Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari created this episode for California Is A Place about Margo Bouer and her life as a Aquadette for over 15 years. Margo suffers from MS and part of her treatment plan (other than swimming and exercising as much as she can) is to smoke medical marijuana which has kept her nausea down to a minimum. It allows her to continue being an Aquadette!

This one seems shorter than the others, but it’s still a good video to watch. Watch as Jesse Thorn talks to Gay Talese about how to dress for the right occasion and also note the insider view from the Corduroy Appreciation Club. Yep, there is such a thing!

New episode! Watch as things get ultra-complicated between these two lovers!

It’s nice to see the Santa Monica Pier again. :)

This was long but I managed to sit through the whole thing mainly because it was a very interesting talk about how trust decides many things in human communities. Simon Sinek gave this talk at the 99% Conference this year.

Without trust, there is basically no way to better than human race — all communities, gatherings, revolts, protests are centered around the unifying belief that the person next to you also trusts and believes the same thing you do. [via]