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22 July 2018

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Conor Friedersdorf (The AtlanticMeeting Triumph and Disaster) and Phoebe Maltz Bovy (The Perils of "Privilege", What Would Phoebe Do?, The New Republic)

On Friedersdorf, Conor and Phoebe begin by talking about Edward Snowden’s recent request for clemency. They next examine the phenomenon of parental “oversharing.” Conor and Phoebe think jerk-shaming has gone too far—even though some Halloween costumes have been bizarrely offensive, it seems some Millennials just yearn to be outraged. What does the green juice craze reveal about our society? And finally, what does social privilege have to do with the drone debate?

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Recorded:Nov 7    Posted:Nov 9, 2013
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Friedersdorf | Nov 9, 2013 | Conor Friedersdorf & Phoebe Maltz Bovy

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