CNN explains exactly why Joe Rogan is so popular

Joe Rogan’s recent podcast featuring CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta is a perfect microcosm for understanding why the public currently reports record-low levels of trust in the media.
What has been most telling about the conversation is CNN’s response in its wake. Take, for instance, the network’s morning show, New Day. After showing a heavily edited video of the conversation in an attempt to present Gupta in the best possible light, anchor Brianna Keilar stated, “I’m really glad you did this … there’s so many people that can listen to the sense that you make.

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The Industrial Revolutions

The Industrial Revolution gets a bad rap in popular histories, which generally portray it as a time of worker exploitation and environmental degradation. The nightmare only came to an end, we’re told, thanks to state interventions pushed by high-minded, far-sighted reformers.
Adding a more balanced understanding to this bleak picture is the Industrial Revolutions podcast from David Broker, who charts the changes to society wrought by mechanization, mass production, and scientific advancement.

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Did a Podcast About Donna Tartt Go Too Far?

In the mid-1980s, life at America’s most expensive undergraduate institution simply ruled. This was my key takeaway from Once Upon a Time … at Bennington College, Lili Anolik’s new podcast about the college years of Donna Tartt, Jonathan Lethem, and Bret Easton Ellis—all members of Bennington’s class of ’86. On an idyllic campus in rural Vermont, Bennington was a place with no grades, a charismatic faculty, and a small student body obsessed with outdoing each other at being cool and arty.

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Who Killed Colin Powell?

In the past two weeks, COVID-19 has struck three well-known people. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who had been fully vaccinated, died on Monday due to complications from the virus. Meanwhile, two men who had refused vaccination—conservative radio talk show host Dennis Prager and Texas gubernatorial candidate Allen West—caught the virus but survived. On Fox News, these stories are being exploited to cast doubt on COVID vaccines and to suggest that people should rely instead on “natural immunity” or therapeutic drugs.

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Everything That Went Wrong With Donald Trump’s New Social Network in the First 24 Hours

On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump announced plans to launch a new social media platform, called Truth Social, to “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.” The forthcoming app, which the announcement claims will have a beta launch in November and a wider rollout early next year, is the first project from the new Trump Media & Technology Group.

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Everything That Went Wrong With Donald Trump’s New Social Network in the First 24 Hours

On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump announced plans to launch a new social media platform, called Truth Social, to “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.” The forthcoming app, which the announcement claims will have a beta launch in November and a wider rollout early next year, is the first project from the new Trump Media & Technology Group.

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Everything That Went Wrong With Donald Trump’s New Social Network in the First 24 Hours

On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump announced plans to launch a new social media platform, called Truth Social, to “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.” The forthcoming app, which the announcement claims will have a beta launch in November and a wider rollout early next year, is the first project from the new Trump Media & Technology Group.

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Why Fannie Lou Hamer’s definition of “freedom” still matters

We hear the term “freedom” bandied about rather loosely in this country. It’s one of those things people say they love, but are we really free? In many instances, “freedom” feels more like America’s consumer brand than one of its core principles — mostly because we see those principles violated with regularity.
The late Fannie Lou Hamer understood this all too well. The youngest of 20 children and born to Mississippi sharecroppers, Hamer didn’t begin her human-rights activism until her forties.

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It’s time for Americans to buy less stuff

I started getting emails from brands in September, hinting that I should get a head start on my holiday shopping. Next came the headlines, and then the reminders from social media users dishing out the same advice. Holiday shopping starts a little earlier every year, but this isn’t just the typical push. People are encouraged to order their gifts as soon as possible or risk having packages arrive late, due to rampant supply chain disruptions and mailing delays. Even books (yes, books!) aren’t safe from the impending shortages.

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It’s time for Americans to buy less stuff

I started getting emails from brands in September, hinting that I should get a head start on my holiday shopping. Next came the headlines, and then the reminders from social media users dishing out the same advice. Holiday shopping starts a little earlier every year, but this isn’t just the typical push. People are encouraged to order their gifts as soon as possible or risk having packages arrive late, due to rampant supply chain disruptions and mailing delays. Even books (yes, books!) aren’t safe from the impending shortages.

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