New year, new apocalypse!

Hundreds of vehicles are stopped on I-95 in Virginia, covered in snow.
What would you do in an icy car for hours on end? Associated Press
Hundreds of vehicles are stopped on I-95 in Virginia, covered in snow.
What would you do in an icy car for hours on end? Associated Press

New year, new apocalypse!

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To unpack our first week of 2022, WBEZ metro reporter Adora Namigadde and Reset senior producer Meha Ahmad join us to talk about the massive traffic jam in Virginia and the death of the BlackBerry phone.

Then, science journalist Catherine Price schools us on the importance of fun in our lives. Her new book is The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again.

Plus, we hear from one of the scientists behind the first spacecraft to touch the sun’s atmosphere. Nour Raouafi is an astrophysicist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and the Project Scientist of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission.