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This week on the Daily Beat we take a look at the breakthrough investigations from across the globe on political corruption.

This week on the Daily Beat we take a look at the breakthrough investigations from across the globe on political corruption.
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This week on the Daily Beat we take a look at the breakthrough investigations from across the globe on political corruption.

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Dave Rand, Part I: Flagging Fake News

9/25/2017
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Dave Rand joins the show to discuss his recent study about the effects of fact checking and verifying news articles on social media sites like Facebook. Dave Rand is an Associate Professor or Psychology, Economics and Management at Yale University. Click here to read more about the study. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Preface 01:29 - Dave Rand 03:40 - Experimental Breakdown 06:37 - Negative Association with Verification 10:04 - Breakdown by Age 11:57 - Outro 12:41 - Asktell - Lina Tulgren 15:38 -...

Duration: 00:15:38


Weekly Rundown: That's Damore

9/22/2017
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On the Weekly Rundown, Joe discusses his faux-cover letter for Infowars and James Damore's dumb Twitter poll. Dear Infowars: I Want To Work For You 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Weekly Rundown 02:43 - Working for Infowars 04:31 - Fascination with Infowars 07:03 - Dumb Damore 12:34 - Ignorant or Explotative 13:35 - Outro 14:05 - Feels Like Heaven - Ariel Pink 17:20 - Finish

Duration: 00:17:21


Mia Costa on Perception of Reps

9/21/2017
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Mia Costa joins the show to discuss her recent study on how voters perceived their Congressional representatives based on gender and party. Mia Costa is a political scientist at the University of Massachusetts. Click here to read more about the study. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Mia Costa 02:35 - Women Approve of Women Reps, & Other Findings 03:25 - Findings Based on Party Affiliation 06:45 - Impact of How We View Reps 09:33 - Potential of Future Research 10:42 - Outro 11:12 - Ancient Habits -...

Duration: 00:15:03


Carryl Baldwin on Daydreaming Drivers

9/20/2017
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Carryl Baldwin joins the show to discuss her recent study about daydreaming while driving and why it's so easy to lose focus behind the wheel. Carryl Baldwin is an Associate Professor and Director of the PhD program in Human Factors and Applied Cognition at George Mason Unviersity. Click here to read more about the study. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Carryl Baldwin 02:19 - Why Is It So Easy to Daydream? 05:08 - Is Driving Too Easy? 07:41 - Daydreaming vs. Other Distractions 13:31 - Combatting...

Duration: 00:19:20


Mary Kosuth on Microplastics in Water

9/19/2017
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Mary Kosuth joins the show to discuss her research on microplastics in tap water and her involvement with the Orb Media investigation. Mary Kosuth is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Minnesota. Click here to read more about the investigation. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Mary Kosuth 03:42 - Microplastic Fibers 05:24 - Positive Attention for Research 06:21 - Concerns About Findings 07:36 - Encouraging Aspects of the Study 08:45 - Outro 09:15 - Never Before - The Luyas 15:15 - Finish

Duration: 00:15:15


Elena Childers on This Is Real NYC

9/18/2017
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Elena and Joe recap their time at This Is Real, an immersive horror experience in New York City. Click here to read more about the experience, running through the end of 2017 in Red Hook, Brooklyn. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Elena Childers 02:15 - This Is Real 04:14 - Escape Room x Haunted House x Psycho Killers 06:35 - Immersive Theater 07:56 - Self-Scaring 09:58 - Elena, The Ringleader 12:27 - Outro 12:52 - That's Alright - Baby Jesus 16:10 - Finish

Duration: 00:16:10


Weekly Rundown: Trump Dictating

9/15/2017
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Joe discusses the White House's reaction to Jemele Hill's tweets and why it's problematic for the administration to dictate political speech. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Weekly Rundown 02:26 - Political Speech 2017 06:20 - Criticizing the President 07:20 - Jemele Hill 10:41 - President Dictating Political Speech 13:24 - Outro 14:20 - Fading - The Yorks 16:56 - Finish

Duration: 00:16:56


Dr. Steve Billet on Trump, Hurricanes, DACA & More

9/14/2017
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Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss President Trump's handling of Hurricanes Harvey & Irma, response to the White House's DACA decision, talk of tax reform, and more. Dr. Steve Billet is the Director of the Legislative Affairs Masters and Chief of Staff of the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Dr. Steve Billet 02:38 - More of the Same on Russia Investigation 03:44 - Hurricane Relief 05:14 - Trump's Hurricane Handling 06:54 -...

Duration: 00:16:16


Chris Tyree on Invisible Plastics in Water

9/13/2017
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Chris Tyree joins the show to discuss Orb Media's investigation into microplastics in the drinking water of more than a dozen countries across the globe. Chris Tyree is a journalist and along with Dan Morrison was the principal reporter of Orb Media's investigation into invisible plastics in water. Click here to read the story. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Chris Tyree & Orb Media Investigation 05:03 - Hidden in Plain Sight 08:16 - Interest in Investigation 10:51 - Further Research to Look For...

Duration: 00:18:15


Taia Handlin on InfoWars Girl & Piano Guy

9/12/2017
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Taia and Joe discuss their recent articles about the girl who called an InfoWars reporter "a f*king idiot" and the guy who played a piano in public to get his ex back. The Girl That Called Owen Shroyer an Idiot is My New Hero The Pianist Playing For His Ex Isn't Cute. He's a Creep. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - InfoWars Girl 06:35 - Beaten by a Kid 07:34 - Owen Shroyer's Response 10:57 - Piano Guy 13:05 - Finding the Break-Up Line 15:43 - Consider Other Possibilities 19:05 - Outro 19:35 - Parking...

Duration: 00:22:45


Todd McElroy on Laziness & Intelligence

9/11/2017
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Todd McElroy joins the show to discuss his study exploring the correlation between thinking and physical activity. Todd McElroy is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Florida Gulf Coast University. Click here to read more about his study "The physical sacrifice of thinking: Investigating the relationship between thinking and physical activity in everyday life." 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Todd McElroy 01:16 - Motivations/Methods of Study 03:22 - Need-For-Cognition 04:42 - Are Lazy People...

Duration: 00:15:46


Francis Shen on Reducing Racial Biases

9/8/2017
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Francis Shen joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring minority mens rea in an effort to reduce racial bias in courtrooms. Francis Shen is an Associate Professor of Law and McKnight Presidential Fellow at the University of Minnesota. Click here to read more about his study, recently published in Hastings Law Journal. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Francis Shen 01:20 - Motivations to Study Mens Rea 04:34 - Lack of Bias: Encouraging & Discouraging 08:13 - Playing on Perceived Biases 10:13...

Duration: 00:19:13


Mimi Tang, Part II: Immunotherapy for Food Allergy

9/7/2017
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In Part II, Mimi Tang discusses the optimism surrounding immunotherapy treatments for food allergies and the type of impact her trial's results could have. Mimi Tang is a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Melbourne and the Head of Allergy and Immune Disorders Research at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Click here to read more about the study, recently published in The Lancet. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Mimi Tang 01:54 - Chance for Allergy Return...

Duration: 00:15:04


Mimi Tang on Peanut Allergy Treatment

9/6/2017
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Mimi Tang joins the show to discuss her recent study on immunotherapy for children with peanut allergies, which yielded encouragingly positive results. Mimi Tang is a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Melbourne and the Head of Allergy and Immune Disorders Research at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Click here to read more about the study, recently published in The Lancet. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Mimi Tang 01:40 - Structure of Peanut Allergy...

Duration: 00:15:49


William Cheung on Shrinking Fish

9/5/2017
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William Cheung joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring how climate change could shrink multiple species of fish by 20 to 30 percent. William Cheung is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and Principal Investigator with the Changing Ocean Research Unit. Click here to read more about his study, recently published in Global Change Biology. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - William Cheung 01:11 - Studying Shrinking Fish 02:51 - Impact on Humans & Other Species 04:44 -...

Duration: 00:15:53


Jeff Leisawitz on the Art of Creativity

9/4/2017
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Jeff Leisawitz joins the show to discuss his new book "Not F*ing Around: The No Bullshit Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground." Jeff Leisawitz is an award-winning musician/producer, college instructor, critically acclaimed author and internationally distributed filmmaker who has devoted his life to the art of creativity. Click here to visit his website and download three free chapters of the ebook today. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Jeff Leisawitz 01:24 - "Not F*ing Around" 02:50...

Duration: 00:16:05


Weekly Rundown with Taia Handlin

9/1/2017
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Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Taia Handlin joins Joe to discuss their recent pieces for the site having to do with enjoyable but sexist entertainment personalities. Read them below! James Cameron Doesn't Think Wonder Woman is Hot Enough to be Feminist Joss Whedon's Abusive Feminism Should I Care if Louis C.K. is a Pervert? 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Taia Handlin 01:39 - James Cameron's Feminism 05:01 - Cheating Joss Whedon 06:46 - Louis C.K. Rumors 08:07 - Enjoying Art Made by Morally Questionable...

Duration: 00:18:34


Rich Hanley on NFL Storylines

8/31/2017
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Rich Hanley returns to discuss the biggest NFL storylines heading into the 2017 season, from CTE studies to anthem protests. Rich Hanley is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Quinnipiac University. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Rich Hanley 01:27 - Continued Ratings Decline 02:46 - Time Factor 05:39 - National Anthem Protests 07:47 - CTE Study & League Concerns 09:31 - Importance of 2022 11:27 - Changes to the Game 13:26 - Rich's Super Bowl Prediction 14:47 - Outro 15:17 - Destroyer - Aron...

Duration: 00:18:28


Jochen Brocks on the Origins of Animal Life

8/30/2017
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Jochen Brocks joins the show to discuss his recently published study that solves the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth. Jochen Brocks is an associate professor in the Research School of Earth Sciences at Australian National University. Click here to read more about his study, recently published in Nature. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Jochen Brocks 02:43 - Difficulties in Research 04:48 - Ancient Molecules 06:51 - Conditions that Led to Algae 09:41 - Surviving "Snowball Earths"...

Duration: 00:16:38


Justin Ortagus, Part II: Technology in Higher Ed

8/29/2017
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Justin Ortagus discusses the integration of technology in higher education and findings that surprised him in his recent study. Justin Ortagus is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration & Policy at the University of Florida. Click here to read more about his study. 00:00 - Intro 00:51 - Justin Ortagus 03:04 - Job Security from Robots 04:23 - Less Centralized Universities? 05:44 - Integration of Technology in Higher Ed 07:34 - Study Limitations/Future Research 08:54 - Outro...
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