Infinities

Infinities

Update: 2022-08-1237
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In August 2018, Boen Wang was at a work retreat for a new job. Surrounded by mosquitoes and swampland in a tiny campsite in West Virginia, Boen’s mind underwent a sudden, dramatic transformation that would have profound consequences—for his work, his colleagues, and himself.


Special thanks to Grace Gilbert for voice acting and episode art, and to Professors Erin Anderson and Maggie Jones for editorial support. 

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Reported and produced by Boen Wang
Original Music provided by Alex Zhang Hungtai
Fact-checking by Diane Kelly
Edited by Pat Walters


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Comments (9)

Alexandra Lehner

Completely unlistenable due to the background voices. Makes it impossible to focus on the narrative. Who decided this was a good idea?

Sep 14th
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Nakia Williams

this should come with a trigger warning for people with serious anxiety because this mess was not only unlistenable but had an intense effect on my overall wellbeing, which is exactly what I don't look for when listening to podcasts. this is where I find some calm. I know you got it in ya, Latif, Lulu, and Molly. Jad and Robert's shoes are hard to fill, but I believe in you.

Sep 6th
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ID24384505

So annoying noises. Unbearable! Don’t do it

Aug 22nd
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ID19619055

OMG. I am interested in the story, but I cannot listen because of all the distorted noise and music effects added in the background. Painful and anxiety provoking. Maybe that’s the point? I’ll never know…

Aug 14th
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Plan B News source

ok great story. but it sounded like they narrator was about to uncover some fraud in the company... embezzlement what ever.. then they used his mental illness against him... please follow up on the fraudulence on behalf of the company please...wtf... how did that just get flooded over.

Aug 13th
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