BhTV: Friedersdorf (video)
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Conor Friedersdorf brings an independent-minded perspective to dialogues on politics and culture.
|1||VideoConor 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|
|2||VideoConor 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|
|3||VideoConor 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|
|4||VideoConor 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|
|5||VideoConor 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|
|6||VideoConor 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|
|7||VideoConor 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|
|8||VideoConor 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|
|9||VideoConor Friedersdorf & Mark Joseph Stern||On Friedersdorf, Conor and Mark discuss a North Carolina church that's suing for the right to perform same-sex weddings. Does this case show that conservatives are hypocrites about religious freedom? Conor and Mark are both troubled by an Oregon case in which the state's gay marriage ban is going undefended in court. Has Clippers owner Donald Sterling received due process? They discuss how condemning Sterling's cartoonish racism lets us off the hook for more insidious forms of bias, like housing discrimination. Is there a downside to the strong American taboo against racism? Plus: Why same-sex marriage is not a slippery slope to polygamy.||2 5 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoConor Friedersdorf & Mark Joseph Stern||On an epic edition of Friedersdorf, Conor and Mark debate issues arising from the case of the New Mexico photographer who refused to shoot a gay wedding. How much does motivation—hate, animus, or religious conviction—matter in these disputes? Conor reflects on his Catholic upbringing to discuss religious believers who think encouraging same-sex marriage is sinful. Should a gay photographer be legally compelled to shoot a traditional Catholic wedding? Conor and Mark debate how non-discrimination laws should work. Does the photographer have a First Amendment case? Mark challenges Conor with a hypothetical town where the restaurants refuse to serve gay people. Finally, are we heading toward a future with more or less conflict between gay rights and religious freedom?||12 3 2014||Free||View In iTunes|