The 9pm Bonus Ouroboroworm of Despair, from Scams to Afghanistan

A dog’s heart infected with parasites at the Meguro Parasitological Museum in Tokyo. (Photo: Andrés Monroy-Hernández)

Technically this episode isn’t part of the Late Winter Series, because there’s no special guest and it wasn’t scheduled, but here it is. It’s the Full Moon, and I’m in a mood.

We talk about dodgy energy-healing services, a little bit about Afghanistan, a little bit about climate, about people’s responses to the COVID-19 response, and more.

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