OZY NEWSLETTER

Idaho Shooting Leaves Two Dead

At around 1:50 p.m. on Monday afternoon, Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee received reports of an active shooter at a shopping mall in town. A policeman was injured during an exchange...

New Rules for Foreign Travelers

Trump-era travel bans to the U.S., strictly upheld by the Biden administration, are finally being rolled back after long-term pressure from the travel industry. President Joe...

Bezos Announces ‘Space Business Park’

Partnering with Sierra Space and Boeing, Blue Origin is working to bring business to the final frontier. By the end of the decade, Bezos plans to create a “mixed-use business...

Another Covid Winter?

Schools across the country are considering easing Covid restrictions, but officials warn it may be too soon. Two weeks ago, the daily national death toll from Covid stood at...

NEWS + POLITICS

The OZY News Quiz

Who won Germany's election last Sunday? Test your knowledge.

The OZY News Quiz

What climate pledge did Chinese President Xi Jinping make to the United Nations Tuesday? Test your knowledge.

The OZY News Quiz

Which Taliban leader was reported to be missing this week? Test your knowledge.

The OZY News Quiz

What country announced Wednesday that it would send $31 million in aid to Taliban-run Afghanistan? Test your knowledge.

Pinochet Jailed Her. She’s Demolishing His Legacy

Alejandra Flores Carlos is among a handful of Indigenous Chileans tasked with rewriting the country's Constitution.

Who’s Hot in Washington?

When I first became a correspondent in Washington, D.

NEW + NEXT

Meet the Architect Predicting the Future of Our Cities

Architect and urban designer Cindy Frewen is trying to figure out how the COVID-19 pandemic will accelerate some of the changes she’s been forecasting and transform how we live in the future.

Meet the Man Making Opera History

In 138 years, New York's Met hasn’t put on an opera by an African American composer.

Sky Fall: Meet the Storm Chasers

Meet the band of storm chasers who love extreme weather, going where few do, for art and adrenaline, for science and survival.

AROUND THE WORLD

Butterfly Effect: Merkel’s Last Act Shows Democracy at Work

Germany’s elections show that there's space for centrist politics to grow — and why America's two-party system might be holding it back.

Butterfly Effect: Hey America, Learn From South America

The US has long been a shining example to the rest of the Americas.

Butterfly Effect: The Truth Behind Macron’s Trumpian Tantrums

America’s differences with its European allies go much deeper than a fleet of submarines.

The Colonial Past of the King of Mangoes

From Portuguese colonizers to the British monarchy, the Alphonso has charmed generations of the world's elite.

Butterfly Effect: Ready to Gulp Down Some Climate Guilt?

Should an Ethiopian farmer take the blame for the carbon emissions from coffee sipped in a San Francisco café? The answer could determine whether we manage to save the world.

GOOD SH*T

12 Books You Need To Read

Summer is coming to a close in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Hidden Wonders of Latin America

When it comes to popular depictions of Latin America and its culture, shallow stereotypes of what is a profoundly diverse region abound.

If We Ever Go On Vacations Again

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

The Funniest Listens of the Week

Everyone can use a good laugh.

Ready to Be Hypnotized by Tasmania’s Rainforests?

From soft sand and wild rivers to long trekking trails, Tarkine in Tasmania has you covered.

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.

TRUE STORIES

The Horror of Being Haunted by Mattress Firm

What do you do when the firm that makes your mattress starts messing with your head? Call incessantly and ask why? Yup!.

How McDonald's and Kanye West Helped Create John Legend

John Legend joins the latest episode of 'The Carlos Watson Show' for a deep dive into his upbringing.

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.

Listen to 'Flashback': Your Unintended Consequences

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

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.

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