The Flight Before Christmas
At any given moment, nearly 500,000 people are crammed together in a metal tube, hurtling through the air. In this episode, we look at the strange human experiment that is flying together.
Special thanks to Natalie Compton, Julia Longoria, Mike Arnot, and everyone at Gate Gourmet.
Reported by - Matt Kielty, Simon Adler and Rachael Cusick
Produced by - Matt Kielty, Simon Adler and Rachael Cusick
With Production help from - Sindhu Gnanasambandan
Original music and sound design contributed by - Jeremy Bloom
and mixing help from - Arianne Wack
Fact-checking by - Natalie A. Middleton
Edited by - Pat Walters
Lou Boyer, the animal-flying pilot from our episode, has a great plane-forward Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/loub747/). As well as a whole YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@loub747/videos) dedicated to snakes and planes. (Luckily, not both at the same time.)
Richard Foss's Food in the Air and Space: The Surprising History of Food and Drink in the Skies (https://zpr.io/KZyTPJkSENVq)
Michael Heller's and James Salzman's Mine: How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control our Lives (https://www.minethebook.com/)
The Death, Sex and Money series Estrangement (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney/projects/estrangement)
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First story felt like a "Public Transit for Dummies" guide. Never mind that flying is thousands of times safer than driving, let's perpetuate worn-out stereotypes about traveling in objects with strangers.
the same could be true for people who bring screaming babies on planes. if people can bring babies on planes, I can recline my chair.
no. no no no. blame the airline companies, not the passengers
I'm done. this podcast has really dropped off since the change in hosts. are you saving good content for the paid site