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Jul 10, 2018

The forced family separations at the US-Mexico border that occurred under a get-tough immigration policy by the Trump administration have opened up the floodgates of comparisons to dark periods of recent human history in the US and elsewhere.
 
We speak to a London-based human rights expert about whether the comparisons...


Apr 18, 2018

An unlikely video has gone viral online -- sparking debate over whether it is an example of the type of sexism women have had to battle for generations or an innocent relic of its time. 

The video is of a 1970 BBC interview with Janet Fookes, at the time a newly-elected member of Britain's parliament. In it, the...


Mar 12, 2018

On this episode: mass shootings and the media. 
 
After the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, one idea for change has gained ground -- restricting children's access to violent popular  entertainment such as video games and movies. 
 
"I'm hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is...


Jan 24, 2018

Photo Credit: Jaap Buttendijk / Copyright: © 2017 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.

(Photo by: Jaap Buttendijk / Copyright: © 2017 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.)

On this week's episode, CultureCast book editor Loretta Williams focuses on two books lighting up the Internet. 

"Ready Player One," a book by Ernest Cline and "Warcross" by Marie Lu are getting a lot of comparisons to one another. 

"Ready...