This week we talk about depression, sadness and our culture's turn towards sympathy and empathy; have we gone too far? Do some people take advantage of this effect to their own detriment? Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy_JlG7C-T8 http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/adventures-in-depression.html https://theoatmeal.com/comics/unhappy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu4Pz9PjolI
We are BACK!!!! This week we discussed the phenomenon of fake news, how it spreads and why it seems to be on the rise? Links to discussed articles/stories: https://www.christianpicciolini.com/single-post/2017/02/28/VOX-Im-a-former-neo-Nazi-Dont-ignore-the-threat-of-white-extremism-video http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2278-i-was-professional-911-truther-and-i-gave-it-up.html...
Today we tackle the fine line between freedom of speech and hate speech. What makes something hate speech? and are we being too liberal with our use of the term? Links to mentioned articles: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/arrests-for-offensive-facebook-and-twitter-posts-soar-in-london-a7064246.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39051079/backlash-after-primark-pulls-fantastically-offensive-walking-dead-t-shirt
This week we talk about the controversial Pepsi ad and the direction companies take their advertisments in general. Links to things discussed on show: Pepsi Ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73P9STckPLw Thinx: https://www.google.com/search?q=thinx&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiEkdC02KbTAhWISCYKHWE5ABwQ_AUIBygC&biw=1280&bih=591#imgrc=f91KHCB1i_mfTM: Peta Funny Ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDirubjWFk4
From Nicki Minaj to South Park all the way to what is offensive, we cover alot of ground this episode Links to videos mentioned Anaconda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDZX4ooRsWs South Park Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJT0NMYHeGw Perfect Illusion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn599R0ZBwg