Top Episodes This Week
The End of Privacy as We Know It?
I read a lot about online privacy everyday, but this episode was very interesting and important. The part about them running the journalist’s photo in their system was so creepy. Well worth a listen.
The Woman Defending Harvey Weinstein
What an interview!! My head just blown up I finished it screaming as I was driving home from work. Donna Runno, Weinstein´s personal lawyer, talks about Metoo and the women who accused Weinstein of sexual assault. Although I believe she is right in one thing at the beginning of the interview then she goes..... listen to it. You won't believe what you are hearing.
Episode 99: The Cruel, Voyeuristic Quackery of Rehab TV Shows
addiction and rehab are often presented as a dehumanizing form of entertainment in the media, with shows like dr.drew, often catering to viewership vs to the actual folks who are trying to recover. nima + adam do their citations needed deep dive into the the mechanics of rehab shows and how it fuels our wrong perceptions and stereotypes of ppl suffering from substance abuse / the rehab industry in general. (highly rec all their other episodes, so informative and educational!)
Digging Into 'American Dirt'
this is the only american dirt controversy content you need to hear to get the gist of the whole mess. you’ll hear the voices of those calling out the publishing industry & cummins herself 🤑. the whole time i’m just like...wow maria is such an amazing interviewer lol
Liberté, Égalité and French Fries
Unexpectedly thought provoking episode. McDonalds is easy to hate on, particularly in terms of its contribution to the obesity epidemic. But it has a very complex relationship with the impoverished communities where it may be the only mainstream service provider. In some ways, McDonalds’ approach to community sustainability represents model corporate ethics and values.
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