The Curious Case of the Russian Flash Mob at the West Palm Beach Cheesecake Factory

When Robert Mueller released his indictment a few days ago, alleging that 13 Russian nationals colluded to disrupt the 2016 elections, we had a lot of questions. Who are these Russian individuals sowing discord? And who are these Americans that…

PLANET MONEY: Bitcoin Losers

Plenty of people will tell you they’re getting rich off of bitcoin. They could be right. But there’s another group of bitcoin owners that aren’t so ecstatic. Because they might be rich, too, but they lost the passkey that would…

James Risen: Media Censorship Happened Inside The New York Times

James Risen, a former New York Times reporter who is now The Intercept’s senior national security correspondent, says the erosion of press freedom can be traced back a decade, but most recently in thanks in part to the attitude of…

Pure Nonfiction: Director Jennifer Brea Interviewed about ‘UNREST,’ a Documentary About Fibromyalgia

The Oscar Documentary Feature Short List of 15 films includes the underdog entry “Unrest” by first time director Jennifer Brea. Her film explores the disease commonly known as “chronic fatigue syndrome” – a name many patients resent as misleading. The…

About that Nazi Next Door

The New York Times’ profile of Tony Hovater, a white nationalist and Nazi sympathizer, set Twitter on fire last weekend — and not in a good way. Bob speaks with Charlie Warzel, senior technology writer at Buzzfeed, about what the…

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