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6/9/17 // Ep 9 // Fake News and ‘Wonder Woman’

This week, we welcome back contributors Ester Steinberg and Matt Ruby to discuss the ongoing issue of so-called “Fake News”. Also, Charles Hinshaw returns to discuss the new movie, Wonder Woman,… | listen

6/8/17 // MGG Thursdays on the News

It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk news consumption, distraction, and reliability. Also, John checks in on the attack in Iran. Photo credit: Twitter (@melissagira) | listen

6/5/17 // Weekend Rundown: Trump on Terror

Joe discusses President Trump's reactions to the weekend's terror attack in London and how we might think about treating his Twitter feed going forward. | listen

6/2/17 // John Cook on Paris Agreement Withdrawal

John Cook returns to discuss the impact of the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. | listen

6/1/17 // Dr. Steve Billet, Part II: Trump, NATO & Russia

Dr. Steve Billet discusses President Trump's odd NATO comments, his treatment of longstanding U.S. allies, and the prospects of Robert Mueller leading the Russia investigation. | listen

5/31/17 // Dr. Steve Billet on Kathy Griffin and "Covfefe"

Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss comedian Kathy Griffin's tasteless beheading and our obsessions with President Trump's Twitter actions. | listen

5/30/17 // W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Part II: Southern Memory

W. Fitzhugh Brundage believes the discussion around Confederate monuments will continue as he talks about the Southern memory of the Civil War. | listen

5/29/17 // W. Fitzhugh Brundage on Confederate Monuments

W. Fitzhugh Brundage joins the show to discuss the rise in demand to remove Confederate memorials in the South, the practice of historical triage, and why the monuments should be removed but not destroyed. | listen

5/19/17 // Benjamin Friedman, Part II: Domestic Politics vs. Foreign Affairs

Benjamin Friedman returns to discuss domestic tumult's effect on foreign policy, how the U.S. can afford to start wars in the Middle East, and why the current administration shouldn't be trusted with wars. | listen

5/18/17 // Benjamin Friedman, Part I: Foreign Policy

Benjamin Friedman joins the show to discuss what President Trump's unpredictability means for our allies and adversaries, the lack of strategy in Syria, and why the president has become more of a traditional hawk. | listen

5/13/17 // No Love for Facebook Reactions

The implications run deeper than dropping likes as you scroll. | read

5/12/17 // Weekly Rundown: A Few Exceptions

Joe offers his thoughts on President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, the appearance of a coverup, and the absurdity of Trump's lawyer's statement about the president's tax returns. | listen

5/11/17 // Andrew Lakoff on Undermined Trust

Andrew Lakoff discusses how our normal sites of trust have been undermined in recent months, the need for gatekeepers of consensus, and optimism for future convergence of scientific, political, and social circumstances. | listen

5/11/17 // Science Needs a New Rallying Cry

How do we get people excited about to science? Give them a reason to believe. | read

5/6/17 // Week of 05/06/17

Turn Up The Party Hour For Your Weekend! In the show this week we feature music by Diplo, Yellow Claw, Danny Brown, Crystal Castles, Twenty One Pilots and many more! Join J.Dayz as he spins a continuous mix of independent music. Plus we discuss the biggest festival flop in history. | listen

5/5/17 // Weekly Rundown: Political Sports Coverage

Joe discusses the AHCA passing House and how media coverage of politics mirrors that of sports and changes the way we frame and discuss it. | listen

5/4/17 // Darren Samuelsohn, Part II: White House Coverage

Darren Samuelsohn is back to discuss Donald Trump's dogged commitment to campaign promises and the conflicts of interest created by the president's businesses. | listen

5/3/17 // Darren Samuelsohn, Part I: White House Palace Intrigue

Politico Senior White House Reporter Darren Samuelsohn joins the show to discuss the raucous early days of the Trump administration, continued leaking from White House staffers, palace intrigue in the West Wing, and more. | listen

4/28/17 // Weekly Rundown: Not So Easy

Joe discusses the current unpredictability of American foreign relations, as well as Donald Trump's interview with Reuters, where the president admitted he thought the job "would be easier." | listen

4/26/17 // Taia Handlin on Democratic Ineptitude

Taia returns to discuss Democratic incompetence in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential victory, including the potential alienation of the party's voter base. | listen

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