September 27, 2019

Burn It Down

Stories of people who decide the only way forward — for real change — is to burn everything to the ground.

Adam Maida

Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.


The Amsterdam Fire Department has a very surprising sensitivity training video called “The Incident with the Helmet." (5 minutes)

A Policeman Burns Down the Firehouse

A strongman gets hired to take over the Amsterdam Fire Department. He’s a career police officer named Leen Schaap who has zero firefighting experience. That does not go over so well. Joanna Kakissis reports the story. (42 minutes)


“Time For You to Go” by The Little Fuller Band