Emily Stone was doing research in a place that even the most conservative of descriptions would be called paradise. She was splitting her time between the outer islands of Yap in Micronesia, and she loved it right up until she didn't.
Language, basic competencies and everyday annoyances started to make her feel isolated. Then famed movie director James Cameron showed up.
This story was recorded for Worth Repeating September 4, 2018 at Brick. The theme was "Alien."