17 - Torture Masters

Let's talk about solitary confinement and the imaginative leap of recognizing pain in people you don't directly know.

"federal investigators found two mentally ill inmates confined to individual cells for 22 hours a day. For the other two hours, they couldn’t engage with each other — or any other inmate."

The Marshall Project: Federal Watchdog Finds Mentally Ill Are Stuck in Solitary

09 - Random Family’s Photo Vacations

Anonymous conversation with a friend who we'll call "Howard," but basically only call him that just right now. Howard and I discuss Ulysses S. Grant, mountain taxidermy, old hard drives, the burden of anxiety, etc.

Ulysses S. Grant Mathew Brady Studio (active 1844–94) Modern albumen silver print from 1864 wet-collodion negative NPG.81.M108.D1

Ulysses S. Grant
Mathew Brady Studio (active 1844–94)
Modern albumen silver print from 1864 wet-collodion negative
NPG.81.M108.D1