Category: Authors

Cyber Thugs With Nate Anderson

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If you use the internet, (odds are that you do, since you’re listening to a podcast), you should find this interview with Ars Technica editor, Nate Anderson to be quite interesting. We cover sextortion, internet security, Anonymous, the Singularity and more. You can read more about it in his new book, “The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed”. Then Paul Dooley, Jeremy S. Kramer and Rick Overton on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. We are also joined by Janie Haddad Tompkins and Eddie Pepitone.
Plus, the self-professed altruistic masters of musical satire, The Cactus County Cowboys perform. Hey, there’s a new album out! “The Very Best of the David Feldman Show, Vol. 1.” Please support out show by buying it and then sharing it with your friends. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.

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David Defends Obamacare

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Author of “Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution,” Fred Fogelstein disagrees when David insists the Obamacare website would have failed even worse had it been run by the private sector. Down With Tyranny’s Howie Klein on whether the Republicans will lose the house in 2014. Film Critic Michael Snyder on two important documentaries to watch. Mark Thompson on the Phillipines. Plus Hal Lublin, Jeremy S. Kramer and Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys. Portions of the program were written by David Weiss, Hal Lublin and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Make sure to share the link to our show with your friends.

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Do Dogs Really Love Us?

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Why does a dog love us more than it loves another dog? Are dogs really racist? What’s up with dogs and urine? Our guest is Dr. Gregory Berns, professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University and the author of “How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain.” And then Film Critic Michael Snyder on what movies to see.

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Alison Wolf

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Alison Wolf is author of the new book, “The XX Factor: How Working Women Are Creating A New Society.” The New York Times writes, “In short, with ‘The XX Factor’ Wolf accomplishes a rare feat: She combines real breadth with real depth. No matter how much you think you know about this hotly debated subject, and whether or not you agree with every one of Wolf’s ideas, you will come away from her book with new information — some merely amusing, but some foundation-shaking.” In her introduction Professor Wolf writes, “For most of history, being female defined the limits of a woman’s achievements. But now, women are successful careerists equal to men. In Norway, women legally must constitute a third of all boards; in America, women have gone from 3% of practising lawyers in 1970 to 40% today, and over half of all law students. These changes are revolutionary – but not universal: the ‘sisterhood’ of working women is deeply divided. Making enormous strides in the workplace are young, educated, full-time professionals who have put children on hold. But for a second group of women this is unattainable: instead, they work part-time, earn less, are concentrated in heavily feminised occupations like cleaning and gain income and self-worth from having children young. As these two groups move ever further apart, shared gender no longer automatically creates interests in common with other women. The XX Factor lifts the curtain on these social, cultural and economic schisms.”

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Sasha Abramsky On Poverty In America

Sasha Abramsky Sasha Abramsky writes for the Nation Magazine, his new book is “The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives.” On today’s show Sasha talks about how bad things are getting for ordinary Americans, and how we can fix it. Then Activist Georja Umano talks about the plight of elephants in Africa, and how you can help by donating to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Please subscribe to our show on iTunes and Stitcher, leave a review and share us with a friend.

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