Radiolab: Gender and Sex Series…


Date: September 25, 2018

01) X & Y

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“A lot of us understand biological sex with a pretty fateful underpinning: if you’re born with XX chromosomes, you’re female; if you’re born with XY chromosomes, you’re male. But it turns out, our relationship to the opposite sex is more complicated than we think.”

03) Dutee

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“In 2014, India’s Dutee Chand was a rising female track and field star, crushing national records. But then, that summer, something unexpected happened: she failed a gender test. And was banned from the sport. Before she knew it, Dutee was thrown into the middle of a controversy that started long before her, and continues on today: how to separate males and females in sport.
This story is a companion piece to Gonads, Episode 5, Dana.”

05) Dana

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“When Dana Zzyym applied for their first passport back in 2014, they were handed a pretty straightforward application. Name, place of birth, photo ID — the usual. But one question on the application stopped Dana in their tracks: male or female? Dana, technically, wasn’t either.
In this episode, we follow the story of Dana Zzyym, Navy veteran and activist, which starts long before they scribble the word “intersex” on their passport application. Along the way, we see what happens when our inner biological realities bump into the outside world, and the power of words to shape us.
This episode is a companion piece to Gonads, Episode 4, Dutee.”

07) Sex Ed

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“If there’s one thing Gonads taught us, it’s just how complicated human reproduction is. All the things we thought we knew about biology and sex determination are up for debate in a way that feels both daunting and full of potential. At the same time, we’re at a moment where we’re wrestling with how to approach conversations around sex, consent, and boundaries, at a time that may be more divisive than ever. So host Molly Webster thought: what if we took on sex ed, and tried to tackle questions from listeners, youth, reddit (oh boy), and staff.
But instead of approaching these questions the way your high school health teacher might’ve (or government teacher, who knows), Molly invited a cast of storytellers, educators, artists, and comedians to grapple with sex ed in unexpected and thoughtful ways. To help us think about how we can change the conversation. In this episode, an edited down version of a Gonads Live show, Molly’s team takes a crack at responding to the intimate questions you asked when you were younger but probably never got a straight answer to. Featuring:
How Do You Talk About Condoms Without Condom Demonstrations? Sanford Johnson. Wanna see how to put on a sock?
What Are Periods? Sindha Agha and Gul Agha. Check out Sindha’s photography here.
Is Anything Off-Limits? Ericka Hart, Dalia Mahgoub, and Jonathan Zimmerman
Why Do We Do This Anyway? And Other Queries from Fifth Graders Jo Firestone
“Sex Ed” is an edited* recording of a live event hosted by Radiolab at the Skirball Center in New York City on May 16, 2018. Radiolab Team Gonads is Molly Webster, Pat Walters, and Rachael Cusick, with Jad Abumrad. Live music, including the sex ed questions, and the Gonads theme song, were written, performed, and produced by Majel Connery and Alex Overington.”

Alex Jones’ Cryptic Interview: ‘I’m Ready To Die… I’m Close To God’…


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Date: September 24, 2018

01) Alex Jones’ Cryptic Interview: ‘I’m Ready To Die… I’m Close To God’


“Alex Jones said that his mission to destroy the globalist conspiracy has been completed and that he is at peace with himself and “ready to die.”

Patrick Bet-David, the host of the Valuetainment YouTube channel, a platform mostly dedicated to topics on business and entrepreneurship, sat down for a one-on-one interview with Jones that was uploaded to YouTube on September 13. During the interview, Bet-David repeatedly pressed Jones to answer whether he believed he was responsible for his de-platforming and what regrets he had, if any…

Citation:
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-says-hes-already-won-and-is-ready-to-die/

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Behind the Bastards: Alex Jones…


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Date: September 23, 2018

01) Part One: Alex Jones: The Godfather of Fake

“Alex Jones has been banned from Facebook, Twitter, the App Store and pretty much every other mainstream app that is capable of somehow spreading information. In Episode 22, Robert is joined by Noel Brown and Benjamin Bowlin (Ridiculous History and Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know) and they discuss how Alex Jones became an architect of modern conservative media.”

02) Part Two: How Alex Jones Got Rich at the Low, Low Price of Other People’s Lives

“This is Part Two of our trilogy on Alex Jones, Robert dives back into the madness with Noel Brown and Benjamin Bowlin (Ridiculous History and Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know)”

03) Part Three: The Fall of Alex Jones

Even I didn’t imagine Alex was bringing in twenty million dollars in a year.

I just figured he’s been out there for so many years, that he’s undoubtedly amassed a substantial amount of money…I didn’t think he was wealthy, on the level of being a serious multi-millionaire.

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Radiolab: The Bad Show…


Date: September 22, 2018

01) The Bad Show

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“With all of the black-and-white moralizing in our world today, we decided to bring back an old show about the little bit of bad that’s in all of us…and the little bit of really, really bad that’s in some of us.
Cruelty, violence, badness… in this episode we begin with a chilling statistic: 91% of men, and 84% of women, have fantasized about killing someone. We take a look at one particular fantasy lurking behind these numbers, and wonder what this shadow world might tell us about ourselves and our neighbors. Then, we reconsider what Stanley Milgram’s famous experiment really revealed about human nature (it’s both better and worse than we thought). Next, we meet a man who scrambles our notions of good and evil: chemist Fritz Haber, who won a Nobel Prize in 1918…around the same time officials in the US were calling him a war criminal. And we end with the story of a man who chased one of the most prolific serial killers in US history, then got a chance to ask him the question that had haunted him for years: why?”