Occasionally we encounter people or experiences too interesting not too share. Here are our bonus episodes:
Last year on his birthday, comedian W. Kamau Bell got kicked out of the Elmwood Cafe, in Berkeley, when a server spotted him talking to his white wife and her friends and assumed he was a panhandler. In this episode he talks about what's happened since then, and why he thinks white progressives have such a tough time talking about race.
Grammy Award-winning Dom Flemons teaches us how to play the bones and Texas poet Purly Gates recounts a harrowing experience with an axe in this special dispatch from the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada.
Backcountry skiing is one of the few sectors of the winter sports industry seeing any growth. But with this backcountry boom comes an uptick in the number of human-caused avalanches, resulting in several injuries and deaths this winter. We ask the experts why backcountry has gotten so popular and what we learned from the Sierra Nevada's ski season.