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Behind the Media w/ Dan Lothian

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Long-time veteran White House correspondent Dan Lothian discusses the news and issues taking place in the worlds of current events, sports and pop culture. Joined by fellow veteran broadcaster Jimmy Young and a wide variety of guests, this podcast provides a unique perspective on how the media opera… read more

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Is Facebook using data improperly?

April 25th, 2019

Rewarding friends and punishing rivals, is Facebook using its user data as a carrot and a stick? Dan and Jimmy take a look at what might be the next controversy for Social Media giant Facebook.

0:00 Intro

1:45 The site …

The Coverage of the Notre Dame Fire

April 23rd, 2019

It was a shocking moment with thousands watching as the famous Notre Dame Cathedral burnt down. A bastion of the Parisian city, it took 200 years to built and had withstood countless wars and conflicts. The city of …

Time for this week’s edition of Bytes Behind the Media

April 18th, 2019

Want a good story but don’t have the time? Then listen to our short stories in this weeks’s edition of Bytes Behind the Media.
0:00 Intro0:55 A Black …

An interview with a robot

April 16th, 2019

Interviews, they can be nerve-racking, frightening, and even downright biased in some cases, but what if we take the human element out of the picture? An AI or a Robot can take over, and conduct the interview. Does it …

A fake story that reporters bought

April 16th, 2019

What happens when you take a comedian and give him a “Miracle” story? You get reporters that believe the story, only to find out that it was fake all along!
0:00 Intro1:45 The story and the punchline3:45 A scam or a …

Julian Assange: Hero of Free Speech or Traitor of criminal intent?

April 13th, 2019

Julian Assange has been formally arrested in the UK. Following his removal from the Ecuadorian Embassy, talks of extradition and trial were in the …

Want a short story? Then listen to our Bytes Behind the Media

April 11th, 2019

Bringing you a short story that you can share around the water cooler, it’s time for our weekly edition of Bytes Behind the Media.
0:00 Intro0:50 Bite …

How to reach young people with news?

April 9th, 2019

What’s the best way to reach young people with news? Dan and Jimmy take a look at how stories get to the eyes of today’s youth.
0:00 Intro1:00 Podcasting seems to be one way3:30 A short story in a short video, with …

Access to a Journalist’s notes

April 8th, 2019

Would you want to look at the complete work of a journalist? One lawmaker is proposing that there should be a way to check in on the entire work …

Social Media builds a Wall between us

April 5th, 2019

Seems that we are building a wall between us all through social media, and we don’t mind it. Is there an easy way around it, or are we just going to be divided forever?
0:00 Intro1:00 The word Media creates feelings of …

Time for some Bytes Behind the Media

April 4th, 2019

Need a good story but don’t have the time? Then listen to our short Bytes Behind the Media to catch up on some short stories to share with the folks …

How to control suicide contagion

April 2nd, 2019

With mass shootings and murder becoming a regular feature in the news, how can we stop the fallout of those that are committing suicide from these …

News is EVERYWHERE! Where do you see it?

April 1st, 2019

From the Gas station to the comfort of your couch, the news is consumed on a daily basis in numerous locations. Dan and Jimmy discuss a recent survey that asks what is the most visited place that news is observed.
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The Aftermath of the Mueller Report

March 29th, 2019

1 Year, 10 Months and 7 long days of coverage of the special report from special council Robert Mueller, and we finally get to read it. And now news organizations will be reading over 300 pages looking for anything of …

It’s time for some Bytes Behind the Media

March 28th, 2019

In this week’s edition of Bytes Behind the Media, we tackle some short stories that we thought were too good to pass up for the week.
0:00 Intro1:00 Filming while driving at 105MPH3:10 Jeff Bezos takes on the National …

Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel from the past

March 26th, 2019

Digging up an old clip from a segment from the 1990s might show more than you think. We were different people back then, from our hairstyles to what …

AI isn’t as scary as we think

March 25th, 2019

For years, we’ve been told that AI taking over would be the end of us all. It’s been the plot of a few movies, but apparently one article says that …

Is Journalism an Elite Group?

March 24th, 2019

Is elitism ruining Journalism? Is it a special club that only a few can join if they make the right choices? Dan and Jimmy take a look back at the way it all starts, and tries to answer the question.
0:00 Intro1:15 Are …

Behind the Media Special Episode: The New Zealand Massacre

March 19th, 2019

Reporting on a disaster is never easy, and when it comes to a mass shooting it gets even harder. You want to let the public know the details, but what information is acceptable to share? In this special episode of …

Time for some Bytes Behind the Media

March 14th, 2019

Want a short story? Then you're in luck! It’s time for our weekly edition of Bytes Behind the Media!
0:00 Intro0:40 PBS is heading out west3:20 How far someone is willing to go to get the money shot.4:45 Jimmy broadens …

Is there a right way to cut the cord?

March 12th, 2019

With so many channels on cable tv, some are still debating cutting it so they can pay less. Is there a way to do it all in one go, or should you keep …

The NBA vs Millennials

March 10th, 2019

As Millennials are cutting the cord or not even plugging it in, the NBA is trying to gain their viewership. How are they trying, well Dan and Jimmy will give you a look behind the media of the NBA.
0:00 Intro1:15 The …

The DNC blocks Fox News

March 9th, 2019

Following the recent leanings of Fox News, the Democratic National Convention has barred them from hosting a debate. Has it finally gotten to the …

It’s time for some Bytes Behind the Media

March 7th, 2019

Want an interesting story but don’t have the time? Then listen to our Bytes Behind the Media to pick up on a short story that you can share around …

An apology for a young journalist, Hilde Lysiak

March 5th, 2019

Young journalist Hilde Lysiak has been following in her father’s footsteps, publishing her own paper for several years now. But when investigating a …

Do you trust the Media?

March 5th, 2019

How far have we fallen in the public’s eye? Media is now the highest mistrust service in the US. How far will we fall, and will we ever gain back the trust of the people?
0:00 Intro1:15 60% of people say that we pay for …

The Good, the Bad, and the Cohen

March 2nd, 2019

Michael Cohen has taken the stand, and millions were glued to the testimonies. Was what he said true, or just more lies? Will we ever see the outcome of these hearings soon, or is this just another episode of the worlds …

Time for some Bytes Behind the Media

February 28th, 2019

Time for your weekly dose of small stories that happened in the week, in this week’s edition of Bytes Behind the Media!
0:00 Intro1:00 Robert Kraft get’s caught.2:50 How will this impact Kraft?6:00 There are cameras …

Your AI at home now helps fuel politics

February 26th, 2019

That home assistant has always been listening, and now it’s giving away the info to political campaigns. Who would have thought that Alexa would be …

Is admitting the news media too liberal a death sentence?

February 25th, 2019

The accusation being made on a daily basis is that the news industry is too liberal, being labeled as much as you would think. But is it actually? …

The story revealed: Jussie Smollett

February 23rd, 2019

At first it was a story of a hate crime against him, not things are turned against Jussie Smollett, as we now know that he orchestrated the entire …

Kim Kardashian’s at it again

February 21st, 2019

Many of us drop what we are doing when Kim Kardashian does anything, how does someone get to that level of famous? She’s at it again with a new message and a new photo, that has the focus of hundreds of thousands.
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Are kids Media illiterate?

February 20th, 2019

Today, we teach our kids a lot of things, from being a good person in life and how to do the best they can, but are we teaching them media literacy as well? Or is it going the way of cursive and becoming something we …

A year after Parkland, can AI make things safer?

February 18th, 2019

Last year, a tragedy struck Parkland in the form of a school shooting. Today, we wonder what we could do differently, and ask if AI can play a role …

A Host-less Oscars

February 14th, 2019

It’s a new format for one of Hollywoods oldest awards shows, an Oscars without a Host. Following Kevin Hart’s removal as this years host, it seems …

The Super Bowl: Ratings and Commercials

February 11th, 2019

The New England Patriots and the LA Rams went head to head in Super Bowl LIII and… well it happened. We could go on and on about the entire event, …

How’s the Fighting against Fake News?

February 7th, 2019

How do you combat Fake News? Some say that what’s being done is not enough. Dan and Jimmy take a look to see how the efforts have been going.
0:00 Intro1:55 Has the content been curated?4:00 It’s easier to get around a …

An electronic eye into your life

February 5th, 2019

Electronic doorbells let us see who’s at the door even if we aren’t there to greet them, but are they seeing too much? Dan and Jimmy take a look to see if the doorbell is seeing too much.
0:00 Intro1:15 A doorbell with a …

Jussie Smollett Attacked!

February 4th, 2019

Empire actor Jussie Smollett was recently attacked, but details on what happened are a bit peculiar. Dan and Jimmy take a finer look at the details …

This week’s Bytes Behind the Media

February 1st, 2019

Want some stories for your Super Bowl party? Then listen to this week’s Bytes Behind the Media for some short stories that range from the Super Bowl to the latest news.
0:00 Intro0:55 Reporters are freezing to bring you …

A short Byte on the Super Bowl

February 1st, 2019

This short special story is all focused on our thoughts on the Super Bowl coming up this weekend. Tune into this week's Bytes Behind the Media for more short stories to share at your big Super Bowl party.

This podcast is …

This week’s Bytes Behind the Media

January 31st, 2019

Want a story but don’t have the time? Then listen to our Bytes Behind the Media to have a short story that will impress everyone at the water cooler.

She preformed for Trump, now she’s been labeled an outcast

January 29th, 2019

A professional singer was told by her friends and family not to do a performance, but she thought she could help bridge the gap between Trump and the …

Where in the world is Morning Joe?

January 28th, 2019

When you're watching Morning Joe you typically see them with the capitol building in the background, but are they really there? Turns out they filmed …

A Showdown at Washington D.C. and across the Country

January 26th, 2019

A kid with a Make America Great Again hat, and a Native American Elder stand off against each other. Or did they? Sides were formed faster than anyone knew what really happened, details were lost in the hate, and …

It’s time for some Bytes Behind the Media

January 24th, 2019

Need some quick stories for the water cooler at work? Then listen to our short news stories in this week’s Bytes Behind the Media.
0:00 Intro1:00 …

Airport lounges drop CNN and Fox

January 22nd, 2019

In airports around the country, it seems that many of the private lounges are dropping CNN and Fox from their televisions. Have airports finally had it with those two news outlets? Or is this just a personal preference …

Another Journalist lost for their story

January 21st, 2019

A journalist was investigating FIFA for corruption and was writing a story about it, and now he is dead. This marks yet another journalist killed for the story they were writing, bringing up the question again of why …

Journalism: Then and Now

January 19th, 2019

The Decade challenge is having people post photos of them ten years ago and them now, and is becoming a fast growing trend. The question Dan and Jimmy ask is how did journalism change in the past decade?
0:00 Intro1:00 …

Here’s some Bytes Behind the Media

January 17th, 2019

Want some stories for the water cooler? Then tune into this week’s Bytes Behind the Media for some short stories that you can share with anyone you …

A Historical Government Shutdown

January 15th, 2019

As the days go by, we watch as employees go without pay, monuments are closed, and hundreds of thousands ask the question “Why?” The Government …

Is R Kelly the man we believe him to be?

January 14th, 2019

A lot has been speculated about R Kelly, the hit R&B star, but a recent documentary takes the cake as it strings together every theory about him. …

A New head for CBS News

January 12th, 2019

CBS announced that Susan Zirinsky, a long time veteran of CBS News and numerous programs, will now be taking over as President of CBS News. Is this a long awaited promotion, or just another step towards correcting a …

Some Bytes Behind the Media for around the Fireplace

January 10th, 2019

Want a story that you can share around the fire? Then tune into our Bytes Behind the Media to listen to some quick stories that we have for you.
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Drones show off a dividing line around the world

January 8th, 2019

When you fly a drone around, you can get some very good shots, but one person was able to get a different type of shot than they thought of. Well …

Are reporters who cover Tennis being too negative?

January 7th, 2019

Recently, a lot of stories on Tennis matches seem to be more negative than positive. Is this a new trend with the sport, or are journalists getting things wrong somehow?
0:00 Intro1:30 Dan and Jimmy play a guessing …

Is the New York Times Anti-Trump?

January 4th, 2019

Of all the articles and stories that the New York Times does, do they seem to be Anti-Trump? One new book says yes, and Dan and Jimmy ask the question of if it’s true. Do you think it’s true?
0:00 Intro1:25 Some truth to …

Alexa gives more than she’s asked for

January 3rd, 2019

One user of the Amazon Echo asked Alexa to bring up some of their files so they could read them. Alexa complied, and also gave 1,000 other files of …

New York Times vs The Washington Post

January 1st, 2019

Two giants in the news industry are battling it out as they try to grow their audience. The Washington Post and The New York Times are both long time newspapers that have been competing against each others for year on …

Bytes Behind the Media: Holiday Edition

December 25th, 2018

You better watch out, you better not cry. We made a list and checked it twice. This year we saw a lot of stories, some good and others bad. So for this edition of Bytes Behind the Media, we took a look back at some of …

Tucker Carlson is losing advertisers

December 21st, 2018


Fox News host Tucker Carlson is starting to feel some backlash after he made a bad comment on his show. Advertisers are starting to pull out, so is …

Instagram and Social Media are being abused?

December 20th, 2018


Social Media is a wonderful tool in everyday life, but sometimes we use it too much and abuse it. Instagram faces this with famous locations being …

Time for some Bytes Behind the Media for a story around the water cooler

December 18th, 2018


We all love a nice story that we can share with our friends at work, but sometimes we don’t have the time. Luckily for you, we have some short Bytes that you can share without having to wait too long.


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0:55 …

Baby it’s not all right to sing this song

December 17th, 2018


Radio stations across the country have pulled a well known holiday song for good reasons. Dan and Jimmy take a look at the lyrics behind the song and …

Is Trump being a Grinch this year?

December 14th, 2018


President Donald Trump has cancelled the press invite to this years holiday party at the White House, where the press get a day to relax and enjoy …

Time for some Bytes Behind the Media

December 13th, 2018


Here’s this week’s short stories that you can use to start a conversation at the water cooler.


0:00 Intro

0:50 Kevin Hart is out of the Oscars.

Do you suffer from Tocophobia?

December 11th, 2018


We’re not making this up, Tocophobia is a serious phobia that affects women, and is on the rise as of late due to social media. What is tocophobia though, and how does it affect someone? Dan and Jimmy break it down and …

Coverage of George H.W. Bush’s funeral

December 10th, 2018


This past week, the nation grieved the loss of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States. The funeral was covered by everyone across the media spectrum, but some opponents of Bush’s past are …

Leslie Moonves: The Past Revealed

December 7th, 2018


Former CBS head honcho Leslie Moonves is now under the microscope as allegations are rising against him, prompting Dan and Jimmy to wonder how such a man was able to run the network with so many things against him.


Time for some Bytes for the water cooler

December 6th, 2018


Interested in listening for a cool story to share with your friends at the water cooler? Then listen to our Bytes Behind the Media for a quick pick …

Where are all the Youtube stars?

December 4th, 2018


Recently a new trend has been hitting Youtube, the content stars are taking a break! After daily videos and constant content, some are taking some time off to help themselves recover from the constant stress of content …

A rally calls for press attention, but one station says NO!

December 3rd, 2018


A small group calls for press attention at a protest they are holding in Arkansas, the press says no. But the thing is, the group was a Nazi group, …

Yahoo receives some dislikes to a new Ad Campaign

November 30th, 2018


Social Media is outraged at Yahoo for launching a new portion of their news service with a few questionable features. Dan and Jimmy take a look at the damage done, and what was so controversial about the new features.


Time for some Bytes Behind the Media

November 29th, 2018


Want a whole story but don’t have the time? Then listen to this week’s Bytes Behind the Media for some quick stories for the water cooler.


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Environmental Journalism, the silent Killer.

November 27th, 2018


One of the most unsuspecting fields of journalism is actually one of the most dangerous. Who knew that reporting on the environment could be a silent …

A Social Media Mother

November 26th, 2018


Raising a child is a hard job, but if you're parenting focuses on your child’s social media likeness…. Then there’s more that needs to be questioned. One mother decided to promote her child instead, raising more than a …

The shops are open, and here’s what Massachusetts did!

November 23rd, 2018


Recreational Cannabis is now being sold in Massachusetts, and the story of it was covered all throughout the day. Dan and Jimmy talk about what this …

Robot Reporters? Not a blank stare but an actual machine!

November 22nd, 2018


A recent showing of advance technology at a conference had a robot giving the headlines of the day, is this the end of reporters being flesh and …

Millennials are ruining TV

November 20th, 2018


Ratings are in, and viewership is down on Cable TV. Who do we have to blame? Millennials. Dan and Jimmy take a look to see if this current trend does have a cause to blame, or if it’s just another thing we’re pinning on …

Homeless man scams us all!

November 19th, 2018


A recent story of a homeless man giving away some money to a desperate couple is now found to be false. Turns out that they were all in on it, and it was a scam to make a quick buck.


0:00 Intro

1:30 When was the last …

A short meal before Thanksgiving, it time for some Bytes Behind The Media

November 16th, 2018


This week’s Bytes were just so hot that we couldn’t wait for them to cool down. Listen to some of the top stories that were talked about this week, …

Hungry for a few more stories?

November 15th, 2018


Listen to this week’s Bytes Behind the Media for some short and sweet stories that you can share around the water cooler at work.

0:00 Intro

0:55 Dan …


November 13th, 2018


The World Wide Web is broken, but one person says they have a way to fix it. Is it a quick fix, or a scam to get attention? Dan and Jimmy take a look.


0:00 Intro

1:30 It’s broken, and faded hope in Humanity is to …

Amazon and the Washington Post, connected by one man

November 12th, 2018


What happens when you take the owner of Amazon and give him a newspaper? Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post, but Dan and Jimmy say that there’s more to it than that.

0:00 Intro

1:20 Recent Post journalist found dead, …

The results are in… But wait there’s more?

November 10th, 2018


Tuesday November 6th was the Midterm elections across the USA, but before then America was hit with a controversial last minute political ad. Is this …

Want some tidbits for the water cooler? Then listen to some Bytes Behind the Media!

November 8th, 2018


Dan and Jimmy take a look at some smaller stories that have popped up this week and give their perspective on the matters.


0:00 Intro

1:00 A Trump …

How does Rigor and Perseverance factor in at the New York Times?

November 6th, 2018


The New York Times recently released two commercials that talk about what goes into their journalism, and trying to boost their viewership. Dan and Jimmy take a look and see if their strategy is working.


0:00 Intro

Report what Trump says is ok and everything will be fine?

November 5th, 2018


One host thinks it’s ok to just do whatever Trump says when it comes to reporting. Unfortunately that’s not how journalism works, but Dan and Jimmy take a shot at the thought.

0:00 Intro

1:45 I cannot believe this is …

Walkouts on Google and #MeToo

November 2nd, 2018


Dan and Jimmy take a look at the recent walkouts at Google and why support for it is coming from even the higher-ups at Google.


0:00 Intro

1:00 Bosses encouraging the walkouts.

3:00 Is there ever a limit to what …

Hungry for a story but don’t have the time? Then listen to some of our Bytes Behind the Media.

November 1st, 2018


Dan and Jimmy bring you some tiny tidbits from stories this week that you can pass around the water cooler at work.

0:00 Intro

0:45 Trump beats up on …

Microchips under the skin? It’s on the rise in Sweden.

October 30th, 2018


Swedish citizens are embedding microchips into their fingers and carrying their personal information at the tips of their fingers. Dan and Jimmy take a look at this bizarre trend that’s on the rise.


0:00 Intro

1:00 …

Law Enforcement Museum in hot water?

October 29th, 2018


The new Law Enforcement Museum in Washington D.C. is facing criticism with its recent controversial exhibit. Dan and Jimmy examine one of the hardest jobs in the world, and why this controversy is facing so much …

Is Megyn Kelly on her way out?

October 26th, 2018


Megyn Kelly is at odds with her audience and her bosses for her recent actions. Dan and Jimmy decide to look at these actions, and give their opinions on the factor.


0:00 Intro

0:45 The brightest career, the darkest …

Bytes Behind the Media

October 25th, 2018


Want to hear a story but don’t have the time? Then tune into this week's Bytes Behind the Media for little short stories going on in the world.


0:00 Intro

0:55 Facts on Broadway with Daniel Radcliffe.

2:40 Half of …

How Sinclair Broadcasting gets to you

October 23rd, 2018


Sinclair Broadcasting is taking over, but how do they take your station, and what do they do to get to you. Dan and Jimmy bring up Sinclair’s motives, and what it means for your viewing pleasure.


0:00 Intro

0:55 The …

A Journalist Murdered and the story that is told.

October 21st, 2018


Journalist Jamal Khashoggi is feared to be dead, but the story on how is still a little bit sketchy. Dan and Jimmy wonder how far that we need to go to defend journalists, and even protect basic human rights in the …

#MeToo in the Sports World and Cristiano Ronaldo

October 19th, 2018


In this era of #MeToo, one of the few area’s we seem to hear about is from the Sports World. Dan and Jimmy take a look at why this is so, and of the recent ones that have happened.


0:00 Intro

0:55 #MeToo in the world …

Take a byte out of fake media with the iffy quotient.

October 18th, 2018


Want to hear a story but don’t have a lot of time? Then take a byte or two from this week’s bytes behind the media.

0:00 Intro

0:50 The Iffy Quotient

2:20 NFL ratings are down, NBA ratings are up.

7:05 Boston’s local …

Mormon women fast from social media. Should we?

October 16th, 2018


Social Media overwhelming you? Take a break and leave it behind like these Mormon women in Utah.


0:00 Intro

1:20 10 day fast from social media.

Paying a high price for investigative journalism.

October 14th, 2018


When a journalist goes missing, it brings the question of if they were silenced for their story. Dan and Jimmy shine a light on the disappearances of investigative journalists.


0:00 Intro

0:50 Journalists are being …

President Trump gets the final word in USA Today but was it the truth?

October 12th, 2018


Is Trump engaging in some Fake News of his own? Perhaps he’s just falling for his own fake story?


0:00 Intro

3:00 OpEd opinion v.s. Fact Checking.

4:10 Quote from the OpEd.

5:30 Trump feeds the media then attacks it.

New emojis from Apple | Jail time for hoaxes | An emergency text from the President

October 11th, 2018


Little Media Bytes in the 4th Quarter include new emojis for the world to use, courtesy from Apple. Want to go to jail for a hoax disaster? And we all got a text from POTUS, who paid attention?


0:00 Intro to the Bytes

In brief, there’s no brief in the White House for the press anymore, what’s up with that?

October 9th, 2018


Meeting with the White House press used to be a daily event that Dan Lothian was at for five years when he worked for CNN. Now, that’s a thing of the past under the present Trump Administration. Another thing to worry …

Want your entire internet experience to go incognito?

October 7th, 2018


A local tech entrepreneur is creating a way for your entire browsing experience to become disguised, utilizing AI to hide your digital footprint through Diluvian.


0:00 Intro to podcast

0:57 It’s high tech stuff with …

Connie Chung says #MeToo and explains her sexual assault

October 5th, 2018


Journalist Connie Chung has opened up about her past sexual assault from a family doctor, and relives a harrowing moment of her life. Dan and Jimmy …

Nikki Minaj donates to former Cosby Show actor, Bill Cosby goes to Jail, and more Bytes Behind the Media.

October 4th, 2018


Dan and Jimmy talk about a number of items for the 4th quarter episode of Behind the Media. Former Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens recently was job-shamed from working at Trader Joe’s, and Nikki Minaj decided to help …

BBC investigative journalists expose Fake News on Twitter and catch Cameroonian killers!

October 2nd, 2018


We all know that when we go about our lives in public, there is a camera somewhere that is documenting what we are doing. It’s the realities of life in 2018 with a 1984 Big Brother caveat. In one case of a video that …

What’s up with WhatsApp?

September 30th, 2018


Does WhatsApp have a dark purpose? What is this dark social web that is out there and it being misused?  Dan and Jimmy question the uses of WhatsApp in today’s world of Fake News and AI bots, with the possibility of …

Does POTUS think he’s still starring in a reality tv show?

September 29th, 2018


Does being on camera freak you out? Or do you thrive on it like POTUS? Some question if Donald Trump knows that if he’s in front of a camera, that he is as our President not the star of a reality TV show!  Perhaps …

Best NFL Team of all time? Upton Bell says.... Part 3 of interview with Jimmy Young

September 20th, 2018


Football and media have grown up and exploded together in this country and former Patriots GM and media personality Upton Bell was Present at the Creation. That's also the title of Upton Bell's book. It is a compelling …

Part 2 Upton Bell reflects on Bob Lobel, NFL, Life- Present at the Creation

September 20th, 2018


Football and media have grown up and exploded together in this country and former Patriots GM and media personality Upton Bell was Present at the Creation. That's also the title of Upton Bell's book. It is a compelling …

Upton Bell Present at the Creation of the NFL in studio special of Behind The Media

September 20th, 2018


Football and media have grown up and exploded together in this country and former Patriots GM and media personality Upton Bell was Present at the Creation. That's also the title of Upton Bell's book. It is a compelling …

Serena Williams Implodes and Media Pounces! Who Wins this Slam?

September 12th, 2018


When has women's final of the US Open get more attention than the mens? When Serena Williams implodes and loses to a 20 year old named Naomi Osaka. …

Me Too takes down CBS' sLes Moonves! Will Viacom Merge and Acquire?

September 12th, 2018


CBS CEO Les Moonves is ousted when a pattern of sexually abusive behavior tales are told to the New Yorker magazine. Is this another example of men …

Nike vs. Trump vs. NFL vs. Social Justice! Who wins?

September 6th, 2018


Nike uses NFL expatriate Colin Kapernick to introduce a powerful advertising campaign and you know who doesn't like it! President Trump or "POTUS" …

President Trump get's outed by his own staffer! He can't fire Mr. Anonymous!

September 6th, 2018


Media vs. POTUS round 6, an anonymous staffer in the Trump White House unveils a strategy of managing the manager in the NY Times! The POTUS would …

Say it ain't so Bob Costas?!?! Sportscasters' GOAT hints he may not renew.

September 5th, 2018


For 40 years, Bob Costas has been the number 1 sportscaster at NBC. He's hosted Olympics, done baseball play by play, interviewed champions and crooks. Now he might be moving on once his contract is up. Did his …

Government school shootings data say one thing, NPR back checks and questions results!

September 5th, 2018


One school shooting is too many. Did you think there were 254 school shootings last year?  Well that's the number the US Department of Education …

Trump takes on Social Media, and Claims Bias Against Him! Duh

August 31st, 2018


Once again our fearless POTUS, Donald Trump thinks the whole world is against him. Is that so far from the truth? Who will we get the truth from? In …

When weather becomes news, throw a reporter out into the eye!

August 24th, 2018


In this episode of Behind the Media with Dan Lothian and Jimmy Young, the two veterans talk about why it's so important to put reporters in harms way during a weather event. From Dan Rather, to Shelby Scott to Dan's …

Do you trust your news source? How important is local vs. national news to you?

August 24th, 2018


According to the Poynter Institute, fewer and fewer people are trusting what they hear from traditional news sources. However, on the local level that changes, why do you think that is? Veteran news correspondent Dan …

Omarosa the latest to add her own chapter to the Trump White House! Why?

August 20th, 2018


So who's running the White House now? Another Trump supporter is out hawking a book Omarosa Manigault Newman has tapes of conversations with POTUS. …

Hey Google, Hey Alexa, Hey Siri... Why do you sound like "white" people?

August 15th, 2018


Has anyone noticed that the voices coming from smart speakers do not reflect the diversity of our world? Is this another way to hack our brains and condition humanity? Dan and Jimmy discuss the future of AI in our world …

Alex Jones censored by social media, now what?

August 13th, 2018


 Alex Jones host of "Info Wars" gets banned from social media sties, but is still allowed to spew his conspiracies through his app on Apple, the …

Instagram influencer educates broadcasters on capitalizing on social media

August 8th, 2018


Recent college graduate Nicole Spiller (@niicoleamber on instagram) is emerging as a powerful social media maven and now sits in with Dan Lothian and …

Mob Mentality vs. the Media! Who's to blame? Free media takes a beating!

August 3rd, 2018


When CNN reporters get accosted at Presidential rallies, and Press secretaries get kicked out of restaurants, you have to wonder why? The hateful …

CNN White House reporter banned from Trump media event

July 26th, 2018


Are we moving closer to a state run media? Is Trump creating a communist approach to free press? Did Putin give him tips on controlling the media? …

Summer edition of Behind The Media with Dan Lothian

July 20th, 2018


Where's the line in social media? Milk Shakes and Facebook don't mix on social media, that's what's on Behind the Media with Dan Lothian and Jimmy …

Who is more annoying at press conference President Trump or Patriots Coach Bill Belichick?

July 16th, 2018


President Trump goes to London England and takes his media war with him. POTUS disses CNN and FOX doesn't come to a fellow journalists' aid. Times have changed on the Presidential beat. When Dan Lothian was at the White …

Eyewitness Citizen News? A good or bad thing?

July 9th, 2018


Who calls the cops on a kid selling water?  In this episode, Dan and Jimmy talk about the woman who called the cops on a little girl who just wanted to help out people in the hot weather by selling some bottled water …

The New York Times & The 2016 Election

July 2nd, 2018


In the 2016 Presidential election, Donald Trump trailed in the polls and then pulled off an upset for the ages. You would think the media might have …

Veteran Journalists React To Capital Gazette Shooting

June 29th, 2018


Is it safe to be a journalist anymore? From death threats to shootings, journalists now have to consider the dangers of reporting the news. Former CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian and co-host Jimmy Young react …

One Viral Image Changes US Policy

June 22nd, 2018


One viral photo can change public policy fast! How fast? How about 4 hours from release! A Getty Images photo by John Moore was released to the …

Broadcast Veterans React To AT&T And Time Warner Merger

June 15th, 2018


What goes on behind the scenes when two major conglomerates merge, and how will it affect you? Dan Lothian and Jimmy Young take you behind the scenes of one of the biggest media takeovers of all time, and what may lay …

Celebrity Suicides | Dan Lothian & Jimmy Young React

June 8th, 2018


After the tragic deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade this week, mental health is back in the spotlight of American media. Dan Lothian and Jimmy Young on how the media frames the mental health conversation through …

Another Celebrity Done In By Social Media

June 1st, 2018


Poor social media 'habits' strike again. This week, following a racist tweet about a fellow Obama advisor, Roseanne Barr had her #1 sitcom canceled …

EPA Bars MEDIA From Public Event

May 28th, 2018


Under the Trump Administration, few government agencies have been more scrutinized than the Environmental Protection Agency. This trend continued last week, when the EPA barred media members from attending a public …

How The NFL Anthem Rule Will Affect TV Ratings

May 25th, 2018


Earlier this week the National Football League announced that it will be implementing new rules for the 2018 season in regards to how players should …

Parenting Expert Mac Bledsoe

May 18th, 2018


Parenting expert, and father of a former NFL quarterback, Mac Bledsoe joins Behind The Media. Mac talks about his Parenting With Dignity initiative, Kick An Elephant theory, what is was like raising a top NFL draft pick …

Trump & Korea

May 11th, 2018


Is President Donald Trump's role in negotiations with North Korea being underplayed by the media? Dan Lothian & Jimmy Young discuss how media …

Washington Correspondents Disaster

May 5th, 2018


They call it the "Nerd Prom", but the White House Correspondents Dinner is always one of the hottest tickets in our nation's capital. Dan Lothian, the host of Behind the Media, has been to quite a few of them, hanging …

Anderson Cooper Taunts Donald Trump

April 30th, 2018


CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has been calling out President Donald Trump for...breaking promises? Former CNN correspondent Dan Lothian and NECN anchor Jimmy Young discuss the ramifications of a supposedly unbiased news …

Boston Globe Columnist LYING About Marathon Bombing Experience

April 27th, 2018


Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen was caught lying this week about the role he played in the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon. Dan Lothian & …

Big Brother Targeting Journalists

April 23rd, 2018


If feels like Big Brother is targeting journalists to track their every move. The Department of Homeland Security is seeking bids from companies to monitor what journalists of every language are saying and doing. Steam …

Starbucks In The Crosshairs

April 20th, 2018


How did a Starbucks managers encounter with two African American men in Philadelphia become national news? Credit citizen journalists who captured compelling videos and uploaded them to Twitter and YouTube.   It's a new …

Blatantly Lying In The Media...And He Doesn't Care

April 13th, 2018


He's a big liar...pumping out fake news and cashing in with advertisers. His name is Christopher Blair and he is the master of fake news.

 -Why does he do it?

-Hard core democrats-liberal trying to undercut the far right

Advertising Boycotts - Do They Work?

April 9th, 2018


Boycott Fox. Boycott Laura Ingraham. Boycott Facebook. Advertising boycotts are in. They're kind of cool...but do they work? The internet continues …

Did Sinclair Broadcast Group Go Too Far

April 7th, 2018


"This is extremely dangerous to our democracy" One line that has entered the delivery of local news shows on stations owned by Sinclair Broadcasting all over the country. Dan Lothian & Jimmy Young have been talking …

Mikey Adams Talks Marijuana, Baseball, The Red Sox, & More

April 2nd, 2018


Jimmy Young's former NECN cohost Mikey Adams joins the show. Jimmy & Mikey reminisce about NECN & WEEI, and discuss how the media's portrayal of Marijuana has changed from when they broke into the industry to …

CLNS Media Founder Nick Gelso

March 30th, 2018


Nick Gelso joins Jimmy Young to discuss the founding of CLNS Media, the Podcasting Industry, and the Boston Celtics.

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Trump Versus Porn

March 26th, 2018


Donald Trump is the master of the Twitterverse, but a ghost from his past is beating him at his own game. Stormy Daniels was her name, taking sexual care of Donald Trump was her game. She has played the victim, and …

Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Social Media, & Cambridge Analytica

March 24th, 2018


Will the data breach scandal bring down social media giant Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg fesses up in an exclusive CNN interview, but not everyone is buying it. We don't have to walk you through all the details of the data …

Has Facebook Peaked?

March 19th, 2018


Has Facebook peaked? Are they about to poop? With one former Facebook employee blowing the whistle on his former employer, and the head of NBC News ripping the social media giant Facebook by calling it FAKEBOOK, what is …

Airlines Under Media Scrutiny (again); Dan Lothian & Jimmy Young react...

March 16th, 2018

Another incident on an airline puts a pet dog down for the count. Now United Airlines is under attack for making a passenger put her pet in the overhead compartment. A concerned observant passenger used her Search …

The Speed Of Fake News

March 13th, 2018

Most of you know how fast sound and light travel, but what about fake news?  After researchers analyzed millions of tweets between 2006 and 2017, the journal Science reveals fake news travels faster, farther and deeper …

Did The Media Take Advantage Of Sam Nunberg?

March 9th, 2018

Did The Media Take Advantage Of Sam Nunberg? Was the former Trump aide's mental breakdown OK for TV? Recapping one of the most bizarre news stories of Donald Trump's presidency, in which former Trump confidant Sam …

Melania Trump's Social Media Speech

March 9th, 2018


The intersection of politics and social media is more focused on now than at any other point in the digital age. First Lady Melania Trump gave a …

Facebook Live Vigilante

March 6th, 2018

A so called street vigilante on Facebook Live calls out neighborhood drug dealers and other criminals. What happens next is horrific and it all played out streaming live. This week on behind the media Dan Lothian and …

NRA vs. America's Youth | The Gun Control Struggle

March 3rd, 2018


A new group is leading the charge against America's gun policies. NRA vs. US Youth, who wins? Now that we’ve heard the young people’s voices that are …

How The Media Defines A School Shooting

February 26th, 2018


Is the way we are defining mass shootings shaping the conversation in the media? On this edition of Behind the Media with Dan Lothian and Jimmy Young, the two veteran journalists talk about the challenges of getting the …

SI Swimsuit Edition In The #MeToo Era

February 23rd, 2018


As the #MeToo movement and other similar causes sweep the globe, how does Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition continue to be produced and sold with …

How Media Coverage Has Shaped The Gun Control Debate In The US

February 19th, 2018


The debate over gun control once again rages in America. How has the media shaped this discussion? In the wake of last week's shooting at Marjory …

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