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19 April 2019

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

On Interrobang‽, Katherine and Jillian discuss the implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership for online freedom. They then turn to the survey by the writers’ organization PEN showing widespread concern over online surveillance. Can a barrage of FOIA requests expose how the FBI operates? Is the NSA spying on your cell phone even when it’s turned off? Is the International Space Station infected with malware? Is international development being used as a front for surveillance? Plus: Did comedian Andy Kaufman fake his own death?

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Recorded:Nov 14    Posted:Nov 16, 2013
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Interrobang‽ | Nov 16, 2013 | Katherine Maher & Jillian C. York

Dating while desi

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Historians Bill Black and Varsha Venkatasubramanian discuss Varsha’s encounters with Hindu nationalists in the Bay Area dating scene.

Feminine Chaos

The case against “sensitivity readers”

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Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy critique the new publishing industry practice of reviewing manuscripts for potentially offensive content.

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Is three a crowd?

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Robert Wright speaks with evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller about the logic and benefits of polyamorous relationships.

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Culturally Determined

Is Game of Thrones the last of its kind?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Michael Sweeney consider whether there will ever be another show with such cultural resonance.

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Fingernail clippings and other problems with bodily resurrection

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B. D. McClay discusses how early Christian thinkers tried to reckon with the body and the spirit.

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The DMZ

The boundaries of journalism

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the arrest of Julian Assange and the relationship between journalists and their sources.

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Analytic vs. continental philosophy

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Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell discuss the divide between the two schools of philosophical thought.

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The Wright Show

Why the Israeli election didn’t really matter

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Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, says that whoever the next Israeli prime minister is, the two-state solution is dead.

The Glenn Show

Lessons from the streets

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Glenn Loury speaks with leaders of the Rose Street Community Center, recently featured in the documentary Charm City, about efforts to reduce violence in East Baltimore.

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Eating meat without killing animals

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Robert Wright speaks with Paul Shapiro, author of Clean Meat, about the future of lab-grown meat.

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