In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the convoy of truckers that has occupied Ottawa, Canada.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- A convoy of truckers and their allies, totaling about 8,000 people, hasgathered in the center of Ottawa, Canada, in protest of what they consider excessive COVID prevention policy. Natalia referred to Michelle Goldberg’s New York Times column about the protest, and Niki referred to Dahlia Lithwick’s Slate article on its narrow appeal.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia discussed Elizabeth Williams’ New York Times article, “A Child’s TikTok Stardom Opens Doors. Then A Gunman Arrives.”
- Neil recommended Alex Marzano-Lesnevich’s book, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir.
- Niki reflected on the long life of the phrase “well behaved women seldom make history,” coined by historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.