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Episode Info: Dr. Danna Young (@dannagal), a Communication & Political Science Professor at University of Delaware, joins Sam to discuss her new book, Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States.  Plugs and notices: -Donate to the NYC DSA's Covid-19 relief efforts at -Project N95 connects manufacturers of medical supplies with distributors, local governments, and hospitals to get supplies to where they are needed. Learn more or request to be connected at -The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota has a wealth of pandemic-related info on their website -Get advice on how to properly use Covid-19 home testing kits at Stat News -According to ACP Internist Weekly, it's probably fine to use NSAIDs like Advil if you have Covid-19 and can normally tolerate them -The North Carolina AFL-CIO is pushing the state government to expand unemployment insurance for all affected workers in the state. Folks can send a letter here. -Go here to donate to a relief fund for NC restaurant workers. -Go here to sign a petition for NC Governor Roy Cooper to enact a rent/mortgage/utility payment freeze. -Day One Disaster relief and Triangle DSA are looking for volunteers for their relief efforts; sign up here. -ATTN WI VOTERS: It's important to vote for Jill Karofsky for the state Supreme Court on April 7! Absentee ballots can be requested online by March 30 with a proof of ID at, and Jill Karofsky’s website is -shout out to the paramedics of NJ, specifically IAFF local 4610 and the Trinitas Hospital mobile intensive care unit in Elizabeth -Out-of-work foodservice folks have created a Facebook group to share resources and help each other through the Covid-19 crisis. Look up "Food and Beverage Solidarity" on Facebook! -Schwans home service is offering no-contact food delivery nationwide and they accept SNAP benefits. Download the Schwans app on Google Play or in the Apple app store or visit  -Visit for up-to-date info from Johns Hopkins University -Reclaiming Our Homes is a coalition in LA that’s already helped several unhoused families move into vacant homes owned by CalTrans, the state highway department. Visit to learn more, donate, and get involved! -Check out the 10 Percent Happier app for meditations to help you through the crisis: -Monocacy Farm Project grows produce for the emergency food system in the Lehigh Valley of PA. Donate at -Watch the five night theatrical run of Michael Watson's 1920's comic Ithaqa for free via live-stream here, and go here to help fund the project. -Sewing patterns for DIY facemasks can be found here. -Order bongs, spoons and more from glass blower Wes Griffiths via his Instragram page, @deestrukt -Check out the Non Applicable (N/A) podcast on politics, history, an...
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