Citations Needed | September 15, 2021 | Transcript[embed]https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/143-how-silicon-valley-uses-hollow-anti-racist-posturing-to-sell-its-exploitative-business-model[/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, 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 as we are 100 percent listener-funded. But, Adam, this episode is the beginning, the season premiere, of Season Five of Citations Needed. So, welcome back, my friend, it is good to hear you again, and I think we have a great season ahead.Adam: We do, we do. I always like when we come back we act like we’ve been gone forever.Nima: I know. (Laughing.)Adam: But as far as episodes go, there is, and don’t forget, as always, as we start this new season, please if you can go to Apple Podcast and rate and subscribe and like and give good feedback to us....

Citations Needed | August 4, 2021 | Transcript[embed]https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/ep142-the-summer-of-anti-blm-backlash-how-concepts-of-crime-were-shaped-by-the-propertied-class[/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, and become a supporter of the show through Patreon.com/CitationsNeededPodcast. All your support through Patreon is incredibly appreciated as we are 100 percent listener funded, we do not run commercials and have no sponsors, so really, to keep the show going, we rely on you wonderful listeners who are able to, and decide to help us out.Adam: Yes, and as always, if you do sign up for our Patreon, you get 100 News Briefs that are available to Patreon supporters, that are in the back catalogue as well as access to show notes, our newsletter and live shows which we are doing with increased frequency.Nima: Yes, it’s true. So if you have not yet signed up through Patreon, we do encourage it. It really does help us...

Citations Needed | July 28, 2021 | TranscriptThe group Okotowari Olympics 2020 protests at the Japan Sport Olympic Square in Tokyo. (Dave Zirin / The Nation)[embed]https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/live-interview-how-the-pandemic-games-expose-the-neoliberal-scam-of-global-sporting-events[/embed][Music]Intro: This is Citations Needed with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson.Nima: Welcome to Citations Needed, a podcast on the media, power, PR and the history of bullshit. I am Nima Shirazi.Adam: I’m Adam Johnson.Nima: Thank you, everyone, for joining us today for another virtual live show. Of course you can follow the show on Twitter @CitationsPod, Facebook Citations Needed, and become a supporter of the show through Patreon.com/CitationsNeededPodcast. All your help through Patreon is so incredibly appreciated as we are 100 percent listener funded. We are joined live tonight by many of our amazing Patrons and supporters and we are so thrilled to have you with us.Adam: Yes and when you become a supporter, you’ll also get access to over 100 patron-only News Briefs, extensive show notes for every episode, our newsletter, and much more fun stuff like these live shows which we are now doing with increased frequency and we really appreciate everyone coming out....

Citations Needed | July 21, 2021 | TranscriptAn outdoor market in the “most livable” city of Carmel, Indiana. (Via NWI Times)[embed]https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/episode-141-how-most-livable-cities-lists-center-upwardly-mobile-white-professionals[/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, and become a supporter of the show through Patreon.com/CitationsNeededPodcast. All your support through Patreon is so incredibly appreciated as we are 100 percent listener funded and do not run any commercials or ads, and that is really a testament to all of our amazing supporters who are able to keep the show going without any of that nonsense. So please do become a supporter of our work if you care to, if you are able to, it is so appreciated.Adam: With the exception of one ad, which is an ad I run for my wife. My wife Sarah Lazare, contributor to the show, has a book coming out which I’m now shamelessly using my...

Citations Needed | July 7, 2021 | Transcript28 Days (2000)[embed]https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/episode-140-kicking-the-hollywood-habit-addiction-morality-tales-in-film-and-tv-virtual-live-show[/embed][Music]Nima Shirazi: Welcome to Citations Needed. This episode, Kicking the Hollywood Habit: Addiction Morality Tales and Pseudoscience Recovery Tropes, was recorded as a virtual live show for our supporters on Patreon. The original show included a number of video clips, some of which have been edited down, and some voiced-over, for the sake of clarity for the audio-only podcast release. A video recording of the virtual live show is available for our Patreon supporters. Sign up now if you want to check it out. And as always, a full transcript of the episode is also available for everyone. We’ll be doing more live shows, live chats and other events for patrons in the months to come. So if you haven’t already, become a supporter of Citations Needed to get access to all of this extra content. And now, to the show.Intro: This is Citations Needed with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson.Nima: Hello, everyone. Welcome to Citations Needed, a podcast on the media, power, PR and the history of bullshit. I am Nima...

Citations Needed | June 30, 2021 | TranscriptTexas Sen. Ted Cruz flips a burger during a campaign stop in Deerfield, New Hampshire. (Jim Cole / AP)[embed]https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/episode-139-of-meat-and-men-how-beef-became-synonymous-with-settler-colonial-domination[/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, and become a supporter of our work through Patreon.com/CitationsNeededPodcast. All your support through Patreon is incredibly appreciated as we are 100 percent listener funded.Adam: And as always, you can rate and subscribe to us on Apple Podcast and on Patreon, for those who do sign up, we have these Patreon-only News Briefs, events, live shows, AMAs that we’re doing more and more. So if you can please sign up for Patreon. We really appreciate the support and it helps keep the show sustainable and the episodes themselves always free and available to everybody.Nima: “Beef. It’s what’s for dinner,” the baritone voices of actors Robert Mitchum and Sam Elliott told...

Citations Needed | June 16, 2021 | TranscriptImage from the June 1, 2021 New York Times article “How to Rearrange Your Post-Pandemic ‘Friendscape.’” (Francesco Ciccolella)[embed]https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/news-brief-the-casual-soft-eugenics-of-self-help-friendscaping[/embed][Music]Nima Shirazi: Welcome to a Citations Needed News Brief. 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 our work through Patreon.com/CitationsNeededPodcast. All your support through Patreon is incredibly appreciated. We are 100 percent listener funded so your support goes such a long way. And on today’s News Brief, Adam, it’s been a long, hard year, and sometimes we read in the media that it’s about time to drop some of your loser friends.Adam: Yeah, so a couple weeks ago, The New York Times ran an article which had been one of a previous article, written by the same person. There have been several other similar articles telling us that we need to quote-unquote, “friendscape:” reject our friends who are bad for us. Now in principle, this can be perfectly good, right? If someone’s abusive or toxic, and maybe the pandemic...

Citations Needed | June 9, 2021 | Transcript[embed]https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/episode-138-thought-terminating-enemy-epithets-part-ii[/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, and become a supporter of the show through Patreon.com/CitationsNeededPodcast. All your support through Patreon is incredibly appreciated, we are 100 percent listener-funded, so if you are so inclined, please do help us out.Adam: Yes and as always for our patrons, there’s about 80 or so Patreon-only News Briefs, if you sign up there you can listen to the back catalogue of those. We try to keep up with those and other AMAs and other events for patrons. If you sign up there you get access to that, that helps us keep the show sustainable.Nima: “US Think Tank Takes Heat for Hosting Putin-Linked Oligarchs,” writes Voice of America. “China building offensive, aggressive military, top US Pacific commander says,” reads a headline from CNN. “As Venezuelans Go Hungry,...

Citations Needed | June 2, 2021 | Transcript[embed]https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/episode-137-thought-terminating-enemy-epithets-part-i[/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, 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, we do not run commercials and we’d really love to keep it that way.Adam: Yes, and as always, you can rate and subscribe to us on Apple Podcast. We really appreciate any feedback, reviews and five star reviews we can get there. If it’s anything short of that, of course, stay away.Nima: Yes, positive reinforcement only is the rule.Adam: Before we do our episode today, I’m going to do a shameless promotion as some of you may have seen on Twitter, within the next coming months, I’m going to be a wife-guy, big-time wife-guy, I’m going to...

Citations Needed | May 26, 2021 | Transcript[embed]https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/news-brief-organized-crime-shoplifting[/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 regularly scheduled episodes when there is something that we really feel like we need to discuss. Of course, you can follow the show on Twitter @CitationsPod, Facebook Citations Needed, and if you are not already, consider becoming a supporter of our 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, and so what you are able to give goes such a long way. But today, Adam, we’ve been hearing extremely frantic reports from the west coast, namely the Bay Area. We’ve been hearing, Adam, that San Francisco has an out of control shoplifting epidemic.Originally called “San Francisco’s Shoplifting Epidemic,” the headline was later changed to replace “Epidemic” with “Surge.” The original title is still evident in the URL.Adam: Yeah, so The New York Times ran a headline on May 22, with the headline, quote,...