Pandemic and Anti Vaccination Conspiracy Theories with Debra Winter On today's “Secrets and Spies” podcast I am joined by Debra Winter. Debra is a professor of Literature and Critical Thinking at New York University and she is the author of the up and coming book “Global Catastrophe and Literature: Writing the sublime”. We discuss her excellent article that was published in The Guardian titled “Meet the white, middle-class Pinterest moms who believe “Plandemic”. Which looks at the rise in conspiratorial thinking towards vaccinations and the dangers that presents in todays world. You can read the article here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/06/coronavirus-conspiracy-theories-plandemic-moms You can find out more about Debra and her work here: http://www.debrawinter.com/ In our discussion we refer to the following: “If You Found That ‘Plandemic’ Video Convincing, Read This Too” by Beth Skwarecki https://vitals.lifehacker.com/if-you-found-that-plandemic-video-convincing-read-th-1843339002 Ted Talk with Andrew Marantz who spent three years embedded in the world of internet trolls and social media propagandists: https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_marantz_inside_the_bizarre_world_of_internet_trolls_and_propagandists?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare ‘I was a Macedonian fake news writer’ https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190528-i-was-a-macedonian-fake-news-writer? How do fake websites make money: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-38919403 A good resource on misinformation online: https://www.stopfake.org/en/tag/internet-trolls/ I refer to the book “Voodoo Histories” by David Aaronovitch which really helped challenge the conspiratorial views I once held. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/306318/voodoo-histories-by-david-aaronovitch/ Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird) You can check out his work here: www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0…BdNQbuCvt9KWU Please support this podcast Become a Patreon Subscriber Get early access to episodes by becoming a Patreon subscriber. Early access from $5 a month www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies Get a Secrets & Spies t-shirt, cup, coaster and more. Visit our new memorabilia shop: www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/54491911?asc=u My Spy Film My short spy “The Dry Cleaner” has been released! Check out the trailer here: youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4 And you can buy the film here: www.drycleanercast.co.uk/watchthefilm Connect with us here: TWITTER twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/secretsandspies
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The Coronavirus Pandemic: A People's Perspective on A Global Catastrophe. Leid Stories begins a full week of discussion and debate, raising troubling questions and issues that so far appear to have few or no ready answers. How do we comprehend and deal with this global catastrophe? Why is it happening? Is it the advent of biological warfare or terrorism? Leid Stories listeners, being careful to avoid sensationalism and conspiracy theories, interpret for us the moment we're in. Call 888-874-4888 to participate in our live discussion.
Air Date: 12/4/2018 Today we take a look at the two major recent climate change reports that were released and some of the new energy arriving in Congress determined to be equal to the task Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Episode Sponsors: Action Heat| HRW.org/best| Madison-Reed.com+ Promo Code: Left Amazon USA| Amazon CA| Amazon UK| Clean Choice Energy Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content: Support our show on Patreon! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Behind the scenes at the IPCC with Dr. Katharine Mach - America Adapts - Air Date 3-13-17 Dr. Katharine Mach, Director of Stanford Environment Assessment Facility - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and former Co-Director of the Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Ch. 2: Discussing the new IPPC report - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 10-8-18 The IPCC report warns that unless very serious changes are made by governments over the next 10 years, the worst effects of global warming will arrive far sooner than previously predicted Ch. 3: Kelly Levin, senior associate with the World Resources Institute joins Ira to discuss the IPCC Report - Science Friday - Air Date 10-11-18 A new United Nations report published this week highlights a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5 C compared to 2 C, or more. The conclusion: Every bit of warming of matters. Ch. 4: Media fails to place the blame for climate change where it belongs - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 10-19-18 Once again, examples of media missing the point in just such a way that protects corporations and blames individuals for systemic problems Ch. 5: Climate Scientist: As U.N. Warns of Global Catastrophe, We Need a "Marshall Plan" for Climate Change - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 10-9-18 Arguing that our economic status quo cannot be seen as a constraint to recommended climate actions Ch. 6: Special Report on the National Climate Assessment - @GreenNewsReport - Air Date 11-26-18 Major U.S. climate report warns global warming is already devastating America’s environment and economy — and unless we act aggressively to reduce emissions, it is going to get MUCH worse Ch. 7: The Science Behind Trump’s Climate Report - The Brian Lehrer Show - Air Date 11-28-18 Christopher Joyce, correspondent on the science desk at NPR, talks about the science behind Trump Administration’s climate report, and the push for a Green New Deal. Ch. 8: Who Is To Blame For The Earth's Destruction? - Sustainable Human - Air Date 3-7-18 It’s partly economic. It’s partly infrastructural. It’s partly the habits that were imbued in us growing up in this culture - habits of competition, habits of scarcity, habits of judgment, habits of struggle. Ch. 9: Activists and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Demand Nancy Pelosi Take Action on Climate - @TheRealNews - Air Date 11-14-18 Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement talks about why hundreds of activists occupied Nancy Pelosi's offices demanding a Green New Deal and an end to fossil fuel contributions VOICEMAILS Ch. 10: Making a dirty deal with white supremacy - Zev from Southern Illinois Ch. 11: Explain the Elizabeth Warren issue to me - Nick from California Ch. 12: Here's my B+ answer on Elizabeth Warren - Nick from California FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 12: Final comments on the dead-end conclusion of having the wrong conversation : Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr Beast on the Soil - Desert Orchard (Blue Dot Sessions) Lumber Down - Barstool (Blue Dot Sessions) Around Plastic Card Tables - Desert Orchard (Blue Dot Sessions) Turning on the Lights - Speakeasy (Blue Dot Sessions) Moon Bicycle Theme - American Moon Bicycle (Blue Dot Sessions) Chilvat - Lillehammer (Blue Dot Sessions) Contrarian - Sketchbook (Blue Dot Sessions) Rapids - Grey River (Blue Dot Sessions) Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Support the show via Patreon Listen on iTunes | Stitcher| Spotify| Alexa Devices| +more Check out the BotL iOS/AndroidApp in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunesand Stitcher!