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David Boles: Human Meme

Welcome to the David Boles: Human Meme podcast! You may subscribe via Apple iTunes, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, Spotify and RSS or your own podcast player. We explore ideas of knowing, merits of sharing, and the danger of thought -- as one listener wrote about this podcast; "Mindfulness with an edge" and another said, "You have the spirit of philosophy; you inspire dialectic thoughts." David Boles lives at, writes for, and publishes with David Boles' memetic conundrum considers the braided prairie pause against the sinking sky: "I can't see what it is; and I don't know what it isn't."

Apr 29, 2024

In the heart of Manhattan, at 2329 Washington Place, near Washington Square, on the New York University (NYU) campus, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, bustling with young immigrant workers—mostly women—caught fire. The factory occupied the top floors of the Asch Building, and when the fire erupted, it was swift and merciless. Flames engulfed the cramped workrooms, fed by piles of fabric and paper patterns. With exits locked to prevent theft and keep workers at their stations, escape routes were limited to a few inadequate fire escapes and elevators that soon failed as the fire spread. The result was horrifying: 146 workers perished, either consumed by flames or plunging to their deaths in a desperate attempt to escape.