For a city of 8 million, New York can be a lonely place. But most of us don’t go it alone – at least not all the time. We get by with a little help from our friends, our clubs, our cliques. Our tribes.
On the latest AudioFiles, we report on Lubavitcher Jews who roam the city in Mitzvah Tanks, reaching out to their secular brethren. We also look at tech groupies at the city’s newest Apple Store, poisonous dart frog collectors and the surprising face of the Syrian resistance movement in New York.
Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang join us for a live set.
In our second hour, we examine the art of quitting, looking at a new study on why Alcoholics Anonymous works. We also report on a Staten Island prison giving up the ghost – and how that affects the families of prisoners. And we talk to martial artists about the agony of defeat.
Produced by: Frans Koster and Lisa Hagen
Reports by: Michelle Bangert, Paul DeBenedetto, Rachel Dzanashvili, Lisa Hagen, Frans Koster and Rasmus Raun Westh.
Hosted by: Ian Chant and Rebecca Lee Douglas