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Asylum seekers try to create order through one notebook 8 MIN, 35 SEC

At the San Ysidro Port of Entry near Tijuana, asylum seekers use one notebook to keep track of who is next to enter and make their case for asylum. There are 2000 names on it -- people from all over the world, including Mexico, Central America, and Africa. Immigrants treat it like a “sacred totem.” But some suspect it’s not impartial.

Guests:
Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times (@theCindyCarcamo)

More:
For many waiting in Tijuana, a mysterious notebook is the key to seeking asylum

Hunting meteorites lands a man in prison 11 MIN, 12 SEC

Meteorites can be quite valuable – hot commodities. Where there’s a commodity, there’s a trade and someone trying to get in on the action. Meteorite hunters, also known as rockhounds, can be fanatical. And for one Colorado rockhound, that obsession landed him in court, then to Bundy Ranch, and eventually in prison.

Guests:
Brendan Borrell, Correspondent at Outside Magazine (@bborrell)

More:
THE ROCK THAT FELL TO EARTH

Noteworthy that 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' gives equal billing to a male and female superhero? 14 MIN, 29 SEC

Our critics review “Ant-man and the Wasp,” another Marvel Studios movie, starting Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly; “The First Purge,” in which a spinoff of the GOP party rises, and there are no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island; “The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter,” a father-son bonding film on Netflix; and “Sorry to Bother You,” starring Lakeith Stanton as a telemarketer in Oakland.

Guests:
William Bibbiani, co-hosts the podcasts Canceled Too Soon and Critically Acclaimed. (@williambibbiani)
Jacqueline Coley, Contributes to Blackgirlnerds.com and co-hosts the Rotten Tomatoes Show “See It, Skip It.” (@THATJacqueline)

'Eighth Grade:' a new film from comedian Bo Burnham 14 MIN, 34 SEC

Bo Burnham launched his stand-up career on YouTube when he was a teenager. Now he’s made a film about what it’s like for pre-teen kids to grow up with the internet.

Guests:
Bo Burnham, comedian and writer and director of 8th grade (@boburnham)

CREDITS

Image of the San Ysidro-Tijuana border port of entry- San Diego by April Arreola.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Quinn O'Toole
Yael Even Or

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