Mike tells Sarah that America’s most devastating oil spill was not, in fact, a DUI. Digressions include “Titanic” (obviously), the Cuyahoga River, Jennifer Lopez and marshmallows. Punitive damages make a triumphant return. Mike, a professional writer, continues to misuse the word “literally.”
- The NYT article summarizing the Supreme Court decision: https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/26/washington/26punitive.html
- The study on “disaster trauma” in Cordova: http://www.arlis.org/docs/vol1/B/243478793.pdf
- Retro Report episode on the spill: https://www.retroreport.org/transcript/exxon-valdez-in-the-wake-of-disaster/
- Episode Hero Ricky Ott: http://www.rikiott.com/
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