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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. 

Summer Listens #5: Uncanny Valley

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The fifth in our summer listening series.
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Summer Listens #4: The Anthem

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The fourth in our summer listening series.
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Havana, Hacks, and Shame Attacks

Friday, July 24, 2015

Revisiting the Elián González story as the US embassy reopens in Havana. Plus: Paul Ford examines the various issues raised by the Ashley Madison hack, and Jon Ronson on public shaming.

Summer Listens #3: The World is a Morgue

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The third of our summer listening series.
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A National Conversation

Friday, July 17, 2015

Listening in on the national conversation about race, on Twitter and beyond. Plus, the re-release of a satirical novel about bi-racial identity, and upheaval at Reddit.

Summer Listens #2: The Wilhelm Scream

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The second installment in our new summer listening series. 
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Polls Are Stupid

Friday, July 10, 2015

With Donald Trump in first place, the media uses polls irresponsibly. Plus: how the Dominican press is covering a humanitarian crisis there; blocking ad-blockers; DuckDuckGo; and more.

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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Greeks, Dingoes, and Robots

Friday, July 03, 2015

On the popular misconceptions surrounding the Greek debt crisis, women whose lives were mistold by the media, and humor, both robotic and Soviet.