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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Lessons From the Final Table from Risky Business with Nate Silver and Maria Konnikova

    Lessons From the Final Table from Risky Business with Nate Silver and Maria Konnikova

    Today we're bringing you an episode of another Pushkin podcast: Risky Business with Nate Silver and Maria Konnikova. A show about making better decisions.

    Today, Maria has lessons from a poker tournament she recently played in Monte Carlo, where she made it to the final table. Then, Nate discusses what RFK Jr.’s impressive polling numbers could mean for Biden and Trump. And Nate and Maria discuss Caitlin Clark and what her story tells us – or doesn’t – about the gender pay gap. 

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    • 39 min
    Murder Brokers from Hot Money: The New Narcos

    Murder Brokers from Hot Money: The New Narcos

    When a Dutch crime reporter makes an unbelievable discovery, a small-town murder case begins to look like an international assassination plot. Enjoy this episode from Hot Money: The New Narcos, a podcast from Pushkin Industries and the Financial Times.
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    • 29 min
    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
    How One Bank Shaped American Capitalism

    How One Bank Shaped American Capitalism

    Zachary Karabell, financial executive and historian, discusses his recent book Inside Money: Brown Brothers Harriman and the American Way of Power, outlining the formation of American capitalism told through the history of one often-overlooked bank. He explains how the evolution of trust in financial systems has shaped American capitalism today and informs where it could go in the future.

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    • 32 min
    Inside The Facebook Oversight Board

    Inside The Facebook Oversight Board

    Jamal Greene, co-chair of the Facebook Oversight Board, an independent governing body reviewing Facebook’s content moderation decisions and issuing binding rulings, explains the inner workings of the Board. Greene is the Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where he focuses on constitutional law and American federal courts. 

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    • 38 min
    What’s the Deal with Decentralized Autonomous Organizations?

    What’s the Deal with Decentralized Autonomous Organizations?

    Erik Voorhees, founder of crypto management platform ShapeShift, makes a case for decentralized autonomous organizations, known as DAOs. Earlier this year, ShapeShift became a DAO, “moving from a centralized, closed-source application with bank accounts, governed and owned by shareholders, to a decentralized, open-source application without bank accounts, governed and owned by holders of the FOX Token.” Voorhees explains how DAOs works could reshape business, economics, and politics. . 

    Read Erik Voorhees’ Medium post about moving to a DAO structure here: 
    https://erikvoorhees.medium.com/shapeshift-is-decentralizing-639bb4c82fc8

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
813 Ratings

813 Ratings

Nails-Chalkboard ,

Get a better microphone.

I love what Prof. Feldman has to say and his insightful questions, but I can’t listen to another episode until he gets a better microphone. The plosives and distortion from either being too close to the mic, or just poor quality make it impossible for me to pay attention to the content of what is being said.

Norwich42 ,

"I Don't Deal With Facts"

You forgot to mention the death of The New York Times.

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2022 + 2023 content status?

I haven’t seen any recent episodes. Any reason?

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