You'll Never Guess What the Hosts Say in This Podcast!
Headline-Writing, Whether Ends Justify Means, Means Shape Ends, Truthy, or Truly?
In which we talk about headline-writing in general, click-bait headlines in particular, and why we don’t think that click-bait headlines are a “best practice”—or really a good thing at all. How these realities shape all sorts of discourse, not just headline-writing, including political stances.
Note: Chris kept talking about Slate when he meant not Slate (and specifically “Pajiba.com”). His bad.
- Intro (1:26)
- Headline-Writing (1:26–6:58)
- Whether Ends Justify Means (6:58–12:30)
- Means Shape Ends (12:30–16:47)
- Truthy, or Truly? (16:47–21:07)
- Conclusion (21:07–22:10)
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