Cassandra Berger joins us to tell us what’s next with her partnership with Kwik Trip.
Then, with the return of the last season of Ted Lasso, we talk about other series that ended, leaving us wanting more.
Check out this episode on Spotify and Apple Podcasts!
In 2021, Cassandra Berger, aka Kwik Trip Girl, visited every Kwik Trip gas station across the entire state of Wisconsin — all 457 of them. We talk with her about her origin story, how her love of Kwik Trip has evolved, and what differences exist between the different locations.
Follow her on either of her Instagram accounts (@kwiktripgirl or @cassandrajberger) – she may even help you get a job at Kwik Trip!
If you want to try to memorize the first 100 numbers of Pi, here is a song for you:
Pi Day is on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.
Math enthusiasts can use Pi Day as an annual opportunity to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and eat pie. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize and to computationally calculate more and more digits.
Fun Fact: At an event outside Tokyo in 2006, Akira Haraguchi set an unofficial world record for reciting the most digits of pi: 100,000 over more than 16 hours. So, how’d he do it? In his mind, he linked each digit with a syllable and created a collection of epic stories from the words those syllables formed. For Haraguchi, pi is more than just a number—it’s a spiritual calling. He told The Guardian: “All things in this world, including ourselves, are aggregate sums of atoms, which are made up of rotating electrons. The ultimate history of mankind is moving toward a happy ending for people of all races. The Earth, the galaxy, and the universe all rotate. In other words, I think rotation is the absolute truth. So as long as I’m thinking about pi, I think I can live a life according to the truth.”
This guy sounds like he gets high off numbers.
Ted Lasso’s third and final season premieres this week. (Here’s the trailer.)
For such a beloved show, which such incredible characters, three seasons feels way too short. So often with American television, series drag on for way too many seasons and jump the shark.
But we ask what series were cut too short in your opinion? What left you wanting more?
Reminder: There are 22 Days Until Wisconsin’s Spring Election.