We’re back with the second episode of Where’s My Jetpack, a politics and pop culture podcast with sci fi and socialist leanings. This episode features a friendly debate on whether all corporate media is propaganda, drawing on the Herman/Chomsky propaganda model.
In addition to the above streaming option, you can also listen to this episode at Spotify and iTunes.
The timecodes for segments are as follows:
- 01.40 – Recs
- 09.40 – Furious Political Thought: Is all corporate media propaganda?
- 01:06.20 – Review: Elysium (or class war in space)
- 1:15.40 – Local Area Network: Protect Ihumātao Aotearoa/New Zealand explained
- 1:25.10 – Outro: Tears in the Rain (a Rutger Hauer tribute)
In our Recs segment, we recommended the following sources:
- Reel Bad Arabs – Dr. Jack Shaheen (book and documentary)
- Late Stage Disney – Renegade Cut (YouTube video essay)
Sources related to the Furious Political Thought segment:
- Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, Edward S Herman and Noam Chomsky (book)
- Repressive Tolerance, Herbert Marcuse (essay)
- The spread of true and false news online, Sorough Vosoughi et al (ScienceMag.org study)
- CounterVortex Episode 30: The Mueller Report and Impending Fascism, Bill Weinberg (CounterVortex podcast episode)
- Robert Fisk’s crimes against journalism, Idrees Ahmad (PULSE Media article)
- Theses on Nagle, or I See a Red Door and I Want to Paint it Brown, Jordy Cummings (Red Wedge article)
- Reality Winner: NSA contractor jailed for five years over classified report leak, Amanda Holpuch (Guardian article)
- How the Intercept outed Reality Winner, Robot Graham (Errata Security article)
- HyperNormalisation, Adam Curtis (documentary)
- The multipolar spin: how fascists operationalize left-wing resentment, Alexander Reid Ross (SPLC article)
- On Ilhan Omar, Assad Fetishism, and the danger of Red Brown “Anti-Imperialism”, Eric Draitser (Counterpunch article)
- OPCW Fact-Finding Mission Confirms Use of Chemical Weapons in Khan Shaykhun on 4 April 2017, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons press release (full report here).
- A lesson from Syria: it’s crucial not to fuel far-right conspiracy theories, George Monbiot (Guardian article)
- The Impossible Revolution: Making Sense of the Syrian Tragedy, Yassin al-Haj Saleh (book – reviewed by Ani here)
- Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War, Leila al-Shami and Robin Yassin-Kassab (book – reviewed by Ani here)
- Against Campism: What makes some leftists support Putin, Daphne Lawless (Fightback article)
- Joss Whedon is a Comic-Con God (ew chill), Jennifer Godwin (E! Online article)
Protect Ihumātao campaign links:
- Plan 9 From Outer Space (1958), feature film
- Songs of the Māori (1964), documentary short
- Clerks (1994), feature film
- Fox vs Fox (featuring excerpts from Fox News and The Simpsons) – Edit by Ani White
- Donald Trump is a Dinosaur (featuring excerpts from ABC’s Dinosaurs) – Edit by Matt Orfalea
- What Makes ‘Tears in the Rain’ Special (featuring excerpts from Blade Runner) – Edit by imdiyu
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Music sampled (all public domain):
- Like Tears in the Rain, by Adam Matejko
- Where’s My Jetpack, by Radio Free Babylon
- Distant Star, by Thundermine
- SunChaser, by Evader
- Shizuka, by AERØHEAD
- Ambivert, by FSM Team
- Maboroshi, by h5 audio DESIGN
- BXL, by Chuki Beats
- Various by Lakey Inspired
- Various by therealtheremin
- Various by the Māori Mormon Choir (1964)
Where’s My Jetpack is produced by the No Fate Project.