OZY NEWSLETTER

‘A Hit Man Sent Them’: Police Give Emotional Riot Testimony

A police officer wept, a Republican congressman fought back tears. The first day’s hearing of the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was a highly emotional...

Masks On! CDC Changes Rule After COVID Surge

It’s like a tempestuous romance — on again, off again. The CDC says some vaccinated Americans need to don masks again in high-risk public places, reversing the policy just two...

Hungary’s Opposition Hungry for Answers About Pegasus Leaks

Are they listening? Opposition politicians are calling for ministers of Hungary’s far-right government to resign following reports that they sought to target journalists and...

Google, Apple Post Incredible Profits for Q2

Apple saw record profits in the spring quarter, the iPhone maker announced yesterday, with Google and Microsoft also reporting soaring profits as pandemic-era life remains largely...

NEWS + POLITICS

The Endgame in Afghanistan: Darker Clouds Gather

The coming weeks will define Afghanistan for many years to come.

The New Face of Crime

At my small college in rural New Hampshire, crime is virtually nonexistent.

Cry, the Beloved Country: A Letter From South Africa

It’s the worst violence South Africa has seen since liberation hero Nelson Mandela walked free from prison and laid the foundations for the “Rainbow Nation” three decades ago.

The OZY News Quiz

What part of the world was deprived of Ben & Jerry's ice cream this week? Test your knowledge.

The OZY News Quiz

What sparked violence in South Africa this week? Test your knowledge.

Escape Velocity: The Road To Space

Pioneering civilian space tourists are blasting off.

NEW + NEXT

Meet the Inventor Who’s Taking Solar to the Next Level

Antonia Ginsberg-Klemmt has designed is a carport that protects your car from the elements while also charging it.

He's Taking on the For-Profit Prison Telecommunications Industry

Gabriel Saruhashi has developed an app that lets inmates and their loved ones stay in touch for free.

This OZY Genius Is Educating the Educators on Trans Students

Dan Eggers is making the academic world better, safer and more LGBTQ friendly.

AROUND THE WORLD

Butterfly Effect: Death of a Democratic Dream?

The 21st century's boldest democratic experiment is faltering.

Can Citizens' Assemblies Reset Democracy?

At a time when populism and polarization are tearing democracy apart, giving citizens a sense of greater involvement in policymaking could be the antidote.

Butterfly Effect: Chinese Communism Turns 100. Will It Live to 200?

It's a special birthday for the world's most influential political party.

Butterfly Effect: Can Biden Be a ‘Good Hombre’?

From Haiti to Nicaragua and Cuba to Colombia, Latin America is in turmoil.

Butterfly Effect: Big Tech Is Uniting the World ... Against It

Increasingly authoritarian regimes, from India to Mexico and Nigeria to Poland are using American arguments to curb free speech on social media.

Butterfly Effect: The New Sultan of Kabul?

Can Biden advance global democracy by turning to autocrats like Turkey's Erdogan for help? .

GOOD SH*T

If We Ever Go On Vacations Again

If this COVID crap ever ends, you'll want to get away.

Love Fiction? We've Got Some Podcasts for You

This week on Wherever You Get Your Podcasts, we showcase some of the best scripted fiction podcasts, many of which are heading to the small screen.

The Funniest Listens of the Week

Everyone can use a good laugh.

Hey Batter Batter! The Boys of Summer Are Back!

With the 2021 season underway, we look at what the hell happened to the baseball we knew to see whether it can once again become America’s favorite pastime.

OZY Fest Is Back: May 15-16

Party like it matters at our virtual celebration of bold change and big ideas.

TRUE STORIES

Meet the OZY Genius Who's Making Arts Programs More Accessible

OZY Genius Award winner Grace Fisher caught a rare disease that paralyzed her from the neck down.

VANISHED: 6 Unsolved and Baffling Disappearances

A lanky stranger in a beach town, with a fake ID and a final departure.

Listen to 'Flashback': The Hockey Injury That Launched Air Travel

Why the story of human flight begins on a frozen pond in Dayton, Ohio.

It's Always Sunny Inside the Head of Rob McElhenney

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Rob McElhenney branches out beyond the bar and into a show about gaming.

Listen to 'Flashback': Your Unintended Consequences

A round-up of the best surprising stories from history submitted by listeners of Flashback.

Tommy Mottola Lives on the Road

Being a hip guitarist? A cool career.

The Few, the Proud, the Suicidal

If you think joining the military is an easy solution to some of life's problems, you might be totally wrong.

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