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Digital Studios: Above The Noise

ABOVE THE NOISE is a show that cuts through the hype and takes a deeper look at the research and facts behind controversial and trending topics in the news. Hosted by Myles Bess and Shirin Ghaffary.


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Episode 23
With the rise of social media and smartphone use, we are all reading fewer books than we...
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Episode 22
As large numbers of migrants from Central America have fled to the U.S. in recent years,...
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Episode 20
The #MeToo movement has shined a light on abuse and harassment in the workplace in almost...
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Episode 19
It’s easy to spend hours binge-watching videos on YouTube but have you ever wondered what...
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Episode 18
YouTube has been around for over a decade now, and it’s WAY more of a business now than...
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Episode 15
The Earth is flat. We never landed on the moon. Tupac is alive and well, living in Cuba...
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Episode 13
Smoking may be at near-record lows, but vaping remains popular. Among high school seniors...
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Episode 12
Species are going extinct at crazy high rates. Does it matter?
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Episode 11
What are the rules that govern who has nukes and who doesn’t? And why do some countries...
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Episode 10
College Campuses across the United States have found themselves at the center of a raging...
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Episode 9
When you’re in high school, it can seem like being popular is the most important thing in...
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Episode 8
America’s school-age population is more racially diverse than it’s ever been before. Yet...
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Episode 7
Trolls are all over the internet, just annoying people to no end. So we were wondering,...
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Episode 6
Plastic pollution has been a problem for decades. But new research shines the spotlight...
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Episode 5
In today’s digital world, privacy is something that is getting harder and harder to...
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Episode 4
Living in a digital world can certainly make life super convenient-- like the ability to...
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Episode 2
It seems like we’re always being told that procrastination is bad. Taking a closer look...
Season 2
Episode 1
Virtual reality is the hottest new thing on the media landscape. Chances are even your...


Take a deeper look at research and facts behind controversial and trending news topics.