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Potstirrer Podcast

100 EpisodesProduced by Jaye PoolWebsite

Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity … read more


13 - Jemele Told the Truth

Episode 13 - Jemele Told the Truth In today's episode, Jaye discusses the controversial tweets by ESPN personality Jemele Hill regarding Donald Trump. What about the substance of her tweets? And why is the White House reaction to these tweets problematic for democracy? Jaye also talks authoritarianism, and speaks directly to people who supported Trump in November 2016. Citations: Gaines, Cork. 2017. "The Simple Explanation for Why ESPN Did Not Fire Jemele Hill but Did Fire Curt Schilling." Business Insider. September 13. (September 17, 2017) Linz, Juan Jose. 1964. "An Authoritarian Regime: The Case of Spain." In Cleavages, Ideologies and Party Systems: Contributions to Comparative Political Sociology. ed. Eric Allard and Yrjo Littunen. Helsinki: Academic Bookstore. Landler, Mark. 2017. "Trump Resurrects His Claim That Both Sides Share Blame in Charlottesville Violence" The New York Times. September 14. (September 17, 2017) Stephan, Maria J., and Timoth Snyder. 2017. "Authoritarianism is Naking a Comeback. Here's the Time-Tested Way to Defeat it." The Guardian. June 20. (September 17, 2017) Wemple, Erik. 2017. "ESPN's Jemele Hill Stands by Her Statement that Trump is a White Supremacist." The Washington Post. September 15. (September 17, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton

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