Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
Jamelle Bouie for the New York Times: “Democrats Should Act as if They Won the Election”
Tom Wilson and Kate Starbird for the Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review: “Cross-Platform Disinformation Campaigns: Lessons Learned and Next Steps”
Matt Levine for Bloomberg: “GameStop Is Just a Game”
David Leonhardt for the New York Times: “Underselling the Vaccine”
Andy Rose for CNN: “Health Workers, Stuck in the Snow, Administer Coronavirus Vaccine to Stranded Drivers”
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
Emily: A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet; Matt Stieb for New York Magazine: “The Fyre Festival of Vaccine Rollouts”
John: Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself
David: David Blight’s Open Yale Course: “HIST 119: The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877”; Dessa’s “Who’s Yellen Now?”
Listener chatter from Ghael Fobes @GhaelFobes: a Twitter thread of animals interrupting wildlife photographers by @JoaquimCampa
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.