April 10, 2020


Sometimes a sketch of a thing needs filling in for its true significance to be known.

Juan Bernabeu

Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.


A nurse giving instructions to her partner in case she dies from COVID-19; a brother and sister talking every day, all of a sudden. (9 minutes)

We first heard about nurse Elise Barrett in a story by Eric Boodman for STAT.

Popular Vote

The discovery of new information casts a new light on a high school competition. Producer Sean Cole talks to some of the people involved, more than a decade later. (16 minutes)


“High School” by MC5

Tunnel Vision

A mysterious tunnel in Toronto leads to wild public speculation. Nick Kohler tells Ira the story behind the tunnel, which he wrote about for MacLean’s. (10 minutes)


“Tell me Everything” by Jim Liban & Joel Paterson Trio