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The Poet Laureate of Twitter

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Patricia Lockwood is a rising star on the poetry scene. She's been dubbed the "poet laureate of Twitter,” and her latest collection, “Motherland, Fatherland, Homelandsexuals" is making waves. This also includes a bonus reading of Lockwood's poem, "Revealing Nature Photographs."

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The Takeaway

Talk Dirty to Me: Audio Porn is Making a Comeback

Friday, February 20, 2015

There's a growing subculture devoted to producing and sharing audio porn. Note to listeners: This segment contains content that some might find offensive.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Wild Wild Net: The FCC Wants to Regulate the Internet

Friday, February 20, 2015

The FCC plans to vote soon on whether it should regulate the Internet as a public utility. Net neutrality advocate Tim Wu discusses the latest on the FCC's proposal.

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The Takeaway

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, February 20, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

Friday, February 20, 2015

Beckyoncé mashups, Billy Eichner yelling at FLOTUS, and Norm Macdonald's SNL tweets stole the internet's collective heart this week. 
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On The Media

#46 - Episode 45 Redux

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Two weeks ago, TLDR did an episode called "Quiet, Wadhwa." And then we became the story.
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The Takeaway

A Digital Mausoleum: Facebook After Death

Friday, February 13, 2015

Facebook is letting users decide what should happen to their profile when they die. Your account can be frozen, deleted or you can designate a "legacy contact" to take over your account.

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On The Media

Geeks Bearing Gifts

Friday, February 13, 2015

Bob imagines new futures for news with journalism professor Jeff Jarvis.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Word Up: Why the Internet Loves Lyrics

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Two percent of all web searches are for lyrics, hence the terrible sites dedicated to cross-selling you bad music and ringtones. Genius' Sasha Frere-Jones explains what we're looking up.
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To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: OKCupid

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Christian Rudder, the founder of OKCupid, thinks cupid’s arrow may just be an algorithm.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway's Friday Five Starring Left Shark, The Simpsons, and Rihanna

Friday, February 06, 2015

Rihanna unplugs with two famous friends, The Simpsons go low-fi, Billy Joel gets ranked, two Neil Youngs for the price of one Fallon, and Left Shark tries to take over the world.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

Friday, February 06, 2015

It was a great week online for Rihanna, The Simpsons, Neil Young, and Left Shark.
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The Takeaway

FCC Chairman: A Declaration of Independence for the Internet

Thursday, February 05, 2015

After 4 million responses from the public and a nudge from the president, the FCC chairmen sent a strong message yesterday: All internet must be treated equally.

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The Takeaway

Twitter, Trolling & Being A Woman Online

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Most women have a story about sexism or harassment online. Longtime feminist blogger and journalist Jill Filipovic shares her story, and her advice for dealing with internet sexism.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What "Supercookies" Mean for Your Online Privacy

Thursday, February 05, 2015

These undeletable customer codes used by Verizon could be exploited by third parties, like advertisers, to follow users around the web.

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The Takeaway

Tavi Gevinson: Taking Back the Online Conversation

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

With the online magazine "Rookie," Tavi Gevinson curates an online community for young women—a magazine many older women wish they'd had in their teen years.  

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The Takeaway

Twitter Chat: Being a Woman Online

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The Takeaway is presenting a new series called "Being A Woman Online." Join us for an online Twitter chat and have your voice heard.

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On The Media

The Corrector

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

There are a lot of mistakes in this dang world, Jon Delfin tries to correct one or two of them.
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The Takeaway

A Dating App For Women, By Women

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

While some women have found love on traditional dating sites, for many, the negatives often outweigh the positive. One of the first dating apps created by women aims to change that.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Russian Flash Point, Women in Power, and Austism Grows Up

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Takeaway explores the escalating conflict in Ukraine, the number of women in Congressional leadership positions, and services for autistic adults.