Driverless vehicles and workless drivers / Dateline Pas Ris pod

Political scientist Maya Rockeymoore examines the coming labor impact of autonomous vehicles. Maya is co-author of the report “Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work” from the Center for Global Policy Solutions. / Dans un moment de vérité, Jeff Dorchen puts the “ris” in Paris.

Selling empowerment / Trump in a time of hate. pod

Development researcher Rebecca Reeve explains how the garment industry packages exploitation as empowerment. Rebecca wrote the article “PR, profit and ‘empowering women’ in the garment industry” for openDemocracy. Journalist Michelle Chen examines the rise of hate groups in the Obama and Trump terms. Michelle wrote the article “Donald Trump’s Rise Has Coincided With an Explosion Read more

How torture became normal in American policy. pod

Security analyst Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault traces the roots of America’s new torture norms to pre-9/11 conservatism. Elizabeth is author of “How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture” from Columbia University Press. PLUS: Chuck vs hate / Rotten History

A policy history of the US drone war in Afghanistan / A gutfull of meat pod

Kabul-based journalist Kate Clark examines the future of drone killings – in Afghanistan and beyond. Kate wrote the articles “Afghanistan, birthplace of the armed drone” and “Targeted Killings – a future model for Afghanistan?” for Afghanistan Analysts Network. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen spills his guts about meat eating.

Wander woman: The flâneuse walks the city. pod

Writer Lauren Elkin explores the liberatory power of simply wandering around the city, on foot, as a woman. Lauren is author of the book “Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London” from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Undocumented Filipinos against Trump / Where the left finds itself now. pod

Policy analyst Alyssa Aquino reports on the experience of undocumented Filipino immigrants in Trump’s America. Alyssa wrote the article “Undocumented Filipinos Are Living a Special Nightmare in Trump’s America” at Foreign Policy in Focus. / Writer Judith Levine discusses radicalism, liberalism and things worse than fear in the Trump era. Judith wrote the essay “Descent Read more

A history (and present) of America’s feminist / conservative divide. pod

Historian Marjorie Spruill traces the ongoing, 40+ year battle between feminism and Christian conservatism. Marjorie is author of “Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics” from Bloomsbury. PLUS: Chuck vs discrimination / Rotten History

Parenting after incarceration / All dystopia, all day. pod

Journalist Victoria Law examines the legal labyrinth facing parents post-incarceration. Victoria wrote the recent article “Double Punishment: After Prison, Moms Face Legal Battles to Reunite With Kids” for Truthout. In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen monitors our constant dystopia.