On Mic 7 - Franklin Foer
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...
On Mic 6 - Michael Pollan
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...
On Mic 5: Fake News
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...
On Mic 4 - Bobby Seale on the Black Panthers' Beginnings
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...
On Mic 3 - Adam Hochschild And The Americans In The Spanish Civil War
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...
On Mic 2 - Peggy Orenstein Talks "Girls And Sex"
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,...