This Week's Show

July 24, 2015

  • A Custody Battle That Shaped Diplomacy

  • Inventing Fidel Castro

  • What Can We Learn From Ashley Madison?

  • Jon Ronson And Public Shaming

A Custody Battle That Shaped Diplomacy

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Inventing Fidel Castro

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What Can We Learn From Ashley Madison?

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Jon Ronson And Public Shaming

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Summer Listens #4: The Anthem

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The fourth in our summer listening series.

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Summer Listens #3: The World is a Morgue

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The third of our summer listening series.

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Our "Margin of Error"

Thursday, July 16, 2015

In which we set ourselves right on what "margin of error" in polling really means.

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Summer Listens #2: The Wilhelm Scream

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The second installment in our new summer listening series. 

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Summer Listens #1

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

The first in our summer listening series: we'll be reaching into the archives each week with a old favorite for you to enjoy. 

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Digital Dark Age

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What if, either by the slow creep of technological obsolescence or sudden cosmic disaster, we no longer could draw from the well of of knowledge accrued through the ages?

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Seymour Hersh Defends His Version of the bin Laden Raid

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

After publishing an account of the killing of Osama bin Laden contradicting the official narrative, Hersh is being called a kook and conspiracy theorist. Here's his response.

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Do URL Believe in Magic?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Etsy has a selection of mystics, spellcasters, and witches to help you get money now, have better sex, and become enviously beautiful.

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User Experience: Weird Google Alerts

Friday, January 30, 2015

Readers sound off on their weird Google Alerts.

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TLDR Podcast: JebBushforPresident.com

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The owners of JebBushforPresident.com want to talk, but not about Jeb Bush.

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#48 -- Art Critics Love Us On Yelp

Thursday, March 05, 2015

What happens when a professional critic reviews art on Yelp?

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