You've seen deep fakes used in movies and fun viral videos. But what happens when the technology is used for nefarious purposes? George and Todd sit down with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and P.W. Singer, a strategist at New America, to discuss the future of this new form of disinformation.
George and Todd deep dive into the ways that online tools are being exploited and weaponized here in the United States, to change our hearts and minds and impact our elections. Interviews with Brittany Kaiser, former business development director for Cambridge Analytica and Judd Legum, founder of the political newsletter "Popular Information."
George Takei and Todd Beeton discuss Russia’s use of technology to interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election. Interviews with Timothy Snyder, author of The Road to Unfreedom, and Andrea Chalupa, host of the podcast Gaslit Nation.
George and Todd dig into the online public shaming phenomenon and explore its pros and cons -- when is online shaming appropriate and when does it go too far?
Interviews with Sue Scheff, best-selling author of Shame Nation about her experience getting shamed and how she fought back; Activist and digital strategist Shireen Mitchell about the value of online shaming in the social justice space; and neuroscientist Dr. Molly Crockett about why we so often seek to express moral outrage through online public shame.
Is it becoming dangerous to speak Spanish in America? Journalist Jose Fermoso says it is. Todd sits down with Jose, as well as Hector Torres, who went viral in 2017 after he posted video of a white man accosting him in an airport for speaking Spanish with his Puerto Rican mother on the phone.
We speak with Robin DiAngelo, best-selling author of White Fragility, about why white people often react defensively and even confrontationally when challenged on their assumptions about race and when faced with racial discomfort.
We explore the “BBQ Becky” phenomenon in which people of color have the police called on them for doing everyday ordinary things in public spaces. Interviews with Dennis Parker, an expert in the field of racial justice, and Lolade Siyonbola, who, as a Yale graduate student, had the campus police called on her for napping in her dormitory common room.