Reading Time: 14 minutes Dr. David Casarett makes the case that the FDA, the medical community and even big pharma are all angling for their piece of the brownie.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Journalist Ben Ehrenreich, who lived among Palestinians on the West Bank for three years, shares stories of unspeakable oppression.
Reading Time: 10 minutes A little-known rule passed by the American Psychiatric Association in 1973 prevents psychiatrists from expressing their opinions about the mental health of our candidates.
Reading Time: 38 minutes In this hour-long interview, WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker digs deep into the shadowy systemic elements that prevent true democracy.
Reading Time: 13 minutes Aldon Morris talks about his book on one of the greatest scholars of the twentieth century — a black man who brought intellectual rigor to the science of sociology, and used it to reveal the inherent equality between blacks and whites.
Reading Time: 21 minutes Russ Baker discusses the release of the infamous ‘“28 pages” that link high-ranking Saudi officials to the 9/11 attacks. But instead of answering all questions, the redacted document raises more.
Reading Time: 16 minutes The real legacy of John Hinckley may be that the Brady Bill and the Brady Center became a force to counter the gun lobby
Reading Time: 12 minutes A new documentary about the Simpson case offers frightening parallels to America today. Carl Douglas, a member of the so-called Simpson “Dream Team,” shares his front row seat.
Reading Time: 17 minutes Norm Stamper talks about cop culture, how contagious and deeply institutionalized it is and how “awful but lawful” has become an internal standard that real community policing has to root out.
Reading Time: 22 minutes When we speak of the ‘60s, talk invariably centers on Vietnam. No one understood that conflict better than Sydney Schanberg, who died the other day. His insightful and honest coverage of the war set a new standard for the truth. In this 1999 conversation, Schanberg reminds us why he will be missed.
Reading Time: 8 minutes New ultra-precise mapping software is taking the practice of gerrymandering to levels never before imagined and, in so doing, is making elections irrelevant.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Imagine guns that will only fire with your fingerprints or biomarkers, that can do facial recognition, and that send out a GPS signal as to their location. Will that make guns safer?
Reading Time: 11 minutes Acadamy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End in Sight) discusses how the changing climate is already contributing to global injustice.
Reading Time: 13 minutes A mainstream narrative is quickly taking shape, as it did following the Boston Marathon bombing. In this week’s podcast Russ Baker begins to ask the questions that will lead to a deeper understanding of events in Orlando.
Reading Time: 18 minutes John West was asked separately by both his parents to help them end their lives. His story tells us a lot about the moral questions surrounding assisted suicide and why it is such a hard topic for families to discuss.
Reading Time: 24 minutes How might the world be today had Bobby Kennedy lived? And who was behind his death? Paul Schrade, one of his closest confidants, who was also shot that night, looks back.
Reading Time: 1 minute A reprise of WhoWhatWhy’s podcast marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing with voices from Hiroshima.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Monsanto has given us PCBs, Agent Orange, Roundup and GMOs. For over two decades the company has shaped agribusiness. Find out in this week’s podcast how all that is about to change.
Reading Time: 19 minutes L.M. Bogad, a master of theatrical spectacle as a way to protest government policy, talks to WhoWhatWhy about “tactical performance.” Does it have a place — as a kind of force multiplier for protests — when all politics is devolving into entertainment?
Reading Time: 14 minutes The founder of a major research institute explains how to deal with conflicts that take place amid the global web of economic and social interactions.