The Best Story shows

Advice: We talk to interesting people and get insights about their careers, their world, and their life experience.

Best Story: You can‘t possibly catch all of the good journalism being produced, so we‘re sharing the good stuff with you. Guests on this show highlight a new story in each brief episode, explain why it is important and why you should check it out.

Good News: It‘s difficult to find good stories in these challenging times. These monologues offer some of those stories.

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Uber has been in the news with the unfortunate story out of Arizona about the death of the first pedestrian by an autonomous car.    You can read some of those stories here: Self-Driving Uber Car Kill...
March 20, 2018
It's Friday fun and this is one tasty episode. One potentially tasty, disturbing episode. One possibly disturbing, disgusting episode. This is probably an acquired taste. Mental aversions and all of t...
March 16, 2018
Shop local! Buy local! Eat local!  It's local enough. But local means a lot of things, and as Spencer Elliott of the USA Today Network tells us, there are no real rules about what it means. We do know...
March 13, 2018
Professor Joe Coleman returns to the program to talk about the future of work, robots and bricks. If this topic is interesting to, you should absolutely check out his book, "Unfinished Work: The Strug...
March 12, 2018
We're leafing no stone unturned on this story. It's part of our annual -- or is that perennial? -- pledge to you. It's an attention to detail that we take pride in, using your thyme wisely, peering de...
March 9, 2018
... The conversation here is G-rated. The photos ... mind the kids before you click on through ...   We found an online trend that is anything but shy, so to speak. Don Crow, who is the founder of the...
March 8, 2018
This is a story 130 years in the making. It involves Germans, Australia, science and luck. Dr. Lauren Smith returns to the program to tell us about what is now thought to be the oldest known message i...
March 7, 2018
What makes a bicycle move? Sure, it's my pedals that do it. And also how I move my hands and body. And that lean when you dive into a corner, feeling like a champion racer, means a lot too ... but wha...
March 6, 2018
What made the craft beer industry boom? Well, a lot of things, actually. Ken Booth brings us this story today. And as a businessman equipped with an MBA himself, he's ready to explain it to the rest o...
March 2, 2018
Justin Thurman, an old friend and one of the first true digital media veterans, returns to the show to talk about kids these days. Apparently there's a concern ... of sorts ... that children's hands a...
March 1, 2018

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