About Joshua Rigsby

Joshua Rigsby is a writer, tea-drinker, and planet 9 enthusiast based in Southern California.

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Joshua Rigsby is a writer, tea-drinker, and planet 9 enthusiast based in Southern California.

20 Podcasts I Think You Might Like

I’m a big NPR nerd. No question. Have been for a while. (Yes, I realize that “NPR nerd” is redundant.) NPR-listening,  as with all gateway drugs, inevitably led me into that crooked psychotropic world of podcast addiction. Once you start…
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Thoughts On Serial Season 1: A Podcast Post Mortem

The first season of Serial is the most popular podcast of all time. With over five million downloads, it far outpaces anything that’s come before it. People attribute the show’s success to a number of things: 1) It adopted a…
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How Raising a Toddler is Not Unlike Living in Jurassic Park

There are so many things that I love about being the father of a toddler. Toddlers are wonderful. They are also scary. The “terrible twos” is not just the period when your child learns to throw tantrums and deflate into…
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Book Review | Log of the Cutty Sark by Basil Lubbock

The  Log of the Cutty Sark examines the career of one of the greatest sailing ships to ever ply the water. Written by Basil Lubbock, this book takes a blow by blow account of the ship’s construction, service, near wrecks,…
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Basil Lubbock | Historian, Author, Sailor, Soldier (1876 – 1944)

Basil Lubbock is possibly the world’s most prolific author on 19th century merchant ships, penning dozens of books and articles on the height of commercial sailing in the West, including, among other things, the Famous Tea Clipper Races. Yet, for someone…
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A Dispatch to the Future: Horses, Robots, & The End of the World

Beside Myself

What I am writing in this post has already become irrelevant. Writers have an uneasy relationship with time. They often aren’t appreciated until they cross their arms and lay down in a coffin. Writing, by its very nature, is communication with…
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Visiting the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, England

Cutty Sark Museum_Greenwich_England

I first heard the story of the Cutty Sark and the Famous Tea Clipper Races shortly after I began working for a North American tea importing company. I learned that in the mid 1800s British merchants were so keen to…
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