Monthly Archives: January 2017

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 331: Fake News

Guest: Karen Viars of the Georgia Tech Library.

First broadcast January 27 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/01/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-january-27th-fake-news-episode-331/

“Is that frustrating, or do you get jazzed up as an information professional?”

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Supercontext: Hap & Leonard, Season 1

What is pulp fiction for? We look at the first season of Sundance’s rural crime noir Hap & Leonard for answers. Does this Joe R. Lansdale adaption bring something new to platonic male friendships? Or is it simply a salad mixer you can throw plot lines into?

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Supercontext: 2017 Inauguration Day Special: PREZ

It’s Inauguration Day for Donald Trump… so is a comic book about the first teenage president essential reading for American citizens now? We look at both the 1973 and 2015 versions of PREZ from DC Comics while discussing the cyclical nature of politics and satire.

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Supercontext: The Fall of Gawker

Last year Peter Thiel secretly funded Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit that destroyed Gawker. Should the wealthy be able to ruin a publication if they don’t like what it has to say? We discuss the new precedent this case set between privacy and Freedom of Speech, all while tumbling down the rabbit hole of trashy media and big money.

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