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Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he's joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority ...
 
Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
 
From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. The Atlantic says “the experience of each episode is akin to a spoonful of sugar, even when it’s telling a story about Richard Spencer’s cotton farms or a man’s final days as a heroin addict.” Reveal is a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting and is co-produced with PRX. The show is hosted by Al Letson and partners with reporters and newsrooms ar ...
 
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is "The Beta Version" of this podiobook. 7th Son: Descent is now available as a print novel from St. Martin's Press. During the editorial process, significant changes and improvements were made to Descent's print manuscript. Character names were changed, and events at the end of the print novel were modified in ways that will impact the rest of the print trilogy. The print novel represents an official reboot of the 7th Son series. Due to these changes, this "Beta Version" ...
 
Over twenty consecutive months, Charles Dickens enthralled readers with his monthly installments of the novel Bleak House, a complex and compelling portrayal of the English judicial system. Serialized in his own magazine, Household Words, between 1852 and 1853, the book is deemed to be his finest work and is his ninth novel. Using an innovative literary technique known as “free indirect discourse,” where the narrator himself speaks through the medium of one of his main characters, Dickens us ...
 
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In July, 2015, teenage brothers Robert and Michael Bever acted on their premeditated plan to murder their family, killing their parents David and April as well as 3 of their 5 siblings, Daniel, Christopher and Victoria, while 2 sisters survived. Brought to you by Best Fiends! Music: We Talk of Dreams www.bensound.com www.purple-planet.com For sourc…
 
The Dougherty Gang is the true story of three siblings in their 20s - two brothers and a sister - who went on an eight-day, fifteen-state, AK-47-wielding, bank robbing journey in 2011. It's a remarkable account that delves into the details of the complex circumstances that kicked off this crime spree, how they averted local, state and federal agent…
 
For decades, Doctors Without Borders has been admired for bringing desperately needed medical care to crises around the globe and pioneering modern-day humanitarian aid. It’s an organization with radical roots, promising to do whatever it takes to deliver life-saving care to people in need. But now, it’s struggling to address institutional racism. …
 
In a very shocking and saddening incident from Assam, at least two people were reported dead in police firing and nine injured, after violent clashes broke out on 23 September, during an eviction drive in Darrang district. Disturbing videos of the clashes between the locals and police from the eviction drive that have surfaced online, give a glimps…
 
Deeply Upsetting 33: Sock Puppets and Velour Suits (Minor Upsets) Our episode on The Emmys! On "Minor Upsets" Amy Bogarde and Mike the Hobbit discuss a lesser known story or discovery from the interwebs. Submit your hypothetical questions and/or strange and unusual internet finds at geeksundertheinfluence@gmail.com with "Deeply Upsetting" in the su…
 
For decades, people across the United Kingdom have been reporting something strange: enormous, cat-like beasts popping up on the edges of cities, only to disappear without a trace. In today's episode, the guys dive into one of the strangest cryptid tales of the modern day -- ABCs, the Abnormally Big Cats of Europe. Learn more about your ad-choices …
 
We are getting in style with Robin Allen Style- taking it back to her glory days of the T Zone with Tyra. Speaking of Tyra have you seen her hosting Dancing With The Stars which is pushing boundaries with their first same sex dancing duo?! We unpack The Emmy’s in an era of amazing diverse television, and nominees the winners seem to be lacking in m…
 
Emily, John and David discuss what it will take to save the Biden agenda, the abortion doctor's defiance of the Texas ban; and true crime mania. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Josh Marshall for Talking Points Memo: “Policy vs Positioning Has Dems in a Stalemate” Michael Dorf for Dorf on Law: “Texas Could Not Get Away With…
 
From being the first speaker at the 76th United Nations (UN) General Assembly to holding meetings with CEOs of big companies, and scheduled bilateral discussions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-day US visit is jam-packed. However, this visit also comes in the backdrop of an array of geopolitical developments – from the fallout in Afghanistan …
 
What makes California's almond industry so controversial? Is Fitbit gamifying physical fitness? What more can people learn about video game addiction (and why is this research so important)? Ben and Matt explore all this and more in this week's Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Following a massive backlash from India over its “racist” and "discriminatory" travel restrictions, the United Kingdom (UK) finally recognised Covishield in its list of approved COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, 22 September. The new travel policy in the UK, which is set to kick in from 4 October, had left many Indians confused as it required even th…
 
What will happen to one of the world's most infamous modern prisons? How long can a person be held without trial -- and what happens when the government sets those people free? In the second part of this two-part series, the guys explore the future of Gitmo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
All's not looking well for the BJP in West Bengal. Amid a spate of defections of BJP leaders to the Trinamool Congress, the party's state chief Dilip Ghosh was shifted to the post of the national vice-president, well before his term was due to end. In his stead, Sukanta Majumdar, a relatively lesser-known first-time MP, has been appointed as the ch…
 
The political corridors in Punjab were bustling over the last two days, with the resignation of one of its oldest guards Captain Amarinder Singh on 18 September and, just 24 hours later, the surprise pick of Dalit Sikh Charanjit Singh Channi as the new chief minister. The Captain’s resignation comes after months of infighting, public insults and bi…
 
In the UK, Prince Andrew's legal team attempts to dodge US rulings regarding Virginia Giuffre. In China, local protests trigger the relocation of a massive statue. Facebook and Ray-Ban team up to deploy their own spin on the controversial Google Glass. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.ih…
 
Sugar is a big part of Americans’ daily diet. But who harvests some of that sweet cane? Reporters Sandy Tolan and Euclides Cordero Nuel visit Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic who do the backbreaking work of cutting sugarcane for little pay. They live in work camps, or “bateyes,” that are part of a vast sugar plantation owned by the Centra…
 
Amy Bogarde and Mike the Hobbit use their expertise to answer the internet’s most upsetting hypothetical quandaries. Remember to rate, review, and subscribe! https://link.chtbl.com/-ilXF284 http://www.guipodcast.com/gui/deeply-upsetting/ Subscribe to other shows on the GUI Network: https://linktr.ee/GUInetwork For updates follow our social media: F…
 
Today, the word "Guantánamo" is, for most people, synonymous with one of the world's most infamous prisons -- but, as it turns out, the troubled story of this location dates back much further. In part one of this two-part series, the guys explore the history of Guantánamo Bay, from the 15th century to the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choice…
 
Putting an end to all speculation in recent days, Virat Kohli stunned the cricketing family when he announced that he will be stepping down as the captain of the Indian men's T20 team after the 2021 T20 World Cup, which will be held in UAE and Oman in October-November. He will, however, continue to lead India in Tests and ODIs. Under his captaincy,…
 
9/11 20 Years later, and we unpack why it may be hard to reflect, or bear witness on the many documentaries surfacing right now on this look back of this traumatic event, amidst a current traumatic moment. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went to the Met Gala, and like anytime she does anything, she and her dress has everyone talking on both sides. It’s Hi…
 
In a significant move on 15 September, the Centre top-uped the telcos by a providing a four year moratorium on their due payment as part of its latests reforms. The move comes as a big relief to the financialLY starved industry, especially to Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel which are two of the hardest hit telcos. In short, these reforms provide th…
 
At the close of WWII, US allies created secret, "stay-behind" armies, designed to protect the population in the event of a Communist invasion. So why are they linked with terrorist groups? What were these secret armies actually doing, and - perhaps more i Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Emily, John and David discuss the Biden’s administration’s vaccine rule, the legitimacy of the Supreme Court, and the new book from Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Isaac Stanley-Becker for The Washington Post: “Top General Was So Fearful Trump Might Spark War That He Made Secret Calls To His …
 
At a time when polarisation between the Hindu and Muslim communities across India has increased, a Catholic bishop in Kerala has set off a new controversy by alleging that Muslim communities are waging a “narcotics jihad”. On 9 September, Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt of the Pala, Kottayam district alleged that the Muslim community is endangering …
 
Most people are aware of maple syrup -- it's a welcome addition to pancakes and waffles on breakfast tables across the planet. Other than that, you might not think of maple syrup often, unless you're in the industry, or live in a region that produces it. But it turns out there's something brewing out there in the world of Sugar Maples and syrup... …
 
Five months after coming to power, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin fulfilled one of DMK’s crucial election promises and passed a bill to do away with the common entrance exam for the state's medical aspirants. The Tamil Nadu Admission to Undergraduate Medical Degree Courses Bill which was passed on 13 September, seeks to exempt medical admissio…
 
The Satanic Temple challenges the controversial new abortion law in Texas. The Biden administration pushes to release still-classified documents concerning 9/11. Over in west Africa, the Guinean military has overthrown the government -- and no one's sure what will happen next. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
It’s been an interesting weekend in Gujarat for political observers. In a surprising twist, BJP leader Bhupendra Patel was named as the new Gujarat Chief Minister just a day after his predecessor Vijay Rupani resigned from the post. Patel, who’s a first-time MLA from Gujarat’s Ghatlodiya seat took his oath as the CM in the presence of Home Minister…
 
They always say how your life can change in just one day. Jayme Class learned that in the worst way possible. Her mother was holding her in her arms when she was ripped away from her normal life, to endure 88 days of hell. With the question as to whether she would return alive or not hanging in the air, Jayme decided she had the power to make that …
 
Deeply Upsetting 31: The Hell of Sylvia's Lust (Minor Upsets) On "Minor Upsets" Amy Bogarde and Mike the Hobbit discuss a lesser known story or discovery from the interwebs. Submit your hypothetical questions and/or strange and unusual internet finds at geeksundertheinfluence@gmail.com with "Deeply Upsetting" in the subject line! AV Club Article: h…
 
September 11 2001. There was so much destruction, loss and despair that even 20 years later, it is hard to comprehend the magnitude of its impact. What has been described as the largest military attack ever to hit the United States, everything from books, TV shows, movies, news reports have tried to capture the scale of the tragedy which took place…
 
Julia Hardy is back stepping in at the last minute, because the Rona is still messing things up! Netflix’s QForce is a queer spy animation dream, we didn’t know we needed or could have! Meanwhile Texas is proving to be quite a nightmare passing 666 new laws to make everyone’s life terrible. Do you have people in your life who trigger you and you do…
 
In the span of just a few decades, video games have moved from a niche pursuit to the mainstream, growing into a multibillion dollar, continually-evolving industry. As technology also continues to involve, becoming increasing immersive -- and, according to some critics, invasive -- more and more critics are concerned video games may be built to be …
 
Emily, John and David reflect on 9/11; the fight for the infrastructure agenda, and declining college enrollment among men. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Garrett M. Graff for the Atlantic: “After 9/11, the U.S. Got Almost Everything Wrong” The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11, by Garrett M. Graff Ady Barkan…
 
Is there a serial killer operating in Nevada? A caller shares their own experience with a UFO, and the guys explore the concept of the right to repair. All this and more in today's listener mail segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy iHeartRadio
 
Three weeks after the Taliban captured Afghanistan, they announced their new acting government who will be running the country, which will be now known as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. However, the announcement also rang alarm bells around the world as the Cabinet was far from “inclusive” and “representative” as the Taliban earlier asserted. …
 
It's no secret that the story of US history taught in school doesn't always match the reality of certain events -- and the deeper you dig, the stranger some stories become. In today's episode, the guys dive into the historic mystery surrounding Melungeons and other communities collectively known as tri-racial isolates, groups throughout the souther…
 
'One of the three best bowling performances as captain' is how Virat Kohli described India's big win over England at the Oval on 6 September, which was also India's first Test win at the venue in 50 years. That victory now also helps Virat and his team go into the fifth and final Test at Manchester with a 2-1 series lead. While England had started …
 
Panjshir Valley of northeastern Afghanistan, the last stronghold of anti-Taliban resistance forces in the country has fallen, according to claims made by the Taliban. The valley has historically been the bastion of resistance forces in Afghanistan and has never been captured by any invading force — be it the Soviet Union or the Taliban of the ’90s.…
 
With only months to go for the crucial Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections, the ongoing farmers' movement gained a fresh impetus as lakhs of farmers gathered in Western UP's Muzaffarnagar district in a formidable show of strength. Seething with anger against the government, they said they are here fighting to “save the nation”. The kisan mahapan…
 
China seeks to crack down on 'video game addiction' with strict new laws on internet gaming. Capybaras prompt a conversation about class in South America. Studies show human beings are evolving new arteries -- and no one's quite sure why, or what it means for the future. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choice…
 
The name Daisy de Melker instills fear in the children of South Africa. She is the perfect example of what will happen if you don't behave. She did kill her son after all, and her two husbands on top of that. But was it really her who killed them, or could she have been set up by someone else. Sit down, have a coffee, and let's talk about the feare…
 
John, Emily and David discuss SCOTUS letting the Texas abortion ban go into effect; the Afghanistan exit; and Dr. Atul Gawande joins the show to explain how Costa Rica has surpassed US life expectancy by getting serious about public health. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Atul Gawande for the New Yorker: “Costa Ricans Live…
 
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the 92-year-old veteran Hurriyat leader, who guided the separatist movement in Kashmir, passed away late on 1 September at his Srinagar residence. Though he tendered his resignation from the Hurriyat Conference almost 15 months ago and has been in house dentition for more than a decade, his death brought a near-total blackout…
 
If you travel to the southern side of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula today, you'll find little more than ruins and wildlife. Almost a century ago, this place was called Portlock, Alaska -- a small but thriving town at the edge of the northern frontier. By 1950, the town had been completely abandoned. So what happened, and why do so many people seem to th…
 
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