#16: Teen Movies will Save the World

Through the examples of The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and 10 Things I Hate About You, José argues that teen movies are important cultural artifacts that show us how to view the world with complexity, nuance, and depth—qualities that will allow us to have better conversations with those with whom we disagree. Danielle loves teen movies, but she’s not sure she buys it.

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#15: All News is Fake News

In this episode, Danielle and José talk about how to think about truth in the era of fake news. With new technologies that have the ability to literally change what we see and hear through audio and video manipulation, how do we know our beliefs are justified? How can we ever have real knowledge? Is it possible to change someone’s mind about the truth through critical thinking and reasoning or do we have to appeal to emotions and values? Is all news actually fake news?

Links

  • Radiolab’s episode Breaking News.
  • Our music was graciously provided by BenSound.
  • Audio engineering and editing services were benevolently provided by Dan Short.

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This week, we’re sponsored by Audible. Right now, Think Hard listeners will get a special offer of one free audiobooks by signing up at thinkhardpodcast.com/audible. After 30 days, you get one audiobook a month for $14.95/month, and you’ll receive 30% off the price of additional audiobook purchases. Cancel at any time. A member’s books are theirs to keep, even if they cancel. That’s thinkhardpodcast.com/audible.