Citations Needed

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

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News Brief: #J20 Trial Update and the Political Definitions of 'Violence'

In this News Brief Nima and Adam catch up with the latest from the #J20 trial, how the media shaped coverage early in favor of the state, and the racist roots of criminalizing protest. With guest Sam Adler-Bell. “It’s a Police State...


 2017-11-22  35m

Episode 16: Editorial Boards––Protectors of Establishment Ideology

Editorial boards are the establishment voice from above, handing out decrees of moral and political import behind an anonymous byline. Major papers like The New York Times and The Washington Post have an Official Position and it's important that...


 2017-11-15  1h12m

Episode 15: The Real Estate Page As Colonial Dispatch

Real Estate sections are mostly breezy, fun profiles of the super rich buying up houses and remodeling the ones they already own. Harmless escapist fun? Maybe. But how we write about real estate reveals casually racist and colonial attitudes that are...


 2017-11-08  49m

Episode 14: The Iran Deal Protection Racket

We are told time and again from Republicans and nominal liberals alike that Iran desperately wants to acquire nuclear weapons, was "racing toward the bomb" before the implementation of the multilateral Iran Deal - officially known as the Joint...


 2017-11-01  53m

Episode 13: The Always Stumbling US Empire

"Stumbling", "sliding", "drawn into" war––the media frequently assumes the US is bumbling its way around the world. The idea that the United States operates in “good faith” is taken for granted for most of the American press while war is...


 2017-10-25  1h4m

 2017-10-11  1h14m

Episode 11: The Deficits Racket Part II -- Racist Media as Barrier to Govt Spending

If broad government programs are so popular why don’t we just vote them into existence? One of the primary barriers to democratic socialism--or spending in general--is racist media coverage and racist attitudes about how government programs are...


 2017-10-04  1h5m

 2017-09-27  1h3m

Episode 10: Ableism and the Ethics of Calling Trump “Crazy”

“Insane”, “crazy”, “totally fucking nuts”–Trump’s mental capacity is the subject of much speculation, joke-making, and earnest concern. But how should the subject be approached by the media? On this week’s show we explore the ethics...


 2017-09-20  56m

 2017-09-13  1h7m