Brook Sayen

5 Easy Ways To Protect Your Privacy Online

What do your internet browser, the company you just bought shoes from, and the search engine you used to find last night’s dinner recipe all have in common? They’re all tracking every click you make on the internet, and they’re all selling that data to the highest bidder. Tech giants like Google and Facebook create…

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10 EASY STEPS TO CONNECT WITH ANYONE, ANYWHERE

This week, we talk with David Fleischer, the Director of the LA LGBT Center’s Leadership LAB. In response to California’s 2008 Prop 8 ballot initiative, which banned same sex marriage, he set out to better understand why Prop 8 passed and how to address and combat bigotry through one-on-one conversations. He and his team were…

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Deplatfroming The Alt-Right

Our latest guest, Alexandra Minna Stern, is an expert on the alt-right and other white supremacist offshoots currently plaguing our political and cultural landscapes. Her alarming book Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate chronicles their tactics and beliefs. Once you listen to her talk with Mila, we highly recommend buying her book for a closer…

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It’s Time To End Cash Bail

The last two weeks of protests are another demonstration of Future Hindsight’s core message: being civically engaged can change the status quo. Thanks to protests in Minneapolis, all four officers involved in the murder of George Floyd face prosecution. Thanks to demonstrations in Los Angeles, funds destined for law enforcement are now being funneled into…

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Russia’s Chaos Doctrine

This week we are looking at fake news from the perspective of national security. (Spoiler alert: it makes us all less safe in several ways). We spoke with Lt. Col. Travis Trammell and Stanford Professor Elisabeth Paté-Cornell about the ways it destabilizes our democracy, and how our enemies use it against us. Future Hindsight ·…

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George Lakoff’s Truth Sandwich

As we move deeper into our tenth season, we want to make sure we’re providing solutions, not just discussing problems. Last week, we saw how the erosion of truth leads to fascism with Lee McIntyre. This week, we talked with world-famous linguist and professor George Lakoff about how we can all preserve the truth, and…

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From Nicotine to Post-Truth

We kicked off our 10th season this week looking at the term “post-truth” with Lee McIntyre, a philosophy professor and author based in Boston. He gave us an eye-opening glimpse into the history of the term, what we can expect in the future, and how we can counter the harmful erosion of basic facts. His…

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Trump’s Authoritarian Tactics During COVID-19

For our latest episode, we had the privilege of sitting down with PEN America’s Washington Director, Thomas O. Melia. We discussed authoritarian power-grabs happening across the globe as COVID-19 rages on, and what’s going on here in the US. Check out Mila’s interview with Tom here: By now, Trump’s authoritarian tendencies are well-known. Cozying up…

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Future Hindsight’s Look at Nuclear Power

We spent most of 2020 (so far) looking at climate change from various angles and talking to some of the world’s most passionate activists, scientists, and public policy experts about how we can create a green future. Many of our guests agree that the technology is there, and political will is the main obstacle we…

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