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Chuck Bean

Weekends

If Tiger King has taught us anything it’s that there is a ferocious appetite for news stories about absolute disaster people. In that spirit each night during the 10 o’clock hour I enjoy playing a game with you, the listener, called Florida or Australia. The rules are simple: I’ll tell you about a news story on the air and you text or call in and tell me if you think the story happened in Florida or Australia. (because those two places seem to have a high concentration of craziness.) Fridays are a special wildcard edition where I ask you to determine if the stories are homegrown crazy or imported from other countries. Here are tonight’s stories:

These shoes are made from apples

Sampla is a sustainable footwear startup from Ireland, and in their current Kickstarter campaign, they're offering a new pair of animal-friendly shoes made from ... apples?! Rethinking the classic tennis shoe, the upper material of our shoe is made from a vegan material called AppleSkin™.

Drug-Smuggling Cat Escapes High-Security Sri Lankan Prison

A cat that was detained at Sri Lanka's high-security Welikada Prison on suspicion of smuggling drugs to inmates has escaped, according to local media reports in Aruna. The feline delinquent was detained last week with two grams of heroin, two SIM cards and a memory chip hidden in a plastic bag tied to its collar on the prison grounds.

Be sure to tune in each night at 10pm if you want to play along.