The online magazine Ozy covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins All Things Considered regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.
This week, Watson tells host Arun Rath about a delivery service that allows you to track your food in real time, a chess master who is making the board game sexy and his recent interview with President Bill Clinton.
The New And The Next
Shaking Up The Food Delivery Model
"A couple of young guys who were UC Berkeley grads — food obsessed — were finding that they couldn't get their favorite foods delivered. So, they started a new service called Caviar, that for a flat fee is creating quite the Uber-like stir around San Francisco and now in Seattle and New York. ...
"They've got a lot of your basics, whether it's fish tacos or pulled pork sandwiches, but they also have some of the higher-end restaurants who in the past have been a little hesitant about delivery who have agreed to do it."
"Chess is not always the sexiest sport. But the No. 1 chess player in the world is a young guy from Norway named Magnus Carlsen, who is becoming quite the sensation. He is not only a champion chess player but he is also a male model and that's a very different look from Bobby Fischer or Garry Kasparov, who were two other famous chess champions of the past. ... Guys like Kasparov and others are saying, 'I hope he does really well and puts chess back into the larger mainstream conversation.' "
"He reminded us that when President George W. Bush rolled out the Medicare Part D plan that there also were a number of hiccups in the early days. So, that was his way of offering context to the current troubles with HealthCare.gov. And saying, be a little bit patient. While there may be a number of troubles in the first couple months with HealthCare.gov, they ultimately should be fixable and this won't have been the first time that we've had to smooth over some things in the early going."