Schedule for Oct. 21, 2014

Jian is back in the host chair! Please note: all schedules are subject to last minute changes, so check back for updates. Here's what we have on tap today: Game developer Brianna Wu has been subjected to online threats of violence and rape and has had her home address posted on the web because of her views on Gamergate -...
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Jian is back in the host chair! Please note: all schedules are subject to last minute changes, so check back for updates. Here's what we have on tap today:
 

  • Game developer Brianna Wu has been subjected to online threats of violence and rape and has had her home address posted on the web because of her views on Gamergate - the highly charged debate over sexism in gaming. Jian speaks to Wu as well as gender and media writer Soraya Chemaly on the wider cultural implications.
     
  • Best of Q: Producer and writer John Carter Cash, son of the legendary musician Johnny Cash, talks about his father's posthumous work, Out Among the Stars, an album recorded in 1981 and 1984.
     
  • The story of "rags to riches" permeates pop-culture. But Slate's John Swansburg argues that real-life examples of the self-made man are rarer than we think. And that our unwavering belief that anyone can pull themselves up by their bootstraps could be harmful.

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