Why Women Rule In Dystopians, News Consumption, How To Pick A Life Partner

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In dystopian fiction, like ‘Divergent’ and ‘The Hunger Games,’ women rule. That’s according to Rob Ferrett and Gene Purcell’s guest, who explains why. Rob and Gene also discuss where Americans are getting their news from these days, and in Teach Me What You Know, find out how to select a life partner.

Featured in this Show

  • Dystopian Fiction – Where Women Rule

    The movie “Divergent” opens this weekend, based on the dystopian trilogy by Veronica Roth. Our guest today says the dystopian world is a rare one – where women rule, and men can relate.

  • Survey: People Want 'Meaty' News From A Variety Of Sources

    A new survey shows that Americans still seek out ‘meaty’ news, and do so from a variety of sources. A media critic talks about the results, and how Americans are getting their news these days.

  • Teach Me What You Know: How To Pick A Life Partner

    Picking the person to spend the rest of your life with is a big decision, but society often pressures us to not think about it too much. A writer explains his research on what to look for when choosing a life partner in this week’s Teach Me What You Know segment.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Interviewer
  • Devon Maloney Guest
  • Tom Rosenstiel Guest
  • Tim Urban Guest
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer

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