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Dialed In #215: The agony and ecstasy of Mike Daisey (podcast)

This week's podcast dissects Mike Daisey, the actor whose "artistic license" in his damning one-man show about Apple's iPhone factory is clouding the real issues.

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Actor Mike Daisey's one-man show on his depiction of deplorable working conditions at Apple's iPhone factory took a sharp turn when Daisey's "facts" were revealed as partial fiction. It isn't just Daisey's shaky credibility that's on the line, nor the news outlets that publicized his work as first-hand source material--CNET included--but also the message he's worked so hard to drive home.

We also take a closer look at the benefits of unlimited data--or not--and check out one of the most intense workout accessories that does more than just play your music while you run.


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Separating fact from fiction
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Mike Daisey gets standing ovation at last N.Y. performance
Retraction and all, Foxconn still in crosshairs
Mike Daisey says radio show used out-of-context comments

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Special episode alert! Getting out of a contract isn't impossible, but it is really, really hard to do. Join us for a special episode of Dialed In this Wednesday, March 21 at 11 a.m. PT, 2 p.m. ET.

We'll be talking about why early termination fees, or ETFs, exist, the agony of being stuck in one you're desperately trying to shed, and how you can get out your contract early. We'll be taking live calls and reading e-mails. Share your rants, horror stories, and tips about early-termination fees and your cell phone coverage.