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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
24: What should we think of conspiracies?

24: What should we think of conspiracies?

When it comes to explaining the world around us, there always seems to be a good conspiracy theory. What are we to make of them? From the 9/11 attacks to Edward Snowden’s pulling back the curtain on the NSA, we want to know who is making the decisions and pulling the strings out of the public’s view. Of course, there’s also a downside to conspiracies that endlessly lead us down the rabbit hole while keeping us from more productive pursuits. Grab your tin foil hat and get ready to examine how we ought to approach conspiracies.
September 4, 2017
21: Learning From Your Opponent’s Playbook

21: Learning From Your Opponent’s Playbook

Every bit of information that is directed at us each day competes for our allegiance. We have to know what is worth embracing and what’s worth discarding. Few things will help a person take responsibility for his or her own worldview like knowing what we stand for. That’s why, if we’re serious about making a difference, it’s essential that we recognize the clever ways that opposing ideals are being presented to us. In today’s episode, we discuss the importance of learning from your opponent’s playbook to protect against being misled and to sharpen our own skills of persuasion.
August 23, 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
3: Why Free People Still Read Books

3: Why Free People Still Read Books

Throughout human history, one of the clearest dividing lines between those who were free and those who weren’t was whether or not a person could read and write. It’s as true today as it was in ancient Greece or Rome. Technology has put unfathomable amounts of information at our fingertips but what good does it do us if we don’t read? Connor and Bryan tackle the challenges and rewards that await those who still see the value of building their understanding of the world around them by feeding their minds from great books. They also share some of their top […]
July 11, 2017