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I Am An Outsider And So Can You!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The victories of Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary are being hailed as a coup for "outsiders." But what does that mean?
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Dark Arts

Friday, February 05, 2016

Political dirt-digging, the real story of the "Dean Scream," and remembering the life of James Foley. 

'We've Sort of Become Friends': Remembering David Foster Wallace

Monday, February 01, 2016

David Lipsky's interviews with the author David Foster Wallace are the basis of the 2015 film "The End Of The Tour." Brooke and Lipsky listen to, and discuss, the original 1996 tapes.
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The Elephant in the Room

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Trump-less debate, a Planned Parenthood legal twist, and the complexities of radicalization.

Note To Self Presents: Infomagical

Thursday, January 28, 2016

An OTM Podcast Special featuring WNYC's Note to Self and the debut of the "Infomagical" project.
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Our Quinceañera

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Celebrate the show's 15th birthday by listening to some vintage OTM, in which we celebrate our 10th birthday.
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Bernie Sanders Is Running For President!

Friday, January 22, 2016

FOIA requests shed light in Flint and Chicago; Michael Bay's Benghazi blockbuster; and the media's blind spot for Bernie Sanders.

What It's Like to Follow Chris Christie for Five Years

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Reporter Matt Katz talks about his new book, American Governor:Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption, and what it's like to cover a master of media manipulation for five years.
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Terms of Engagement

Friday, January 15, 2016

A Mexican journalist reacts to Sean Penn's interview with El Chapo;  Bob checks back in with the Pentagon; and the history of copyright, from its dramatic birth to its uncertain future.

Brooke on the Longform Podcast

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Max Linsky, co-host of the Longform Podcast, interviews Brooke about why she's a "tough" editor, how she resists boredom, and her unconventional introduction to journalism.
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Common Sense

Friday, January 08, 2016

President Obama's plea for gun reforms relaunches a national conversation about America's relationship with firearms. We examine the tensions and myths that surround potential reform.

Who Bought the Las Vegas Review-Journal?

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Last month, someone bought Nevada's largest newspaper for $140 million. After a week of speculation, the new owner was finally revealed. But the drama didn't end there.
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Digital Dark Age

Friday, January 01, 2016

What if, either by the slow creep of technological obsolescence or sudden cosmic disaster, we were cut off from our electronic records? 

To Your Health!

Friday, December 25, 2015

The dodgy world of health news...from scary studies to celebrity-endorsed miracle cures.

Politically Correct

Friday, December 18, 2015

What you hear about the Paris climate agreement depends on whom you ask. Plus, how to spot an accurate election poll as the primaries edge closer. 

A Very Semi-Serious Conversation

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Bob sits down with Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of the New Yorker, to talk about life, cartoons, and much more. 
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Take Responsibility

Friday, December 11, 2015

Diagnosing a demagogue; breaking down a media feeding frenzy in San Bernardino; and the life and death of New York Times reporter and AIDS victim Jeffrey Schmalz.

Plaintiff Shopping

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Plaintiffs who come to symbolize major supreme court cases are often carefully cast by advocates and public-interest lawyers.
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Lies, Lies, Lies

Friday, December 04, 2015

A brief history of political lies; a psychological look at why and how we lie; and whether we're really as divided as we think. 

On San Bernardino

Thursday, December 03, 2015

In the wake of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, a look at the ban on CDC research into gun violence and how the families of victims manage the media. 
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