BhTV: Friedersdorf (video)
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Conor Friedersdorf brings an independent-minded perspective to dialogues on politics and culture.
|1||CleanVideoConor Friedersdorf & Daniel Teehan||Princeton protester Daniel criticizes media coverage ... Conor: Many protester demands conflict with free speech ... Is Princeton an "institution of white supremacy"? ... Debating the value of cultural competency training ... Are students learning a bad lesson about creating change? ... How relevant is John Stuart Mill for today's students? ...||28 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoConor Friedersdorf & Kashmir Hill||Should we fear private genetic databases? ... How your Fitbit can be used against you ... Why you shouldn't check the hacked Ashley Madison database ... Conor: If you're not paranoid, you're crazy ... Getting inside Edward Snowden's head ... Are "safe spaces" antithetical to free speech? ...||29 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoConor Friedersdorf & Elizabeth Nolan Brown||When police departments run amok—and unions defend them ... Solidarity forever? How police unions fit into the labor movement ... A new way of looking at sex workers ... California takes on child pornography... ... ...but is it crossing ethical lines in the process? ... The changing nature of digital journalism ...||6 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoConor Friedersdorf & Noah Millman||Why are the hawks back running the foreign policy debate? ... Libya, Yemen, and perception vs. reality ... The motivations of Pamela Geller, and of her attackers ... Defending free speech vs. defending intelligent speech ... The real differences between NYC and LA ... How the cities differ in race, class, and memory ...||11 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoConor Friedersdorf & Noah Millman||Have we reached a tipping point on police brutality? ... The "right" conservative position on police abuse ... Turning police abuse into a partisan football ... Why do cops abuse civilians? It's all about the incentives ... The right's taboos about police and the military ...||10 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoConor Friedersdorf & Emma Green||The weirdness of bakers becoming culture war icons ... Is baking a cake protected speech? ... Culture war + online shaming = disaster ... The thorny question of an appropriate punishment ... Against the politicization of everyday life ... Think of the grandparents! ...||6 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoConor Friedersdorf & Mark Oppenheimer||Yale's Episcopal chaplain resigns amid anti-Semitism charges ... What anti-Semites and hardcore Zionists have in common ... Why does the Israeli-Palestinian conflict get so much coverage? ... Edward Snowden and our inherent distrust of whistleblowers ... Wanting Jon Stewart to host Meet the Press ... A mecca for Jewish beggars in suburban New Jersey ...||21 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoConor Friedersdorf & Jamelle Bouie||Police officers' accountability problem ... What should cops do when a crazy person has a knife? ... Conor: I haven't called the cops for fear they'll kill someone ... Jamelle: Blacks are the canaries in the coal mine of America ... Rep. Barbara Lee, the sole vote against the War on Terror ... The case for sitting out the fight against ISIS ...||17 9 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoConor Friedersdorf & Freddie deBoer||Should teachers have tenure? Should anybody? ... Freddie: Why unions go to the mat every time ... Protection, pay, and "no excuses" culture ... Has ed reform been a massive failure? ... Does poverty explain bad schools? ... The making of good and bad teachers ...||25 7 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoConor Friedersdorf & Phoebe Maltz Bovy||On Friedersdorf, Conor and Phoebe discuss the plague of parental oversharing. What kind of privacy is owed to celebrities like Justin Bieber? Phoebe describes traveling to Japan, where it was impossible for her to "pass" as a native. Moving to the Isla Vista shooting, Conor argues that the media should deny notoriety to mass shooters. Phoebe complicates the narrative around #YesAllWomen, and wonders whether "rape culture" is a useful term. Conor and Phoebe critique the idea of "checking your privilege”—is this just a way for insanely privileged people to nitpick each others' lives? Plus: Why Conor is accused of privilege when he criticizes drone warfare.||9 6 2014||Free||View in iTunes|