Episode 3. How Do We Argue and Persuade?
If there’s one thing the internet loves it's an argument (and cats). This episode looks at the tactics political reactionaries have developed to sell their ideas, win converts and DESTROY their opponents online. Weaponising irony and free speech absolutism to represent themselves as transgressive rebels, the right has refined its culture-war playbook with each shitpost and pile-on. We think about how political appeals are dressed in the appealing garb of self-help advice and what’s going on when phrases like ‘social justice warrior’ or ‘cultural Marxism’ rise from the bottom of the internet and float around in the cultural and political mainstream.
Presented by: Alan Finlayson, Rob Gallagher, Sophie Ludkin & Rob Topinka
With: Matthew Feldman, Bharath Ganesh, Debbie Ging, Annie Kelly & Whitney Phillips
Produced by: Sophie Ludkin
Special thanks to: Cassian Osborne-Carey
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