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Dying of COVID to Own the Libs

Conservative talk radio hosts still have a vaccine-hesitancy problem. It’s killing them.


Episode Notes

Four conservative talk radio hosts have died of COVID-19 this summer, further revealing the consequences of a politicized pandemic. Why aren’t prominent right-wing figures doing more to embrace the coronavirus vaccine?

Guest: Brian Rosenwald, fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Talk Radio’s America.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz, and Carmel Delshad.


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