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On the Media

On The Media

The smartest, wittiest, most incisive media analysis show in the universe. The weekly one-hour podcast of NPRs On the Media is your guide ...

TLDR #17 - Hey, Guess What? I Found Truth For Us

Last fall, TLDR covered a bunch of hoaxes.Some we liked, mostwe didn't. On this episode, we talk toPaulo OrdovezaandAdrienne LaFrance, a ...

Secrecy at the Border

A look at the suspension of rights at the border, murkiness of border policies, and lack of answers from the federal government.

TLDR #16 - *Win a Million Dollar Mansion From Your HOME COMPUTER*

'Sweepers' are people who spend their free time entering hundreds of online sweepstakes -- the contests most of us skip because we're sure ...

Protests in Ukraine, A Broadband Behemoth, and A Vile Rat

Remarkable images from protests in Kiev, a Pentagon Vietnam War commemoration website, and the proposed Comcast -Time Warner merger.

TLDR #15 - Internet Time

In 1998 Swatch tried to completely reinvent our concept of time. Swatch Internet Time or .beat time would have been a new way to conceive ...

Bridgegate, Inside the TSA, Japan's Beethoven's Fall from Grace, and More

A look at Chris Christie's struggle to control his own narrative, an inside look into the TSA, and a musical scandal at the Olympics.

TLDR #14 - The Knowledge

Every year, a small group of sports fans scattered across the U.S. play a game called 'Last Man.' The goal is to be the last person in ...

Crushing Dissent in Sochi, Banning the R-Word, and More

A look at media dissent in Sochi, scrubbing the R-word from the Washington Redskins, and Game Theory on Jeopardy.

The Media Crisis in Egypt, Instant Replay and More

A look at the deteriorating media environment in Egypt, bans on e-cigarettes, and the technology that allows you to see those Super Bowl ...

TLDR #13 - Managing a Monster

The Slender Man is the internet's monster - the subject of countless remixes, tributes, and parodies. He's so ubiquitous he feels like he's ...

TLDR #12 - Hunting For YouTube's Saddest Comments

YouTube's infamous for having one of the worst comment sections on the internet. There's no reason to ever read them. Unless youre writer ...

Snowden's Beliefs, Banning the word "Nazi" in Israel, and More

A look at whether the motivation of leakers matters, Israel's push to ban the word 'Nazi,' and new frontiers in child porn law.