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Idiot interviews smart people, too much cringing to handle

By ginabeets - Sep 13 2019
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Wow, the Represent #48 interview with Betty Gilpin is hard to watch. The interviewer who clearly has not seen this actresses’ work and other podcast interviews and she asks these stupid questions, at one point saying that because the actress is blonde and young, how does she feel how easy it is to get roles, while for years Gilpin has written a Lenny Letters and has spoken out about the harassment, sexism, objectification, and immense difficulty she has getting roles where she plays something other than a Barbie. It was painful to hear an intelligent actress be interviewed by an idiot in the Represent series. She makes the stupid assumption that if a woman is young and white then her life is super easy.

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By Dr J Dizzle - Aug 23 2017
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Can't live in a Trumpy world without this podcast. Thanks, Jacob, Virginia, Jamelle et al...

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723 Ratings
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426
112
62
51
72

Idiot interviews smart people, too much cringing to handle

By ginabeets - Sep 13 2019
Read more
Wow, the Represent #48 interview with Betty Gilpin is hard to watch. The interviewer who clearly has not seen this actresses’ work and other podcast interviews and she asks these stupid questions, at one point saying that because the actress is blonde and young, how does she feel how easy it is to get roles, while for years Gilpin has written a Lenny Letters and has spoken out about the harassment, sexism, objectification, and immense difficulty she has getting roles where she plays something other than a Barbie. It was painful to hear an intelligent actress be interviewed by an idiot in the Represent series. She makes the stupid assumption that if a woman is young and white then her life is super easy.

Essential

By Dr J Dizzle - Aug 23 2017
Read more
Can't live in a Trumpy world without this podcast. Thanks, Jacob, Virginia, Jamelle et al...
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The Slate Daily feed includes new episodes from more than 30 shows in the Slate Podcast Network. You'll get thought provoking analysis, storytelling, and commentary on everything from news and politics to arts, culture, technology, and entertainment. Discover new shows you never knew you were missing.

Rank #1: Hi-Phi Nation: Risky Business

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How many innocent people should we be allowed to arrest and jail in order to prevent a single dangerous person from being free? The Supreme Court has refused to answer this question, but algorithms have, and many courts across the country are going with the algorithm. 

At different stages of the criminal justice system, computerized risk-assessment algorithms are slowly replacing bail hearings in determining who goes to jail and who goes free. This is widely seen as progressive reform, but may in fact be leading to more incarceration, not less. While many are warning that these algorithms are biased, racist, or based on bad data, the real problems are in fact much deeper, and even harder to solve.

Guest voices include Megan Stevenson, John Ralphling, Renee Bolinger, Georgi Gardiner, and Seth Lazar.

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Feb 16 2019
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Rank #2: Secret History Of The Future: A Brief History Of Timekeeping

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The first mechanical clocks were made to summon monks to prayer. Ever since, timekeeping technology has often been about control and obligation. But underneath a mountain in Texas, a new kind of clock is being built that’s meant to alter the way we think about time. Can it force us to connect our distant past with our distant future, tick by tick?
Aug 28 2019
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Rank #3: Secret History Of The Future: Meat and Potatoes

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The potato seemed strange and unappetizing when it first arrived in Europe. But it grew into a wonder food that helped solve the continent’s hunger problems. Can its journey tell us what to expect from current efforts to replace animal meat with societally healthier meat alternatives made from plants, insects, or cells grown in petri dishes?
Jul 24 2019
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Rank #4: Hi-Phi Nation: The Forever War

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This year will mark the 18th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, the forever war characterized by regime change, a surge, drawdowns, and then re-engagement across three Presidential administrations. We take a retrospective of the entire war, from the forgotten events of the lead-up to its total financial and moral costs to date. Journalist Douglas Wissing and Professor Neta Crawford of the Cost of War project take us through the staggering amounts of money spent on prosecuting the war and the development of Afghanistan, and we investigate where the money went. Veterans who served at each stage of the conflict, from the Gen Xers of the early days to the millennials of the Obama surge, give us the changing, and unchanging picture of the unending war. Finally, philosopher Seth Lazar and Barry talk about sunk costs and the role that thinking about past sacrifices play in rationalizing the indefinite continuation of war.

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In the bonus content for SlatePlus members, Neta Crawford talks about the opportunity costs of the wars that can't be calculated, and Barry talks with Doug Wissing about the opium economy of Afghanistan. Get all bonus content and an ad-free version of this and every other Slate podcast at slate.com/hiphiplus.
Mar 16 2019
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Rank #5: Secret History Of The Future: Salvation In The Air

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At the dawn of the 20th century, chemists dreamed of extracting nitrogen from the air and turning it into a limitless supply of fertiliser. Sceptics thought they were crazy -- it was possible in theory, but it was unclear if it could be done in practice. What happened next changed the course of 20th-century history, and provides inspiration to innovators pursuing a different dream today: sucking carbon dioxide out of the air to avert climate change. Might they not be quite so crazy after all?
Aug 21 2019
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Rank #6: Secret History Of The Future: New Media, Old Story

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Radio was originally a social medium, as early radio sets (each of which could transmit as well as receive) turned cities into giant chatrooms, populated by Morse Code-tapping enthusiasts. But the excitement of this democratic, digital platform did not last, and radio was tamed by corporate interests in the 1920s. The utopian dream of platforms that are open and meritocratic has been reborn in the internet era in the form of blogging, and more recently podcasting. But can it ever come true?
Sep 04 2019
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Rank #7: Secret History Of The Future: Mars On Earth

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Polar exploration was the Victorian equivalent of the space race. Major powers vied to outdo each other, funding expeditions to the most inhospitable parts of the world as demonstrations of their supremacy over nature and each other. Today, the resulting tales of triumph and tragedy hold valuable lessons about what to do—and what not to do—as human explorers plan missions to Mars.
Jul 31 2019
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Rank #8: Secret History Of The Future: Second Wind

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For thousands of years we sailed our cargo across oceans using zero-emission, 100 percent renewable wind. Then we switched to ships that run on oil, creating a global maritime fleet that pumps greenhouse gases into the sky. Could we go back to wind-powered ships by rediscovering a clever nautical innovation that we abandoned a century ago?
Jul 10 2019
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Rank #9: Hi-Phi Nation: No Offense

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What if you could sue someone for calling you a racial slur? In the 90s, one country that always looked very similar to America decided to allow it, rolling back the rights to free speech in the interest of protecting victims of hate speech. Is the result a slippery slope to government tyranny, or a more harmonious society? The moral right to hate speech does not run as deep in the U.S. as most people believe. Only in the last 80 years of litigation and activism has it become protected. On this episode, we look at the story of a racial slur that led to a precedent, we take a whirlwind tour of landmark First Amendment cases, and two philosophers argue about whether morality is on the side of U.S. law. It might not be.

Guest voices include Sonny Sidhu, Tim Soutphommasane, philosopher Jeffrey Howard, and philosopher Seana Shiffrin.

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Mar 02 2019
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Rank #10: Secret History Of The Future: A Bug In The System

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The first ever computer program was written in 1843 by Ada Lovelace, a mathematician who hoped her far-sighted treatise on mechanical computers would lead to a glittering scientific career. Today, as we worry that modern systems suffer from “algorithmic bias” against some groups of people, what can her program tell us about how software, and the people who make it, can go wrong?
Aug 14 2019
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Rank #11: What Next: The Case for Impeachment

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You’ve heard the legal argument for starting impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Maybe you’ve heard the moral argument supporting impeachment. But what is the political case for impeachment? What could House impeachment proceedings possibly achieve, given that the Senate is controlled by the President’s party?

Guest: Jamelle Bouie, New York Times opinion columnist.

Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Anna Martin.
Apr 22 2019
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Rank #12: Better Life Lab: Schedule Chaos

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While an unpredictable schedule has always been a part of a restaurant worker’s experience, the advent of scheduling technology and the pressure to keep labor costs low has turned the schedules - and lives - of restaurant and retail workers upside down. We hear stories of waitstaff and big box retail workers from around the country. Joan Williams, Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings, shares research on how predictable schedules not only make life better and healthier for workers, but actually makes businesses more profitable.

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Apr 05 2019
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Rank #13: Trumpcast: The BuzzFeed Revelations on Trump

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Anthony Cormier from BuzzFeed News about the chain of bombshell news stories his team has published this month and the Mueller team’s response to his reporting.
Feb 09 2019
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Rank #14: Hi-Phi Nation: Name of God (2019)

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A few days after the New Zealand Mosque massacre, Dr. Thaya Ashman heard about a woman who was too afraid to come out in public in her hijab for fear of being targeted. So Dr. Ashman had an idea to invite every person in New Zealand to wear a headscarf in public. The result was quite different from what happened in America three years ago, when a woman who tried to make a similar gesture of good will toward Muslims incurred the wrath of evangelical Christians on social media. On this episode, Barry revisits that episode in light of the New Zealand massacre, and how it helped write the next chapter in a thousand year-old controversy concerning Christianity, Islam, their shared origins, and the nature of God. Guest voices include Thaya Ashman, Larycia Hawkins, Michael Mangis, Karly Bothman, Paul Griffiths, and Amir Hussain.

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Mar 30 2019
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Rank #15: Gist: The Thrilling Don Winslow

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On The Gist, Joe Biden’s nose nuzzle.

In the interview, Don Winslow’s new book The Border is the final part of his trilogy on drug cartels. He’s here today to discuss the work, how it’s been twenty years in the making, and the difficulty of trying to get things right.  

In the Spiel, Betsy DeVos’ indefensible Special Olympics funding cuts.
Apr 02 2019
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Rank #16: Secret History of The Future: A Familiar Tune

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The 19th century invention of the phonograph left composers worried they might not be paid for recordings. The 20th century proliferation of digital sampling outmoded old copyright laws. Can these previous tech disruptions of the music business teach us how to handle a 21st century onslaught of computers that can compose their own songs?
Jul 03 2019
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Rank #17: Flashback: The Straight Story (1999)

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In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the The Straight Story (1999), based on a true story and directed by David Lynch.

Production by Chau Tu.
Jun 16 2019
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Rank #18: Hi-Phi Nation: Uncivil Disobedience

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In Australia, vegan and animal liberation activism has recently become intense and disruptive, invading farms, restaurants, and city centers. They’re doing everything from rescuing animals to blocking traffic, and occupying steakhouses. Some argue that these new activists are needlessly victimizing innocent farmers, business owners, and consumers. Others argue that the activists are only doing what’s necessary to stand up for the innocent victims of farmers, business owners, and consumers.

For any cause, when change does not seem to happen, or happen quickly enough, movements can turn to more confrontational styles of protests, or “uncivil disobedience.” Is this morally defensible, or is civility a must in any kind of protest? 

Guest voices include Kimberley Brownlee, Chris Delforce, Candice Delmas, Lauren Gazzola, Paula Hough, David Jochinke, Joanne Lee, Brian Leiter, Clare McCausland, Tyler Paytas, Jacy Reese, Jeff Sebo, and Peter Singer.

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May 25 2019
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Rank #19: Trumpcast: A Republican’s Journey Away From Trump

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Max Boot, columnist for the Washington Post and author of “Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left The Right,” about his journey since Donald Trump took office.

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May 12 2019
43 mins
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Rank #20: Sponsored: Connecting Mental and Physical Health

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In this episode, we investigate the deep connections between mental health and physical health. For years, a large faction of the medical community neglected this link, and patients who suffered mental distress had to do it alone. Why have taboos around mental health persisted? And what does the future look like as we probe the innate relationship between mental and physical health?

To answer these questions, host Sara Ivry is joined by Heather Von St. James, a cancer survivor and patient advocate, and Dr. Neha Chaudhary who co-founded Brainstorm: The Stanford Laboratory for Brain Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

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Feb 05 2019
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