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About Nerding Out

On Nerding Out, one of MSNBC's online-only shows, Professor and Roosevelt Institute fellow Dorian Warren took an academic look at current events, geeking out on angles beyond the obvious.  Catch up on past episodes here.

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For Dreamers, more limbo

For Dreamers, more limbo

02/26/15 11:00AM

Dorian Warren speaks with Nova Bajamonti, Rishi Singh, Monica Reyes, and Melany Chavez about President Obama’s Town Hall and the criminalization of immigrants. watch

When #BlackLivesMatter we won't have to say 'black lives matter'

When #BlackLivesMatter we won't have to say 'black lives matter'

02/19/15 07:29PM

Dante Barry, executive director of Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, and Dorian Warren sit down with leading women Cherrell Brown of Equal Justice USA and co-creators of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi to finish the sentence "when black lives matter..." watch

Behind the scenes: #BlackLivesMatter...

Behind the scenes: #BlackLivesMatter Expanding the Movement

02/19/15 07:26PM

Dante Barry, executive director of Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, and Dorian Warren sit down with leading women Cherrell Brown of Equal Justice USA and co-creators of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi to discuss the... watch

Nerding Out: Making #blacklivesmatter

Making #blacklivesmatter

02/19/15 07:24AM

Dorian Warren sits down with Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, Phillip Agnew, Cherrell Brown, and Dante Barry to talk about the state of race relations in the U.S. and beyond. watch

America’s Next ROLE Model

America’s Next ROLE Model

02/05/15 03:49PM

Supermodel Kate Dillon Levin discusses the precedent set by the first plus-size model in Sports Illustrated’ s swimsuit edition, stating it’s long overdue. Kate looks ahead to New York Fashion Week 2015. watch

Discrimination in Fashion Week 2015

Discrimination in Fashion Week 2015

02/05/15 03:38PM

A ‘Nerding Out’ panel explains whether the "catwalk" fashion world is filled with discrimination as opposed to the catalog realm. Then, 14 year-old model Lily Goodman talks about the vulnerabilities of child models in the industry. watch

Is there a 1% in the fashion industry?

Is there a 1% in the fashion industry?

02/05/15 03:21PM

Prof. Ashley Mears explains the "winner takes all" attitude in the modeling industry and how many models are struggling to make ends meet.  Model Sara Ziff breaks down the "glamorous facade" of the industry versus reality. watch

Are political satirists really informative?

Are political satirists really informative?

01/29/15 03:18PM

The Nerding Out panel considers the extent to which political comedians inform the general public. Is the Daily Show a valid news source? The group also considers the future of political satire and its reliance on social media. watch

Political satire and freedom of expression

Political satire and freedom of expression

01/29/15 02:12PM

What are the limits of political satire and the fundamental principles of freedom of expression? Do recent events like the Charlie Hebdo attacks and “The Interview” film cancellation limit or encourage this freedom? Dorian Warren, Lizz Winstead, and... watch

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