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Blocked and Reported
Blocked and Reported
Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal
Reply All And Mike Pesca And Smith College And Race And Race And Race
The liberal landscape is littered with race-related meltdowns. After a correction and an update to last week's Reply All episode, Katie and Jesse discuss Mike Pesca's suspension from Slate and a long, infuriating article in the New York Times about false accusations at Smith College. Reply All’s “The Confetti Cannon” episode: https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/dvh64g (https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/dvh64g) The other side of the argument that Reply All got more political: https://www.reddit.com/r/replyallpodcast/comments/ju3ly4/hottakereplyallisnotgettingmorepolitical/gca58cv?utmsource=share&utmmedium=web2x&context=3 (https://www.reddit.com/r/replyallpodcast/comments/ju3ly4/hot_take_reply_all_is_not_getting_more_political/gca58cv?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) Fresh Air on the nature of the protest: https://www.npr.org/2021/02/25/971319812/reporters-video-from-inside-senate-on-jan-6-shows-a-crowd-prepared-for-violence (https://www.npr.org/2021/02/25/971319812/reporters-video-from-inside-senate-on-jan-6-shows-a-crowd-prepared-for-violence) NY Times on Deadspin’s implosion: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/31/business/media/deadspin-was-a-good-website.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/31/business/media/deadspin-was-a-good-website.html) Defector’s story on Mike Pesca: https://defector.com/mike-pesca-slate-suspended/ (https://defector.com/mike-pesca-slate-suspended/) NY Times on Pesca: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/business/media/slate-mike-pesca-suspended.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/business/media/slate-mike-pesca-suspended.html) “Eschew the Taboo: The pernicious effects of banning words” by Christopher Hitchens: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2006/12/hatred-will-always-outpace-linguistic-correctness.html (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2006/12/hatred-will-always-outpace-linguistic-correctness.html) Ta-Nehisi Coates on use/mention: https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2010/11/to-conversate/66929/ (https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2010/11/to-conversate/66929/) John McWhorter on use/mention: https://johnmcwhorter.substack.com/p/the-n-word-as-slur-vs-the-n-word (https://johnmcwhorter.substack.com/p/the-n-word-as-slur-vs-the-n-word) Margaret Sullivan with a confusing column: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/mike-pesca-donald-mcneil-n-word-media/2021/02/24/fe89d010-76a1-11eb-8115-9ad5e9c02117story.html?itid=apmargaretsullivan (https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/mike-pesca-donald-mcneil-n-word-media/2021/02/24/fe89d010-76a1-11eb-8115-9ad5e9c02117_story.html?itid=ap_margaretsullivan) Stefan Fatsis on this debate in Slate alllllll the way back in 2020: https://slate.com/culture/2020/07/scrabble-offensive-words-ban-player-reaction.html (https://slate.com/culture/2020/07/scrabble-offensive-words-ban-player-reaction.html) The episode of The Gist where Pesca mentions nonbinary pronouns: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/acosta-out-emily-bazelon-charged-kamala-harris-gun-laws.html (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/acosta-out-emily-bazelon-charged-kamala-harris-gun-laws.html) Michael Powell’s crazy story about Smith College: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/us/smith-college-race.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/us/smith-college-race.html) The ACLU ACLU-ing, hard: https://www.aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-criminal-justice/smith-college-overhauls-policing-practices-after-black (https://www.aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-criminal-justice/smith-college-overhauls-policing-practices-after-black) Cathy Young on the "Napping Whilte Black" story at Yale, which was significantly more complicated: https://thebulwark.com/standing-up-to-the-moral-outrage-industry/ (https://thebulwark.com/standing-up-to-the-moral-outrage-industry/) Jodi Shaw's latter, as published by Bari Weiss: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/whistleblower-at-smith-college-resigns (https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/whistleblower-at-smith-college-resigns) Katie on disappearing lesbians: https://andrewsullivan.substack.com/p/where-have-all-the-lesbians-gone-0a7 (https://andrewsullivan.substack.com/p/where-have-all-the-lesbians-gone-0a7) Glenn Greenwald on his experience "trending as a transphobe and biphobe": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXXJoOsdoNE&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=GlennGreenwald (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXXJoOsdoNE&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=GlennGreenwald)
56 min
Short Circuit
Short Circuit
Institute for Justice
Short Circuit 163 | The Law of Johnny 5 Is Alive
For once living up to the 1980s-movie-sense of our name, we’re talking about robots. How should the law treat robots? What do we analogize to, the law of traditional machines? Animals? Something else? How should that law be “made,” by courts or by legislatures? And how does the Constitution interact with artificial intelligence? When a robot writes a novel is it “speech?” In a special Short Circuit, we look into all of these questions with our guest Ed Walters, founder and CEO of Fastcase, and an adjunct professor who teaches robot and artificial intelligence law at Georgetown Law School. Transcript: https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/short-circuit-163_otter.ai_.pdf Copyrighting all the melodies to avoid accidental-infringement, https://www.ted.com/talks/damien_riehl_copyrighting_all_the_melodies_to_avoid_accidental_infringement I, Robot, http://ekladata.com/-Byix64G_NtE0xI4A6PA1--o1Hc/Asimov-Isaac-I-Robot.pdf Ed Walters: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/edward-j-walters/ Anthony Sanders: https://ij.org/staff/asanders/ iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/short-circuit/id309062019 Spotify: https://podcasters.spotify.com/podcast/1DFCqDbZTI7kIws11kEhed/overview Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/institute-for-justice/short-circuit Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iz26kyzdcpodkfm5cpz7rlvf76a Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ Want to email us? shortcircuit@ij.org
52 min
Reason Podcasts
Reason Podcasts
Reason Podcasts
Punish Politicians for the Right Reasons
Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie gather on this week's Reason Roundtable to reflect with fresh fury on the latest bureaucratic bottle-necking and duty dereliction. And they find some bits of good news for you too. Discussed in the show: 0:24: New York is…not well. 23:56: What's the takeaway of comparing Democrat- and Republican-run states in the face of pandemic management? (Look forward to a feature piece diving even deeper into this by Matt Welch.) 31:23: Weekly Listener Question: What does the Roundtable suggest to replace the current vaccine approval process? 46:45: Biden bombed Syria, and we're reminded that behind the "he's not Trump" hype, he's still just a "status-quo institutionalist." 49:13: Media recommendations for the week. This week's links: "The Twilight of the Anti-Trump Idols," by Ross Douthat "New York attorney general seeks to investigate Cuomo sexual harassment claims," by Richard Luscombe "Newsom appears to post TikTok inside restaurant, denies eating there," by Morgan Phillips "What Disney Can Teach Us About Covid-19: Lockdowns Fail" (video) "Thomas Sowell's Maverick Insights on Race, Economics, and Society" (video) "Cocktails with Suderman" "5 Pandemic Mistakes We Keep Repeating," by Zeynep Tufekci Send your questions either by email to roundtable@reason.com or by voicemail to 213-973-3017. Be sure to include your social media handle and the correct pronunciation of your name. Audio production by Ian Keyser. Assistant production by Regan Taylor. Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve.
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