EP 161: Social Culture Warriors

Patrick invites Cassidy Robinson of the podcast, Jabber and the Drone, to discuss how YouTube helped reignite the culture wars that lay dormant for a decade.  We run through how electoral politics have become social politics and how regulation and gate keeping can help clean up the algorithmic mess of social media and streaming services.

Notes

Jabber and the Drone podcast

History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past

The ‘Intellectual Dark Web’ Is Just Rehashing History on Trial: Culture Wars and Old P.C. Controversies in New Media

Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web

HOW MEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS ARE FINDING UNLIKELY ALLIES IN NEW ATHEISM: #METOO, THE MANOSPHERE, AND THE “CHURCH OF FEMINISM”

Mattress Protest and Its Aftermath

Columbia Settles With ‘Mattress Girl’ Victim, Who Is Not Mattress Girl, Somehow

Facebook’s Alleged Role in Myanmar’s Violence Is “Deeply Concerning,” Says Facebook’s News Feed Chief

Exclusive: YouTube ran ads from hundreds of brands on extremist channels

Roger Ailes’ Secret Nixon-Era Blueprint for Fox News

Dan Savage It Gets Better NPR

 

EP 151: Twilight Zone Draft

This week Patrick is joined by guest host Keith Foster from Tonight in San Diego and the podcast Jabber and the Drone to have a Twilight Zone draft.  We discuss Keith’s effort to create a live improv version of the Twilight Zone, what makes Zone endure, and provide some cultural and historical context around the themes of the show.  Plus we draft our favorite ten episodes and spoil them all.  

Links

Tonight in San Diego

Jabber and the Drone

Simpson’s and Twilight Zone

Rod Serling’s Vast Promised Land: Battling Sponsors, Debating the FCC and Fighting for Mature Television, 1959–1966