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Johann Hari: Get Your Mind Back / Save Democracy?

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Abigail Disney: The American Dream or Nightmare for Workers?

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“The Future is Disabled”: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Prefer to Listen? Subscribe to our podcast to listen to this week's episode on your favorite podcast platform (Available 1/9/23). “At the core of my work and life is the belief that disabled wisdom is the...

Ask Angola Prison: What Difference Can a Play Make? 

Prefer to Listen? Subscribe to our podcast to listen to this week's episode on your favorite podcast platform. In 2020, the authorities at the Louisiana State Penitentiary (better known as Angola, for the former plantation on...

Right or Wrong Polls Aren’t Good

Subscribe to our podcast to listen on your favorite podcast platform. Who were the biggest losers of the midterms? The media! wrote Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank November 9. The vast majority of political journalists were...

BIPOC Media Covered the Elections Differently

Prefer to Listen? Subscribe to our podcast to listen to this week's episode on your favorite podcast platform. When it came to the midterms, mainstream white pundits got a lot wrong that local, Black, Brown and...

Sarah Jones on Sex & Making an “Unorthodoc”

Prefer to Listen? Subscribe to our podcast to listen to this week's episode on your favorite podcast platform. Sarah Jones, Tony Award-winning performer and comedian, is making a different kind of documentary. She calls it an...

Soledad O’Brien on Rosa Parks: The Untold Story

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Rising Against Asian Hate: Turning Violence into Action

Prefer to Listen? Subscribe to our podcast to listen to this week's episode on your favorite podcast platform. In March 2021, a 21-year-old man murdered eight people, including six women of Asian descent, at three spas...

A.M. Homes’ The Unfolding: On War and Also Walking Away

Subscribe to our podcast to listen on your favorite podcast platform. This summer we learned that the largest-ever political donation — $1.6b in shares of an about-to-be-sold business — was given to a non-profit set...

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