The embarrassed admission by Congressman Anthony Weiner of his Twitter indiscretions is the latest example of the problems that arise when power meets irresponsibility — especially among powerful male politicians. In this podcast — completed shortly before Weiner-gate broke — Wonking Week hosts Jessica Hilo and Tom Jacobs discuss the foibles of men of power and definitions of masculinity as presented on Miller-McCune.com over the years.
In the second half of the podcast, Idea Lobby blogger Emily Badger talks about the Federal Communications Commission, which some have described as a broken federal regulator, especially in the wake of FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker's jump from government to a company she regulated the day before.
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Audio flourishes for this week’s Wonking Week podcast were drawn from:
- The outro to our discussion on masculinity was Don Henley’s Dirty Laundry drawn from YouTube.
- The outro to our discussion on the FCC was taken from an interview with Meredith Attwell Baker.
- Intro and outro music for our podcast interview with Emily Badger was Time Traveling Musicianby Nickleus.