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September 20, 2016

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Classic episode from July 11, 2016

On the Show:

–John Johnson, MIT PhD who runs an econometrics consultancy in Washington, D.C and co-author of Everydata: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data you Consume Every Day, joins David to discuss how to avoid falling prey to misinformation, including political polls and claims by advertisers

–Twelve police officers in Dallas were shot (five of whom died) by of 25-year-old black man Micah Xavier Johnson, who according to police wanted to kill white people, specifically white cops

–The Dallas shooting was indeed a racially motivated hate crime

–Noteworthy Amazon items: Game of Thrones, Mr. Robot

–Students for Justice in Palestine has linked the Dallas shooting, and shootings of black people by police, to Israel

–The Dallas shooting was not the first time police have used bombs on citizens; in 1985 Philadelphia there was an aerial bomb dropped by police

–Sen. Bernie Sanders has acknowledged that he plans to join presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail

–Following Gretchen Carlson’s lead, six more women have accused Fox chief Roger Ailes of sexual harassment

–Voicemail on the ultimate conspiracy

–On the Bonus Show: Baton Rouge filmer arrested, the pleasure of missing out, Buffalo to host kale eating competition, more…

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