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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mom of the Year; Food Truck Permits; Subway Adventures

Friday, May 01, 2015

Baltimore's so-called "#MomOfTheYear;" reforming the food truck permit system; an update on Nepal's earthquake; when America became a Christian nation & subway adventures.

Tribeca Film Festival Live

The Stars of SnapChat, Vine and YouTube

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Gregory Brothers and Alphacat, both of whom make incredibly funny videos about President Obama, join the "Godfather of SnapChat" Casey Neistat to discuss new ways of storytelling.

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, April 17, 2015

A puppet plays Rush, Esquire unearthed an outrageous 1991 commercial for the Sizzler restaurant chain, and a Frenchman draws the space between buildings.

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The Takeaway

'Game of Thrones' Won the Internet This Week

Friday, April 10, 2015

Just the scent of new Game of Thrones episodes was enough to throw the internet (plus Seth Meyers, Sesame Street, and Key and Peele) into a tailspin this week. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Public Shaming, Toms River & Subway Poetry

Friday, April 03, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Public Shaming (First) | Toms River Pollution (Starts at 18:44) | Subway Poetry (Starts at 37:53)
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The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, April 03, 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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On The Media

Hype and Hope: The #SaveJosh Story

Friday, April 03, 2015

In 2014, a family launched a media campaign to pressure a drug company to provide a life-saving medicine for their son. We hear how they eventually got the drug.

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On The Media

The Cancer Show: Part 2

Friday, April 03, 2015

Stories of cancer: as told by Hollywood, Washington, and you and me. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

When Social Media Gets Mad

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Jon Ronson explores the world of public shaming, spurred by his own successful shaming of the guys who stole his identity on Twitter, in his new book, "So You've Been Publicly Shamed."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

#BoycottIndiana; StoryCorps in Your Smartphone and Public Shaming

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

#BoycottIndiana; mental illness in pilots; StoryCorps comes to your smartphone; how social media has made it easier than ever to publicly shame people and a public art debate.

The Takeaway

One Company Wants To Tie The Internet To The Real World

Friday, March 27, 2015

A social media company called Banjo is trying to sort that nebulous cloud of tweets, trends, and posts to geography. The idea is to create an instant snapshot of any place at any time.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Digital Discontent

Friday, March 20, 2015

Jacob Silverman, a journalist and the author of Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection, calls for consumers to take more control of their digital lives.

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The Takeaway

Our Social Media Profiles, Ourselves

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Jacob Silverman is author of "Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection." He says that our use of social media is fundamentally changing how we live. 

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On The Media

Internet Indoctrination

Friday, March 06, 2015

The unmasking of ISIS's "Jihadi John" has prompted questions about radicalization and how it happens to young people far from Syria.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: Reggie Love, Immunization, SCOTUS Update & That Dress

Friday, February 27, 2015

The President's Former Assistant, Reggie Love (First) | Immunization Stories (Starts at 18:50) | SCOTUS Update (Starts at 40:40) | About That Dress... (Starts at 55:46)
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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Science Behind That Dress

Friday, February 27, 2015

Wired's Adam Rogers explains the science behind the dress that's dividing the Internet -- is it black and blue, or white and gold (or both)?

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, February 27, 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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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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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 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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