In this week’s news roundup, host Mike Cosper and editor in chief Russell Moore dive into the mysteries of bitcoin and fusion, coming up for air to talk holidays and food with James Beard–nominated chef and star of Outdoor Channel’s Feral, Yia Vang. News of nuclear fusion’s latest breakthrough and cryptocurrency’s latest bust lead this week’s conversation about the benefits and dangers of marveling at things beyond our understanding. Cosper and Moore discuss effective altruism, space mining, and generational cuisine all with a single common thread: Who are we inviting to the table, and how are we welcoming them?

Joining us this week:
One of seven siblings, Yia Vang was born in a Thai refugee camp, where he lived until his family resettled in the Midwest. A trained chef who started his career working as a dishwasher, Yia Vang worked at many top restaurants in the Twin Cities before starting Union Hmong Kitchen. Yia brings Hmong flavors to American palates and invites people to change how they think about food by considering the influences in each bite. Yia is the host of TPT’s Relish series, Outdoor Channel’s Feral, and has been featured on National Geographic and CNN’s United Shades of America.

Resources referenced:
“Elon Musk, Twitter and the future: His long-term vision is even weirder than you think” by Emile Torres
“America, Can We Talk About Our Guru Problem?” by David French
Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
“A behavioral economist explains why Elizabeth Holmes might not have felt bad lying about Theranos”by Andy Kiersz

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