3 Things: Nicky Radcliffe, Sudi Green, and Hugh Herr / by Chris Duffy


Hi friends,

It's Saturday! Every week, I send out an email with my upcoming shows, one thing I think is great, one thing that made me laugh, and one thing I found interesting. 

Upcoming Shows

Today's New York Times features a big profile of You're the Expert on the front page of the Arts section! Read that here (You can also listen to all episodes of the podcast online here)

The final episode ever of The Payoff is out now. Antonia Cereijido and I get advice on how to transition between jobs in the most financially intelligent way. You can listen to the whole season online here:  Link

Thursday, December 7 at 8 p.m. at Caveat. The fantastic John Hodgman returns to You're the Expert for a night of laughter, learning, and many unexpected tangents. Link

My full schedule with all upcoming dates is online here.

This week's list

Nicky Radcliffe's story in the Modern Love column is so moving and beautifully written. It's the story of a relationship she developed while working as a bartender in London. Unlike a lot of the stories in the column, it's not strictly a romantic relationship but more like an intensely platonic love that she doesn't quite know how to handle. I don't want to give too much away, so I'll just let you read for yourself. Recognizing What They Had, 20 Years Too Late

(Also in the love stories department, this is an amazing story about a veteran's path home and through PTSD. Love's Road Home)

Sudi Green writes for Saturday Night Live and Matt Rogers is a sketch comic and co-host of the Las Culturistas podcast. Together, they've teamed up for the totally absurd and hilarious web-series, Power Couple. Sudi and Matt's chemistry and their rapid-fire banter crack me up every time. Episode One, where they play Cleopatra and Caesar trying to duck out of a party to gossip and catch up really had me going. Power Couple

"MIT research scientist Hugh Herr lost both legs below the knee after a 1982 winter climbing ordeal. In less than a year, he hacked his prosthetics to allow him to climb again, and he went on to become one of the world's leading innovators in the field." I haven't stopped thinking about this profile since I read it. Herr is at the forefront of questions about technology, medicine, and disability. His research is fascinating on a technical level but, even more importantly, he's living proof of the potential research has to transform millions of lives around the globe. The Biomechatronic Man 

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