Tag: podcasts

  • This feeling is not sadness, this feeling is not joy (September 22, 2017)

    Further thoughts on some media that process suicidal ideation.

  • How not to Normalize Trump (May 16, 2016)

    In the segment “How not to Normalize Trump” from last Friday’s On the Media , Bob Garfield examines the title thesis much better and more succinctly than my earlier attempt to express my frustration about the candidate’s representation in mass media .

  • Thoughts on Radiolab’s “Debatable” (March 13, 2016)

    The latest episode of Radiolab, titled “Debatable” , fascinated and troubled me. It focused on the surprising results of the 2013 National Debate Tournament , the United States’ annual competition among top-tier college debate teams , and the eight-year path that one member of the winning team took to get there. It highlighted his adoption of a controversial strategy that allowed his team to win the game from a very unusual direction, one that I find at once challenging to accept and beautiful to behold.

  • My podcast list — 2016 edition (February 7, 2016)

    Nearly five years have passed since I last listed the podcasts I listen to regularly , and the reasons I listen to them, back on my long-abandoned tumblr. My tastes and my subscriptions have surely changed a lot since then. Let’s revisit them!

  • Regarding “Quiet, Wadhwa.” (February 21, 2015)

    This past week’s episode of TLDR , one of my favorite podcasts, followed up on its previous episode , which its parent show (and another favorite of mine), On the Media , withdrew from publication. The deleted episode concerned critiques about a man named Vivek Wadhwa, a self-styled ally of women in the American technology sector about whom many actual women in the American technology sector had a number of choice words.