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The Supreme Court has ruled that police must always have a warrant to search mobile devices when arresting someone. We discuss that, and the other big Supreme Court ruling of the day: TV networks won a huge victory over a company called Aereo. Aereo provided a subscription service that let you watch or record live network shows using a PC or cell phone. We also talk to a man who found himself mysteriously on the federal “no fly list.” We also debate whether online death threats are protected speech. And we take a very close look at the oldest things in the world with author Rachel Sussman.

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Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Cell Phone Searches 7 MIN, 41 SEC

The Supreme Court has ruled that police must always have a warrant to search mobile devices when arresting someone. In his opinion, chief justice John Roberts wrote, "Modern cellphones aren't a technological convenience. With all they contain and all they may reveal, they hold for many Americans 'the privacies of life.'"

Guests:
Jess Bravin, Wall Street Journal (@JessBravin)

The End of Aereo? 7 MIN, 37 SEC
In another high court decision handed down today, TV networks won a huge victory over a company called Aereo. Aereo provided a subscription service that let you watch or record live network shows using a PC or cell phone. But the court’s 6-3 decision will effectively shut Aereo down.

Guests:
Jonathan Handel, Hollywood Reporter (@jhandel)

"No" to the No Fly List 8 MIN, 22 SEC

A federal court has ruled that the no fly list is unconstitutional. We’ll talk to someone who found himself on a no-fly list. Abe Mashal was a plaintiff in the case.

Guests:
Ibraheim "Abe" Mashal, plaintiff in the ACLU's no-fly list case

Oldest Living Things 14 MIN, 27 SEC

The oldest living thing in the world is a 600,000 year-old bacterium, discovered in the permafrost of Siberia. From that bacteria to California’s Giant Sequoias to ancient eucalyptus trees in Australia, Rachel Sussman has spent the better part of the last decade seeking out the oldest living things in the world. The results of her adventures are compiled in Sussman’s new photography book, The Oldest Living Things in the World.

Guests:
Rachel Sussman, author, 'The Oldest Living Things in the World' (@_sussman_)

Online Threats and Useless Apps 8 MIN, 15 SEC

We talk to the hosts of the WNYC podcast TLDR about the latest news swirling around the web. The Supreme Court will consider whether an online death threat is really a death threat or actually protected speech; an app that only allows you to text the word “Yo!” just raised $1 million; and there’s a new website that helps you avoid embarrassment at work.

Guests:
PJ Vogt, WNYC’s “On the Media” and co-host of the podcast “TLDR” (@PJVogt)
Alex Goldman, WNYC’s “On the Media” and co-host of the podcast “TLDR” (@agoldmund)

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