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Coming Up: Team USA, China Power On

The Americans will survive. Their GOAT-level gymnast, Simone Biles, withdrew Friday from two more events, the vault and uneven bars. At the moment, Team USA’s 45 medals equal the...

Story of the Week: The Cape Cod Syndrome

It was the perfect storm. Except it wasn't the kind that normally buffets Massachusetts shores. It was an unprecedented viral storm, unleashed by mostly vaccinated vacationers....

Notes: Trump Ordered AG to Discredit Election

Surprised? Perhaps not, but evidence presented to House investigators that a sitting president ordering the Justice Department to fraudulently discredit election results sounded...

Israel Blames Iran for Deadly Oil Tanker Attack

The stakes keep rising. Israel yesterday said Iran was responsible for a drone attack on an oil tanker late Thursday. Israeli officials said the assault by three drones, off the...

NEWS + POLITICS

The OZY News Quiz

After US star Simone Biles withdrew from Olympic team gymnastics competition, which team won gold? Test your knowledge.

The New Face of Crime

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

The Endgame in Afghanistan: Darker Clouds Gather

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

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.

NEW + NEXT

The Next Maz Jobrani? LA’s Ali Malik

If you're expecting terrorist jokes from the 28-year-old Pakistani American, the joke's on you.

Her Name's 'French.' Her Humor's Universal.

Atlanta-based Joyelle Nicole Johnson is a fast-rising star in comedy who doesn't take herself too seriously and does take others' concerns lightly.

A Wednesday Treat: Your Fall Fashion Guide

You’re never fully dressed without a smile, a mask .

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.

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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