For a tourist’s paradise, the Maldive Islands is wading into some deep political waters. Today on The Gist Jonah Blank from the RAND Corporation explains the outlook for democracy in the Maldives. Then, Mike asks Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker about the importance of expiration dates on food and medication, the latest in a series we call “Is That Bulls—t?” For the Spiel, we remember the man who filled Lake Michigan with hot chocolate.
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