Episode 27 begins with a reflection on Carlton Fisk, one of the most-iconic number 27’s of the sports world. An 11-time All-Star catcher and Hall-of-Famer, Fisk’s fire and drive embodied 1970s baseball. Fisk was also no stranger to a collision, and this Far Middle episode connects a few “collision dots.” Specifically, government policy colliding with the real economy, education, science, and urban life. Listen as Nick discusses education in California, New York City and Virginia; government creating partisan science; the failed idea of opportunity zones; widening division amongst urban populations; and, the embarrassing investment return on film subsidies.