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Scythians at the Tomb of Ovid c.1640 (CC0)
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When Donna Zuckerberg noticed references to classical writers popping up on neo-Nazi and white supremacist websites, she decided to investigate. Why are they so invested in the classics?

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09:06
American economist James Buchanan won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics.
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Historian Nancy Maclean wanted to know where the billionaire Koch brothers got their libertarian ideas, and she found that the economist James Buchanan was a huge influence. She says most people don’t realize just how disruptive these ideas are.

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12:31
Black Lives Matter is just one movement whose online presence took root among black Twitter users.
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One person’s bubble can be another person’s safe space — a place where you don’t have to pretend and where you can feel supported and understood. For many black Americans, that place is Twitter. Media scholar Meredith Clark explains why.

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10:33
"Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis" book cover
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Joe McMoneagle was a "remote viewer" for the U.S. military. Using ESP — or was it a clever magic trick? — he identified the Soviet's secret Shark submarine. McMoneagle and journalist Annie Jacobsen recount this history of government psychics.

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12:36
Early fall on the virtual Walden pond.
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Game developer Tracy Fullerton tells us why Henry David Thoreau would play her new game. It’s called “Walden.”  

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8:46
Making music online and off
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If you’re a music-loving teen in a tiny town with no music scene, Bandcamp is a lifesaver. Jes Skolnik, editor of the Bandcamp Daily, weighs the pros and cons of online music communities.

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9:17

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