EP 166: A Face In The Crowd

 

Patrick invites Cassidy, of the Jabber and Drone podcast, to co-host this week and discuss the 1957 film A Face in The Crowd. We explore the films Red Scare production origins, American populism movements, and the power of the media as political and social influencer from mid-century to today.  

Check out Cassidy’s podcast, Jabber and the Drone and his and writing for the Idaho State Journal

If you have TMC the film will air twice in January here is the write-up and airtimes.  

Notes

A Face in The Crowd Trailer

The Politics of Fear: Joseph R. McCarthy and the Senate

A free digital copy of The politics of fear: Joseph R. McCarthy and the Senate

Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics (Politics and Culture in Modern America

The Blue Book of the John Birch Society

The John Birch Society is Back

Elia Kazan: biggest rat of the pack

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