Alexis Madrigal is a journalist. Currently, he is a staff writer for The Atlantic, where he is deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com. Previously, Madrigal worked for the Fusion Media Group, and before that, he wrote for Wired. In 2011, Madrigal's first book, "Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology" was published. In 2014, Madrigal spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival alongside Tony Fadell as part of the panel discussion, "A New and Promising Energy Future". In 2017, he hosted an 8-part audio documentary on containerization called Containers. Madrigal received his B.A. in English from Harvard University.
As the coronavirus continues to spread, the World Health Organization has declared a state of emergency. This week, On the Media looks at how panic and misinformation are going viral, too. Plus, a controversial endorsement for Bernie Sanders puts the spotlight on Joe Rogan, and has renewed the debate over "cancel culture." And, the impeachment proceedings continue to move toward a conclusion.  1. Brooke [@OTMBrooke] reflects on the impeachment proceedings as they come to an anti-climactic ending. Listen. 2. Alexis Madrigal [@alexismadrigal] of The Atlantic explains how panic online is spreading faster than the coronavirus itself. Listen. 3. Devin Gordon [@DevinGordonX] talks about why Joe Rogan is so popular, and reflects on the controversy surrounding his tentative endorsement of Bernie Sanders. Listen. 4. Natalie Wynn, creator of the Youtube channel ContraPoints, lays out her criticism of "cancel culture" and takes an honest look at her own "cancellations." Listen. Music:  Roary's Waltz by John Zorn Psychotic Girl by Black Keys Baba O'Reilly by The Who Life on Mars by David Bowie (covered by Meridian String Quartet) River Man by Brad Mehldau
Jad Abumrad is the creator and co-host of Radiolab, a program with a unique brand of storytelling that explores science, philosophy, and the human experience. Abumrad is also the creator of “More Perfect,” a podcast about how the Supreme Court shapes everything from marriage and money to public safety and sex. On February 8, 2019, Jad Abumrad came to The Sydney Goldstein Theater in San Francisco to talk with Alexis Madrigal, staff writer at “The Atlantic”.
This week, special guest Alexis Madrigal joins Corey, Luke, and Jen to discuss e-scooters. E-scooters as a disruptive technology and policy surrounding them, comparative regulation between Boise and other cities where e-scooters have been deployed, and how e-scooters pose challenges for car-centric infrastructure. Originally aired January 24, 2019.
Social media platforms once promised to connect the world. Today’s digital communities, though, often feel like forces for disunity. Anger and discord in 2018 seemed only amplified by the social media institutions that now dictate our conversations. Executive editor Matt Thompson sits down with staff writer Alexis Madrigal to find out how we got to this point and whether we can do anything to solve it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Apr 13th, 1982
Location
Oakland, California, United States of America
Episode Count
25
Podcast Count
16
Total Airtime
19 hours, 29 minutes