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Once you're on the open seas, the captain's word is more or less law.

Outlaws of international waters

Intrigue on the high seas. Misinformation before the upcoming election. And a situation report, but for academic papers.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.

Ian Urbina, The Outlaw Ocean

You’ve heard that pirates still exist, and that captains can perform weddings in international waters. But did you know unsanctioned surgeries and more are also taking place on the high seas? Ian Urbina is author of the book The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier. He spoke with Ross Reynolds about the book.

Austin on misinformation

With election season comes a ramping up of misinformation. KUOW’s Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins is doing a series on the topic. Today’s installment is how birtherism came to Thurston County

The COVID-19 Lit Rep

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been plenty of explosive headlines about the novel coronavirus. A group of UW researchers at the Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness want to help you sift through the noise with the COVID-19 Literature Report, which is co-edited by Dr. Jennifer Ross.