This American Life #267 (June 11, 2004). Ira Glass interviews an FCC lawyer about their recent rulings on swearing. The results sound embarassing for the FCC and anyone who believes the myth that swear words harm children. Do you really think Shakespeare or Einstein or Ghandi grew up hearing fewer swear words than you did, or kids these days? No amount of nuns or teachers or parents jamming bars of soap in kids' mouths has reduced the swearing that kids have done out of earshot from enforcers.

Never mind me. Ira does a better job of showing how absurd the whole thing is. Good on ya.


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