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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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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

    From The January 6 Tapes with celebrated legal analyst Preet Bharara

    From The January 6 Tapes with celebrated legal analyst Preet Bharara

    This excerpt from Pushkin's new audiobook, The January 6 Tapes, features lawyer and legal analyst Preet Bharara's thoughtful breakdown of the January 6 Select Committee Hearings. The only compilation of the actual hearings, this audiobook is filled with the riveting testimonies that will define history. Go buy yourself a copy at pushkin.fm, Audible, Apple Books, Spotify or anywhere audiobooks are sold.
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    The Tree Branch from The Last Archive

    The Tree Branch from The Last Archive

    On this episode of her American history podcast The Last Archive, Noah Feldman's colleague Jill Lepore offers an alternate history. What would the world might be like if, fifty years ago, in 1972, Americans had an amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting not only protection–but representation–to the natural world.
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    • 41 min
    Introducing Story of the Week with Joel Stein: Billionaires Prepping for the Apocalypse

    Introducing Story of the Week with Joel Stein: Billionaires Prepping for the Apocalypse

    Here's a preview of a new podcast from Pushkin Industries, Story of the Week with journalist Joel Stein. On Story of the Week, Joel chooses an article that fascinates him, convinces the writer to tell him about it, and then interrupts a good conversation by talking about himself. Sometimes the story will be the one everyone is talking about, like the New Yorker article on smoking hallucinogenic toads. Other times we’ll find a story you might have missed, like the one in the Verge about the rock groupie turned hacker who had huge corporations at her mercy. These are stories you’ll tell your friends about. Stories that stick with you long after you forget whatever headline you just doom-scrolled through. Listen to Story of the Week at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/sotw?sid=deep
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    Relax and Win from Legacy of Speed

    Relax and Win from Legacy of Speed

    Sharing a new Pushkin show, Legacy of Speed. When two Black sprinters raised their fists in protest at the 1968 Olympic Games, it shook the world. More than 50 years later, the ripple effects of their activism are still felt. Host Malcolm Gladwel tells the stories of the runners who took a stand, and the coaches and mentors who helped make them fast enough — and brave enough — to change the world.In this episode, we hear how coach Bud Winter took what he learned from working with fighter pilots in World War II and created a system for training sprinters at San Jose State. His “Relax and Win” methods used breathing, visualization and other unconventional coaching techniques to create a powerhouse track program. Another thing that made him unique at the time? His focus on recruiting Black athletes to a mostly white school.
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    Who Rules Porn? From Hot Money

    Who Rules Porn? From Hot Money

    Sharing a preview of Hot Money, a new podcast from Pushkin and our friends at the Financial Times. When FT reporter Patricia Nilsson started digging into the porn industry, she made a shocking discovery: Nobody knew who controlled the biggest porn company in the world. Now, Nilsson and her editor, Alex Barker, have figured out who the guy was, and much more. Their reporting reveals a shadowy power structure that includes billionaires, tech geniuses and the most powerful finance companies in the world. 

    You can hear more Hot Money episodes at https://link.chtbl.com/dbhotmoney.

    The Future of COVID-19 with Marc Lipsitch

    The Future of COVID-19 with Marc Lipsitch

    Harvard epidemiologist and recurring guest Marc Lipsitch discusses what we can learn from omicron surge. Lipsitch also addresses some common omicron myths and discusses the possibility of a “master vaccine.” 

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    • 37 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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