3 Things: A Crime A Day, David Rees, and Susan Orlean / 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

A new episode of You're the Expert is out just in time for the end of the year. Recorded live at National Geographic, marine ecologist Clare Fieseler tells Aparna Nancherla, Hari Kondabolu, and Maeve Higgins how to avoid sharks, save coral reefs, and what not to put in the washing machine. Link

My full schedule with all upcoming dates is online here.

This week's list

Who could have guessed that a list of obscure federal laws could bring the world so much joy? And yet, the geniuses behind A Crime A Day have created a hilarious and fascinating database of ways you can break the law. Some of my favorites include the federal code that makes it a crime to "release a bird into a house in order to scare another bird." Or the one that makes it a crime to "try to change the weather using lasers without filing a report 10 days ahead." There are countless fantastic laws to pick as a favorite of your own. Enjoy going down the rabbit hole: A Crime A Day

At the end of December, it seems like just about everyone you know is putting together their best of 2017 lists. But the best "best of" lists belong to David Rees. The Best of 2017

It's cold. So very, very cold. Since I can't escape to a beach in Hawaii, I'll do the next best thing: read Susan Orlean's legendary profile of surfer girls in Hawaii. Orlean is such an talented writer that you'll forget the snow for a few minutes. (Also, fun fact: this is the story that inspired the movie Blue Crush.) Life's Swell by Susan Orlean

Ok, that's a wrap on 2017. Thanks for reading! 

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