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Published on: March 15, 2017
Episode 158: Therapy Culture and the Attack on Medvedev

Good evening, listeners! Apologies for our one-day delay in publishing this week—we were worried about the snowstorm that hit the East Coast (with somewhat less force than expected). In any case, we have another great episode for you this week.

First, Karina Orlova, Echo of Moscow’s U.S. correspondent and TAI contributor, takes a look at an explosive exposé alleging vast corruption against the Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, and points out that the content of this new report might not be as important as the details surrounding its release.

Then, Frank Furedi, emeritus of sociology at the University of Kent in Canterbury England, returns to the show to discuss what he sees as an infantilization of higher education, making the argument that colleges and universities seem to be more concerned with the mental health of students than their eduction.

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