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We are so excited to present to you our first ever episode of The Ear.

Now before you roll your eyes at our super clever name, hear us out. The Ear has been in the works for over a year, with the idea and name originating from former deputy editor, and all-around brilliant woman, Kara Schechtman. The Eye—the magazine itself—was named after the author and urban theorist Jane Jacobs’ and her belief that the “eyes on the street” help keep cities safe. The Ear, then, alludes to the stories we’re always listening for.

At The Eye, we think about the ways in which we tell our stories just as much as the stories themselves. And with podcasts being popular now more than ever, it made sense to extend our narrative journalism into non-print media. We want to tell you our stories—using the literal voices of the people who make them up. And some nifty podcast editing.

In this week's episode, we’ll be talking about the battle between our presidents—namely Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and President Donald Trump.

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