A History of Charlie Hebdo

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Charlie Hebdo has a long history of courting controversy. It’s managed to offend just about everyone during its nearly 45-year existence. The magazine’s first iteration, called Hiri Kiri, was banned in 1970 after it mocked the death of French President Charles de Gaulle. We discuss the history of the magazine and its place in French society.

Credits

Guest:
Ruth Bender - Paris reporter for the Wall Street Journal. - @ruthbenderparis

Host:
Madeleine Brand

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