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    • Denialism

    • How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives
    • By: Michael Specter
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
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    New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter has twice won the Global Health Council’s Excellence in Media Award, as well as the Science Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In Denialism, he fervently argues that people are turning away from new technologies and engaging in a kind of magical thinking that is hindering scientific progress.

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    • A compelling read

    • By S on 05-17-11
    • How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives
    • By: Michael Specter
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 03-17-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 133 ratings

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    • The New Yorker (Jan. 29, 2007)

    • By: Nicholas Lemann, Jeffrey Goldberg, David Sedaris, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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    "Hard Cases" by Nicholas Lemann; "Bookings" by Jeffrey Goldberg; "The Birds" by David Sedaris; "Kremlin, Inc." by Michael Specter; "Classics Galore" by John Updike; and "Crime Scenes" by David Denby.

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    • The New Yorker, November 3rd 2014 (Michael Specter, Adam Gopnik, David Owen)

    • By: Michael Specter, Adam Gopnik, David Owen
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    "Behind the Wall", by Amy Davidson; "Good-Luck Charm", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Against the Grain", by Michael Specter; "Bakeoff", by Adam Gopnik; "Floating Feasts", by David Owen; "Medical Meals", by Rivka Galchen; and "Making the News", by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, September 28, 2009 (Susan Orlean, Michael Specter, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Susan Orlean, Michael Specter, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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    "Read All About It", by Adam Gopnik; "Blago Speaks. Again.", by David Remnick; "Stomping Grounds", by Michael Schulman; "Nader's Blueprint", by Raffi Khatchadourian; "Ratings Downgrade", by James Surowiecki; "A Life of its Own", by Michael Specter; "The It Bird", by Susan Orlean; and "Brooklyn Dodger", by Nancy Franklin

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    • The New Yorker (February 25, 2008)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, James Surowiecki, Paul Kramer, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    "Higher Standards", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The Stimulus Strategy", by James Surowiecki; "The Water Cure", by Paul Kramer; "Big Foot", by Michael Specter; "Killing Joke", by David Denby; and "Beamed Down", by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, February 4th 2013 (Michael Specter, Adam Higginbotham, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Michael Specter, Adam Higginbotham, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    "Walking the Walk", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Live from Gaza", by Rebecca Mead; "Requiem for a Dreamliner?", by James Surowiecki; "The Operator", by Michael Specter; "Life at the Top", by Adam Higginbotham; and "The Evil That Men Do", by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, May 14th 2012 (Nick Paumgarten, Michael Specter, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Nick Paumgarten, Michael Specter, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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    "Six More Months", by George Packer; "Afterlife", by Christopher Heaney; "Invisible Hand, Greased Palm", by James Surowiecki; "Here’s Looking at You", by Nick Paumgarten; "The Climate Fixers", by Michael Specter; and "Double Lives", by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, March 12th 2012 (Ryan Lizza, Michael Specter, Dahlia Lithwick)

    • By: Ryan Lizza, Michael Specter, Dahlia Lithwick
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    "Threatened", by David Remnick; "Road Test", by Michael Schulman; "Stingers", by Calvin Tompkins; "Life of the Party", by Ryan Lizza; "The Deadliest Virus", by Michael Specter; "Extreme Makeover", by Dahlia Lithwick; "Alexander the Great", by Jack Handey; "Not Like the Other Ones", by Peter Schjeldahl; and "Bringing Up Babies", by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, July 9th & 16th 2012: Part 2 (Dexter Filkins, Michael Specter, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Dexter Filkins, Michael Specter, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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    "Mind the Gap", by James Surowiecki; "Housing Crisis", by Rebecca Mead; "After America", by Dexter Filkins; "The Mosquito Solution", by Michael Specter; and "Black and Blue", by Emily Nussbaum.

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    • The New Yorker, May 30th 2011 (Rachel Aviv, John Colapinto, Michael Specter)

    • By: Rachel Aviv, John Colapinto, Michael Specter
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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    "The Syrian Problem", by Steve Coll; “Strauss-Kahnikov”, by Philip Gourevitch; "Strange Fruit", by John Colapinto; "God Knows Where I Am", by Rachel Aviv; "Resistant", by Michael Specter; and "Time Trip", by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, November 15th 2010 (Michael Specter, Alec Wilkinson, Judith Thurman)

    • By: Michael Specter, Alec Wilkinson, Judith Thurman
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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    "Electoral Dissonance", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "A Deadly Misdiagnosis", by Michael Specter; "Long Time Coming", by Alec Wilkinson; "The Cleopatriad", by Judith Thurman; and "Mush!", by Nancy Franklin.

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    • The New Yorker (Oct. 24, 2005)

    • By: George Packer, Michael Specter, Dana Goodyear, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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    "Game Plan" by George Packer; "What Money Can Buy" by Michael Specter; "Quiet Depravity" by Dana Goodyear; "Paper Tiger" by Joan Acocella; "Big Mac" by Nancy Franklin; "Family Matters" by David Denby.

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    • The New Yorker, July 1st 2013 (Michael Specter, John McPhee, Joyce Carol Oates)

    • By: Michael Specter, John McPhee, Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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    "Options", by Steve Coll; "Ringers", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Unsung", by Tad Friend; "The Lyme Wars", by Michael Specter; "The Orange Trapper", by John McPhee; "Mastiff", by Joyce Carol Oates; and "Life and Undeath", by David Denby.

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    • The New Yorker, January 2nd 2017 (Peter Hessler, Michael Specter, Amy Davidson)

    • By: Peter Hessler, Michael Specter, Amy Davidson
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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    In this issue: "Mrs. Obama" by Amy Davidson; "The Shadow General" by Peter Hessler; "Rewriting the Code of Life" by Michael Specter; "Poets' Corner" by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, November 16th 2015 (Michael Specter, John Seabrook, Judith Thurman)

    • By: Michael Specter, John Seabrook, Judith Thurman
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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    In this issue: "Harsh Talk" by Margaret Talbot; "Women's Work" by Rebecca Mead; "The Gene Hackers" by Michael Specter; "The Invisible Library" by John Seabrook; "Silent Partner" by Judith Thurman; and "Human Bondage" by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, October 22th 2012 (Evan Osnos, Michael Specter, David Sedaris)

    • By: Evan Osnos, Michael Specter, David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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    "Veep Stakes", by Steve Coll; "Germs Are Us", by Michael Specter; "Boss Rail", by Evan Osnos; "Understanding Owls", by David Sedaris; and "Playing Dead", by David Denby.

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    • The New Yorker, August 25th 2014 (Lauren Collins, Michael Specter, George Packer)

    • By: Lauren Collins, Michael Specter, George Packer
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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    "The Common Enemy", by George Packer; "The Old Gang", by Tad Friend; "The Spy Who Loved Me", by Lauren Collins; "Seeds of Doubt", by Michael Specter; and "Hide and Seek", by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, May 23rd 2011 (Jane Mayer, Michael Specter, Hendrik Hertzberg)

    • By: Jane Mayer, Michael Specter, Hendrik Hertzberg
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    "Off and Running", by Hendrik Hertzberg; “Versatile”, by Tad Friend; "The Secret Sharer", by Jane Mayer; "Test-Tube Burgers", by Michael Specter; and "The Better Life", by David Denby.

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    • The New Yorker (March 13, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Ben McGrath, Jack Turner, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
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    "Veep Doo-Doo" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Locals" by Ben McGrath; "Green Gold" by Jack Turner; "Official New 7 Wonders of the World Ballot" by Bruce McCall; "Political Science" by Michael Specter; and "Telling Tales" by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker (December 3, 2007)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Ben McGrath, Frances FitzGerald, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    There are six articles in this edition: "Huckabee?", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The Pigeon Police", by Ben McGrath; "Come One, Come All", by Frances FitzGerald; "Darwin's Surprise", by Michael Specter; "Nan, American Man", by John Updike; and "High Fliers", by David Denby.

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