Saved after falling to the bottom of a cave

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IT’S A DAY off, and you might want a quiet spot and a comfy chair.

We have selected for you the best readings of the week.

1. Rescued from a cave

The extraordinary story of how speleologist George Linnane was rescued after falling deep inside a Welsh cave system, seriously injuring himself. He talks about his return to the site and how 300 other cavers helped in the rescue.

(BBCapproximately 8 minutes of playing time)

For this he needed to learn caving, but fell in love with the full-fledged pursuit, adding: “When people think of caving, they think of small passages, crawling and misery. “And that’s really not what it’s about. We do those kinds of things. But we do it to access the good stuff, pretty amazing stuff that 99.9% of the population will never see. “It’s another world out there. It’s like being on the moon or on another planet. He left in a small group on the morning of November 6, planning to go out that afternoon.

2. Does old music kill new music?

That’s what Ted Gioia asks in this piece about how people are always drawn to older music, perhaps at the expense of newer songs.

(Atlantic12 min reading time)

Every week, I hear from hundreds of publicists, record companies, band managers and other professionals who want to promote the newest release. Their livelihoods depend on it. The whole business model of the music industry is based on promoting new songs. As a music writer, I’m expected to do the same, as are radio stations, retailers, DJs, nightclub owners, publishers, playlist curators, and anyone who have skin in the game. Yet, everything indicates that few listeners are paying attention.

3. The loss of Joss Whedon

A profile of Buffy’s creator, The Vampire Slayer, whose reputation has certainly taken a hit in recent years.

(Vultureapproximately 41 minutes of playing time)

It wasn’t just scholars who worshiped him at that time. He was a celebrity showrunner before anyone cared who ran shows. In 2005, comic book artist Scott R. Kurtz designed a T-shirt that nodded to Whedon’s stature in popular culture at the time: JOSS WHEDON IS MY MASTER NOW. Marvel then cast him as the head of its biggest franchise, hiring him to write and direct the 2012 movies. The Avengers and its sequel Age of Ultron, two of the highest-grossing films of all time. His fans saw him as a feminist ally, an impression reinforced by his fundraising efforts for progressive causes. But in recent years, the good guy’s image has been tarnished by a series of more damaging accusations.

4. Drakeo the Sovereign

Jeff Weiss writes about the life and death of fapper Drakeo the Ruler, who was fatally stabbed at a music festival.

(LAmagabout 20 minutes of playing time)

It had been just over a year since the 28-year-old South Central rapper broke free from the Compton courthouse, trading a black prison jumpsuit for designer clothes, dazzling jewelry and hundreds blue-faced, after beating first-degree murder charges. which carried a possible life sentence. Drakeo and I first became close during this last incarceration of nearly three years. At first, he kept calling hoping that I would tell the world about his wrongful persecution. But after hundreds of hours on the phone, the working relationship turned into a deep friendship. Journalistic responsibilities have become secondary to human responsibilities. I had never witnessed such a serious, intimate miscarriage of justice.

5. Anatomy of a murder confession

A Texas Ranger named James Holland became famous for extracting confessions from killers – but did his methods encourage innocent people to confess too?

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(The Marshall Projectabout 30 minutes of playing time)

Holland was lying about the license plate and the police list. It was perfectly legal — and effective, as Driskill dug into his memories and recalled driving through the area to visit his father, make car payments, and — possibly — bid for construction jobs. home renovation. He also remembered once driving a woman he didn’t know, but not to Fort Worth. Eventually, he produced a fuzzy memory of dropping someone off at a dollar store about a mile from where Hill was abducted.

6. The exit?

A look at a controversial pain treatment technique that’s endorsed by celebrities.

(The cupapproximately 25 minutes of playing time)

Acute pain is a universal human experience, but chronic pain – defined obliquely as pain that lasts longer than expected from the initial injury – challenges the supposed boundaries between disease and health, mind and body, often with surprising results. Where Aristotle thought pain was an emotion (like happiness or sadness) and René Descartes saw it as a sensation (like heat or cold), chronic pain today looks a lot like an identity, a way key to moving around the world. But those who share the label often have nothing else in common, as chronic pain is associated with everything from low back pain, arthritis, headaches and migraines to multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, post-viral syndrome, nerve damage and genetic disorders.

…AND AN ARCHIVE CLASSIC…

RIP Meatloaf, you were a legend. Here is an article by Ronan Casey on an incredible story involving the rock icon in Ireland.

(sound louderapproximately 12 minutes of playing time)

Ireland’s rural rockers, in particular, are the kind of loyal fans every star dreams of. As long as there’s a guy throwing shapes with a loud guitar and a number that’ll play the hits, they’ll go for it. And so, in 1989, Meat Loaf was booked for a ramshackle tour of some of Ireland’s worst community centres, ballrooms, hotel reception halls and other assorted sheds suddenly deemed good enough to host rock royalty. He even appeared in a few fields.

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