Post Tagged with: "media"

122: Pagona Stratoudakis on Managing the Propaganda on Your Radio

122: Pagona Stratoudakis on Managing the Propaganda on Your Radio

Most of us have heard the public service announcements on our radios from the Ad Council. The crash test dummies Vince and Larry are a good example of this. Have you ever stopped to wonder why so many of those PSAs have a very pronounced big government slant? It’s because they are being financed by the federal government. Pagona Stratoudakis from the American Media Council joins us to discuss how our tax dollars are used to propagandize us. She also shares how her organization is helping to bring a message of freedom to the airwaves. 
November 6, 2018
120: Ben Swann on Social Media Censorship & His New Platform

120: Ben Swann on Social Media Censorship & His New Platform

If you want to see an example of what authentic investigative journalism looks like, look no further than Ben Swann. His “Reality Check” segments have been a highly popular alternative to the agenda-driven content being promoted by so many news outlets. Ben joins us to discuss the ongoing social media purge of dissenting voices and also to tell us about his new platform from which he is broadcasting.  
October 30, 2018
119: What Exactly Have We Been Up To?

119: What Exactly Have We Been Up To?

If you’re a regular listener to the Society and the State podcast, you’ve no doubt noticed that we’ve had a few gaps in posting new episodes lately. Given how much we enjoy doing this podcast, it would be more than a bit out of character for us to have grown tired or lazy about doing SATS. It turns out that some very exciting projects have been keeping Connor and Bryan burning the midnight oil these past few weeks. In this episode we’ll tell you what they are.
October 26, 2018
111: John McCain and the Hypocrisy of Reverential Treatment

111: John McCain and the Hypocrisy of Reverential Treatment

With the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain, we are experiencing a rare glimpse into the mindset of many members of the media and the political class. The state has never been shy about co-opting the word “hero” for its own purposes, and what better time to laud those who have served its interests than when they have died? But do the lavish pronouncements and official pageantry square with reality?
August 31, 2018
107: Who Is Next for Social Media Censorship?

107: Who Is Next for Social Media Censorship?

When someone like Alex Jones is simultaneously yanked from nearly every social media platform, it raises more than a few questions. Why now? What exactly did he say that constituted “hate speech” or “bullying”? Who will be next? Have high tech corporate and government interests combined to exert greater control over the flow of information? More importantly, who bears the primary responsibility for deciding what we should see or hear?
August 19, 2018
75: How to Get Media Attention for Your Cause

75: How to Get Media Attention for Your Cause

Having a cause is fine and dandy. But what good does it do if no one else knows about it? For that matter, what good is getting media attention if you can’t communicate your message with credibility? Getting the word out isn’t rocket science. In this episode, we discuss how to dial in your message and how to market it to the appropriate media to make sure your cause is getting the right kind of attention.   
April 26, 2018
57: John Dougall on What’s Happening in Puerto Rico

57: John Dougall on What’s Happening in Puerto Rico

It’s been a few months since Puerto Rico was devastated by two major hurricanes. Since then, news coverage of the disaster has largely disappeared from our awareness. Meanwhile, a majority of the island’s residents remain without electricity and likely will for a few more months. But there is some good news coming out of Puerto Rico. Utah State Auditor John Dougall joins us on the podcast to highlight some of the heroic efforts underway to help clean up and to restore basic utilities.
January 3, 2018
12: How Fear Becomes a Tool of Control

12: How Fear Becomes a Tool of Control

If you sense that there’s more fear being channeled in your direction these days, you’re right. Fear has been used as a tool of control for millennia. The biggest change in our time is the efficiency of the delivery systems. In this episode, Connor and Bryan discuss the methods and science behind how fear can be leveraged into controlling others. You’ll also learn how to inoculate yourself against fear-based manipulation and how to recognize when someone’s trying hack your brain with fear.
August 2, 2017
9: Finding Truth In an Age of Deception

9: Finding Truth In an Age of Deception

Seeing the world as it really is can be harder than it sounds. Even though we’re adrift on a sea of information, it’s still easy to be misled or under-informed on critical issues. It’s not so much a matter of being told outright falsehoods as it’s a matter of understanding how mass media works and what happens when crucial facts are omitted. We also discuss worthwhile ways to become better informed no matter what information sources you’re accessing.
July 26, 2017