Citations Needed

Citations Needed is a podcast about the intersection of media, PR, and power, hosted by Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 59m. Bisher sind 157 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 6 hours 29 minutes


Episode 40: The Civility Fetish

They’re not lies, they’re “falsehoods”; it’s not racism, it’s “racially charged comments”; it’s not torture, it’s “enhanced interrogation.” For years, U.S. media has prioritized, above all else, norms and civility. Mean words...


 2018-06-13  53m

Episode 39: From Cradle to Courtroom: How The Media Stacks the Deck Against “Defendants”

The United States, far and away, has the largest prison population in the world. It also has one of the greatest disparities in their prison population of ethnic minorities in the world. How does a country that prides itself on being a “beacon of...


 2018-06-06  1h18m

Episode 38: The Media's Bogus Generation Obsession

“Baby Boomers are bloating the social safety net!” “GenXers are changing the nature of work!” “Millennials are killing the housing market!". The media endlessly feeds us stories about how one generation or another is engaging in some...


 2018-05-23  44m

Episode 37: Black Lives Matter, Dreamers, and the Problem of 'The Perfect Victim'

"A pillar of the community"." A straight-A student who dreamed of becoming a doctor". "A loving father"."Here through no fault of their own". "She was hysterical and out of control." "He was no angel." The press, both local and national, humanizes...


 2018-05-16  1h9m

Episode 36: Maplewashing — Looking Behind Canada’s Progressive Veneer

For decades, Canada has been a go-to point of reference for American progressives as a country the United States can and should strive to be. And while there are many parts about Canadian society that are measurably preferable, leftists in Canada find...


 2018-05-09  1h10m

Episode 35: The Total Blackout of the Korean Left

When Americans read about the Korean "conflict" in the Western press, the articles are populated almost entirely with Serious Western Talking Heads, weapons contractor-funded think tank "fellows," and former and current U.S. military brass. Who's...


 2018-04-25  1h2m

Episode 34: What the Hell is Wrong with MSNBC?

MSNBC is by far the most influential mainstream media outlet on the American Left. It sets the tone and defines the boundary for what is acceptable discourse among American liberals. But major issues the Left is generally thought to care about -...


 2018-04-18  54m

Episode 33: Liberals' Obsession with the Phantom Reasonable Republican

The unlikely rise of Trump in the past three years has created a chasm in the Republican party: those who embrace the President’s wild, unorthodox, nativist style and those who––with much posturing and self congratulation––reject his brand...


 2018-04-11  44m

Episode 32: Attack of the PC College Kids!

We’ve heard this scare story a million times: A theater group at Wesleyan won’t perform The Vagina Monologues because it’s offensive to trans women! Oberlin is banning classes featuring white authorsI Rich, sheltered college students,...


 2018-03-28  1h6m

Episode 31: Fake ISIS Plots and the Selling of Forever War

We’ve seen the headlines hundreds of times: “ISIS plot foiled”, “ISIS in Brooklyn", “Woman Stopped At Airport on way to join ISIS”. These stories strike fear into the hearts of Americans everywhere, especially in the build up to the war...


 2018-03-21  1h17m