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September 27, 2019

Burn It Down

Stories of people who decide the only way forward — for real change — is to burn everything to the ground.

Adam Maida

Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.

Prologue

The Amsterdam Fire Department has a very surprising sensitivity training video called “The Incident with the Helmet." (5 minutes)

A Policeman Burns Down the Firehouse

A strongman gets hired to take over the Amsterdam Fire Department. He’s a career police officer named Leen Schaap who has zero firefighting experience. That does not go over so well. Joanna Kakissis reports the story. (42 minutes)

Song:

“Time For You to Go” by The Little Fuller Band