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God Friended Me: Season 1 Discussion  Season 1, Ep 0

An atheist's life is turned upside down when he is "friended" by God on Facebook. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Nov 8, 2018 - 16 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Sexual Harassment, Interview with Anita Hill  Season 5, Ep 18

This episode aired on July 29:
  • More Stupid Watergate, "Something with the potential gravity of Watergate, if the entire White House was on bath salts and Nixon was a raccoon with his head stuck in a jar of peanut butter." Revealed is that Cohen secretly taped interactions between him and Trump, and some of one of the tapes was leaked, relating them planning to keep a story about Trump's affair with Playboy Bunny Karen McDougal secret. Also, Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of the meeting with Russian representatives in Trump Tower. And, Mueller is looking into whether Trump's tweets constitute obstruction of justice.
  • Facebook loses $119 billion dollars of value, 19% of its total valuation, overnight. That's more than the value of the entire global cheese market: Facebook's stock dropped by the concept of cheese. It's because of piracy issues, which they've apologized for via an ubiquitous ad. LWT provides one of their trademark more honest versions.
  • Main story: Workplace sexual harassment. In the wake of a number of prominent male executives being brought down, it's looking like something may finally be done about it... except that the current situation shares a lot of things in common with the 90s, at which time everything was supposed to change, and then, didn't. The issue became national news with the testimony of Anita Hill before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • The last act was a great interview with Anita Hill herself.
Both the main story and the interview are on the show's official Youtube channel. (29m) [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Aug 13, 2018 - 1 comment

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: March 21, 2018  Season 3, Ep 4

  • Act 1: Firings, Facebook, and (Not-So-Fond) Farewells
  • Act 2: The History Of Women's Pain -- Part 1 | Part 2 (with Laurie Metcalf!)
  • Act 3: Iraq War: 15 Years Later
  • [more inside]
    posted by numaner on Mar 22, 2018 - 0 comments

    Podcast: Reply All: #112 The Prophet

    After Andrea is attacked by a stranger in Mexico City, she just wants to figure out who the guy was. Investigating this question drops her right into the middle of one of Mexico's biggest conspiracies.
    posted by latkes on Dec 18, 2017 - 12 comments

    Movie: The Circle

    After landing a dream job at a powerful tech company called The Circle, a woman wrestles with whether the firm's 24/7/365 connectivity agenda represents a brave new world in which "Knowing is good, but knowing everything is better" or a horrifying breach of individual autonomy and privacy.
    posted by carmicha on May 3, 2017 - 5 comments

    Podcast: Reply All: #47 Quit Already!

    Everybody has that one Facebook friend who just won't stop posting their political opinions. This week, we talk to one of those Facebook friends, someone whose opinions got her into an enormous mess. [more inside]
    posted by radioamy on Dec 3, 2015 - 5 comments

    Podcast: Reply All: #29 The Takeover

    Thomas Oscar is an Australian teenager who tried to make the most boring Facebook group possible - a group where members pretend to be corporate drones in a non-existant office.
    posted by Tevin on Jun 24, 2015 - 14 comments

    Podcast: Radiolab from WNYC: The Trust Engineers

    How a tiny group of social engineers are making our online relationships kindler and gentler, whether we like it or not. [more inside]
    posted by jazon on Feb 10, 2015 - 1 comment

    Movie: Chef

    A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.
    posted by mathowie on Nov 2, 2014 - 15 comments

    Selfie: Un-Tag My Heart  Season 1, Ep 2

    Eliza attempts to teach Henry "facebookery", while trying to turn a booty call into a dating relationship. [more inside]
    posted by Margalo Epps on Oct 8, 2014 - 5 comments

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