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Digital Dark Age

Friday, June 26, 2015

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

Foreign & Domestic

Friday, June 19, 2015

Horror in Charleston, the subversive power of comedy, and the "I'm not a scientist" defense.

Codes of Conduct

Friday, June 12, 2015

What you need to know about filming the police and understanding massive data breaches, the importance of coding, and the future of storytelling via virtual reality.

Checking The Books

Friday, June 05, 2015

Two newspapers' quests to count every person killed by police in 2015, how librarians shaped the original debate over the Patriot Act, and more.

The Bill That Nobody Read

Friday, May 29, 2015

A special hour on the past, present and uncertain future of the USA Patriot Act.

If We Knew Then...

Friday, May 22, 2015

A surprisingly difficult -- and misleading -- question about the Iraq War, the police bombing that no one remembers, and the struggle of ownership in the age of the "Internet of Things."

Episodes 12 & 13: The End of the Road

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Brooke discusses the twelfth and thirteenth episodes of House of Cards with the show's creator, Beau Willimon.
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Seymour Hersh, NYC Nail Salons, and Ebola-Free Liberia

Friday, May 15, 2015

Seymour Hersh on his claim the White House version of how Osama Bin Laden was killed is a lie, how a New York City nail salon expose went viral, and Liberia: finally Ebola-free. 

Podcast Extra: Seymour Hersh

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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After An Earthquake, Body Cams, and Veep

Friday, May 08, 2015

What the media get wrong about earthquakes, surveillance the public loves and hates, and the creator of HBO's Veep.

Episodes 10 & 11: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Brooke discusses the tenth and eleventh episodes of House of Cards with Ron Klain and Amy Chozick.
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Unseen & Inscrutable

Friday, May 01, 2015

The deep historical roots of the Baltimore protests, shedding light on drone strikes, and combating sex worker stereotypes. 

Episode 9: Bad Doug Rising

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Brooke discusses the ninth episode of House of Cards with Michael Kelly, who plays Doug Stamper.
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Dr. Oz, Narratives of Migration, and Cosmic Colors

Friday, April 24, 2015

The dangers of false narratives of migration pushed by politicians and the media, Dr. Oz defends his credibility, and the Hubble space telescope’s lasting impact on popular culture.

Episodes 7 & 8: A Change in the Weather

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Brooke discusses the seventh and eighth episodes of House of Cards with Michael Waldman and John Dean.
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"Young, Charismatic, & Ambitious"

Friday, April 17, 2015

The press repeatedly uses the same words to describe 2016 candidates. Plus: filming the police; Washington's "nerd prom"; and a conservative take-over of the Hugo awards.

Episode 6: If You're Afraid of the Wolf, Stay out of the Woods

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Brooke discusses the sixth episode of House of Cards with Nina Khrushcheva and Dan Savage.
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Blame, Shame, or Deny?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Climate change is arguably the most urgent story in human history, but journalism has struggled to address the threat. Plus: the report on the Rolling Stone's UVA story; and more.

Episode 5: Marking Their Territory

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Brooke discusses the fifth episode of House of Cards with Fred Kaplan and Patti Solis-Doyle.
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The Cancer Show: Part 2

Friday, April 03, 2015

Stories of cancer: as told by Hollywood, Washington, and you and me.