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The Roots of Conservative Media: Nicole Hemmer

Nicole Hemmer is a political historian and the author of Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics. We discuss the birth of conservative media activism, the different way conservatives understand truth, and their impact on American society.

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From Nicotine to Post-Truth

We kicked off our 10th season this week looking at the term “post-truth” with Lee McIntyre, a philosophy professor and author based in Boston. He gave us an eye-opening glimpse into the history of the term, what we can expect in the future, and how we can counter the harmful erosion of basic facts. His…

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The Future of Food: Lenore Newman

Lenore Newman holds the Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley. Her latest book is Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food. We discuss achieving food security through better management of food supplies, which include eating lower on the food chain and using technology such as artificial meats.

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Why We Vote on Tuesday

Our latest episode with Seth Flaxman of Democracy Works is all about how his organization is making it easier than ever to vote. They’ve created TurboVote, which lets you register to vote and order absentee ballots online, making it more convenient to do our civic duty. While we were talking, Seth mentioned that Election Day…

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