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May 13, 2022

There's a big difference between Watergate and Wikileaks. The Supreme Court leak raises questions about journalism shield law protection. Reporters rely on unnamed sources for a variety of reasons. Some states have shield laws to protect journalists but there is no national shield law. Professor and journalism veteran...


May 7, 2022

The abortion controversy unleashed by a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion has many media-related angles. Different news networks provide different spins. The ability of journalists to protect sources may be challenged. Why are Supreme Court activities less transparent than those of Congress? I discuss these and...


Apr 29, 2022

Vinyl records have made a comeback. Despite that development, the music industry of today is very different from what Baby Boomers knew when we were spinning our albums on turntables in the 70s. Vinnie Peri is Bob Mann's guest. Vinnie and Bob discuss the return of vinyl as well as the impact of YouTube and Tik Tok on...


Apr 22, 2022

Elon Musk says he is an absolutist when it comes to free speech. Does that include misinformation and incitement to violence? On Hot Media episode 326, Host Bob Mann and Dr. Paul Levinson discuss what Twitter could be like should Musk take control. Bob and Paul also talk about the crisis in streaming. Netflix is making...


Apr 8, 2022

"Hot Media with Bob Mann" celebrates the start of the 2022 baseball season with a special episode. Bob shares his thoughts about the best baseball broadcasters and the best calls in the history of radio and TV. Mann also talks about the biggest characters and the best announcing teams to hit the airwaves. It's a...