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Friday, March 02, 2012
The Iranian government's push to get voters to the polls, a transparency grenade that explodes information onto the internet, and faking sounds of violence in movies.
Friday, February 24, 2012
The perils of reporting from Syria, the familiar drum beat of war in Iran, fact-checking and the nature of truth, and how hollywood can't produce a realistic newscast.
Friday, February 17, 2012
The media's fascination with Jeremy Lin, challenging the status quo on Russian television, and the science behind the songs that make us cry.
Friday, February 10, 2012
To Tweet or not to Tweet graphic videos out of Syria, the seduction of covering the political horse race, and virtual pacifism in video games.
Friday, February 03, 2012
An Austrian man who got Facebook to give him everything they had on him, a writer whose rapist friended her on Facebook, the value of a "Like."
Max Richter - Berlin by Overnight
Max Richter - Cascade NW by W
Friday, January 27, 2012
The strange tradition of Supreme Court Justices attending Presidential State of the Union Addresses, the future of warantless GPS tracking, and exploring the question of internet as a human right.
Friday, January 20, 2012
The amazing story of the Megaupload take down, Italy's National Order of Journalists, and a man searches in vain for data produced by his own heart.
Friday, January 13, 2012
A look back at a hacker from 1903, a story about Mitt Romney's dog that won't go away, and Supreme Court Justices looking at naked statues.
Friday, January 06, 2012
The benefit and burden of disclosing political ad buys online, new rules for internet gambling and using laugh tracks on TV.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Major media errors of 2011, predictions for the media in 2012 and comment sections online.
Friday, December 23, 2011
The Egyptian military's brutal turn on protesters, the usefulness of private versus public political polls and the process of developing apps for mobile devices.
Friday, December 16, 2011
A proposed ban on texting while driving, morning show payola, the state of the art of fact checking, the role of journalists at the end of the world, and the pop-culture myth of space madness.
Friday, December 09, 2011
The upside of debates, government seizure of domain names, a free speech loophole in Malaysia, and a Cambodian journalist spends 10 years as a one man truth and reconciliation commission.
Friday, December 02, 2011
Posting nude picture of others online for revenge, a former News of the World reporter exposes underhanded tabloid techniques, and the real threat of cyber warfare.
Friday, November 25, 2011
The failure of the Supercommittee, how our biases blind us to obvious economic truths, and a collection of our favorite stories about scandals.
Friday, November 18, 2011
The challenges faced by sports journalists covering the NBA lockout, a new attitude in the Middle East against regimes killing their own people and the story of a joke Facebook game that became more popular than its designer ever imagined.
Friday, November 11, 2011
The firing of Joe Paterno, the morally hazardous world of monetized hyperlinks, surveilling yourself so the FBI won't have to, and the media's preoccupation with dissociative identity disorder (AKA multiple personality disorder.)
Friday, November 04, 2011
The rise of SuperPacs, trying to take down the adult section of Backpage.com and a former WNYC freelancer discusses her dismissal after participating in Occupy Wall Street.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Another NPR controversy, covering the Iraq withdrawal and the latest in TV news.
Friday, October 21, 2011
The Occupy protests go global, the shifting meaning of the word "occupy," and Bob Garfield reports from South Africa on its state-run media, and the world of South African political satire.