On The Media

On The Media

Episodes

  • Getting Fired for a FOIA, A Chicago Crime Reporter, Cold Cases and More

    Jul 10, 2014 | 52 min
    A CIA agent gets fired over a FOIA request, the truth behind the current immigration crisis, and the Chicago Tribune’s overnight crime reporter on covering endless shootings.
  • TLDR #2 - Stereotyped

    Jul 7, 2014 | 9 min
    This is a repeat of TLDR #2. Christopher Hermelin has a project called "The Roving Typist," where he writes stories for people in the park on his typewriter. One day last summer, he found his photo posted to Reddit, and suddenly his image was the butt of jokes all over the internet. We talked to him about what it feels like to become a meme. Thanks for listening. If you like our show, please subscribe to us on iTunes. Or you can follow PJ and Alex and TLDR on Twitter.
  • Breaking Bad in Spanish, the "Hispanic Walter Cronkite", and More

    Jul 3, 2014 | 52 min
    An exploration of Hispanic media today, including the remaking of popular American shows into Spanish, a conversation with Hispanic TV's star newscaster, and a challenge to Bob and Brooke to discuss it all without sucking.
  • TLDR #30 - The Russian Troll Army

    Jun 29, 2014 | 11 min
    Last month, documents surfaced that showed a company called the Internet Research Agency was paying people in Russia to go to an office and post pro-Kremlin comments all day. Alex talks to Buzzfeed's Max Seddon about why they do it, and how successful they actually are at swaying public opinion. Thanks for listening. If you like our show, please subscribe to us on iTunes. Or you can follow PJ and Alex and and TLDR on Twitter.
  • Egypt's Press Suppression, True Crime, and More

    Jun 26, 2014 | 53 min
    How the suppression of a free press in Egypt is reversing the course of the Arab Spring, challenging the conventional wisdom on student debt, a defense of True Crime, and more.

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