Citations Needed | February 17, 2021 | Transcript

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A worker deemed “essential” during the COVID pandemic. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)

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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 help to Patreon is so incredibly appreciated. We are 100 percent listener-funded and would really love to keep it that way.

Adam: Yes, and our Patreon has about 70-plus mini-episode News…


Citations Needed | February 10, 2021 | 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 and become a supporter of our work through Patreon.com/CitationsNeededPodcast with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson. All your support through Patreon is incredibly appreciated, we are 100 percent listener funded, and today, we wanted to talk about something that doesn’t really get as much news coverage as it needs to until there’s an if it bleeds, it leads kind of story. …


Citations Needed | February 3, 2021 | Transcript

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Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan delivers his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan on July 17, 1980.

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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. …


Citations Needed | January 28, 2021 | Transcript

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

Adam Johnson: I’m Adam Johnson.


Citations Needed | January 27, 2021 | Transcript

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John Burkhardt, head of the Pfizer Groton site in Connecticut speaks at a press conference on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (Credit: Stew Milne, AP)

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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, become a supporter of the show through Patreon.com/CitationsNeededPodcast with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson. All your support through Patreon is incredibly appreciated. We are 100 percent listener-funded; we don’t run ads; we don’t read off commercials and we’d like to keep it that way.

Adam: Yes and our…


Citations Needed | January 20, 2021 | Transcript

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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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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’m Nima Shirazi.

Adam Johnson: I’m Adam Johnson.

Nima: Welcome to the first episode of the new year, 2021, quite possibly the 47th month of the year 2020, but we’re thrilled to be back after a little bit of a break and yet the media takes no breaks.

Adam: Yeah, that’s right, takes wait for no man.

Nima: That’s right. So we are excited to be back. Of course…


Books Written By Guests of the Pod

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(Photo by Tom Hermans on Unsplash)

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…


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…


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…


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…

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