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Author: Sinan Aral
Release Date: September 15, 2020
A landmark insider’s tour of how social media affects our decision-making and shapes our world in ways both useful and dangerous, with critical ideas on how to protect ourselves in the 2020 election and beyond MIT professor Sinan Aral isn&...
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Author: Harold Holzer | Narrator: James Lurie
Release Date: August 25, 2020
An award-winning presidential historian offers an authoritative account of American presidents' attacks on our freedom of the press.“The FAKE NEWS media,” Donald Trump has tweeted, “is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American P...
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Author: Susan Faludi | Narrator: Maggi-Meg Reed
Release Date: April 07, 2020
A new edition of the feminist classic, with an all-new introduction exploring the role of backlash in the 2016 election and laying out a path forward for 2020 and beyondWinner of the National Book Critics Circle Award • “Enraging, enl...
Author: Adrienne Raphel | Narrator: Adrienne Raphel
Release Date: March 17, 2020
A delightful, erudite, and immersive exploration of the crossword puzzle and its fascinating history by a brilliant young writerAlmost as soon as it appeared, the crossword puzzle had already become indispensable to our lives. Invented practically by...
Author: Andrew Marantz | Narrator: Andrew Marantz
Release Date: October 08, 2019
"Trenchant and intelligent." --The New York TimesAs seen/heard on NPR, New Yorker Radio Hour, The New York Book Review Podcast, PBS Newshour, CNBC, and more.A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceA New York Times Notable Book of 2019From a risin...
Author: Fatima Bhutto | Narrator: Soneela Nankani
Release Date: September 24, 2019
A lively, inside look at how Bollywood, Turkish soap operas, and K-Pop are challenging America's cultural dominance around the world.There is a vast cultural movement emerging from beyond the Western world. Truly global in its range and allure, it is...
Author: Ryan Holiday | Narrator: Ryan Holiday
Release Date: August 06, 2019
You've seen it all before. A malicious online rumor costs a company millions. A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate. Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation. What you don't know ...
Author: Ken Auletta | Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross
Release Date: June 05, 2018
An intimate and profound reckoning with the changes buffeting the $2 trillion global advertising and marketing business from the perspective of its most powerful players, by the bestselling author of GoogledAdvertising and marketing touches on every ...
Author: Nathan Bomey | Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Release Date: May 08, 2018
This trenchant analysis examines the many ways our society's increasingly tenuous commitment to facts laid the groundwork for Donald Trump's rise to power.Award-winning journalist Nathan Bomey argues that Trump did not usher the post-truth era into b...
Author: Edward Tenner | Narrator: Jason Culp
Release Date: April 17, 2018
A bold challenge to our obsession with efficiency—and a new understanding of how to benefit from the powerful potential of serendipity.Algorithms, multitasking, the sharing economy, life hacks: our culture can't get enough of efficiency. One of...
Author: Franklin Foer | Narrator: Marc Cashman
Release Date: September 12, 2017
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence. Over the past few decades there has been...
Author: Anne Helen Petersen | Narrator: Anne Helen Petersen
Release Date: June 20, 2017
**One of NPR’s Best Books of 2017** “Petersen's gloriously bumptious, brash ode to nonconforming women suits the needs of this dark moment. Her careful examination of how we eviscerate the women who confound or threaten is cruci...