No Ordinary Garbage

Trash. Garbage. Refuse. Waste. Call it whatever you like, this is the stuff we deal with everyday that we no longer want in our lives. It’s not that it has no value; it actually has negative value. That’s why we’re getting rid of it! And apart from remembering when to drag out the bins to the curb, our trash mostly stays out of sight and out of mind. But on today’s show, we explore what happens when we don’t look away and follow our trash around. Where does it go? What happens to it? And what does our garbage say about who we are?

THIS EPISODE WAS PRODUCED BY LESLIE CHANG, MIKE OSBORNE, AND MILES TRAER.

Image by Eva Rinaldi
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Additional music:
Divertissement – Pizzicato (from the ballet Sylvia) Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Spy Glass Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jarvic8 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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