer series, As It Happened: The Archive Edition, features a children's author who uses rap to reach her students, a rock 'n' roll legend who puts the "vice" in advice, a music instructor whose students are still in diapers, and a teacher who went to incredible lengths to answer one student's question.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:39]


September 4: Sense of direction

Quebec Covid Schools, Caledonia Journalist Arrest, Wingham Trucks into Cottage, Sailing to the End of the World, Alaska Runway Lights, Megalodon Study and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:47:48]


September 3: Signs of life

Beirut Chilean Rescuers, Alberta School Openings, Daniel Prude Video, Aussie Pythons, Juicy Fruit Casket, "High Class" in COVID-19 and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:25]


September 2: Naming his poison

Navalny Updates, U of Alabama Outbreak, German Woman Fisherman, Austria Citizenship, Cruise Ship Tours, Beyonce Parrot and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:37]


September 1: School Teacher

Residential School Sites, Trump Kenosha Visit, Banksy Boat, Mi'kmaw Emergency Alert and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:41]


August 31: Worth a shot

COVID Vaccine, Typewriter Repairman, Stolen Sculpture, German COVID Protests, Wacky Exercise Bike and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:52:00]


August 28: Doing the Aftermath

Hurricane Laura, Tariff Brewery, Scottish Dinosaur, Spain Covid, Germany Library Book and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:29]


As It Happened Episode 9: The Secret Life of Plants

This episode of As It Happened: The Archive Edition is all about plants. You'll meet a British Columbia gardener who grew bananas in his backyard, an Irish rescue worker who saved a couple lost inside a maze of rhododendron plants, and the founder of a sanctuary for garden gnomes.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:39]


August 27: Strings Attached

Champagne Lebanon, NBA boycott, Banana slices sandwich, Holmes copyright, NZ mosque sentence, Women's rights statues, Emu pronunciation and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:27]


August 26: Unsafe as Houses

Nunavut MP tour, Kenosha shooting, Elaine Roulet obit, CSC solitary confinement, Germany dumpster diving and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:11]


August 25: Mic drop

Justin Morissette Attacked, Africa Polio Free, Realtor Eats Pears, Canada Covid Economy, Toronto Safe Supply, Wild Peeing and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:00]


August 24: Late results, early optimism

New Conservative Leader, Wisconsin Shooting, Newfoundland Weird Fish, Idaho Legislature Protests, Flint Water Settlement, Blueberry Record and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:23]


As It Happened Episode 8: Pests

This episode of As It Happened: The Archive Edition is all about pests. You'll meet a Florida man who found a cockroach in his ear, a cyber security expert who tracks squirrel attacks, and "Bandit" — the world's largest pet raccoon.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:39]


August 21: Nowhere to run

California Wildfires Prison, New Mexico Hiker Rescue, Dozer Dies, Navalny Germany Update, London Ball Game, Teddy Bear Fan Hit and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:17]


August 20: Brick by brick

Bannon Charged, CERB/EI Extension, Navalny Poisoned, First Nations Basketball Scholarship, English Crossing Channel, Wine for Free and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:43]


August 19: Old school

Back to School Risks, Orwell Story Winner, German Dog Walking Law, Rhode Island Calamari, Penguin Evolution, Cronk Brew and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:40]


August 18: No retreat

Morneau Resigns - Pierre Poilievre, Morneau Resigns - Dominic Leblanc, Afghan Negotiator Shot, Black Newborns Study, Tiny Shrew Rediscovered, Transparent Toilets and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:10]


August 17: Shattered dreams

Beirut Glass Artist, Traditional Games Manual, Tongue-eating Parasite, Pandit Jasraj Obit, Melbourne Library Workers, Fastest Wheelbarrow and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:47:57]


As It Happened Episode 7: Words

This episode of As It Happened: The Archive Edition is all about words. You'll meet the world's fastest talking woman, a school superintendent who wants to ban spelling bees and a professor who wrote a children's book to give new life to nature terms.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:39]


August 14: A sinking feeling

Port Huron Float Down, USPS Election, Dennis Quaid's Cat Dennis Quaid, Palestinian UAE Israel Deal Reaction, NY Pop Up Dates, BC Premier Horgan and Ryan Reynolds and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:28]


August 13: The art of the deal

UAE Israel Deal, Grass Dancer Regalia Returned, Lebanon Pediatric Oncology, Scotland Bird Nest, Driver's License Empty Chair, New Zealand Wizard Retires and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:12]


August 12: There will be flood

Kiribati Sinking, Oak Island Rescue, Old Whiskey Bottle, World's Most Expensive Mask, Red Lake Fire, Edmonton Mask Exemption and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:53:28]


August 11: No more cause for speculation

Biden VP, Russian Vaccine, No Drama Llama, Canmore Grizzly Fight, Belarus Election, Reading Wrong and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:47]


August 10: Pressing on

Jimmy Lai Arrest, Mauritius Oil Spill, Salome Bey Obit, Home Field Advantage, India Temple Site, MI5 Cat Retires and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:31]


As It Happened Episode 6: Protests

This episode of As It Happened: The Archive Edition is all about protests. You'll meet a Chinese dissident who sang a pro-democracy song over the radio and the leader of a South African choir who used music to challenge the country's apartheid system.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:39]


August 7: Model Citizen

Beirut Bride, Canadian Ice Death, Freeland Tariffs, German Nudist and Boar, Polish LGBT Couple, Brent Carver Obit, Brazil Troll Army, Maori Mistranslation and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:43]


August 6: Explosive Allegations

Beirut Investigation, Georgia Crowded School, Ant Researcher, US Census Concerns, Deline Hiroshima Connection, Italian Sculpture Broken and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:53:16]


August 5: No Shelter from the Fallout

Beirut Doctor, Beirut Economy Minister, Alaska Bubble Town, Dinosaur Cancer, Beirut Montrealer, Endometriosis Study, Watering Can Trombone and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:07]


August 4: Devastation in Beirut

Beirut Explosion, Obesity Guidelines, Tik Tok For Sale, Biden VP, John Hume obit, Trinity College Lawn and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:42]


August 3: Safe, but not sound

Yazidi Family, Copper Spear Tip Discovery, Nahanni River Doc, From Our Archives: Beer Drinking Record and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:16]


As It Happened Episode 5: Scams and Schemes

This episode of As It Happened: The Archive Edition is all about scams and schemes. You'll meet legendary bank robber Willis Newton, a California man who had a run-in with a sasquatch and a psychic who tried to bend forks over the radio.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:39]


July 31: Missing the vote

Hong Kong Election Delayed, Stage 3 Restaurants, Pub Emus, Maryland Hajj, Cree Oilers Jersey and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:40]


July 30: Keeping up appearances

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's WE Testimony, John Lewis Funeral, Ontario School Plans, Florida Nursing Home Worker, Whale Research, Norman the Lamb and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:51]


July 29: Large and In Charge

Tech Testimony, Mars Rover, Doctor Bikinis, Bill Reid Toonie, Alzheimer's Study, Teddy Bear Found and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:51]


July 28: The Hot Seat

WE Testimony, Georgia School Students, Empty Stadium Baseball Mascot, Peter Green Obituary, Behrouz Boochani Encore, Vermont Skydiver, Kansai Yamamoto obit and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:47:50]


July 27: Giving it a shot

Moderna Vaccine Trial, Navy Rear Admiral, Missing Teddy Bear, Bugs Bunny's Birthday, Iroquois Nationals, Brampton Party, George Boyd Obit, Science Museum Mysteries, Cirque Rideau Hall and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:12]


July 24: No kid gloves

Alberta COVID-19 Cases, Hamilton Movie Theatre, Nazi Guard Trial, Newfoundland Smithsonian Painting, Best Museum Butts, Baseball F-Word, Condo Toilets and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:44]


As It Happened Episode 4: Reunions

This episode of As It Happened: The Archive Edition is all about reunions. You'll hear how As It Happens helped connect a nurse working in a war zone with her parents and how a transatlantic friendship formed via message-in-a-bottle.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:40]


July 23: Conflict avoidance

WE Charity, Nova Scotia Shooting Review, Baseball Back, Animatronic Dino Auction, Detroit Homework Teen, Trump cognitive Assessment, BC Search and Rescue, Georgia Meatball Student and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:11]


July 22: Naming Rights

Edmonton CFL Name, Morneau WE, Restaurant Worries, Comet Approach, Brexit Russia Report, BC Social worker, Hornblower GM, Property Line Saw and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:14]


July 21: Missing and Dearly Missed

Mexico Arrest, Dems Trump Legislation, Black Skin Conditions, Butter Sculpting Apprentice, Halton School Board, Trudeau WE, Al-Bashir trial, AGT Comedian and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:55]


July 20: Shaken and stirred

Portland Protestor, Remembering John Lewis, Oxford Vaccine, Shipwreck Guitar, TSB Black Boxes, Tour de France Cyclist, John Wick Smugglers and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:28]


July 17: Here WE go again

Chrystia Freeland, Georgia Mask Mayor, Blackest Fish, Canola Thieves, Black Bear Attack. Cross Border Wedding, Canada Reads and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:47:44]


As It Happened Episode 3: Remixed and Reworked

This episode of As It Happened: The Archive Edition is all about people who've remixed and reworked their way into the archives. You'll hear about the Watergate tapes, a giant quilting project and a remix of the As It Happens theme.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:40]


July 16: Taking a shot

Vaccine Hack, BC Social Worker Settlement, BC Farm Workers, Ghostbusters Licence Plate, Magic School Bus Author Obit, Hot Dog Eating Study and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:52:24]


July 15: Low bar

Montreal Covid Testing, Eskimos Name Change, Day School Settlements, Jane Goodall, Flossie Wong-Staal Obit, Burger King Cow Farts and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:35]


July 14: Outsourcing trouble

Oshawa Mayor, Canadian Vaccine Trial, Open Borders, Sydmar Lodge Album Covers, Western Rushton Remedy, Covid Bar Closes and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:56]


July 13: Officers down

Minneapolis Police PTSD, Halifax Explosion Photo, Trudeau WE Apology, Robot Dolphins, Musitano Killing, Cricket Back and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:44]


July 10: Safety dance

Open Border Politicians, Audubon Winner, Trader Joe's Lineup, Turkey Mosque Decision, Same Notre Dame, Scream Inside Your Heart and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:59]


As It Happened Episode 2: Eureka Moments

This episode of As It Happened: The Archive Edition celebrates Eureka moments. You'll meet the inventor of The Human Aquarium, a scientist who solved the mystery of wombat poop and a mailbox that sings like a tuba.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:39]


July 9: We are family

Trudeau and WE, Polynesia People Study, Covid Public Toilet, Charred Library, Spirit Bear Genetics, Unresponsive Patient Study and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:23]


July 8: Checking themselves

Montreal Street Checks, Fiscal Update, Canmore CPR, Owl Cam, Basic Income Senator, Salad Bar and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:36]


July 7: As she was saying

Nova Scotia MP Harassed, Roller Derby Distancing, Charlie Daniels, Wal-mart Charges Dropped, U of Kentucky Painting, Snake in the Car and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:36]


July 6: Who says?

WHO Covid Letter, First Nation Suicide, Montreal Copied Art, Botswana Elephants, NFL Name Change, Penguin Poop and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:37]


As It Happened Episode 1: Food, Glorious Food

This episode of "As It Happened, The Archive Edition" is all about food. Whether it's a carrot cookie, a King Kong-sized mound of chopped liver, or a slice of belly button cheese — you're sure to find something to whet your appetite.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:40]


July 3: Forcing the issue

Champagne Hong Kong, Atlantic Bubble, Cave Find, Covid Sailor, BLM Cyclist, Pubby McDrunkface and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:59]


July 2: Right-hand woman

Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested, California Doctor ID Law, Connecticut Well Rescue, Virginia Hair Discrimination, Monster Star Disappears, Goldman Sachs Font and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:45]


July 1: Hong Kongers take to the streets

Hong Kong law enacted, NHL hub cities, Facebook ads: Arc'teryx, COVID-19 film production, and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:46:14]


June 30: Prison breaking point

COVID-19 cases at San Quentin Prison, Carl Reiner obituary, the mysterious "Cronk" drink, Elijah McClain investigation, Mr. Potato Head mixup, and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:29]