This episode we start with a discussion of violent protests prompted by a question from a listener (Which is great! Send more!). We then talk about Twitter, hashtags, Gmail, and passwords before moving on to a discussion about education and universal preschool.
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We have three segments this episode:
We talk with Shannon Golden about Kony 2012. Shannon provides some insight into the situation in Uganda while Chris cynically revels in the implosion of Invisible Children.
We talk about the Mike Daisey/This American Life fiasco. Arturo defends liars, as usual, while I, er, Jon, stands strong as a defender of truth.
The whacky world of Young Adult literature.
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Topics include the sociology of weather in an M Word state, the Super Bowl, stadiums, and guilt over the state of professional sports. Chris tries to get into a screaming match about Occupy Oakland, but Jesse just politely disagrees. Jesse also reveals how many tracks of hardcore punk you can get through in 24 hours.
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After a lengthy break, we’re back! Racism in hockey, Work It, and The Trap are among our topics this episode. Enjoy!
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This week we talk about Occupy Wall Street and other Occupations. Links mentioned in the show:
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This episode, we fail to talk about Robocop, then we have a discussion about Getting Wasted, and then chat a bit about current political events.
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Long time, no see. Hope you’re having a nice summer. We’re back with two topics.
First, we spend most of the hour talking about barefoot running, the
Born to Run crowd, and naturalist (no, not naturist) social movements.
Second, we briefly try to make sense of the London riots, but ultimately Chris wins out by convincing Arturo and Jon they know nothing and should just stop talking.
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Two segments this week:
First, Chris gives a shout out to Sociological Images for their post on
Push Up Bikini Tops at Abercrombie Kids, which inspires a discussion about gender and childhood culture.
Second, a discussion about Ebooks, Amazon, DRM, and the fate of public knowledge.
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Podcasting and procrastination, nuclear power and scientific knowledge, the problem with high schools, and the situation in Libya. Links: