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Deep Background with Noah Feldman

Noah Feldman

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Deep Background with Noah Feldman

Deep Background with Noah Feldman

Noah Feldman

11
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52
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Every story has a backstory, even in today's 24-hour news cycle. In Deep Background, Harvard Law School professor and Bloomberg View columnist Noah Feldman will bring together a cross-section of expert guests to explore the historical, scientific, legal, and cultural context that help us understand what's really going on behind the biggest stories in the news.

Latest Episodes

An Interview with the Next Vice President of the United States

Stacey Abrams talks about how to create lasting social change, her thoughts on 2020, and her plans for the future.

33 MIN2 d ago
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An Interview with the Next Vice President of the United States

Malcolm Gladwell and "Magical Technical Fixes"

Malcom Gladwell and Noah Feldman discuss whether we should add more states to the union, and why Americans are always searching for "magical technical fixes."For further listening check out the "Divide and Conquer" episode of the Revisionist History podcast.

38 MIN1 w ago
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Malcolm Gladwell and "Magical Technical Fixes"

Bonus: The Oscars

Charles Randolph, the screenwriter behind “The Big Short” and “Bombshell” discusses turning real life stories into Hollywood movies, and shares what he would like to change about the Academy Awards.

29 MIN2 w ago
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Bonus: The Oscars

We Testified for Impeachment and It Made No Difference

Noah Feldman and University of North Carolina School of Law Professor Michael J. Gerhardt both testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. They discuss everything from how they made their arguments to how they dealt with the hate mail.

41 MIN2 w ago
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We Testified for Impeachment and It Made No Difference

The History of Policing in Cars

ESarah Seo, the author of How Cars Transformed Policing,talks to us about what rights we have in our cars, and what rights we don’t.

29 MIN2019 NOV 30
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The History of Policing in Cars

Truth in the Time of Deepfakes

Boston University School of Law Professor Danielle Citron says that deepfakes are just going to get more and more convincing, but there are sill certain things we can do to stop their spread.

37 MIN2019 NOV 23
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Truth in the Time of Deepfakes

The Gig is Up

A new California law, known as AB 5, will make it harder for app-based companies like Uber and Lyft to classify their workers as independent contractors rather than employees. We get two perspectives on this piece of legislation that could have huge implications for the future of the gig economy.

46 MIN2019 NOV 16
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The Gig is Up

The Opioid Epidemic and the Courts

Who is responsible for the opioid epidemic? Yale Law Professor Abbe Gluck walks us through the massively complex opioid litigation.

38 MIN2019 NOV 9
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The Opioid Epidemic and the Courts

The End of Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in The Democratic Republic of Congo is slowing down, and a new Ebola vaccine is likely to get approved by the European Commission. Leading Ebola researcher Pardis Sabeti reflects on what she has learned from fighting a disease that may soon be vanquished.

39 MIN2019 NOV 2
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The End of Ebola

An Experiment in Universal Basic Income

As Universal Basic Income becomes a talking point in the Democratic Primary race, one city has already started. Last February, the city of Stockton, California randomly selected 150 residents to receive five hundred dollars a month, as part of a universal basic income pilot program. Michael Tubbs, the mayor of Stockton, and Sukhi Samra, the director of the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, discuss how the pilot has been going so far.

37 MIN2019 OCT 26
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An Experiment in Universal Basic Income

Latest Episodes

An Interview with the Next Vice President of the United States

Stacey Abrams talks about how to create lasting social change, her thoughts on 2020, and her plans for the future.

33 MIN2 d ago
Comments
An Interview with the Next Vice President of the United States

Malcolm Gladwell and "Magical Technical Fixes"

Malcom Gladwell and Noah Feldman discuss whether we should add more states to the union, and why Americans are always searching for "magical technical fixes."For further listening check out the "Divide and Conquer" episode of the Revisionist History podcast.

38 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Malcolm Gladwell and "Magical Technical Fixes"

Bonus: The Oscars

Charles Randolph, the screenwriter behind “The Big Short” and “Bombshell” discusses turning real life stories into Hollywood movies, and shares what he would like to change about the Academy Awards.

29 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Bonus: The Oscars

We Testified for Impeachment and It Made No Difference

Noah Feldman and University of North Carolina School of Law Professor Michael J. Gerhardt both testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. They discuss everything from how they made their arguments to how they dealt with the hate mail.

41 MIN2 w ago
Comments
We Testified for Impeachment and It Made No Difference

The History of Policing in Cars

ESarah Seo, the author of How Cars Transformed Policing,talks to us about what rights we have in our cars, and what rights we don’t.

29 MIN2019 NOV 30
Comments
The History of Policing in Cars

Truth in the Time of Deepfakes

Boston University School of Law Professor Danielle Citron says that deepfakes are just going to get more and more convincing, but there are sill certain things we can do to stop their spread.

37 MIN2019 NOV 23
Comments
Truth in the Time of Deepfakes

The Gig is Up

A new California law, known as AB 5, will make it harder for app-based companies like Uber and Lyft to classify their workers as independent contractors rather than employees. We get two perspectives on this piece of legislation that could have huge implications for the future of the gig economy.

46 MIN2019 NOV 16
Comments
The Gig is Up

The Opioid Epidemic and the Courts

Who is responsible for the opioid epidemic? Yale Law Professor Abbe Gluck walks us through the massively complex opioid litigation.

38 MIN2019 NOV 9
Comments
The Opioid Epidemic and the Courts

The End of Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in The Democratic Republic of Congo is slowing down, and a new Ebola vaccine is likely to get approved by the European Commission. Leading Ebola researcher Pardis Sabeti reflects on what she has learned from fighting a disease that may soon be vanquished.

39 MIN2019 NOV 2
Comments
The End of Ebola

An Experiment in Universal Basic Income

As Universal Basic Income becomes a talking point in the Democratic Primary race, one city has already started. Last February, the city of Stockton, California randomly selected 150 residents to receive five hundred dollars a month, as part of a universal basic income pilot program. Michael Tubbs, the mayor of Stockton, and Sukhi Samra, the director of the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, discuss how the pilot has been going so far.

37 MIN2019 OCT 26
Comments
An Experiment in Universal Basic Income
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