Cocaine & Rhinestones: Episode 1 ~ Ernest Tubb – The Texas Defense

By Tyler Mahan Coe Everyone loves Ernest Tubb. So when he straps on a gun belt one night to head across town and snuff out a character named Jim Denny, well, you might guess that ol’ Jim had it coming.…

Citizens United Supreme Court Ruling Explained: Campaign Finance and the Definition of a Person

From Radiolab: Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission is one of the most polarizing Supreme Court cases of all time. So what is it actually about, and why did the Justices decide the way they did? Justice Anthony Kennedy, often…

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…

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