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. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 6 hours 29 minutes


Ep. 115: Hollywood & Anti-Muslim Racism Part III - How the Pentagon & CIA Sponsor American Mythmaking

For over a hundred years, the American film industry has been promoting and glorifying U.S. foreign policy, initially working with the military and Department of Defense, and eventually, the CIA as well. From its origins as a producer of wartime...


 2020-07-22  1h12m

Episode 114: Anti-Muslim Racism in Hollywood (Part II) - Oscar-Bait Imperialism

        Our cultural context for understanding what we see on the news and hear in our politics, is often informed by the films and TV shows we’ve grown up watching. Pop culture is powerful and...


 2020-07-15  1h31m

News Brief: The Harper's Letter and Our Extremely Narrow, Self-Serving Definition of Cancel Culture

A bizarrely vague, cliquish letter demanding everyone be open-minded has no interest in explaining what, precisely, it wants.


 2020-07-08  26m

Episode 113: Hollywood & Anti-Muslim Racism (Part 1) - Action and Adventure Schlock

The United States and its close allies Saudi Arabia and Israel have been bombing and occupying large sections of the so-called “Muslim world” for decades – drastically ramping up after the 9/11 attacks and seemingly with no end in sight. The...


 2020-07-08  1h7m

Episode 112: How "Polarization" Discourse Flattens Power Dynamics and Says Nothing

"Polarization Is Dividing American Society, Not Just Politics,” laments The New York Times. “The Constitution Is Threatened by Tribalism,” frets The Atlantic. “American politics has reached peak polarization,” declares Vox. After the past...


 2020-06-24  1h14m

Episode 111: How “Small Business” Rhetoric Is Used to Protect Corporate America

“Obama lauds small business owners in his State of the Union,” announced The Washington Post. “I have always said that there is nothing more optimistic – perhaps maybe getting married – than starting a small business,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi...


 2020-06-17  1h20m

News Brief: The Growing Pushback to Copaganda

In this News Brief we recap the recent mainstream pushback against pro-police pop culture, and discuss how this pushback is raising fundamental questions about the supposed firewall between creators and the political content they produce.


 2020-06-10  34m

News Brief: Cops Push “Outside Agitator” Line, Exploit Real Fears of Far Right Violence to Delegitimize Protests

In this News Brief we examine the old––and new––ways police and government officials seek to undermine and divide the George Floyd protests.


 2020-06-04  28m

News Brief: 7 Years On, US Media Still Has No Answer for #BLM Other Than Vague Handwringing

In this News Brief we catch up on the patronizing, racist media coverage of protests in Minneapolis.          


 2020-05-31  32m

News Brief: Trump, the NFL, and the Upcoming Mother of All 'Culture Wars'

Trump is likely pinning his reelection hopes on "reopening" the NFL––a grand media spectacle that will signal victory over the virus and usher in a new low in Triggering The Libs politics. A cynical corporate media and pro-Trump billionaire NFL...


 2020-05-27  40m