Your Weekend Starts Here: Baby Busts, ‘Black Buck’ And The Collapse Of Capitalism?

A Starbucks Coffee storefront with a construction worker taking down the signage
A Starbucks chain plays a major role in 'Black Buck,' a new novel by Mateo Askaripour. We talk with the author on week's Nerdette, plus we take a look at how GameStop could affect the future of capitalism. advencap / Flickr via Creative Commons
A Starbucks Coffee storefront with a construction worker taking down the signage
A Starbucks chain plays a major role in 'Black Buck,' a new novel by Mateo Askaripour. We talk with the author on week's Nerdette, plus we take a look at how GameStop could affect the future of capitalism. advencap / Flickr via Creative Commons

Your Weekend Starts Here: Baby Busts, ‘Black Buck’ And The Collapse Of Capitalism?

GameStop, GameStop, GameStop. Be gone!

Another week is in the books, and we break down the news in vaccine distribution and pandemic fertility rates with WBEZ criminal justice reporter Patrick Smith and soon-to-be City Cast lead producer Carrie Shepherd. Plus, we take a look at all these GameStop shenanigans with Slate reporter Alex Kirshner.

Then, a conversation with Mateo Askaripour, the author of a new part-satire, part-self help novel about a black salesman on a mission: Black Buck. Join us!