A Russian — and North American — World Cup, an unlikely Gitmo friendship, and a cautionary new take on 'The Handmaid's Tale'

June 13, 2018

The 2018 men's soccer World Cup opens in Russia, without the US team. But the US wins an even bigger World Cup prize — co-hosting the 2026 tournament with Mexico and Canada. Also, a surprising friendship blossoms between a tortured detainee and a guard at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. And Pakistani author and feminist critic Bina Shah looks not very far into the future of her region and sees a frightening world of too few women.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:

Song: Psycheground
Artist: Calibro 35
Label: Record Kicks
Song: Shadjam
Artist: Akshara
Label: Blue-Skinned God Records
Song: Mapmaker
Artist: Nitish Kulkarni
Label: Nitish Kulkarni

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