Andrew Marantz is a staff writer at the New Yorker, where he has worked since 2011. His work has also appeared in Harper’s, New York, Mother Jones, the New York Times, and many other publications.
One year ago, Marc used the Labor Day episode of WTF to find out why so much bad stuff in the world gets birthed in the darkest corners of the internet. A year later, it's only gotten worse. Marc talks with comic artist Matt Furie about how his creation, Pepe the Frog, was appropriated by online racists and Nazis, and Arthur Jones explains why he made a documentary about Matt's quest to reclaim Pepe. Also, Andrew Marantz from The New Yorker joins Marc to help draw the line from Pepe to QAnon and other fanatical online behavior.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
New Yorker writer and book author Andrew Marantz and Eric became friends shortly before the 2016 election when Andrew set off to write the first profile of Eric and Geometric Unity, his theory of Physics. Coming from similar ethnic and politically progressive backgrounds they found plenty of common cause. With the rise of Trump, they then found themselves in subtly different places with Andrew more directly concerned with the rise of the Alt-right and Eric convinced that the Alt-right was likely a response to the transformation of the Democratic Party begun under Bill Clinton into a serious threat to National unity. In this conversation from November of 2019 in New York City, they discuss Andrew's theories of the rise of the alt-right and internet trolling as well as the research from his 2019 book Antisocial:  Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation. They also explore the contradictions between traditional and woke versions of progressivism and where all of this may be leading the republic. Particularly interesting given the 2019 time of this conversation is the concern with civil unrest and revolution which was shortly to play out in the American street a few months later.  Thanks To Our SponsorsPitney Bowes: FREE 30-day trial PLUS a FREE 10-pound scale - pb.com/PORTALSkillshare: 2 free months of Premium Membership at Skillshare.com/PORTALTheragun: Try Theragun RISK-FREE for THIRTY-DAYS - Theragun.com/PORTALWine Access: Get $20 off your first purchase of $50 or more - Wineaccess.com/PORTAL
Andrew Marantz is a journalist, staff writer for The New Yorker magazine and author of Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians and the Hijacking of the American Conversation. Andrew sits down with the Armchair Expert (pre social distancing) to discuss working as a journalist and specifically his time researching internet trolls and the direct ways in which they impact society. He talks about his experience getting to know many white nationalists and the revelation they aren’t always people you would expect. Dax wonders if there is an effective way to attack hateful ideologies without forgoing free speech and Andrew encourages social media companies to implement more foresight.
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, staff writer for The New Yorker, Andrew Marantz, joins CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers to discuss his new book, "Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation." Marantz shares what went into his reporting on how extreme voices are reshaping the conversations of society. From trolls on social media to the algorithms created by tech companies, Marantz explains how emotion is driving the current informational ecosystem and what can be done to change it.
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Location
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Episode Count
14
Podcast Count
13
Total Airtime
15 hours, 55 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 597160