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Photo credit: U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan addresses the media during the 2017 "Congress of Tomorrow" Joint Republican Issues Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. January 26, 2017. (Mark Makela/ Reuters)

What might be in the GOP's Obamacare replacement? 9 MIN, 27 SEC

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republicans are ready to introduce their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. It’ll come after President’s Day. What will the plan entail and how will it differ from the Affordable Care Act?

Guests:
Sarah Kliff, Vox (@sarahkliff)

More:
Will Obamacare Really Go Under the Knife?

Why more liberals are falling for conspiracy theories 7 MIN, 14 SEC

There’s been an uptick in liberals citing secret plots to explain the Trump administration’s actions. The reverse is true for conservatives. According to a political scientist, losing political control can make people more vulnerable to misinformation.

Guests:
Joanne M. Miller, University of Minnesota (@PoliPsyProf)

More:
Why More Democrats Are Now Embracing Conspiracy Theories

George Orwell's '1984' strikes political chord today 10 MIN, 30 SEC

Some people are drawing parallels between President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and the totalitarian government in the novel 1984. The book recently climbed up Amazon’s best seller list.

Guests:
Michael Silverblatt, host, 'Bookworm'

More:
George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is Suddenly a Best-Seller

1984

GEORGE ORWELL

How Disney movies changed the life of an autistic boy and his family 14 MIN, 50 SEC

Owen Suskind was diagnosed with autism and lost his ability to speak at age three. Through animated Disney movies, his family helped him talk again. He’s the focus of the Oscar-nominated documentary “Life, Animated.”

Guests:
Roger Ross Williams, filmmaker (@RogerRossWill)

Does antivirus software still work? 8 MIN, 15 SEC

New malware has adapted to antivirus software, so how do you protect your computers now? Also, Disney has cut ties with PewDiePie after an anti-semitic stunt, and YouTube has cut his channel from its premium advertising program.

Guests:
Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing.net (@xeni)

More:
You Can’t Depend on Antivirus Software Anymore
YouTube’s Monster: PewDiePie and His Populist Revolt

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