The next great war: intellectual autonomy. The bold certainty of the herd, the challenges of independent thought and why seeing someone who is genuinely their own Man is so rare, the media has supplanted the church, disengaging from the ideological Holy War in favor of political atheism, and Toddzilla’s Paradox: the conflict between intellectual independence and the desperate human need to belong. Still available for children’s parties! Now doing bat mitzvahs! ALSO: A quick impeachment fart You want an authoritarian Political Vampires Algorithms, Lippmann, Bernays, and You Silver Spoons: A Hate Crime The filthy Centrus Americanus Friendship: Loyalty & Support vs. Honesty Nothing can be done about climate change Data Overload revisited * Subscribe on any podcatcher that doesn’t suck.* Also check out www.escapingthecave.com and www.christophermedia.net
Hilary’s flared up again, this time on Bernie’s groin while Tulsi sues to find out if Valtrex is right for her. Also, It’s time for the Democratic Socialist’s Red Tea Party to get off the DNC’s guest couch, pack their stuff, and find their own place. Go be a dragon, Daenerys. Also, Toddzilla didn’t kill himself. * Subscribe on any podcatcher that doesn’t suck.* Also check out www.escapingthecave.com and www.christophermedia.net
Wokeflake Twitter was apoplectic when the Richmond pro-gun rally turned out to be peaceful while the rest of world asked, “What? No Antifa? Do they not believe in their holy crusade against Fascismo de Naranja?” Not really. No one asked that. I discuss Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience, how it affected Gandhi and MLK, and how that’s an unexpected and possible path for gun advocates to reclaiming the narrative. Also: The Invasive Species has a name The Democrat’s fracture has gangrene Daenerys and the Utopian Teet Don’t call a backdraft a boomerang F**K Twitter * Subscribe on any podcatcher that doesn’t suck. * Also check out www.escapingthecave.com and www.christophermedia.net
Todd discusses collective human boredom in relation to the need for a sense of purpose, struggle, and the addictive rush of just feeling alive. How a dormant survival instinct comes alive during a crisis and how, absent that, we’ll manufacture one just to have something to endure, battle, and survive. Also, some some predictions for the 20’s. Book those children’s parties now! Also: San Agustin, The Special Tour, and an evening with Pablo Escobar’s “chemist” A naked man kills a fer-de-lance Men, middle age, and the power plant Healthy anxiety vs. fear This election won’t matter The tyrant is in the eye of the beholder The Titan Tragedy Podcasters: they’re spammy and slimy. ^They call that foreshadowing * Subscribe on any podcatcher that doesn’t suck.* Also check out www.escapingthecave.com and www.christophermedia.net* F**k Twitter
Happy 2020! Are we ready? After a 2-month hiatus spent illegally hunting rhinoceros and snipe in the wilds of the West Michigan wilderness, Todd welcomes the 20’s with a quick episode discussing apocalyptic thinking, the coming electoral season, where to find balanced news coverage, and the rarely-used technique of actually listening to “opposition” media simply to understand where they’re coming from. Eureka! *Subscribe on any podcatcher that doesn’t suck.*Also check out www.christophermedia.net www.escapingthecave.com
This episode focusses mostly on disinformation and interference in the 2016 election and includes selected audio clips from the Your Undivided Attention podcast episode “From Russia With Likes” (#1) featuring disinformation expert Renée DiResta. Her expertise connects incredibly well to my Propaganda series. Topics include: the seemingly innocent methods used by the Russians exploiting personal identity to create online communities that can be manipulated via agitative identity politics later on, The Call to Action: The Manchurian Propagandist, more on the propaganda dopamine connection: validation, attacking trust in political institutions and the media, anger and apathy, exploiting freedom of speech, and the silliness of the “Global Public Square. Listen to Your Undivided Attention here: https://humanetech.com/podcast/ ALSO: Hillary: probably right about Tulsi Gabbard Hillary: definitely right about Jill Stein Hillary: absolutely a Trump asset Americans subsidize European entitlements Trump’s “foreign policy” could lead to universal education Media and Information Education: stat! Be sure you’re subscribed to “Escaping The Cave” *Subscribe on any podcatcher that doesn’t suck.*Also check out www.christophermedia.net www.escapingthecave.com
Trump’s not actually retarded, is he? Pray with me, won’t you? Also: Quitting smoking: it sucks No, seriously. I prayed. Nicholas Carr and the “influencer” Joseph Goebbels and Edward Bernays My poor little podcast is attacked by a zombie Happy Halloween? Fu*k Twitter *Subscribe on any podcatcher that doesn’t suck.*Also check out www.christophermedia.net www.escapingthecave.com
Are you stuck trying to build a well-reasoned, impartial, and detached impeachment snowman from competing piles of steaming cable news shit? Yeah. Me too. The only lens that works: the wide-angle agitation propaganda lens. First, a virtual colon cleanse in the form of a micro-pod.
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n introduction to LeBon, his ideas on mobs, and The Psychology of Revolution–specifically: hatred. The forthcoming electoral reality show, 2020’s prepared script, how the spinoffs will be cast, and what happens when our Matrix Avatar Superheroes stumble into the Desert of the Real.
Unrealistic expectations on the Steaming Pile of Twitter
Was it your childhood dream to be Saul Goodman?
More on pseudo-environments and internal narratives
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Institutions fail and democracy descends into mob rule when representative are paralyzed and terrorized by fear of their voters. Trump, Ukraine, and 2020’s year-long electoral reality show disguised as an idealistic impeachment. Informational sectarianism and how it’s easy to see “their” propaganda. Yours? Never! Their demagogue is your savior. There may be a way for a detaching informational unicorn treat that. MSNBC, CNN, and FOX are Pepsi, Coke, and Dr. Pepper; when everything is spin and propaganda, who’s a political infidel supposed to believe?
Alternate Informational Universes
Half-assed media sophistication: not enough
Why can’t we watch the opposition’s media without going nuts?
Our dueling scandals aren’t automatically mutually exclusive
More on the the Current Events Man
Media isn’t free. You are the product being sold.
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