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Behind every news headline, there’s another, deeper story. It’s a story about power. 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.iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. 

Deep Background with Noah Feldman Pushkin Industries

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    • 4.6 • 21 Ratings

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Behind every news headline, there’s another, deeper story. It’s a story about power. 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.iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. 

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Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    A New Media Business Model

    A New Media Business Model

    Description: 
    Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine, discusses the complicated role of revenue in publishing, especially in the world of business media. He also gives a surprisingly frank look at how Entrepreneur Magazine leans into non traditional practices to balance reader’ interest with the magazine’s revenue model.
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    • 46 min
    Noah Riffs: CRT and American History

    Noah Riffs: CRT and American History

    In this episode, Noah discusses how a nuanced and honest look at American history might help Democrats offer a historical narrative to counter Republican hysteria over critical race theory.

    Miseducation and Climate Change

    Miseducation and Climate Change

    Katie Worth, investigative reporter and author of the new book Miseducation: How Climate Change Is Taught in America, reviewed science textbooks from all fifty states and travelled the country interviewing teachers and students to compile a narrative about how climate change is being taught in American public schools. 
    She joins Noah to discuss the partisan divide in climate change education, the lobbying forces shaping curriculum around the country, and challenge of balancing students’ right to learn the facts with teachers’ values and opinions.
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    • 47 min
    Deep Background Presents Miracle And Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon

    Deep Background Presents Miracle And Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon

    Presenting: An Excerpt from Miracle And Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon by Malcolm Gladwell and Bruce Headlam. Download the audiobook today at miracleaudiook.com and receive an exclusive listener's guide pdf featuring additional commentary from Bruce, the producers and editors of Miracle and Wonder.
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    • 5 min
    Calling B******t with Jill Louise Busby

    Calling B******t with Jill Louise Busby

    Jill Louise Busby, a former “woke influencer” with the handle @JillisBlack, opens up about examining her own complicity and calling b******t on herself. She also discusses performative social media practices, having conversations across cultural lines, and the bounds of cancel culture. Bubsy’s book, Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity, is out now.
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    • 38 min
    Deep Background Presents: The Broken Constitution Ep.3

    Deep Background Presents: The Broken Constitution Ep.3

    The Broken Constitution is a miniseries by Unknown History from Quick and Dirty Tips and Pushkin Industries. In this final bonus episode, Noah Feldman explains the contradictions and calculations Lincoln made as he drafted The Emancipation Proclamation and the long-term implications of Lincoln’s decision to break and remake the US Constitution.   

    Noah’s Feldman’s book, The Broken Constitution: Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America, is out now.
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Mish_15 ,

Great interviewing

It makes sense that a lawyer can be such a good interviewer, which is illustrated in this podcast. Noah is excellent at encouraging his guests to be very specific, through asking for clarification; he can see the gaps of information that need to be filled in.
It is reassuring and refreshing listening to conversation that is evidence-based.
Thank you.

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