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PJ Vogt

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If you own an iPhone, the NSA is snickering at you

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Just in time for Apple's big press conference this week, Der Spiegel's reporting on slides from an internal NSA powerpoint presentation that show the agency making fun of Apple users for voluntarily participating in their own surveillance. 

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"40 Days of Dating" is Over, Thank God

Monday, September 09, 2013

Earlier this year, two friends who were tired of the grind of trying to date as twenty-somethings in New York City came up with an experiment. 

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Partying like It's 1986

Friday, September 06, 2013

In Guelph, Ontario, a family has committed themselves to not using any technology invented after 1986. 

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The Hilarious Face of Canadian Propaganda

Friday, September 06, 2013

Sixty-one years ago today, the nation of Canada launched their first TV station. Which means today is as good a day as any to talk about Canadian Heritage minutes. 

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Satirists and Syria

Friday, September 06, 2013

On the Media's own PJ Vogt wrote a story for our new blog TLDR about the difficulty outlets like The Onion and The Daily Show are having finding humor in the situation in Syria as it becomes more complex. Bob talks to PJ about what the outlets are doing wrong, and how they can improve.

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Satire, Syria & Late-Night Stumbles

Thursday, September 05, 2013

In entertainment the show must go on, but comedians are having some trouble with that old adage this week as the news out of Syria grows darker and more complex. Are comedians just baffled by how they should react, or have they taken sides on an issue that necessitates debate? With us to explain is P.J. Vogt, an On the Media producer and host of the new blog TLDR, which you can find at onthemedia.org.

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Why is Syria Flummoxing American Satirists?

Thursday, September 05, 2013

It's hard to talk about the ideas or politics behind comedy news, because while we all know that they're important and influential, we also know that because they're entertainment, you can't talk seriously about them without sounding like a dummy. So let's sound like dummies for a moment!

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Butt-Based Logins

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

There should be a specific word for the moment when you're reading an article and your curiosity about a small aside completely overwhelms your interest in the broader article itself. 

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Behind The Public Radio Curtain

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The latest 99% Invisible is a public radio geek's dream -- a behind-the-scenes look at the 'broadcast clocks' of public radio shows. 

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"We Post Nothing About Our Daughter Online"

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

This morning Slate published an interesting essay by Amy Webb, where she talks about how she and her husband have decided, since their young daughter's birth, to keep all traces of her off the internet.

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An Anonymous Stranger Confesses to A Murder. (Maybe)

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

On Sunday, the blog Post Secret, which publishes anonymous, secret confessions sent via postcard, posted what purports to be a murder confession.

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Hello!

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Hello people of the internet! If you’re a regular visitor to our website, you may have noticed that we rarely update it. We have decided to change that!

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Hey Everybody, Let's Fix Twitter

Friday, April 26, 2013

Twitter: we all love it, but during recent breaking news stories, it's been an amplifier for rumors. Bob talks to OTM producer PJ Vogt about how Twitter could be better, and asks listeners for their suggestions. 

Head over to our blog with your suggestions

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Can A Small Search Engine Take On Google?

Friday, April 12, 2013

Duck Duck Go is a small search engine based in Pennsylvania that is, according to Google at least, a Google competitor. OTM producer Chris Neary talks with Duck Duck Go founder Gabriel Weinberg, SearchEngineLand's Danny Sullivan, and a dedicated Duck Duck Go user about the site. Also, each of the OTM producers try Duck Duck Go, and only Duck Duck Go, for a week.

 

Theme from I Dream of Jeannie

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Happy Birthday

Friday, March 08, 2013

"Happy Birthday to You" is one of the most popular songs in the English language. It is also copyrighted. On the Media producer PJ Vogt investigates the long, surprising, and contentious history of the argument over just who owns the rights to the song.

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How We Watch TV

Friday, December 28, 2012

There are a lot of ways to watch TV: free streaming online, via a traditional cable or satellite package, paying for services like Hulu Plus, etc. But the TV industry makes vastly different amounts of money depending on how you choose to watch. We invited Peter Kafka, media reporter for the website All Things Digital, to play the part of a moustache-twirling cable baron, and explain which of our staffers have viewing habits he can support, and why.


Earle Hagen and Herbert W. Spencer - The Fishin' Hole

Red Foley - Television

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How to Sort Good information from Bad on Twitter

Friday, November 02, 2012

Last week's storm highlighted Twitter's role as a useful (and occasionally infuriating) source of information during an emergency. OTM producer PJ Vogt talks to Bob about how to find accurate information on the platform while mostly avoiding the chaff. 

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