I Have Questions About Electricity

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about energy and electricity but were too afraid to ask.

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Electricity is so great. It powers all the things in life that matter. It can even restart your heart (I think). But global warming is bad and electricity comes from stuff that like causes more global warming or something. Anyway, I don’t know anything about this subject and I don’t think you do either. Mother Jones reporter Tim McDonnell does know about this subject. He writes about energy and global warming every day. So a few weeks ago we went to the park and he tried to answer my stupid questions about electricity. Subjects touched on include the accuracy of the film The Saint, whether SoulCycle can save the world, if we should enslave electric eels, and where wind comes from.

Listen, won’t you?

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