Brook Sayen

What is the Fraternal Order of Police?

This week, our guest is the legendary scholar Theda Skocpol, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University. We were lucky enough to sit down with her and Caroline Tervo, both co-editors of the new book Upending American Politics: Polarizing Parties, Ideological Elites, and Citizen Activists from the Tea Party to…

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Post Truth Season Round-Up

Another season of Future Hindsight is on the books! Since the beginning of May, we’ve interviewed a slate of stellar guests about the current moment of Post-Truth in which we find ourselves. We’ve delved into staying hopeful in dire and uncertain times, pushing back against rising misinformation, and protecting democracy with knowledge and honesty. We…

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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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The Myth of Liberal Media Bias

This week on the podcast, Mila hosts a fascinating talk with scholar Nicole Hemmer. Nicole is the author of Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics, a deep-dive on the origins and impacts of right-wing media. If you’ve ever wondered why Fox News holds the top spot on cable news,…

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Defunding the Police

This week on the podcast, we’re joined by Peter Loge, the founding Director of the Project on Ethics in Political Communication, associate professor, and lifelong political operative. We discuss ethical communication in politics through civility, respect, and speaking the truth. Check out this excellent interview! Future Hindsight · Political Communication Ethics: Peter Loge Speaking of…

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