Shanghai, Daylight Savings Time, Zealandia

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 289

  • Nov 1, 2019 8:00 pm
  • 1:41:16 mins

Shanghai and Its Demons Guest: Paul French, author, “City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai” Shanghai once was the only city in the world where you could live without a passport. In Shanghai in the 1930s the rules were few and the opportunities many. The Shanghai known for its age of jazz, parties, and expatriate splendor really did exist, but it was also home to criminals on the run. The Fraught History of Daylight Savings Time Guest: David Prerau, author, “Seize the Daylight: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time”  You're looking forward to that extra hour of sleep this weekend, for sure. But take a minute to explore the history of why we're doing this anyway.  The Eighth Continent Guest: Nick Mortimer, geologist, GNS Science, New Zealand New Zealanders are claiming an eighth continent, Zealandia, though the mass is mostly underwater.