Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
Ben Smith for the New York Times: “Tucker Carlson Calls Journalists ‘Animals.’ He’s Also Their Best Source.”
Slate: “David Plotz and Tucker Carlson Debate Scott Brown, Health Care, and More”
Andrew Van Dam for the Washington Post: “The Seven Industries Most Desperate for Workers”
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, by Cal Newport
John Dickerson for 60 Minutes: “Colleges and Universities Prepare for Fall Classes in the Middle of the Coronavirus Pandemic”
The Sound Scene Festival: an annual free and interactive audio arts festival organized by the D.C. Listening Lounge, an audio collective of Washington-based sound artists and enthusiasts.
Here’s this week’s chatter:
John: Steve Rathje, Jay J. Van Bavel, and Sander van der Linden for the Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences: “Out-Group Animosity Drives Engagement On Social Media”
Emily: Associated Press: “Connecticut Is First State to Make All Prison Phone Calls Free”
David: Mad Men
Listener chatter from Laura Forsythe: Stephanie Lai for the Washington Post: “26 Years After Being Convicted of Murder, A D.C. Jail Inmate Is Elected to Public Office”; campaign videos at https://neighborsforjusticedc.org/takeaction/
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, John, and David discuss things that have gotten better since their childhoods.
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Podcast production by Morgan Flannery.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.