Books Written By Guests of the Pod

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Here at Citations Needed we’ve had on scores of wonderful guests — activists and academics, organizers and journalists. Indeed, our guests are what make the show what it is, and (confession!) we very often build our show around articles and books our guests have written — taking themes, research or ideas we find interesting and in urgent need of further exposure, then connecting them to the media tropes and narratives that are built around them. Over the past three-and-a-half years since we aired our first episode, listeners have often asked us for a reading list. So here it is.

Below are books by Citations Needed guests we think you may like. We urge you to purcahse from your local bookstore or the publisher directly, if possible! …


Citations Needed | December 16, 2020 | Transcript

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Theatrics from Democratic Congressmembers, kneeling for eight minutes and forty-six seconds and wearing kente stoles in the U.S. Capitol, as they announced new police-reform legislation in June 2020.

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Intro: This is Citations Needed with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson.

Nima Shirazi: Welcome to Citations Needed a podcast on the media, power, PR and the history of bullshit. I am Nima Shirazi.

Adam Johnson: I’m Adam Johnson.

Nima: Thank you everyone for listening. Of course you can follow the show on Twitter @CitationsPod, Facebook Citations Needed and become a supporter of our work through Patreon.com/CitationsNeededPodcast with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson, all your help through Patreon is so incredibly appreciated. Of course, we are 100 percent listener funded, we have no ads, no billionaire benefactors that we know of yet, but the reason we’re able to do this show consistently and creatively is because of listeners like you through Patreon. …


Citations Needed | December 9, 2020 | Transcript

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Talk show host Jimmy Fallon, ?uestlove, and President Obama slow-jams trade deal talking points on “The Tonight Show,” June 9, 2016.

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Intro: This is Citations Needed with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson.

Nima Shirazi: Welcome to Citations Needed a podcast on the media, power, PR and the history of bullshit. I am Nima Shirazi.

Adam Johnson: I’m Adam Johnson.

Nima: You can follow the show on Twitter @CitationsPod, Facebook Citations Needed and become a supporter of the show through Patreon.com/CitationsNeededPodcast with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson. All your support through Patreon is so incredibly appreciated. We are 100 percent listener funded, we have no commercials or billionaire backers — that we know of — and so all of our support and ability to continue doing the show comes from wonderful listeners like you. …


Citations Needed | December 7, 2020 | Transcript

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Nima Shirazi: Welcome to a Citations Needed News Brief. I am Nima Shirazi.

Adam Johnson: I’m Adam Johnson.

Nima: We do these News Briefs in between our regularly scheduled full length episodes when the news demands that we comment, or in the case of this particular News Brief, it’s not about Giuliani getting COVID, it’s actually a follow up to our recent episode on the militarization of climate change and the American presidential response to it. As we talked about on Episode 122 of Citations Needed, the National Security approach to addressing climate chaos is not only a messaging issue, it’s not only about the words we use to try and motivate people or to try to strike the right amount of urgency or existential threat or dread in people’s consciousness so that they realize that climate chaos and climate change and our climate emergency is really an issue that must be urgently and immediately addressed, it is not, as I said, just about the narrative, it is also about the implications of the policy once you say that climate change is a threat to national security, and Adam, I know that you took to the written word, not our regular podcast medium, but actually wrote a quite lengthy and excellent piece — if I do say so myself as your co-host — on the weaponization, militarization of climate change. …


Citations Needed | November 20, 2020 | Transcript

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Nima Shirazi: Welcome to a Citations Needed News Brief. I am Nima Shirazi.

Adam Johnson: I’m Adam Johnson.

Nima: We do these News Briefs from time to time between our regularly scheduled episodes when — I don’t know — Rudy Guiliani holds a special press conference and the media is freaking out about it. So of course you can follow the show on Twitter @CitationsPod, Facebook Citations Needed, become a supporter of our work through Patreon.com/CitationsNeededPodcast with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson. …


Citations Needed | November 11, 2020 | Transcript

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Nima Shirazi: Welcome to a Citations Needed News Brief. I am Nima Shirazi.

Adam Johnson: I’m Adam Johnson.

Nima: Thank you everyone for listening. Of course you can follow the show on Twitter @CitationsPod, Facebook Citations Needed and become a supporter of our work through Patreon.com/CitationsNeededPodcast with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson. We do these News Briefs in between our regularly scheduled episodes when the news is so hot that we need to deliver all the takes and also when there are movies coming out that we have to shit on.

Adam: Yeah, we wanted to get this News Brief in before Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy comes out this Friday. Now this is what we call a movie review for a movie we haven’t seen, which I’m totally fine with since I’ve read the book, and I’ve read countless hours of writing and interviews of J.D. Vance so I think I got the basic gist. So if you’re somehow precious or offended by people doing movie reviews without actually seeing a movie, I don’t know, go listen to something else. …


Citations Needed | December 2, 2020 | Transcript

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Jake Tapper moderates CNN’s September 2016 presidential town hall with then-President Obama.

[Music]

Intro: This is Citations Needed with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson.

Nima Shirazi: Welcome to Citations Needed a podcast on the media, power, PR and the history of bullshit. I am a Nima Shirazi.

Adam Johnson: I’m Adam Johnson.

Nima: You can follow the show on Twitter @CitationsPod, Facebook Citations Needed and become a supporter of the show through Patreon.com/CitationsNeededPodcast with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson. All your support through Patreon is so incredibly appreciated. We are 100 percent listener funded, which means we are able to do this show because of amazing listeners like you.

Adam: And if you subscribe to our Patreon, there’s some mini-episodes there we call News Briefs. We do those every now and then, there’s about 70 or so in our back catalogue you can listen to, and that helps support the show which keeps the episodes themselves free, which they always will be. …


Citations Needed | November 25, 2020 | Transcript

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Intro: This is Citations Needed with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson.

Nima Shirazi: Welcome to Citations Needed a podcast on the media, power, PR and the history of bullshit. I am Nima Shirazi.

Adam Johnson: I’m Adam Johnson.

Nima: Thank you everyone for listening this week. Of course, you can follow the show on Twitter @CitationsPod, Facebook Citations Needed and become a supporter of the show through Patreon.com/CitationsNeededPodcast with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson. All your help through Patreon is so incredibly appreciated, we are 100 percent listener funded, we don’t read out ads or have commercials on air, that is because of the unbelievable generosity of our listeners who support us through Patreon. …


Citations Needed | November 18, 2020 | Transcript

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President Barack Obama speaks to the press after a meeting with members of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, March 2, 2015. (Official White House by Chuck Kennedy)

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Intro: This is Citations Needed with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson.

Nima Shirazi: Welcome to Citations Needed a podcast on the media, power, PR and the history of bullshit. I am Nima Shirazi.

Adam Johnson: I’m Adam Johnson.

Nima: You can follow the show on Twitter @CitationsPod, Facebook Citations Needed, to become a supporter of our work through Patreon.com/CitationsNeededPodcast with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson. All your help through Patreon is so incredibly appreciated. We have no commercials, we don’t run ads, we don’t have any grant money, we just have you, our amazing listeners, and that’s the way we want it. …


Citations Needed | July 8, 2020 | Transcript

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Nima Shirazi: Welcome to a Citations Needed News Brief. I am Nima Shirazi.

Adam Johnson: I’m Adam Johnson.

Nima: You can follow Citations Needed on Twitter @CitationsPod, Facebook Citations Needed, become a supporter of our work through Patreon.com/CitationsNeededPodcast with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson. …

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