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18 October 2018

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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

Culturally Determined

Politainment

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and David Ottlinger discuss what is lost when politics merges with entertainment.

Feminine Chaos

White women as victims vs. white women as oppressors

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Phoebe Maltz Bovy and Kat Rosenfield discuss how race and gender intersected in the aftermath of the Kavanaugh hearings.

The Wright Show

Obama and Trump vs. “the blob”

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Stephen Walt, author of the new book The Hell of Good Intentions, discusses the two presidents’ difficulties changing American foreign policy.

MeaningofLife.tv

An antidote to political tribalism: “lottocracy”

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Philosopher Alex Guerrero argues that a system where politicians are selected by lottery from the general populace would heal America’s fractured politics.

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How to use an “implementation intention”

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Psychologist John Bargh, author of Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do, describes a technique that helps you do hard-to-do things.

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The DMZ

Will conservative anger last until November?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate whether Republican momentum from the Kavanaugh hearings will bear out on Election Day.

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Is what happens on Twitter real or fake?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Lauren Oyler, who recently wrote about social media’s effects in The Baffler.

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The Glenn Show

Costs now, possible benefits for our grandkids

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Glenn Loury and climate scientist Patrick T. Brown discuss the difficulties in fighting climate change.

The Wright Show

Who started the new Cold War?

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Robert Wright and Peter Beinart discuss the roles of Russia and the US in raising tensions between them.

MeaningofLife.tv

Buddhist wisdom for the Trump era

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Robert Wright speaks with Lama Surya Das about trying to view the turbulent events of the day with equanimity.

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