Citations Needed | April 28, 2021 | Transcript(Source: Pablo, KAIT 8)[embed]https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/ep135-the-labor-shortage-ruse-how-capital-invents-staffing-crises-to-bust-unions-depress-wages[/embed][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 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 help through Patreon is so incredibly appreciated. We are 100 percent listener funded and have no commercials, we don’t read out ads on the show, we’d love to keep it that way and your help through Patreon makes that happen.Adam: Yeah, if you haven’t given please do so and as always have access to our Patreon News Briefs that we put on Patreon. There’s about 70–80 or so that you can listen to back catalogue. Any support there is very much appreciated, and as always, you can rate and subscribe to us on Apple Podcast.Nima: “Trucking Shortage: Drivers Aren’t Always In It For The Long Haul,” NPR tells...

Citations Needed | April 21, 2021 | TranscriptHillary Clinton, then First Lady of the United States, promotes a healthcare reform plan in 1993. (Joe Marquette / AP)[embed]https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/episode-134-the-80-year-pr-campaign-that-killed-universal-healthcare[/embed][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’m Nima Shirazi.Adam Johnson: I’m Adam Johnson.Nima: 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. All your support through Patreon is so incredibly appreciated, we are 100 percent listener funded and cannot thank you enough for your generous support.Adam: And as always, you can rate and subscribe to us on Apple Podcast, that is always very much appreciated.Nima: Despite the fact that every other wealthy country has some type of universal healthcare system, the United States of America stands alone in the world as the only one that doesn’t. With over 170 million of its citizens left to fend for themselves in a sprawling and complex maze of Medicare, Medicaid,...

Citations Needed | April 14, 2021 | TranscriptPresident Richard Nixon announces the entry of US troops in Cambodia in 1970, during the Vietnam war. (STF / AFP / Getty Images)[embed]https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/episode-133-the-art-of-fake-ending-wars[/embed][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 Nima Shirazi.Adam Johnson: I’m Adam Johnson.Nima: We are back after our spring break. Thanks, everyone, for sticking with us, for bearing with our little hiatus, but you know what we are back now and one team member stronger. Adam has had a baby. So congratulations, my friend.Adam: Yes, Peter Gene Lazare was born February 12, 2021 in healthy condition. He’s eating a lot. He’s a chubby baby, which we’re very excited about.Nima: I should actually make a correction there, Adam did not have a baby, Sarah had a baby.Adam: I did not have a baby. That’s correct. But no, he’s doing good. We’re very happy with him. He’s great. He poops and pees everywhere, you know, normal stuff. We’re trying to get...

Citations Needed | April 10, 2021 | Transcript(Spencer Platt / Getty Images)[embed]https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/news-brief-big-pharma-bill-gates-spin-against-generic-vaccines-for-global-south-as-biden-a-no-show[/embed][Music]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 full-length episodes when there is a take that needs to be hotted. 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, all your help through Patreon is so incredibly appreciated. We’re 100 percent listener funded but beyond all that crap, what we are here to talk about today is actually a follow up on an episode we did back in January about vaccine apartheid and I think that what we’re seeing now are some indications maybe over the past couple of weeks, that the Biden administration may be considering warming up to thinking about and then evaluating whether or not maybe they should think some more about supporting a waiver to TRIPS, the intellectual property regime that if there is a waiver would allow the recipes for...