RoostCast Episode 62: Jonah and the Hyperlink

In this episode, Ryan is joined by Paul of Hockey Rhetoric to discuss the self-plagiarism of Jonah Lehrer and what it means to his legacy. Is he a lazy journalist? Will he be burned at the stake? Will he still be a credible thinker moving forward? Click “play” to find out.

Some links you may find helpful as you listen along:

Jonah Lehrer’s ‘Smart People’ Post Borrows From Earlier WSJ Piece —

Jonah Lehrer, New Yorker Writer, Plagiarizes Himself — New York Magazine

Jonah Lehrer Just Does Not Know How to Do Journalism — Gawker

Lehrer’s Brief Apology — New York Times Arts Beat Blog

Shattered Glass — Buzz Bissinger, Vanity Fair

The Fall of the Creative Class — Frank Bures, Thirty Two Magazine

The Black Swan — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Musical selections for this episode:

A New Name For Everything” — The Weakerthans

Mountain Sound” — Of Monsters and Men

One Comment

  1. Zack

    Interesting discussion. There has been a lot of news in the science community recently of occurrences of people plagiarizing other scientific articles. It’s not quite the same as self-plagiarism but still been a hot topic in the news recently.

    Also print-screen on a mac is easy. It’s just command-shift-4 and the best part is then you get to select exactly what you want to screen cap so you don’t need to crop it later. For the full screen it’s command-shift-3. The selection ability is amazing and saves me loads of time.