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Stolen Valor, MLMs, and Private Roads

Past and Present: Episode 96

In this week’s episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate lying about Vietnam, multi-level marketing companies, and the privatization of public roads.

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MS-13, R. Kelly, and Doctor Who

Past and Present: Episode 95

In this week’s episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate the place of MS-13 in the history of street gangs, R. Kelly’s sex cult, and the controversy over the first woman actor to play Doctor Who.

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LIVE! Libraries, the Hamptons, and the Summer of Love

Past and Present Episode 93

In this week’s special live episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate funding cuts for libraries, the history of the Hamptons, and the legacy of the Summer of Love.

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Peter Berger’s Last Visit to The New School for Social Research

Revisiting The Social Construction of Reality

Although circumstances did not permit Peter Berger to attend in person The New School’s conference commemorating the upcoming fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Social Construction of Reality, it was wonderful to have him with us via Skype (nicely captured with me in the accompanying surreal photo). It was also great to have Thomas Luckmann in a video message, and a group of distinguished scholars who have been informed and provoked by Berger and Luckmann’s masterwork: Alan Sica, Eviatar Zerubavel, Asia Friedman, Steve Hoffman and Silke Steets. …

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Amazon & Whole Foods, Summer Jobs, and Gerrymandering

Past and Present: Episode 89

In this week’s episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, the disappearing teen summer job, and the politics of gerrymandering.

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Theresa May, Goop, and Father’s Day

Past and Present: Episode 88

In this week’s episode, Niki, Neil and Natalia debate the outcome of the recent British election, Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop, and the history of Father’s Day.

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