The “Breaking Up Facebook” Edition
Coup attempts, Facebook’s legal troubles, and which presidential norms to restore and discard, with guest Tim Wu.
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Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
Tim Wu for the New York Times: “What Really Saved the Republic From Trump?”
Zeynep Tufekci for the Atlantic: “ ‘This Must Be Your First’ ”
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
John: Dalya Alberge for the Guardian: “ ‘Sistine Chapel of the Ancients’ Rock Art Discovered in Remote Amazon Forest”
David: Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield
Emily: Esmé E. Deprez for Bloomberg Businessweek: “How Medela Lost Moms”
Listener chatter from Charlotte Hope, @charlottehope: Elizabeth Yuko for Architectural Digest: “How Previous Epidemics Impacted Home Design”
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John consider a question from listener Daniela Koontz about ideal road trips.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.