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Radio Free Acton: A.J. Jacobs on coffee and gratitude; The story of freedom in Estonia

On this episode of Radio Free Acton, producer Caroline Roberts speaks with A.J. Jacobs, journalist and New York Times bestselling author, about his latest book “Thanks a Thousand,” detailing his trip around to world to find and thank each person who worked to produce his morning coffee. After that, senior editor at the Acton Institute, Rev. Ben Johnson, speaks with Estonian politician Mari-Ann Kelam about her witness of Soviet occupied Estonia and her work to champion freedom even after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Check out these additional resources on this week’s podcast topics:

Learn more about A.J. Jacobs

Read “How gratitude transforms our perspective on global trade” by Joseph Sunde

Watch “The Good Society” 

Read “‘For your freedom and ours’: Mari-Ann Kelam and Estonia’s Singing Revolution” by Rev. Ben Johnson

Read “Walmart’s T-shirt homage to mass murder” by Mari-Ann Kelam

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Caroline Roberts

Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.