The Great Courses

God, the Burkini, and the Comments Sections

Aug 30, 2016 7:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: National Public Radio has declared that it is nixing the comments sections on its website.  This decision has resulted in a lot of discussion about the merits of comments sections, the nature of online discourse, and NPR's responsibility to the public.  We discuss. We also speak with Sarah Haider of Ex-Mulims of North America regarding France's (now suspended) Burkini ban, and we finish the show with a reading from Chris Matheson's humor book, "The Story of God." _____ NPR article on its comments section decision: Sarah Haider's Heat Street article "Repressive Burkini Bans Will Do More Harm Than Good:" David Smalley "What's Killing the Atheist Movement:" Chris Matheson's "The Story of God:"

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