In this episode, Ryan is joined by Artvoice’s Chris Smith and Paul of Hockey Rhetoric. They talk about the shooting in Aurora, how we respond to tragedies and what social media and news media has done to change how we interact with major events. They mention incidents such as the crash of Flight 3407, the death of Osama Bin Laden and the ongoing LIBOR banking scandal.
Some links you may find helpful as you listen along:
Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe — YouTube
America Is A Violent Country — The New York Times
Why is Nobody Freaking Out About the LIBOR Banking Scandal? — Rolling Stone
The Future of Context — Jay Rosen (Podcast, 25 minute mark)
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Musical selections for this episode:
“Cissy Strut” — The Mixers
“Atlantic” — Keane