Gawker and First Amendment, Labor of Love, Mother's Voice
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 5, Episode 143
- Jun 15, 2016 4:00 pm
- 2:30:15 mins
Gawker and the First Amendment (23:56) Dr. Clay Calvert is a professor at the University of Florida. He is the Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication and Director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida. Just a few weeks ago, news broke of Pay-Pal co-founder, Peter Thiel, funding wrestler Hulk Hogan’s privacy lawsuit against online media outlet, Gawker. Peter Thiel’s personal vendetta stems from a 2007 report from Gawker publicly outing him as Gay. With Thiel’s personal ties to an already $140 million case, questions regarding third-party financed litigation and free press laws come to light. Dr. Calvert explains how this case creates a blueprint for wealthy individuals to challenge the free press. Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating (1:10:27) Moira Weigel is a PhD Student at Yale University, in Comparative Literature and Film and Media Studies. She earned her BA (summa cum laude) from Harvard University and is the author of Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating, her first book. Men and women used to go out on dates but now seems that it’s all snapchat and tinder. But is that really as awful as it seems? How did we decide what’s appropriate for dating? And how did dating even start? Moira Weigel explains the history of dating. Coaches Corner - Dating Difficulties (1:38:08) It is becoming increasingly difficult for some people to find someone to date. Between social norms, expected behavior, and the rise of technology the act of dating is becoming complicated. Dr Matt Townsend shares what he has learned from helping people find that special someone. Mom's voice has powerful effect on children (1:59:17) Dr. Daniel Arthur Abrams is an Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. he earned his PhD at Northwestern University, in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience. He authored the study Neural circuits underlying mother’s voice perception predict social communication abilities in children. Dr Abrams shares his research into what happens when children hear their mother's voice.