NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with Sandy Parakilas, who worked as an operations manager on the platform team at Facebook in 2011 and 2012. In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Parakilas says Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself.
We’ve long heard that the ways the web is tailored for each user—how we search, what we’re shown, who we read and follow— reinforces walls between us. Veronica Belmont investigates how social media can create and can break our filter bubbles. Megan Phelps-Roper discusses the Westboro Baptist Church, and the bubbles that form both on and offline. B.J. May talks about the bubbles he encountered every day, in his Twitter feed, and tells us how he broke free. Rasmus Nielsen suggests social media isn’t the filter culprit we think it is. And, within the context of a divided America, DeRay McKesson argues that sometimes bubbles are what hold us together.
This is a test episode of An IndieWeb Podcast (working title).
In it, Chris Aldrich and David Shanske talk about a variety of IndieWeb topics, with the theme of Considering the User, inspired by an article we were reading at https://eli.li/entry.php?id=20180318015703.
Part of this is also an opportunity to improve audio post presentation on my website, so you will see audio posts improve over time.
The Complexity Theory Podcast. The HumanCurrent podcast is hosted by Angie
Cross and Haley Campbell-Gross. Through interviews & casual conversations,
we explore the complex systems that shape our world and our work.
Breaking down the theme song for The New York Times’ podcast The Daily.
The Daily is the New York Times’ daily news podcast, hosted by Michael Barbaro. In this special edition of Song Exploder, composers Jim Brunberg & Ben Landsverk (aka Wonderly) break down how they composed the show’s theme song. You can listen on the New York Times website at nytimes.com/dailysong
Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt shares the posthumous true-crime masterpiece written by his wife Michelle McNamara, who died suddenly at the age of 46 in 2016. McNamara, a reporter and the creator of TrueCrimeDiary.com, spent years tracking the serial killer she dubbed the Golden State Killer, who, between 1976 and 1986, committed 50 sexual assaults and 10 murders up and down California. Oswalt wrote, “I can’t help feeling that somewhere, in her final pages, she left enough clues for someone to finish the job she couldn’t—to put California’s worst serial killer behind bars.”
Also included in this episode is a behind-the-scenes tour of items from the Library’s collections. Acting Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscripts, Thomas Lannon, hand-picked selections especially for Oswalt, including the Patricia Cornwell collection of Jack the Ripper files, first editions of Philip K. Dick novels, and an album of photographs taken in 1866, of men incarcerated in Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison, that are considered among the earliest known examples of the mugshot.
How the ex-spy tried to warn the world about Trump’s ties to Russia.
Everyone’s got a myth or two about birth control they want cleared up. Like… is ‘pulling out’ AKA withdrawal really such a bad idea? Does the pill change your brain? Are IUDs safe? And why isn’t there a pill for men, already?! We ask gynecologist Dr. Amita Murthy, neuroendocrinologist Dr. Nicole Petersen, men’s health researcher Prof. Robert McLachlan and a whole roomful of experts on sex — teenagers.UPDATE 05/12/17: We have updated this episode to further emphasize that the pre-cum studies are only very small. Use withdrawal at your own peril!Check out our full transcript here. Selected readings:The Guttmacher report on unintended pregnanciesNicole’s research on the brainThe Nurses’ Health Study results on oral contraceptivesA history of the Dalkon ShieldThe latest on male contraceptionCredits: This episode has been produced by Wendy Zukerman, Shruti Ravindran, Heather Rogers and Rose Rimler. Our senior producer is Kaitlyn Sawrey. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell. Extra editing help from Alex Blumberg and Eric Mennel. Fact checking by Michelle Harris. Sound design by Martin Peralta and Bobby Lord. Music written by Bobby Lord. An extra thanks to Dr Aparna Sundaram at the Guttmacher Institute, Dr Sarah Prager, Prof Brittany Charlton, Dr Lisa Iversen, Prof James Trussell, Dr Sara Holton. Big thank you to Libby Shafer and all the Chicago teens, plus Jonathan Goldstein and Joseph Lavelle Wilson.
Tonight the answer to our quiz: Which dessert was invented by a DENTIST? Gingerbread, cotton candy, or lollipops?
Nate Lampton spent his 12 year tenure at Lullabot working on Webform, Backdrop, and numerous client project, the most recent being grammy.com.
We sit down to talk about all these things and plumbing.
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