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Podcast: The rise and fall of Roe v. Wade

Part 1 (55 minutes):

The hosts take on one of the Supreme Court’s most famous decisions, Roe v. Wade. In this first episode of a two-part series, they look at the legal and factual origins of Roe v. Wade. They also discuss how Roe was weaponized by the conservative legal movement to rally against an interpretation of the Constitution that allows for flexibility in favor of a far more rigid approach.

Part 2 (61 minutes):

In the second part of a two-episode series on abortion rights, the hosts discuss Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a 1992 case in which the Supreme Court made it easier for states to restrict abortion access so long as abortion regulations don’t create an “undue burden.” The vague standard set lawmakers on a new path of attacking abortion access and fueled anti-abortion groups’ efforts to spread stigma and misinformation, setting up Roe v. Wade for a death by a thousand cuts.

(it's impossible to link to podcasts in a simple or easy way...if anyone has a better way of doing this I'm all ears...)

5-4 (pronounced "five to four", as in the vote total of a closely-divided court case from 9 justices) is one of my favorite podcasts. It's lawyers dissecting Supreme Court cases in a way that is very understandable to non-lawyers, from an explicitly and unabashedly left-wing perspective.

This is an extremely informative primer on the entire arc of abortion rights in the US, from the actual case everyone has heard of (Roe v Wade in the 1970s) to the case in the 1990s that actually superseded Roe and a case from last year that was seen as a victory because it upheld a previous case but it also contained a poison pill that significantly weakened that precedent.

6 comments

  1. [6]
    moocow1452
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    If it's an option, I like to link directly to the episode on the show's website.

    (it's impossible to link to podcasts in a simple or easy way...if anyone has a better way of doing this I'm all ears...)

    If it's an option, I like to link directly to the episode on the show's website.

    4 votes
    1. [5]
      AugustusFerdinand
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      Completely agree: https://www.fivefourpod.com/

      Completely agree: https://www.fivefourpod.com/

      1. [4]
        spit-evil-olive-tips
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        That doesn't actually work though. These latest episodes on Roe v. Wade aren't added to their "recent episodes" section, and even if they were, clicking on them just gives you a modal pop-up...

        That doesn't actually work though. These latest episodes on Roe v. Wade aren't added to their "recent episodes" section, and even if they were, clicking on them just gives you a modal pop-up window with a brief description and then Apple/Google/Spotify/Stitcher links to actually listen. They don't provide any way to deep link to the episode itself on their website.

        2 votes
        1. [3]
          AugustusFerdinand
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          What? Fair, but clicking on the links to any of the various podcast sites listed goes to their podcast page and the episodes are listed right at the top as they are the latest episodes.

          These latest episodes on Roe v. Wade aren't added to their "recent episodes" section

          What?

          They don't provide any way to deep link to the episode itself on their website.

          Fair, but clicking on the links to any of the various podcast sites listed goes to their podcast page and the episodes are listed right at the top as they are the latest episodes.

          1 vote
          1. [2]
            spit-evil-olive-tips
            Link Parent
            Huh, strange...here's what I see in Chrome. If I open in Firefox or a Chrome incognito window I see the same list you do, so it seems to be some sort of caching. But, the usual F5/ctrl-F5 refresh...

            Huh, strange...here's what I see in Chrome. If I open in Firefox or a Chrome incognito window I see the same list you do, so it seems to be some sort of caching. But, the usual F5/ctrl-F5 refresh tricks aren't enough to convince it to show up in my normal Chrome window.

            2 votes
            1. petrichor
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              Sounds like you're blocking part of their CDN, probably d3js.org.

              Sounds like you're blocking part of their CDN, probably d3js.org.

              1 vote