About This Show
Unbabbled, a podcast hosted by engineer and musician Michael Wharton, serves the purpose of providing a travel and exploration outlet for those that often can't find the time to take the plunge themselves. Here you will not find a list of the top 10 restaurants to visit in Paris, recommendations for the cheapest airlines, or a review of the most culturally authentic places to stay near the Sistine Chapel. Instead, the content of each episode digs into a specific story or idea tied to the destination at hand. Rabbit holes encouraged.
Most Recent Episode
35 - Iron Fist in a Silk Glove
What's wrong with the US prison system? Does it work just fine as-is, or is there some need for reform? Is there another way to do it at all?
In this episode, we head to a prison in southern Norway that claims to have found the holy grail of modern incarceration. Flat screen TV's, nearly unrestricted access to knives, and a recording studio are among some of the most absurd perks you'd expect to find at Halden Prison.
Theme music written and recorded by Michael Wharton using a slowed down version of Vincent Sermonne's Brush Loop, licensed through CC BY 3.0. Also features Ambient Prison, licensed through CC BY 3.0 and Birds in Spring, also licensed through CC BY 3.0.
Additional links mentioned:Jan Stromnes presentationStanford Progressive article"We Are the World" music video, as sung by the Halden Fengsel Choir