It’s 1979 and containerization is sweeping through the San Francisco waterfront, leaving the old docks in ruins. As global trade explodes, a group of longshoremen band together to try to preserve the culture of work that they knew. They take pictures, create a slide show, and make sound recordings. Those recordings languished in a basement for 40 years. In this episode, we hear those archival tapes as a way of exploring the human effects of automation.
This week we have a crossover episode with Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt, the fantastic dudes from Gimlet Media's Reply All Podcast. We drank a bunch of whiskey and made them play "Would You Rather" and now we're all BFFs.