Episode 8 - Sex ed programs in schools are informed by the past; busting a crime myth; AIDS hot spots; the legacy of napster; Andy Borowitz tackles bullying.
Sex ed; a crime myth; Ryan White’s legacy; napster; Andy Borowitz on bullying.
A decades-old battle is re-emerging over how sex is presented in the classroom.
Flawed research predicting remorseless teen killers led to life sentences.
H.I.V. rates have fallen in many places, but the AIDS crisis persists in parts of the U.S.
After Napster, many consumers got used to media on demand. There was no turning back.
New Yorker magazine humorist Andy Borowitz takes a look at a thriving industry: bullying.
Immigration; hot coffee lawsuit; special ops; Challenger legacy; Borowitz on Anita Bryant.
Today's immigration policies echo an anti-immigration movement 25 years ago in California.
Her complaint sounded frivolous. But the facts told another story.
The rise of special operations units today can be traced to two past operations.
A new understanding of risk emerged from the study of a NASA disaster.
Andy Borowitz examines how Anita Bryant inadvertently energized the gay rights movement.
Public housing, the bubble boy, boxing, overpopulation and Borowitz on Space Force.
A new approach to reducing poverty has its roots in a 1970s public housing experiment.
The surprising medical legacy of David Vetter, the boy in the bubble.
As concussions plague football, are there lessons from earlier concerns about boxing?
In the 1960s, fears of overpopulation sparked talk of population control. What happened?
Andy Borowitz takes a look at the sci-fi origins of Donald Trump’s Space Force program.
Reducing suicide; Baby M; Lead perils; climate help from Cold War science; Andy Borowitz.
An intervention to reduce suicides showed promise in the 60s, but was overlooked.
Parenthood by surrogacy is accepted across the U.S., but it's not closely regulated.
Half a million American children have high lead levels, but who should clean it up?
Is geo-engineering the climate an answer to global warming?
Andy Borowitz investigates why America’s water supply seems to keep bursting into flames.
Presidents vs. press; measles cases soar; free agency; wild horses, “apologies.”
President Trump’s efforts to clamp down on White House leaks have echoes of Nixon.
Vaccine skepticism was fed by a discredited 1998 study which still has repercussions today
Today’s superstar athletes reaping the benefits of free agency owe a debt to Curt Flood.
Wild horses are caught in a battle between the government, ranchers and environmentalists.
Andy examines the tropes and clichés politicians use to cling to power after a scandal.
Bystander behavior; a Navy scandal; psychedelic drugs; wayward trash barge; zany theories
Why don’t people intervene when they encounter violence streaming live online?
How the 1991 Tailhook sexual assault scandal is still shaking up the military today.
Psychedelic drugs, associated with the 1960s, are now treating depression and anxiety.
The 1987 garbage barge was a fiasco, but it helped raise public awareness about recycling.
Andy Borowitz looks at the evolution of the myth that the moon landing was faked.
DNA clues; thalidomide; robot ambivalence; obsessive gamers; Borowitz on no news.
DNA information available on genealogy websites is today being used to solve crimes.
How a pill that led to drug safety guidelines became a case study for rising drug prices.
D&D, once at the center of a moral panic, is now seen as an antidote to screen addiction.
Exploring fears about A.I. by revisiting a 1997 chess match between man and machine.
We hear a lot about fake news, but Andy Borowitz examines another horrible tend: no news.
Social media loops, athlete protests, Wall Street harassment; pet threat; Andy Borowitz
Our social media addiction is explained by theories pioneered by B.F. Skinner decades ago.
The #TakeAKnee movement has ties to a protest at the 1968 Olympics.
How a decades-old Wall Street sexual harassment battle is affecting today’s workplace.
Humorist Andy Borowitz has found a solution to the problem of political ads on TV.
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Retro Report makes sense of the present by revealing the past. Join journalists Celeste Headlee and Masud Olufani as they connect the present to the past through four distinct and varied stories, and New Yorker humorist Andy Borowitz adds his signature wit.
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