Record Your Life, Drive-In Movies Are Back, Protests And Military Intervention

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A moviegoer eats popcorn at Mission Tiki drive-in theater
A moviegoer eats popcorn at Mission Tiki drive-in theater in Montclair, Calif., Thursday, May 28, 2020. California moved to further relax its coronavirus restrictions and help the battered economy. Flea markets, swap meets and drive-in movie theaters can resume operations. Jae C. Hong/AP Photo

We talk to a scientist who spent the last decade quantifying and recording all aspects of his life about what he’s learned from the study. And drive-in movie theaters are popular again during this time of social distancing. A film professor joins us to talk about the shift. And we learn more about protests and military intervention.

Featured in this Show

  • What Can We Learn From Richly Documenting Our Daily Lives?

    What if you could look at a log that details every moment of every day of your life over the course of a decade? Or see photos taken every 30 seconds during that span? We meet a scientist who’s been doing just that since 2010, and find out what he’s learned about himself.

  • Protesters And The Military: A Look At The George Floyd Protests And History

    President Trump threatened to use the 1807 Insurrection Act to deploy military troops to quell ongoing demonstrations protesting the killing of George Floyd–an unarmed Black man from Minneapolis. We talk to a historian about military intervention in demonstrations and work she–and others–are doing to address racial inequity in the state.

  • An Unexpected Surge In Interest For Drive-In Movies

    Drive-in movie theaters across the state are getting extra attention lately — and many more are popping up in places like sports stadiums — as they become an entertainment option pretty much equipped to be social distancing-friendly. We talk with a film professor about their history and what the modern day drive-in experience is like.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Morris Villarroel Guest
  • Selika Ducksworth-Lawton Guest
  • Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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