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23 May 2019

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Jillian C. York (Electronic Frontier Foundation, JillianCYork.com) and Katherine Maher (Wikimedia Foundation)

On the debut episode of Interrobang‽, Jillian and Katherine discuss how the government shutdown is affecting national security, especially in airports. Are we witnessing the end of the nation-state in the Middle East? Why is the emerging culture of tech intellectuals so dominated by white men? How did Brazil become the front line of resistance to NSA surveillance? And why is it so hard to mobilize the American public on this issue? Plus: Glenn Greenwald‘s big news.

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Recorded:Oct 15    Posted:Oct 16, 2013
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Interrobang‽ | Oct 16, 2013 | Jillian C. York & Katherine Maher

The Glenn Show

Can adversity be quantified?

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the College Board’s controversial new “adversity index,” which provides colleges with socioeconomic data about a student’s school and family life.

MeaningofLife.tv

The need to “complete the Darwinian revolution”

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Robert Wright speaks with David Sloan Wilson, author of the new book This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution.

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Culturally Determined

A controversial finale

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Michael Sweeney react to the final episode of Game of Thrones, which left many fans unhappy.

The Wright Show

The madness of online crowds

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William Davies, author of the new book Nervous States: Democracy and the Decline of Reason, connects nineteenth-century theories of crowd behavior to today’s social media.

The Glenn Show

Does social media magnify racism?

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Wilfred Reilly, author of Hate Crime Hoax, speaks with Glenn Loury about the state of racial animosity in America.

The DMZ

No progressives in foxholes

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the voting habits of older Democrats.

MeaningofLife.tv

Is it ethical to not read the news?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Leah Finnegan, who recently wrote about radically reducing her news consumption.

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The Wright Show

“Social media brings out the worst in all of us”

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The famously combative Glenn Greenwald discusses his experience on Twitter.

The Wright Show

A good referee is an unhappy referee

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Robert Wright speaks with author Michael Lewis, host of the new podcast Against the Rules, about why trying to be impartial brings so much suffering these days.

Feminine Chaos

Should algorithms decide who we date?

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Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy consider the ethics of dating apps and race.