7 episodes

Imagine being arrested for taking pictures of a farm, harassed for reading a storybook to children, or jailed for displaying a photograph in a museum. Censorship like this seems unimaginable, but it’s real and happens every day. Bleeped tells these stories. Each episode relives a David and Goliath tale of an individual who triumphed over censorship from a powerful organization, showing that if you’ve been wronged, you can fight back and win!
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    • 4.7 • 83 Ratings

Imagine being arrested for taking pictures of a farm, harassed for reading a storybook to children, or jailed for displaying a photograph in a museum. Censorship like this seems unimaginable, but it’s real and happens every day. Bleeped tells these stories. Each episode relives a David and Goliath tale of an individual who triumphed over censorship from a powerful organization, showing that if you’ve been wronged, you can fight back and win!
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    6: Ag-Gag Me with a Spoon

    6: Ag-Gag Me with a Spoon

    One day, Amy Meyer went to see a slaughter-house near where she lived, and she ended up becoming the United States' first ag-gag criminal.
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    • 30 min
    5: Dylan's New Dress

    5: Dylan's New Dress

    When Santana Pilar Andrews was asked to read at Lafayette, Louisiana's first-ever Drag Queen Story Time, Santana thought it would be an excellent opportunity to help children learn to accept others for who they are. But many in Lafayette didn't agree. They feared the Drag Queens had a "secret agenda" and tried to stop the event from happening.
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    • 31 min
    4: Felony Disenfranchisement

    4: Felony Disenfranchisement

    Before a jury convicted Alfonzo Tucker of a felony, he had never voted in an election. Then, while incarcerated, he read books about civil rights leaders who lost their lives fighting for the rights of African American's to vote and became inspired. When he was released, he tried to register to vote, but Alabama refused to let him. Alfonzo became one of the 6.1 million disenfranchised ex-felons.
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    • 30 min
    3: Terms of Service

    3: Terms of Service

    John Palmer bought a Christmas gift for his wife Jen from KlearGear.com, but the gifts never arrived. So the Palmers left the company a bad review. KlearGear then fined them $3,500. That's how everything started.
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    • 25 min
    2: There's No Sin in Cincinnati

    2: There's No Sin in Cincinnati

    Cincinnati prided itself on being a clean town that's free of pornography and vice, but in 1990, a museum tried to exhibit a collection of Robert Mapplethorpe photographs depicting homoerotic S&M. The city wanted to stop them. 
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    • 29 min
    1: Riviera Beach

    1: Riviera Beach

    The City of Riviera Beach sought to use eminent domain to take away 5,500 people's homes. Fane Lozman tried to stop them.
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

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Cant wait for next episode!

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EasyAction ,

Excellence in Podcasting

Matthew Billy is true journalist that reminds me of the reporting style from television news’ golden age. Nuanced, genteel and factual, his is an unbiased voice for the truth and standing up for what’s right. Five stars and a bonus star for researching these untold, deserving stories.

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