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Ethical Questions for Your Inner Couch Potato

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The creators of the web video "High Maintenance" tell us how they choose what to stream online. Plus: how they feel about paywalls, sharing Netflix passwords, and what they smoke on set.

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On The Media

Islamoconsciousness

Friday, February 20, 2015

In the ongoing aftermath of the Chapel Hill shootings of three Muslim students, Bob canvasses a media climate come under great criticism.

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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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WNYC News

Is Fashion Week Even About the Clothes?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Yes and no. As the fall collections wrap up, New York Magazine's Stella Bugbee reflects on what they meant, what draws her to a designer and how critical those models really are. 

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On The Media

Safe Words

Friday, February 20, 2015

Why the language of terrorism is so divisive. Also, how Fifty Shades of Grey introduced America to the kink community.

On The Media

The History of a Fearful Word

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Guardian's David Shariatmadari chronicles the fraught history of the word "terrorism." 

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On The Media

After Chapel Hill Shooting, Calls of Bias from Middle East

Friday, February 20, 2015

Journalist Rana Sweis on how American media coverage of the Chapel Hill shooting has sparked fierce debate in the Middle East.

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On The Media

Far More Than Fifty

Friday, February 20, 2015

The commercial success of Fifty Shades of Grey has introduced America to BDSM and ignited an age-old debate in feminism. Brooke explores the many-shaded implications of mainstream kink.

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On The Media

Homegrown Terror

Friday, February 20, 2015

A new Southern Poverty Law Center study aims to get homegrown terrorism, and especially the threat of so-called lone wolf American terrorists, back on the agenda. 

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On The Media

The Semantics of Terrorism

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bob talks with Scott Shane of the New York Times about the criticism of President Obama's language when describing acts of violent extremism.

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WNYC News

Does Christie's 'Don't Raise Taxes' Pledge Include the Gas Tax?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Don't raise taxes. Don't raise taxes. Don't raise taxes. We hear ya, gov. But about the gas tax? Are you pledging, or negotiating?

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WNYC News

Fashion Week. It Never Ends.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Okay, it technically ends tonight. But Fashion Week will live on into eternity in the space most people actually experience it: social media. Stella Bugbee on mastering Snapchat.

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WNYC News

50 Shades of Runway Music

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The music models strut to at Fashion Week can be just as memorable as the clothes. This season, we've heard the "50 Shades of Grey" soundtrack, rap, and a bit of Captain Beefheart.

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New Tech City

Bored and Brilliant: The Personal Stories

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

We asked you to put some thought into the ways you use your phones. In the process, we stumbled upon a fact that is, perhaps, obvious: No two phone users are alike.

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On The Media

Black, White and Red All Over

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Wilmington Race Riots of 1898 were galvanized by racism in the local press. More than a century later, two newspapers apologized. 

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On The Media

The Legacy of Lynching

Friday, February 13, 2015

This week, 700 new victims were added to the tally of over 3,200 African-Americans lynched in the Jim Crow era South. Bryan Stevenson says we've got the legacy of lynching wrong, too.

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On The Media

Word Watch: Whistleblower

Friday, February 13, 2015

Brooke explores the history of the word "whistleblower," from its sporting origins to pejorative to description of courage.

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On The Media

Remembering David Carr, New York Times Media Critic

Friday, February 13, 2015

Bob remembers David Carr, whose candor and insight into the digital media world made him a trusted voice to fellow journalists and readers alike.

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On The Media

Before They Had Shows: Jon Stewart and Brooke Gladstone

Friday, February 13, 2015

This week, Jon Stewart announced his plans to leave The Daily Show after 16 years. OTM revisits a conversation between Stewart and then guest host Brooke Gladstone from 1998.

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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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