On this Xmas Day episode, we get into some pointers on how to keep Zoom calls with loved ones over the Holidays from degenerating into the latest QAnon litany of nonsense. Then, I put to rest some unfinished business with some listeners from “across the pond” who wish to insist they know what “Populism” is. I insist that until they hear where it actually came from, they keep the word out of their mouths – this can be solved simply by listening as I go over the origins, history and the story of the solitary quack who was taken far too seriously in Europe when it comes to Populism. Finally, I bid farewell to 2020, and look forward to the next episode being 2021. All that and more for the Xmas present that is TMI for Friday 12/25/2020 – stuff your stocking with the Cure for the Common Media!
WATCH YOUR CURE FOR THE COMMON MEDIA!
Last week’s episode was caught on camera, so now you can watch while you listen:
On TMI’s most in-depth single interview to date, we discuss Thomas Frank’s latest book, “The People, No – A Brief History of Anti-Populism”, a revealing look at how unjustly vilified the notion has become of the people standing up and banding together to see that their needs are addressed as much as the needs of the elites are. Thomas and I go deep into the subject, exploring the fascinating connection between the nascent People’s Party of the late 1800’s to the Bernie Sanders movement, as well as the forces that aligned against BOTH. You don’t want to miss a minute of the episode of TMI for Friday, November 27, 2020, so listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!