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Extremely is a podcast for anyone that wants to understand and interrupt modern hate and extremism. Hosted by Oren Segal and brought to you by ADL and American University. These conversations feature expert analysis and fresh perspective on this global threat and what it might take to stop it in its tracks. extremely@adl.org

Extremely is a podcast for anyone that wants to understand and interrupt modern hate and extremism. Hosted by Oren Segal and brought to you by ADL and American University. These conversations feature expert analysis and fresh perspective on this global threat and what it might take to stop it in its tracks. extremely@adl.org

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Extremely is a podcast for anyone that wants to understand and interrupt modern hate and extremism. Hosted by Oren Segal and brought to you by ADL and American University. These conversations feature expert analysis and fresh perspective on this global threat and what it might take to stop it in its tracks. extremely@adl.org

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English


Episodes

Joan Donovan - “Do we care as much as they do?”

4/30/2021
In Episode 12, Oren speaks with Joan Donovan, Research Director of the Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. Dr. Donovan leads the field in examining media manipulation, online extremism and disinformation campaigns. Joan admits to being a bit of an anarchist but describes the ways in which governments are instrumental in service delivery. Oren and Joan discuss the effects of bad regulation on journalists, how to teach people to be critical...

Duration:00:28:03

Mia Bloom- “And everyone went back to normal like there was no bomb.” // The narrow prism post 9/11

3/25/2021
In the wake of another mass shooting, Oren speaks to Mia Bloom, author, and Professor of Communication at Georgia State University and Fellow at New America. Mia highlights how studying terrorism pre-9/11 gives academics a diverse lens for terror, hate, and violence. She brings that nuance to the recent murders in Atlanta and the challenges of navigating intersectional issues in the 24-hour news cycle. Where else does intersectionality play a role in extremism? What are the sunk costs...

Duration:00:32:08

Amy Spitalnick - Do you want to help us sue Nazis?

2/24/2021
A month following the January 6 insurrection we reflect on the sadly inevitable events and how we got here. On this episode of extremely, Oren spoke to Amy Spitalnick, Executive Director of Integrity First for America, about the importance of holding extremists accountable for their actions. Oren and Amy explore: How do extremist groups use try to avoid liability? How did Amy learn how to sue Nazis from Roberta Kaplan? This and more on episode 10 of extremely. More on Amy’s work here:...

Duration:00:30:35

Mark Pitcavage - "At this point I can’t join the circus"

2/4/2021
After decades of work together, Oren speaks with Mark Pitcavage, Senior Research Fellow at the ADL Center on Extremism, about ADL's annual Murder and Extremism report. But Mark also has word of encouragement for the next generation of researchers and leaders. In this month’s conversation, we learn how getting in on the ground floor of subject matter expertise can have huge impact. Mark also talks about a career that enables one to interrupt modern hate an extremism by helping law...

Duration:00:35:29

Joel Finkelstein - A little bit of light repels so much darkness

12/30/2020
This month, Oren spoke to Joel Finkelstein at the Network Contagion Research Institute. “I hate my job. I don’t want to do this” says Joel. A neuroscientist by training, Joel found himself obligated to the work of dismantling hate and polarization knowing that brain science could drive solutions. In his work at NCRI, Joel tracks how hate and virtual deception spreads between social media communities and into the real world. Joel warns that we must stay connected to our purpose in this work....

Duration:00:37:46

Amar Amarasingam - "Don't be hateful"

11/24/2020
The discussion this month is with Amar Amarasingam, Assistant Professor in the School of Religion at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. Amar has conducted years of research with foreign fighters and neo-Nazis around the world. There is no one profile for an extremist, but the value of interview-based research has brought Amar a deeper understanding of why extremists are moved to engage in transnational activism. A...

Duration:00:29:24

Kathy Blee - The intersection of white supremacy and politics...

10/28/2020
Kathy joins us as we remember the anniversary of the Pittsburgh attack. After years of research into white supremacy, this event gripped her own community. How does white supremacy function as a political phenomenon? How has the role of women evolved? With a rich understanding of history, Kathy walks us through her top two calls to action and more on episode six of extremely. Dean Kathy Blee is a professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work as a scholar, writer, and...

Duration:00:37:38

Heidi Beirich - The evolution of extremism...

9/12/2020
“Did baby Heidi always want to get into the work of combating extremism?” Oren and Heidi speak about the way the research field of extremism has changed over the past few decades. Heidi shares her accidental journey from a college terrorism class to the Southern Poverty Law Center and her hopes for future interventions. Heidi Beirich currently works at the Global Project on Hate and Extremism. She is an expert on various forms of extremism, including the white supremacist, nativist, and...

Duration:00:30:58

Eric Ward - Extremism, kind of like fashion week...

9/12/2020
This episode of extremely covers fashion week, the war on drugs, and the work of dismantling inequality in America. Eric shares with Oren his take on how the white nationalist movement seeks to influence the mainstream of political discourse. How do you talk to diverse audiences about these topics? How do we understand the vulnerabilities that lead to hate group recruitment and radicalization? Eric shares his long-term vision for this important work. Eric Ward is a national expert on the...

Duration:00:30:58

Cynthia Miller-Idriss - extremely launched in an Uber...

9/12/2020
Oren and Cynthia sit down to launch extremely! Cynthia shares her journey from a scholar of fringe subcultural groups in Europe to testifying before congress. They discuss the nuances of extremist groups, the digital landscape, and radicalization interventions across borders. Cynthia Miller-Idriss is a Professor of Education & Sociology at American University. She serves as the Director of Research at the Center for University Excellence (CUE) and the Director of Polarization & Extremism...

Duration:00:38:34

Seamus Hughes - Extremists are like puzzles...

9/12/2020
Oren and Seamus discuss the way that data and information are shared and how we engage with media coverage of terrorism. They dig into the dynamics of domestic terrorists’ cases and ways for the general public to engage in dismantling hate and extremism in their local communities. Seamus Hughes is the Deputy Director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University. He is an expert on terrorism, homegrown violent extremism, and countering violent extremism (CVE). More on GW...

Duration:00:26:10

Vidhya Ramalingam - "Relationships can get them out..."

9/12/2020
Vidhya brings her offline anthropology background to the digital space. In conversation with Oren, she brings empathy to understanding extremist movements. They talk about evidenced-based social work interventions and more. “If relationships get people into these movements, relationships can get them out.” Vidhya Ramalingam is the co-Founder of Moonshot CVE, a company using technology to disrupt and counter violent extremism globally. She directs overall strategy and oversees campaigns,...

Duration:00:44:17