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News & Politics

Decode the News

M. E. Zurn, PhD

Breaking down this week's major news stories on a critical level, and giving you cutting edge sociological tools to better help you critically consume the media.

1:20:07 | Feb 9th, 2018

Seriously… why are we even talking about a damn memo? I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.

1:24:07 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Dr. Zee is back on mic to discuss fake news. And that’s not fake news.
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33:58 | Nov 15th, 2017

Lets talk Russia, Wikileaks and Trump. July 2015 – Russian hackers breach the DNC. The US intelligence committee agrees this was orchestrated by the Kremlin. March 6, 2016 – George Papadopoulos becomes a Trump Campaign advisor. March 2016 – Russian ...Show More

09:01 | Aug 9th, 2017

Apparently we needed a part three. Will there be a Part four? Ask Agent Nunes.

14:55 | Jul 7th, 2017

Yep. That’s a title I never thought I’d write.

10:34 | Jun 27th, 2017

I wasn’t always liberal. There was a time when I was a “ditto-head.” Being fully absorbed by Talk Radio culture during my childhood has given me a unique perspective on something that is often treated as a side-show, but is actually having a shocki...Show More

01:06 | May 23rd, 2017

The news has been crazy, and you might be wondering where we’ve been.

09:52 | Apr 17th, 2017

Why was Sean Spicer suddenly talking about her? Why was discourse on the right discussing her like she was the lynch pin of a criminal enterprise? What is going on here?

16:09 | Apr 14th, 2017

Let’s talk about Flynn, Flynn Facts, firings, and pizza.

48:59 | Apr 8th, 2017

It’s the first episode in our new format, and we’re tackling the big question that everyone should be asking… what is going on with CNN’s coverage lately? And what caused this change?

02:27 | Apr 1st, 2017

And yes, we know the timing of this is odd because it’s April 1st, but this is real.

05:34 | Mar 28th, 2017

To help you keep up with this week’s news, here’s a brief recap of just one week in the life of Devin Nunes.

33:19 | Mar 25th, 2017

Frame sponsors, public relation events, and sassy representatives. Also: Terry Gilliam.

29:45 | Mar 18th, 2017

Examining scoops, scoop culture, and how that lead to Tuesday’s Twitter Madness. And we’re not talking about ice cream. Also: Did you know that ABC sent a field reporter out to do a 12 minute segment on the Floridian sasquatch whose distinguishing f...Show More

33:06 | Mar 11th, 2017

Examining whether there’s evidence of a liberal media and how strategy game frame leads to false equivalencies, through the lens of Trump/Russia and this whole President Obama wiretap stuff. Also: did you know ABC spent 9 minutes on Mermaids? NOTE: I...Show More

09:03 | Mar 5th, 2017

It is nearly impossible to avoid the news in modern life. It’s there on your commute, it’s there when you get home, it’s on your facebook feed, on your twitter feed… for many of us, it’s there before we even get out of bed. Yet many of us are dissati...Show More