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Harvey Weinstein and the End of Open Secrets: Podcast

This week's show covers the Iran nuclear deal, threats to the First Amendment, the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and Trump's latest moves on health care.


Is Harvey Weinstein the embodiment of Hollywood sleaze, or the last straggler in a bygone age of pervasive sexual harassment? Reason's Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Matt Welch join Andrew Heaton to discuss how social media is bringing an end to open secrets.

Also, President Obama's Iran nuclear deal is now in limbo. Is it inevitable that Iran will get the bomb? Can nuclear proliferation actually make the world safer?

Other topics: the latest threats to the First Amendment, and how Donald Trump is changing American health care.

Some relevant links from the show:

Reason's Ed Krayewski: "Trump Kicks Iran Deal Decisions Over to Congress"

Jonathan Tepperman for Newsweek: "How Nuclear Weapons Can Keep You Safe"

Mamta Badkar for Business Insider: "Here's Why Sanctions Don't Work"

David Harsanyi for Reason: "Even if Trump's Threat Against NBC Isn't Serious, It's Still Destructive"

The New York Times: "The Times Issues Social Media Guidelines for the Newsroom"

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey for the The New York Times: "Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades"

Maureen Dowd for the The New York Times: "Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood's Oldest Horror Story"

Reason's Peter Suderman: "Trump's New Executive Order Makes It Easier to Buy Insurance Outside of Obamacare"

Reason's Peter Suderman: "By Cutting Off Obamacare's Insurer Subsidies, Trump Might Help More People Get Health Coverage."

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