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On Mic 16- Dean Baquet on Trump and Fact Based Journalism

4/4/2019
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Dean Baquet is Editorial Chief of The New York Times, and a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. He sits down with Edward Wasserman to discuss the 2016 elections and the future of fact based journalism. Check out prior episodes of On Mic for more fascinating conversations with some of the world's best writers, journalists and documentarians. This podcast is brought to you by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Technical facilities for On Mic are underwritten by the Jonathan Logan...

Duration:00:32:14

On Mic 15 - How Michael Barbaro Found His Voice

11/1/2018
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Michael Barbaro is best known as the host of ‘The Daily’ podcast at the New York Times. But long before that, he fell in love with the news as a paperboy delivering the New Haven Register with his sister. He details his winding path into audio with veteran producer and J-school audio instructor Ben Manilla in a live discussion about the The Daily’s success, its unique approach to narrative news, and taking chances throughout his career. Check out prior episodes of On Mic for more fascinating...

Duration:00:50:11

On Mic 14 - David Corn and Michael Isikoff on 2016's Russian Roulette

7/31/2018
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David Corn is the Polk Award-winning Washington Bureau Chief of Mother Jones. He appears frequently on Fox News, MSNBC and NPR. Michael Isikoff is chief investigative correspondent at Yahoo News. He reported previously at Newsweek, NBC and the Washington Post. Together, they wrote the best-selling book Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump. In April, they sat down with former Mother Jones editor Deirdre English and a live audience to...

Duration:00:43:08

On Mic 13 - Jodi Kantor on the #MeToo Movement

7/3/2018
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Jodi Kantor is a New York Times investigative reporter and a recipient of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for her reporting on the #MeToo Movement. Her work has exposed abuses of power, from Harvey Weinstein to Amazon. Kantor also joined this year’s graduation celebrations as the commencement speaker for journalism students. Afterwards, she sat down with former Mother Jones editor Deirdre English discuss the reporting process and holding established systems accountable. Check out...

Duration:00:40:31

On Mic 12 - Mark Danner Talks 'The Forever War' (Part Two)

6/18/2018
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Mark Danner has covered political affairs and wars around the world for over thirty years. Most recently, he covered the Trump campaign in 2016. He now serves as a Chancellor's Professor of journalism and English at UC Berkeley. In part two of his interview with former Mother Jones editor Deirdre English, Danner discussed his latest book, Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War, and the difference between the Obama and Trump administration’s view of American military might. Check out prior...

Duration:00:47:36

On Mic 11 - Mark Danner Talks 'The Forever War' (Part One)

5/29/2018
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Mark Danner has covered political affairs and wars around the world for over thirty years. He now serves as a Chancellor's Professor of journalism and English at UC Berkeley. He sat down with former Mother Jones editor Deirdre English discuss his latest book, Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. Check out prior episodes of On Mic for more fascinating conversations with some of the world's best writers, journalists and documentarians. This podcast is brought to you by the UC Berkeley Graduate...

Duration:00:19:37

On Mic 10 - Pollan on Psychedelics

5/17/2018
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Michael Pollan is the Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at UC Berkeley and author of a multitude of best-sellers, including “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.” He sat down with former Mother Jones editor Deirdre English discuss his new book, “How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.” Check out prior episodes of On Mic for more fascinating conversations with some of the world's...

Duration:00:50:47

On Mic 9 - Kara Swisher

4/25/2018
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Kara Swisher is the executive editor of Recode and the recipient of the inaugural Esther Wojcicki Lectureship. She’s joined by Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times for a debate on the growth of the top tech companies, and whether or not they can be reeled in before it’s too late. Check out prior episodes of On Mic for more fascinating conversations with some of the world's best writers, journalists and documentarians. This podcast is brought to you by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of...

Duration:00:43:53

On Mic 8 - Rosa Brooks

1/11/2018
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Rosa Brooks is a columnist for Foreign Policy, a scholar at West Point's Modern War Institute and a professor of law at Georgetown University. She's also the author of a new book, "How Everything Became War, and the Military Became Everything." Brooks sat down with former Mother Jones editor and lecturer Deirdre English to talk about everything from The War on Terror to the expanding role of the U.S. military. Check out prior episodes of On Mic for more fascinating conversations with some of...

Duration:00:51:00

On Mic 7 - Franklin Foer

11/8/2017
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Franklin Foer is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and former editor of the New Republic. He’s also the author of a new book, World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech. He sat down with former Mother Jones editor Deirdre English to talk about how big tech companies like Google and Facebook are changing the way we create and consume journalism. Check out prior episodes of On Mic for more fascinating conversations with some of the world's best writers, journalists and...

Duration:00:36:53

On Mic 6 - Michael Pollan

6/12/2017
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Professor Michael Pollan is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and former editor at Harpers, but is best known for his blockbuster books about food and agriculture: The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, and In Defense of Food. He sat down with former Mother Jones editor Deirdre English to talk about how he started on the food and agriculture beat, and how he's passing it on to younger journalists. Check out prior episodes of On Mic for more fascinating conversations...

Duration:00:46:34

On Mic 5: Fake News

2/27/2017
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For this episode, we’re bringing you a fascinating discussion on a messy topic: Fake News. UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism hosted five experts in media and technology to parse what fake news is, the problems it creates, and who is responsible. The panel is: Laura Sydell, NPR's Digital Culture Correspondent Adam Mosseri, VP of Facebook's Newsfeed Craig Newmark, Internet entrepreneur and philanthopist Catherine Crump, Co-Director of Berkeley Law's Technology and Public Policy...

Duration:00:45:53

On Mic 4 - Bobby Seale on the Black Panthers' Beginnings

1/29/2017
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Be aware: This podcast contains language some may find offensive. Bobby Seale stopped by the J-school right before the fiftieth anniversary of the day he and co-founder Huey P. Newton started the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Mr. Seale shared stories of his experiences as a social justice leader during that tumultuous time, and some of the events that led up to drafting the Black Panthers' Ten-Point Program. He recently co-authored the book Power to the People: The World of the Black...

Duration:00:40:13

On Mic 3 - Adam Hochschild And The Americans In The Spanish Civil War

1/9/2017
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In this week's episode, we’re proud to welcome acclaimed author Adam Hochschild. His recent book, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War is a best-selling history told through the eyes of a dozen unexpected characters. Adam is a master of narrative, and his new book is an absorbing and brilliantly researched account of a time when Americans poured into Spain as volunteers for the democratic cause. He also is a lecturer here at the J-school, and we asked him to stop by and...

Duration:00:38:00

On Mic 2 - Peggy Orenstein Talks "Girls And Sex"

12/13/2016
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Peggy Orenstein is a New York Times best-selling author who has carved out a niche writing about girlhood and womanhood in a changing world. Her newest book is Girls and Sex: Navigating a Complicated New Landscape. The book draws on dozens of interviews with young women to render a portrait of the new realities girls face in our modern technologically-driven world. Peggy visited the J-school for our annual Narrative Journalism Conference, and sat down to talk with our own Deirdre English,...

Duration:00:34:02