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Monologuist Mike Daisey was once devoted to Apple products. Then, one day, he “started to  think, and that’s always a problem for any religion.” He began to  question how his favorite products were put together, so he traveled to  China with hopes of finding out. What he saw was shocking. If you own an  Apple device (which I’m betting you do), you need to listen to this episode of This American Life. [Image]

I just listened to this episode of TAL on my commute today and I can’t recommend it enough.  I stopped at one point on my walk from the subway and looked at my iPhone, took it out of its case, turned it over and read “Assembled in China” on the back. Listening to Mike Daisey’s account in my headphones and I realized I hadn’t a clue what that truly meant before now.

millionsmillions:

Monologuist Mike Daisey was once devoted to Apple products. Then, one day, he “started to think, and that’s always a problem for any religion.” He began to question how his favorite products were put together, so he traveled to China with hopes of finding out. What he saw was shocking. If you own an Apple device (which I’m betting you do), you need to listen to this episode of This American Life. [Image]

I just listened to this episode of TAL on my commute today and I can’t recommend it enough. I stopped at one point on my walk from the subway and looked at my iPhone, took it out of its case, turned it over and read “Assembled in China” on the back. Listening to Mike Daisey’s account in my headphones and I realized I hadn’t a clue what that truly meant before now.

Images from a tiger escape drill (seriously) held at a zoo in Chengdu, in Southwest China’s Sichuan province.
The best (or worst??) part is when they cart the fake Tigger on a stretcher past the real tiger…just to drive the point home.

Images from a tiger escape drill (seriously) held at a zoo in Chengdu, in Southwest China’s Sichuan province.

The best (or worst??) part is when they cart the fake Tigger on a stretcher past the real tiger…just to drive the point home.