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What's behind the EV culture war? Plus, former child stars including Drake Bell come forward about abuse in 'Quiet on Set.' FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images/Mark Mainz/Getty Images hide caption

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Boots with the spurs: 'Cowboy Carter' and the need for validation

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Three ways to think about journalism layoffs; plus, Aaron Bushnell's self-immolation

The American journalism industry is in crisis - layoffs, strikes, and site shutdowns have some people talking about the potential extinction of the the news industry as we know it. Just last week, VICE Media announced their plans to layoff hundreds of employees and halt website operations. Taylor Lorenz, the Washington Post online culture and technology columnist, joins the show to unpack what is at stake with the continued media closures and layoffs.

Three ways to think about journalism layoffs; plus, Aaron Bushnell's self-immolation

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South Africa Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola and South African Ambassador to the Netherlands Vusimuzi Madonsela attend the International Court of Justice. Remko de Waal/ANP/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Ross Gay on inciting joy while dining with sorrow

Looking for joy? Then it might be worth exploring your sorrow. In his collection of essays, Inciting Joy, poet Ross Gay considers the breadth of joy, arguing that it can be found – and even strengthened – in life's hardest moments. After all, those are the times when we rely on one another. Brittany Luse sits down with the poet to discuss the complexity of joy and creating meaning in life.

Ross Gay on inciting joy while dining with sorrow

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The IBAMmys: The It's Been A Minute 2023 Culture Awards Show

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