The Chauncey DeVega Show
About This Show
The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of Salon.com politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show features a relaxed and free-form conversation with artists, authors, musicians, researchers, academics, journalists, activists, as well as Hollywood actors and directors.
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Ep. 133: Henry Giroux Explains How the Culture of Cruelty Helped to Elect Donald Trump
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Philosopher Henry Giroux is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is one of the leading authorities on critical pedagogy and what he describes as the "culture of cruelty" in the United States. Dr. Giroux has written many books and articles including America at War with Itself and the forthcoming The Public in Peril: Trump and the Menace of American Authoritarianism. During this week's show, Henry and Chauncey discuss neo-fascism in America and the election of Donald Trump, the culture of cruelty and its assault on the commons, neoliberalism, the surveillance society, and how loneliness and bigotry influenced Trump's voters. Henry and Chauncey also talk about their working class roots and how that has impacted their politics and writing. Of course, given his love of cinema, Dr. Giroux makes some suggestions about recent films that both inform and reflect the current political moment. In this week's podcast, Chauncey shares some thoughts about Bill O'Reilly's departure from Fox News and reads the court transcript of his infamous "falafel" sexual harassment lawsuit. And Chauncey continues sharing a newspaper story from the Chicago Tribune about the "hilbilly" panic from the 1950s--this time with letters to the editor.
Rated 5 out of
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Real, humane, and thought provoking
Chauncey's show is like sitting on the porch with a good friend and having a great stimulating conversation about life. I appreciate his deeply felt responses to the car crash that is our current political epoch. And he engages with his guest unlike other hosts who just anticipate when they can interrupt to show off. Keep the good work!
Date published: 2017-04-19