Category Archives: Book Club

#140: Weapons of Math Destruction, a chat with the author–Cathy O’Neil.

(Recorded December 03, 2016) This Week: Adrian’s away, but we have a book club discussion with the author of Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.

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#129: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer

(Recorded September 17, 2016) This week in our book club discussion, we discuss Jane Mayer’s Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, but don’t worry you can listen even if you didn’t read it.

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#96 The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? by Dale Russakoff

(Recorded January 23, 2016) This week in our book club discussion, we discuss Dale Russakoff’s The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?, but don’t worry you can listen even if you didn’t read it.

Also, here’s a shorter version by the same author that appeared in the New Yorker: Schooled: Cory Booker, Chris Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg had a plan to reform Newark’s schools. They got an education.

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#12: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright (Rebroadcast)

(Recorded May 25, 2014) This week, a book club discussion on Going Clear by Lawrence Wright: (1) the tenants of Scientology; (2) the biography of L. Ron Hubbard; (3) David Miscavige takes the helm; (4) Scientology vs. the IRS; (5) battling suppressive persons, a modus operandi; (6) religion, cult, or business?; and (7) can the church survive?

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