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#1261 Profitable Extremism (How Social Media Propagates Hate)

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Air Date: 4–2-2019

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Today we take a look at the so-called "Algorithms of Oppression." Not that they're made to be that way on purpose but that it is a natural outcome of a profit-based system that incentivizes people to post the most click-baity content while the system learns the viewer's weaknesses to ruthlessly feed them whatever will keep them engaged.

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#1260 Gearing up for the fight for Medicare for All

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Air Date: 3–29-2019

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Today we take a look at the history of why we don't already have Medicare for All, just a handful of the overwhelming reasons why we need it and the fight ahead to make it a reality

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#1259 The rebirth of the antitrust movement (Monopolies)

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Air Date: 3–26-2019
Today we take a look at the story of Amazon's enormous growth, the history of how our anti-trust laws were neutered and how the former is making us rethink the latter

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#1258 The art and science of apologies and forgiveness

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Air Date: 3–22-2019
Today we take a look at apologies and forgiveness, some of the building blocks for a healthy human society, at a moment in time when society is reorganizing itself in several ways at once, making it all the more necessary that we refresh ourselves on the fundamentals of how best to relate to each other

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#1257 Debunking the reactionary intellectuals of the dark web

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Air Date: 3–19-2019
Today we take a look at the likes of Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson as a window into the world of their followers and as an inoculation against thinking they're people worth taking seriously just because they make sense one-third of the time.

 

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