Episode 398: Progress in the great ocean cleanup, a brilliant Mark Twain quote, the oldest restaurant in Hollywood, the brilliance of the NYT crossword, Big Joe Turner swings, and more…

Good News: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’s days may be numbered, thanks to the ongoing efforts of Boylan Slat and his engineering feats, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another great quote from Mark Twain!

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising fact about John Quincy Adams…

Good News: Vineyards in Napa Valley are turning to Barn Owls and other raptors to help control rodents and other pests rather than toxic pesticides, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Continuing our tour of lesser-known highlights of Southern California, we visit the legendary Musso & Frank Grill, the oldest restaurant in Hollywood, Link HERE.

Good For You: Take a look at this great video about Will Shortz, the editor of the New York Times crossword puzzle and learn why it is very Good For You, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: More amazing Jump Blues music, this time from the great blues shouter Big Joe Turner, giving us his classic “Shake, Rattle and Roll”, HERE.

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