In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the midterm elections, the alt-right social media platform Gab, and Movember.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- We discussed whether the midterm elections resulted in the “blue wave” Democrats anticipated.
- Gab, launched as a “free-speech Twitter,” has become a platform for the alt-Right. Niki recommended Kathleen Belew’s book Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America.
- “Movember” launched in 2003 in Australia as a way to raise awareness about men’s health. Natalia recommended this Atlantic article questioning the utility of awareness campaigns.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia shared the ESPN 30 for 30 Podcast’s episode “The Six Who Sat.”
- Neil discussed Melissa McCarthy’s new film, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
- Niki recommended Ben H. Winters’ book, Underground Airlines.