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February 23 2014

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February 11 2014

18:01

The 10th Anniversary of the "Wardrobe Malfunction"

10 years ago, the 90 million people who were watching the 38th Super Bowl's half time show bore witness to ... http://www.onthemedia.org/story/10th-anniversary-wardrobe-malfunction/

February 10 2014

16:27

TLDR #14 - THE KNOWLEDGE

Every year, a small group of sports fans scattered across the US play a game called "Last Man." The goal ... http://www.onthemedia.org/story/14-knowledge/

January 17 2014

07:28

TLDR #11 - RIP VILE RAT

On September 11th, 2012, gunmen attacked two American compounds in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans. Sean Smith, one of the four killed in the attack, was an IT manager in the real world, but online, he was Vile Rat, a hugely influential diplomat in the video game Eve Online. Alex talks to Sean's friend Alex "The Mittani" Gianturco about who Sean was both in Eve and in the real world.

January 14 2014

16:15

On The Media #10 - ONE HUNDRED SONGS A DAY

One way to make money making music online is the boring way. Write one song that does incredibly well and ... http://www.onthemedia.org/story/tldr-hundred-songs/

January 10 2014

23:45

On The Media - THE MYTH OF 'BLUE MONDAY,' THE CAMPAIGN FOR CREATIONISM, AND A LYING CYBORG TELEMARKETER

June 25 2013

23:25

National Security Letters and Gag Orders

The most serious kind of subpoena - called a 'National Security Letter' - used to have a lifetime gag-order automatically attached. That is until Nicholas Merrill appealed his and won the right to talk about it. Despite 50,000 national security letters a year, there are only three organizations that have ever won the right to say they got one. In a segment that originally aired in January of 2011, Nick Merrill tells Bob why he's the exception and the rule.

July 17 2011

08:07

NPR On the Media: The Bias Bias

April 23 2011

15:40

The Problem of Sock Puppets

On the Media, a US NPR program, examines what happened when Dilbert creator Scott Adams joined Metafilter to defend himself in a forum criticizing him, but did so using a pseudonym. Scott Adams was outed very quickly by members in the forum, but Metafilter also confirmed it was Scott Adams after he refused to admit it himself. A great overview explaining the various cultures and community mores that exist across the internet, just as all communities differ from each other. The best overview how complicated social can be in 6 minutes.

March 14 2011

22:23

The Bias Bias

So, is NPR liberal leaning? Are public radio employees broadcasting a bunch of leftist propaganda? This American Life host Ira Glass issues a challenge.

December 20 2010

22:19

On the Media - Dynamic Pricing [12/17/2010]

'One way retailers are trying to maximize profits this holiday season is through "dynamic pricing," whereby the price of an item is based on what the seller thinks the consumer is willing to pay. Slate’s Annie Lowrey says that retailers use your browsing history, your purchase history, and even your browser type to guess how deep your pockets are.' From http://onthemedia.org/transcripts/2010/12/17/06
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On the Media - Turning Down Loud Commercials [12/17/2010]

'For decades, the FCC has been fielding complaints about the drastic volume change between television shows and the commercials around them. Up until now, their only solution was to recommend that viewers use the mute button when a loud commercial comes on. The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson says all that will change now that Congress has passed new legislation to regulate the volume of commercials.' From http://onthemedia.org/transcripts/2010/12/17/05

December 15 2010

00:23

On The Media: Building Hype

Ever notice that sophisticated architectural renderings make construction projects look impossibly attractive. Exactly, says Dwell senior editor Geoff Manaugh, who blogs at bldgblog.blogspot.com. That's precisely the point. http://www.onthemedia.org/transcripts/2008/05/30/03

December 06 2010

12:33

WikiLeaks and Protections for Federal Whistleblowers

After 30 years, Tom Devine and the Government Accountability Project are finally within spitting distance of securing meaningful legislative protections for federal whistleblowers. And who should show up but WikiLeaks, often labeled as a whistleblower site, threatening to sully the term and scuttle all of Devine’s political progress. Devine explains how WikiLeaks could end up helping his cause.
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