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Bench Press

Friday, October 09, 2015

An hour on the Supreme Court, an institution as secretive as it is powerful -- and how we understand it. Plus: shopping for plaintiffs, press influence on the court, and a song.

We Got Scooped: SCOTUS Edition

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

This week's show is all going to be all about the Supreme Court, and we were excited about a particular segment on transparency... until the Court made it totally obsolete on Monday.
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Podcast Extra: After Oregon

Saturday, October 03, 2015

In 2011, a reporter asked for Oregon's gun ownership stats. The legislature quickly made that data private. Plus: a father explains why his son's killer shouldn't be named by the press.
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The Cancer Show

Friday, October 02, 2015

A deep dive into cancer: in the media, in language, and in our mind's eye. 

That Facebook Disclaimer? Ignore It.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

You've probably seen the declaration of privacy status making the rounds on Facebook. Trouble is, the post doesn't actually do anything. It's a hoax, and an old one at that.
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Pope-ular Opinion

Friday, September 25, 2015

A reminder that the pope is not a politician, why the AP won't use "climate change denier", polling on abortion, and more.

Pope Primer

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

On the occasion of Pope Francis's U.S. tour, we offer a primer on the pontiff. 
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Facts, Schmacts

Friday, September 18, 2015

The role of journalists when they play debate moderator, debunking viral images of the refugee crisis, and exposing Exxon's flip floppery.

Enter and Return

Friday, September 11, 2015

On the language debate surrounding the Mediterranean crisis, debunking migration myths both foreign and domestic, and a visit to the 9/11 museum. 

Open Closure

Friday, September 04, 2015

The rhetoric of ads on the Iran nuclear agreement, the ongoing fall out of the Ashley Madison hack, and the end of an iconic Spanish language variety show.

Summer Listens #9: Pledge This!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The final installment in our summer listening series. 
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Broad Questions

Friday, August 28, 2015

The push for a female libido pill reveals misunderstandings about female sexuality. Plus: Jorge Ramos is a real journalist; stock market misreporting; and more.

Summer Listens #8: Crackerjack

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The eighth in our summer listening series. 
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Lies and Spies

Friday, August 21, 2015

Media scapegoats for the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, imagining a Trump presidency, and the NSA's "house philosopher."

Looking Backward On The Presidency Of Donald Trump

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Looking back on the impossible election and catastrophic reign of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States. Adapted from the article by Jon Lovett for The Atlantic.
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Summer Listens #7: Playing One On TV

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The seventh in our summer listening series.
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A Vulgar Spectacle

Friday, August 14, 2015

Fox makes a strange deal with Donald Trump. Plus, Ferguson a year later, and writer David Lipsky on the late David Foster Wallace.

Summer Listens #6: Pitchmen

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The sixth in our summer listening series.
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True Crime

Friday, August 07, 2015

A special hour on the enthralling genre of true crime. 

Send In The Clowns

Friday, July 31, 2015

The booms and busts of political reporting, a skeptical look into health and diet news, and an indie throwback film gets the red carpet treatment.