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Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks against Larry Bird #33 and Robert Parish #00 of the Boston Celtics during a game at the Spectrum in 1982.

The Forgotten Stars of the NBA’s 1980s The Forgotten Stars of the NBA’s 1980s

On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, Arya Shirazi joins the show for yet another installment of the Basketball Butterfly Effect.

Feb 20, 2024 / Audio / Dave Zirin

A digital composite of a UFO flying above an urban park.

UFO Mythology, With David Halperin UFO Mythology, With David Halperin

On this episode of American Prestige, a discussion about the role of UFO sightings in politics and culture.

Feb 20, 2024 / American Prestige / Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison

From McCarthyism to “Citizens United”

From McCarthyism to “Citizens United” From McCarthyism to “Citizens United”

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Douglas Bell discusses Chandler Davis and the contest over free speech.

Feb 18, 2024 / Audio / Jeet Heer

Pakistan election 2024 PTI

The Gaza War, Pakistan’s Election, and Venezuela-Guyana Tensions The Gaza War, Pakistan’s Election, and Venezuela-Guyana Tensions

On this episode of American Prestige, headlines from around the globe.

Feb 16, 2024 / American Prestige / Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner

How Interfaces Shape Our Relationship to Tech

How Interfaces Shape Our Relationship to Tech How Interfaces Shape Our Relationship to Tech

On this episode of the Tech Won’t Save Us podcast, Zachary Kaiser explains why data isn’t an accurate reflection of the world.

Feb 15, 2024 / Audio / Paris Marx

A messy empty hospital dormitory room after an armed attack forced the closure of Fontaine Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

The Families That Made Fortunes Selling Opium, Plus the News from Haiti The Families That Made Fortunes Selling Opium, Plus the News from Haiti

On this episode of Start Making Sense, Amitav Ghosh explains what the “China trade” was actually doing, and Amy Wilentz reports on the continuing American disaster in the Caribbea...

Feb 14, 2024 / Audio / Jon Wiener

Young men sell milk along the street in Juba.

The Problem With US Security Assistance to Africa  The Problem With US Security Assistance to Africa 

On this episode of American Prestige, Elizabeth Shackelford discusses US involvement across the continent.

Feb 13, 2024 / American Prestige / Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner

Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y..) speaks at a news conference after a weekly policy luncheon with Senate Democrats at the US Capitol on February 6, 2024.

The Democrats Embrace the Right on Immigration The Democrats Embrace the Right on Immigration

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, a discussion with Adam Johnson on the Democrats’ failed border policy.

Feb 11, 2024 / Audio / Jeet Heer

Ben Wallace, #3 of the Detroit Pistons, holds up the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship trophy as he celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 100-87 in game five of the 2004 NBA Finals on June 15, 2004.

How the Pistons Clawed Their Way to Two Titles How the Pistons Clawed Their Way to Two Titles

On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, another installment of the Basketball Butterfly Effect.

Feb 9, 2024 / Audio / Dave Zirin

A crane lifts the wrecked car that has been targeted to kill the senior commander Abu Baqir al-Saadi of Popular Mobilization Forces (Al-Hashd al-Shaabi) in the eastern area of Al-Mashtal in Baghdad, Iraq, on February 7, 2024.

US Strikes in Iraq and a Humanitarian Disaster in Sudan US Strikes in Iraq and a Humanitarian Disaster in Sudan

On this news episode of American Prestige, headlines from around the globe.

Feb 9, 2024 / American Prestige / Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison

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