Deep Background with Noah Feldman

Latest Episodes

An Interview with the Next Vice President of the United States

February 19, 2020
Stacey Abrams talks about how to create lasting social change, her thoughts on 2020, and her plans for the future.

Malcolm Gladwell and "Magical Technical Fixes"

February 12, 2020
Malcom Gladwell and Noah Feldman discuss whether we should add more states to the union, and why Americans are always searching for...

Bonus: The Oscars

February 7, 2020
Charles Randolph, the screenwriter behind “The Big Short” and “Bombshell” discusses turning real life stories into Hollywood movies, and...

About The Show

Every story has a backstory, even in today's 24-hour news cycle. In Deep Background, Harvard Law School professor and Bloomberg View columnist Noah Feldman will bring together a cross-section of expert guests to explore the historical, scientific, legal, and cultural context that help us understand what's really going on behind the biggest stories in the news.

More Episodes

An Interview with the Next Vice President of the United States

February 19, 2020
Stacey Abrams talks about how to create lasting social change, her thoughts on 2020, and her plans for the future.

Malcolm Gladwell and "Magical Technical Fixes"

February 12, 2020
Malcom Gladwell and Noah Feldman discuss whether we should add more states to the union, and why Americans are always searching for...

Bonus: The Oscars

February 7, 2020
Charles Randolph, the screenwriter behind “The Big Short” and “Bombshell” discusses turning real life stories into Hollywood movies, and...

We Testified for Impeachment and It Made No Difference

February 5, 2020
Noah Feldman and University of North Carolina School of Law Professor Michael J. Gerhardt both testified in front of the House Judiciary...

The History of Policing in Cars

November 30, 2019
Sarah Seo, the author of How Cars Transformed Policing, talks to us about what rights we have in our cars, and what rights we don’t.

Truth in the Time of Deepfakes

November 23, 2019
Boston University School of Law Professor Danielle Citron says that deepfakes are just going to get more and more convincing, but there...