podcasts

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  • The problem with public apologies (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Katy Waldman)
    Plumbing the psychological depths of Donald Trump Jr. ... Is the real thing he’s hunting for just daddy’s love? ... Making sense of Billy Bush’s redemption tour   ... The problem with public apologies ... Are fears of a post-Weinstein backlash overblown? ...
  • (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Christa Blackmon)
    The history of laughing at Nazis, starting with Chaplin in The Great Dictator ... Making fun of Hitler after WWII ... How The Producers shocked viewers just 22 years after WWII ... Is there such a thing as a good Holocaust joke? ... Why jokes about ISIS differ in meaning across borders ... Christa: SNL’s Trump jokes are not subversive ...
  • (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Omar El Akkad)
    Omar’s new dystopian novel, American War ... A future where fossil fuels lead to civil war ... How the novel's narrator shows "the violence of malleable history” ... How the Bouazizi Empire became the global superpower ... Omar: In fiction, you can craft the contours of your world ... Why the book might, or might not, spawn a TV series ...
  • (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Danielle Citron)
    Twitter and the fallout from the Weinstein scandal ... Will the #metoo movement make a difference? ... How block lists protect Twitter users from abuse ... Danielle illustrates how Facebook's hate speech policies fall short ... Rethinking the term “revenge porn” ...
  • (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & David Litt)
    David’s path from a college humor magazine to the White House ... David: Trump doesn’t hate Obama—he envies him ... Obama’s “real” sense of humor ... The story behind Obama meeting his “Anger Translator” ... Why is Sean Spicer a household name? ...
  • (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Daniel Drezner)
    After Trump, do ideas even matter? ... Why Trump and Obama both reject "the Blob” ... How foreign leaders make sense of Trump’s public contradictions ... Do rumor mills have a place in the ideas industry? ... Dan: TED Talks are for thought leaders, not public intellectuals ...
  • (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & ContraPoints )
    The moral ambiguities of punching Nazis ... ContraPoints’s experience with gender dysphoria ... Why does the far right dominate YouTube? ... How YouTube stars pay the bills ... Interpreting Pewdiepie’s recent “heated gaming moment” ... Why ContraPoints left academia for YouTube ...
  • (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Zandy Hartig)
    What is Trump's pathology? ... Therapy dogs for Trump-induced depression ... Zandy: Give Renée Zellweger a break ... A straightforward approach to men’s fashion ... The oft-overlooked positives of Twitter ...
  • (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & William R. Black)
    What does Houston mean to American culture? ... Nathan Bedford Forrest, the KKK, and Confederate statues ... The fraught territory of Confederate-themed TV shows ... Was the Civil War inevitable? ... Bill’s experience as a young suburban Neo-Confederate ...
  • (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Michael Sweeney)
    First reactions to the Game of Thrones season finale (spoilers ahead!) ... Littlefinger as a working class hero ... Michael’s professional opinion of GoT’s editing ... Will the series have a Hollywood ending? ... Does George R.R. Martin have a huge trick up his sleeve? ...

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