OZY NEWSLETTER

Let the Pandemic Games Begin: Tokyo Olympics Kick Off

It’s going to be one of the most unusual Olympic Games in history. Already postponed for a year due to the pandemic, the $20-billion spectator-less Tokyo Games are now going...

Millions of Unvaccinated Americans at Risk From Delta Variant

Not out of the woods. That’s according to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who yesterday warned that the U.S. “is at another pivotal moment in this...

Afghan Interpreters Beg American Soldiers for Help

Afghan interpreters who worked with U.S. forces during the 20-year war are begging their former U.S. friends and colleagues to help get them out as a resurgent Taliban makes...

Global Chip Shortage Could Last Years, Intel CEO Says

There’s nothing to feel chipper about. Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel, has warned that the global chip shortage could continue into 2023. “We have a long way to go yet,” he said. “It...

NEWS + POLITICS

The OZY News Quiz

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

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

Who won ice hockey's Stanley Cup 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.

AROUND THE WORLD

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? .

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: It's Time to Wake Up to Nigeria's Nightmare

Africa's biggest economy and most populous nation is on the cusp of imploding under multiple security threats.

GOOD SH*T

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

VANISHED: 6 Unsolved and Baffling Disappearances

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

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.

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.

The Very Ms. C.J. Perry!

From being a ballerina to being a WWE pro wrestler whirlwind, C.

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