The curious case of Jeff Van Drew

Turns out a tiger can change it's stripes... or at least congressmen can. Jefferson H. Van Drew is a politician, serving as the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 2nd congressional district after being elected this year by the skin of his teeth with 53% of the vote compared to his Republican rival Seth Grossman who…

To hemp or not to hemp

It's in drinks, it's in food, it's in your clothes, and it's even in pet products! But despite the sudden rise and popularity, hemp has hit a speed bump in Christchurch New Zealand. Hemp is a strain of the cannabis sativa plant, unlike its famous family member marijuana it does not have psychoactive properties, obtains…

The changing nature of podcasts

Podcasts have come a long way since their birth in the early 2000s. Since then, presidents have appeared on and utilised them, people have been sued over them, and you can pretty much find one on any topic under the sun! Studies from Pew Research found that in 2019, the number of Americans aged 12…