We discuss the latest in the ongoing Greek debt crisis. Climate change threatens life in Pukapuka, we meet a filmmaker that hopes to preserve the culture of the Cook Island atoll. And, the theory of the next mass extinction.
The Greek prime minister met with the country’s Eurozone creditors in Brussels Wednesday and through the night to try and negotiate the terms of a final loan agreement for its international bailout. We discuss the international politics at play as Greece appears to move toward a final debt agreement.
A Field Museum curator is digging around a cave in Southern Greece that’s been compared to the mythical underworld, Hades. That cave might help explain why people choose to migrate to big cities or high tail it to the suburbs. And it has a surprising Chicago tie.
Victory by the conservative New Democracy, a party supporting Greece's bailout deal, opens the way for negotiations with international creditors on giving the country more time and room to fix its broken finances.
There's a big debt crisis going on in Greece right now, one that so few people really understand that This American Life even teamed up with Planet Money for a whole episode to explain it.But you can skip that hour (sorry TAL!) because screenwriter and playwright Craig