Third Eye Weekly

Premiere DateMay 21, 2015
Categories Media Talk
00:00 Echoes
00:32 The Question
02:45 Taking It To The Streets
06:06 What do we feel is blacklisted in our lives?
09:49 Love is the Future Hotchip
14:18 Introducing Urvashi Rangan
15:12 Interview with Urvashi Rangan
28:08 Food labels and Folk tales
31:26 Alone in the Bathroom Beck Cooper
33:45 Introducing Justin Cheng
34:53 Interview with Justin Cheng
42:56 Trolling online
45:29 Before The Dawn Jacco Gardner
53:32 Third Eye
54:21 Taboos in the Media
65:58 Reflect and Answer
69:45 Outro
70:12 Finish

Welcome to Third Eye Weekly. On this podcast we try and answer the big questions with intimate, personal narratives that give insight into the human experience that others might over-look.

Today’s podcast is about blacklisting. What are some of the people, items, events, and even ideas that are being casted away from the mainstream?

Usually blacklisting is looked at as a bad thing, but what if it could be positive?

Our big question for today is: What are the ways in which revealing blacklisted parts of our lives can help us to lead a better, more wholesome society ?

We’ll be talking with Dr. Urvashi Rangan, who leads and directs the Consumer Safety and Sustainability Group for Consumer Reports. She’s responsible for managing risk analysis, policy assessments, label evaluations, among other things. She’ll be talking with us about food labels and what foods should be blacklisted due to contaminants such as pesticides.

We’ll also talk with Justin Cheng, who is part of a group of researchers at Cornell that have developed an algorithm capable of tracking trolls on the internet.

Lastly, for our Third Eye perspective into the question this week we’ll wrap it up by talking with panelists from the recent Internet Week conference on Taking Taboo Topics Social. In today’s social world nothing is taboo or off limits for millennial women. With a no-holds-barred approach, the panel tackled money, politics, sex, feminine hygiene. We feature Binta Niambi Brown, Co-Founder and CEO of Fermata Entertainment, Molly Hayward, Founder and CEO of Cora and New York Times bestselling author, ‘Dot Complicated’ host and Founder of Zuckerberg Media, Randi Zuckerberg.

Be sure to check us out as we take our questions for BLACKLIST Week to the streets!

You can also check out a video of our interview with Urvashi Rangan.


Music & Poetry

Love is The Future – Hot Chip

Before The Dawn – Jacco Gardner

Alone in The Bathroom – Beck Cooper

Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz have co-hosted BTR's Third Eye Weekly podcast since November 2014. Learn more about Zach and Lisa.
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