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The Dark Art of Political Dirt Digging

Friday, February 05, 2016

Isn't it incredible how political dirt tends to materialize at exactly the worst possible time for a candidate? Actually, not at all. A look into the dark art of opposition research. 

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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. 

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Howard Dean's Scream, Revisited

Friday, February 05, 2016

A "Dean Scream" is shorthand for a campaign disaster. But did Howard Dean's 2004 shriek even happen the way it's remembered? And did it really doom him? FiveThirtyEight investigates.

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Conservative Talk Radio's Election

Friday, January 29, 2016

What listening to conservative talk radio can teach us about this election. 

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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.

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Laws of the Lying Game

Friday, January 29, 2016

Can a journalist ever lie in pursuit of a story? Jane Kirtley tells Brooke where the law has fallen, and whether a case against the Center for Medical Progress may set a new precedent.

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A Trump-less Debate

Friday, January 29, 2016

Donald Trump sat out this week's debate because he feared moderator Megyn Kelly would be unduly hard on him. Those who did attend might wish they had done the same.

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The Many Facets of Radicalization

Friday, January 29, 2016

Is it possible to create an algorithm to detect potential terrorists online? Probably not. 

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When Is Undercover Reporting Justified?

Friday, January 29, 2016

A look at the successes and failures of undercover reporters throughout history.

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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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Moving Pictures

Friday, January 22, 2016

Conventional wisdom among political scientists has long held that popular cinema only had “minimal effects” on viewers’ political attitudes. But a recent study upends that view.

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Do Chicago Police Have a Surveillance Slush Fund?

Friday, January 22, 2016

Using a barrage of FOIA requests, a group of techies and activists in Chicago is trying to uncover what surveillance equipment local police have, how it was obtained, and how it's used.

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Why The Media Missed Bernie Sanders

Friday, January 22, 2016

Since he launched his campaign, Bernie Sanders has been called many things. Until recently, "serious candidate" wasn't one of them. Dylan Byers on the media's Bernie problem.

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Has There Been A Bernie Sanders Blackout?

Friday, January 22, 2016

We return to our collaboration with FiveThirtyEight to look at the ongoing question of Bernie Sanders and the media.

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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.

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Michael Bay's Benghazi Blockbuster Flop

Friday, January 22, 2016

Michael Bay's take on Benghazi, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, stokes the Republican anti-Hillary fire. 

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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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Sean Of The Jungle

Friday, January 15, 2016

Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo's capture by the Mexican government was quickly overshadowed by the revelation of his secret meeting with Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn. Bob weighs in.

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The Wunderkind of the Free Culture Movement

Friday, January 15, 2016

A new book traces the life and death of Aaron Swartz alongside the history of copyright in America.