Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory | This American Life

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  1. This American Life: Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

    NOTE: This American Life has retracted this story because we learned that many of Mike Daisey’s experiences in China were fabricated. We have removed the audio from our site, and have left this transcript up only for reference. We produced an entire new episode about the retraction, featuring Marketplace reporter Rob Schmitz, who interviewed Mike’s translator Cathy and discovered discrepancies between her account and Mike’s, and New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg, who has reported extensively on Apple. Ira also re-interviewed Mike Daisey to learn why he misled us.

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  2. Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

    Mike Daisey was a self-described "worshipper in the cult of Mac." Then he saw some photos from a new iPhone, taken by workers at the factory where it was made. Mike wondered: Who makes all my crap? He traveled to China to find out.

    NOTE: This American Life has retracted this story because we learned that many of Mike Daisey’s experiences in China were fabricated. We have removed the audio from our site, and have left this transcript up only for reference. We produced an entire new episode about the retraction, featuring Marketplace reporter Rob Schmitz, who interviewed Mike’s translator Cathy and discovered discrepancies between her account and Mike’s, and New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg, who has reported extensively on Apple. Ira also re-interviewed Mike Daisey to learn why he misled us.

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  3. Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory | This American Life

    Mike Daisey was a self-described “worshipper in the cult of Mac”. Then he saw some photos from a new iPhone, taken by workers at the factory where it was made. Mike wondered: Who makes all my crap? He traveled to China to find out.

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  4. This American Life 454: Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

    Mike Daisey was a self-described "worshipper in the cult of Mac." Then he saw some photos from a new iPhone, taken by workers at the factory where it was made. Mike wondered: Who makes all my crap? He traveled to China to find out. Originally aired 1.06.2012

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  5. How Was Your Week with Julie Klausner, ep. 38

    A very good interview with Mike Daisey starts at 46:30. Daisey is a writer and performer whose most recent monologue is called "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs". I’ve previously heard some great pieces by him on Studio 360.

    Pop-culture-wise, I’m not usually on the same wavelength as Klausner, but when we are, I love it. She also did an interview with Kate Beaton of Hark! A Vagrant (episode 45).

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  6. An acclaimed Apple critic made up the details | Marketplace from American Public Media

    The monologist Mike Daisey’€™s account of Chinese factory conditions in ‘€œThe Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs’€ made people think differently about their iPhones and iPads. But after an adaptation aired on This American Life, reaching China, an investigation there of his allegations found they were fabricated. Given other news reports on the conditions, will that matter?

    http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/ieconomy/acclaimed-apple-critic-made-details

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  7. This American Life 454: MR. DAISEY AND THE APPLE FACTORY

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  8. Reporters’ Roundtable: Apple’s China problem

    Apple is the most valuable U.S. company there is, and the most powerful and influential consumer electronics company by far. It is obscenely profitable. This amazing success is built on the backs of hundreds of thousands of factory workers, almost all of them in China, who assemble iPhones, and other products from other vendors, in giant, science-fiction-scale plants that never stop. These plants take their toll. On workers in China. And on jobs here in the United states. Two recent pieces of outstanding journalism highlight the issues. First, there’s a series developing in The New York Times, co-authored by Charles Duhigg, that kicked off in the Sunday edition: "How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work." A follow-on piece, "In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad," ran Wednesday. Second, a "This American Life" episode, "Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory," has reignited interest in monologuist Mike Daisey’s report of his trip to visit the birthplace of his iPhone, the Foxconn plant in China. Today we have both Charles Duhigg and Mike Daisey on the Roundtable, and we’re going to talk about Apple’s muscle, how it works with Chinese manufacturing companies, if there’s any chance that manufacturing could return to the U.S. And if it would be a good thing if it did. Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to the emerging reports on working conditions at Apple’s device manufacturers. I discussed this response with Duhigg in a separate interview, which is at the end of this Roundtable (at the 24-minute mark, if you want to go straight there).

    Read more: http://news.cnet.com/reporters-roundtable-podcast/#ixzz1lNosldHP

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  9. Studio 360: Nikola Tesla: Strange Genius

    The astounding mad scientist life of Nikola Tesla. Just who was this pioneer of radio, radar, and wireless communication? We discover his legacy in the work of today’s scientists and artists. Samantha Hunt’s new novel The Invention of Everything Else is a fictional portrait of Tesla. Monologist Mike Daisey tells us how Tesla X-rayed Mark Twain’s head. And across the country, garage inventors toil in obscurity at the next breakthrough that will change the world.

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  10. 5by5 | The Talk Show #84: Daisey, Daisey, Give Me Your Answer, Do

    5by5 - The Talk Show #84: Daisey, Daisey, Give Me Your Answer, Do

    http://5by5.tv/talkshow/84

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