What happened when Netflix tried to appease Saudi Arabia

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. Photo credit: Cara Howe/Netflix

Netflix was recently in the news for removing an episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. The episode was critical to the Saudi regime. Netflix pulled it only in Saudi Arabia. But Saudis could still watch it on YouTube. Consequently, the episode got more attention than when it was first released in October.

Credits

Guests:
Robin Wright - contributing writer at The New Yorker magazine, and a joint fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center - @wrightr, Robert Thompson - Professor of Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer