“The constellation of Russian connections circling around Planet Trump is quite extraordinary,” says ‘Guardian’ reporter Luke Harding. His new book is ‘Collusion.’ Also, film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘Call Me By Your Name.’
Katie and David are back with their annual holiday gift guide with plenty of nerdy picks for you and your loved ones.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jake Bernstein helped break the story of the Panama Papers, the leaked documents that detail the offshore tax havens of the super rich. His new book is ‘Secrecy World.’ Also, critic at large John Powers reviews the book ‘The Dawn Watch.’
The Talk Show
‘Christmas Mitzvah’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann
Saturday, 18 November 2017
Merlin Mann returns to the show for a Thanksgiving-week holiday spectacular. Topics include the history of Markdown, nerding out with Keyboard Maestro, kids today and the computers they want to use, caring about idiomatic native UI design, a look back at last year’s election, and more.
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Various apps mentioned during the show:
Justin Williams’s now-defunct Elements — the first Dropbox-backed text editor for iOS
Bartender — a Mac utility for managing all those stupid little menu bar apps
Vanilla — another Mac menu bar app manager
Apple Support technote documenting standard Mac text editing keyboard shortcuts.
Reconcilable Differences #65 — Merlin and John Siracusa talking about Steam.
The Elements of Eloquence — the book that explains the implicit rules of adjective order in English.
Dr. Drang on Excel.
Last year’s day-after-the-election “Holiday Party” episode.
PredictIt — Website where you can gamble on election and political predictions.
Max Temkin’s US Politics Twitter list.
This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.
Austin Mann returns to discuss the state of iPhone Photography and David and Katie share their thoughts on the new iPhone X.
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris answers listeners’ questions about what kind of music and fiction he likes, the advice he would give his younger self, whether he might be wrong about the utility of religion, problems with American attitudes toward science, whether the self is really an illusion, why some listeners misunderstand his views, how he reads, his views on parenting, and his favorite podcast guests.
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Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1934 mystery novel features a cast that rips into individual roles with gusto — but never fully jells as an ensemble.
Souza was the chief official White House photographer for President Obama for eight years. He spoke with Terry Gross about capturing the mood and emotion of everything from the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting to the national security team watching the Bin Laden raid in the Situation Room. He estimates he took 1.9 million photos. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead shares a remembrance of composer Muhal Richard Abrams, and ‘Fresh Air’ remembers longtime WHYY engineer Kevin Griffin, who died Saturday.
We’re building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information. And the machines aren’t even the real threat. What we need to understand is how the powerful might use AI to control us — and what we can do in response.
In her new book, ‘Big Chicken,’ health journalist Maryn McKenna explores how many of the chickens consumed in the U.S. have been fed antibiotics, which can lead to serious infections in humans. Film critic Justin Chang reviews ‘Last Flag Flying.’
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