“The Great Betrayal” Edition
Impeachment, whether the delusional can be deradicalized, and guest Juliette Kayyem on improving vaccine distribution.
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Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
Emily Bazelon for the New York Times Magazine: “People Are Dying. Whom Do We Save First With the Vaccine?
Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America by John Sides, Michael Tesler, and Lynn Vavrek
Amarnath Amarasingam’s Twitter thread on de-platforming extremists.
Amarnath Amarasingam, Shiraz Maher, and Charlie Winter for the Centre for Research and
Evidence on Security Threats: “How Telegram Disruption Impacts Jihadist Platform Migration”
The music of Ludovico Einaudi
The music of Joan Armatrading
The music of John Prine
The music of M.I.A.
The music of Joan Jett
The music of Maren Morris
The music of Joni Mitchell
The music of Bob Mould and Husker Du
The music of Nick Thompson
Nicholas Thompson for Wired: “To Run My Best Marathon at Age 44, I Had to Outrun My Past”
“Iko Iko” performed by the Grateful Dead
“You’ll Never Walk Alone” performed by Gerry and the Pacemakers
Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
Desire by Bob Dylan
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
John: Nathaniel Popper for The New York Times: “Lost Passwords Lock Millionaires Out of Their Bitcoin Fortunes”
Emily: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
David: The Dancing Bird of Paradise Scene from “Our Planet”
Listener chatter from Richard Medlicott: Steven Levy for Wired: “A 25-Year-Old Bet Comes Due: Has Tech Destroyed Society?”
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John talk about the music they listen to when they want to clear their heads.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.