1. Nine-minute podcast with NPR, beach reads for NPR readers. And Kramnik vs. Anand no-castling match in the works.2. Long Blanchard and Tirole report on the economic challenges facing France, and here in French.3. The distillery tour culture that is Scottish (short video).4. Davis Kedrosky on what was the Industrial Revolution.5. Methane (life?) on Enceladus?6. mRNA vaccines against the flu.