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On Letterman, Colbert, and America

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18th, marked the final episode of the Colbert Report, and the end of Stephen Colbert's fake pundit character. Brooke and Bob bid them both farewell. 

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Feuding Ferret Magazines

Friday, December 19, 2014

Bob Garfield tells a David vs. Goliath story of dueling ferret magazines, from 2002. 

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Your Morals Depend on Lanugage

Friday, December 19, 2014

Would you sacrifice one person to save the lives of five others? Your answer may depend on whether you consider the problem in your native tongue or a secondary one.

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The Distinctions Between "Black" and "African-American"

Friday, December 19, 2014

Are the terms Black and African American actually interchangeable? Emory University's Erika Hall has evidence to show that their usage has different consequences in various environments.

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Reporting the Sony Hack

Friday, December 19, 2014

Did the Sony hack reveal newsworthy information, juicy gossip, or just our own voyeuristic tendencies? Ethicist Kelly McBride weighs in. 

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Hacks, Cats, & Colbert

Friday, December 19, 2014

The ethics of publicly exposing private emails, the demise of Cat Fancy magazine, and a farewell to the Colbert Report. 

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Welcome To Liberia

Friday, December 12, 2014

FrontPage Africa editor Rodney Sieh and reporter Mae Azango investigate how Ebola-related restrictions are affecting celebrations on the country's biggest national holiday.

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Monrovia's Marketplace of Ideas

Friday, December 12, 2014

Brooke and Meara visit a "hatai shop," where scores of people gather to drink tea and debate current events.

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Ebola as a Prism

Friday, December 12, 2014

Human rights lawyer Kofi Woods tells Brooke about how the Ebola epidemic has become a stress test for Liberian democracy. 

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#40 - Tinder Bros

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tinder is home to some of the worst pick-up lines on the internet, and they aren't even original. 
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Special: The UVA Story

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Rolling Stone retracted an explosive piece about a ritualistic gang rape at a frat house, as told by a single source. Here are the discrepancies we know about so far.
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A Letter

Friday, December 05, 2014

Bob reads a very powerful letter from a listener.

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The Con Artists Take the Media

Friday, December 05, 2014

On how con artists can seize the media's power to make names for themselves.

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What Police Video Can and Can't Do

Friday, December 05, 2014

As the debate surrounding the effectiveness of police-worn body cameras grows, Bob Garfield looks at the concerns and evidence regarding the technology and its practical use.

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Little Trolls

Friday, December 05, 2014

Alanah Pearce is a video game reviewer who gets harassed a lot online. But recently she learned something about her harassers that gave her a new way to deal with them. 

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Where Is Liberia?

Monday, December 01, 2014

FrontPage Africa reporter Mae Azango on Liberia's low profile in the US.
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On Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A special edition of On the Media examines the media's reaction to the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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Cosby Coverage

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob talks with The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates about a 2008 magazine piece he wrote about Bill Cosby. 

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A Conversation with George Takei

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob speaks to Star Trek icon turned multimedia phenomenon George Takei.

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The Story Behind "The Dingo Ate My Baby"

Friday, November 21, 2014

In 1982, Lindy Chamberlain was falsely convicted of murdering her 9 week old infant daughter, and her cry for help became a global punch line. 

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