It's funny the things that go through your head during a disaster.
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Pirates of the Cari-BEAN-TOWN
Producer Ike Sriskandarajah revisits a maritime disaster that left an impact on a group of friends from his youth. What he learns forever changes their impressions of that day. (23 minutes)
“Ballad of the S.S. Marjorie” by Samson the Truest, Aerial East, Chances with Wolves, and Glasser. Gordon Minette on the accordion. (Original song commissioned by This American Life)
Going Down With the Censorships
When to leave Twitter is a question lots of executives faced when Elon Musk took over the company — those who weren't immediately fired, anyway. We hear an insider’s account from the man who ran Trust & Safety at the company, until he couldn’t stand it anymore. (28 minutes)
Casey Newton makes the newsletter Platformer and co-hosts the podcast Hard Fork from The New York Times.
By Casey Newton; Produced by David Kestenbaum and Davis Land
“Fall of the S.S. Twitter” by Samson the Truest, strings and engineering by Jesse Kotansky (Original song commissioned by This American Life)