Episode 407
Apr 8, 2021

The cost of hygiene theater

You can stop cleaning your groceries now. Plus: LeVar Burton, "Jeopardy!" and anime for Anglophiles.

You can stop cleaning your groceries now. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention affirmed this week what scientists have known for months: COVID-19 is spread primarily through the air, and everyone can tone it down with the wipes and disinfecting sprays. But what could individuals and businesses have been doing while the CDC waited to let us know? Kimberly Adams and Meghan McCarty Carino talk about it, along with the latest disturbing testimony in Derek Chauvin’s trial. But we’re not all hollowed out today. We’ll also chat about LeVar Burton, “Jeopardy!” and anime for Anglophiles.

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Molly Wood Host
Donna Tam Interim Senior Producer
Tony Wagner Digital Producer
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