During this magic time between Christmas and New Years’, we revisit three of our favorite recent interviews: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah on Dave Chappelle, Rania Khalek on peace activists in Syria, and the ACLU’s Alexander Abdo on the NSA.
John skypes in from Guantanamo, Molly witnessed some seriously blatant racial profiling, and listener mail revisiting our conversation about gender as construction (or not). AND! Molly has decided to spend this week doing a Year in Review, deciding our scoocher favorites and least favorites from 2013.
Shakina Nayfack joins us to discuss her project to crowdfund her gender confirmation surgery, a revenge pornographer gets charged with 31 felony counts, and Fox News wants you to know that Santa and Jesus are white.
The Guardian’s editor in chief is brought before a parliament select committee and asked whether he loved his country, our science correspondent looks at the data behind the “women are mean” NYT piece, and more listener mail.
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the twitterstorm the RNC started when it claimed Rosa Parks helped end racism, the NSA is spying on some people’s porn habits, and more scenes from Hack My Heart.
On today’s show we re-air two amazing recent interviews: Ayesha Siddiqi talks about the Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel feud, and Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman join us to discuss Enemies Within, their new book on the NYPD’s spying programs. Also, a new Hack My Heart scene.
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