206: Numinous Stranger

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206: Numinous Stranger
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Hi everyone, Gus here, apologies for missing the last issue. I was in Vancouver speaking at TED and completely underestimated the intensity. Fortunately, the talk went pretty well, and the feedback from the audience was great. Here's a description from the TED website:

Why are we so good at reporting bad news and so bad at reporting good news? That’s a question journalist Angus Hervey spends a lot of time thinking about as the editor of the Future Crunch newsletter, that cuts through the usual doom and destruction we see on news channels and reports on stories of progress. Delivering a mock newscast from the TED stage, Hervey takes us on a whirlwind tour of the news stories you might have missed from the past year—from the acceleration of the world’s clean energy transition to advancements in public health, human rights, science and more—and clarifies why, if we want to change the story of humanity this century, we have to start changing the stories we tell ourselves.

Our friends at GoodGoodGood did a nice write up too. The whole thing has been a whirlwind, and the week at TED itself was extraordinary, full of mind-expanding magic. I can't speak highly enough about their team, who have been wonderful throughout. We promise we'll let you know as soon as the video is released! A big thank you to everyone who supported us along the way—you know who you are.

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Also, a quick head's up to let you know that this edition finishes with our 98th Humankind story. We've got two more to go until 100. We're going to wrap the project up when we reach that milestone, and we will have some exciting news about what comes next, so please stay tuned. Without further ado, here's some...

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