On this episode of StarTalk Radio, we uncover the truthiness and nothing but the truthiness. We feel the science at you. Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with returning guest Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show, to explore how he deconstructs the world around us using satire and science. In-studio, Neil is joined by comic co-host Adam Conover, host of Adam Ruins Everything, and Sophia McClennen, PhD. author of Colbert’s America: Satire and Democracy, to discuss Colbert’s influence on our society. Check it out.
Are our leaders evil, stupid…or both? Whatever the answer, the world of satire has its hands full like never before. The newest episode of the Mideast beast podcast series sees the Editor of The Mideast Beast in conversation with Professor Sophia A. McClennen, who’s literally written the book on satire. They discuss satire in the age of Trump, why you shouldn’t worry too much about stupid people, and how to handle satire in a region where you can get hung for a cartoon. Go straight to So
Sophia McClennen will be offering two lectures at Tulane University’s Stone Center. On October 18 she speaks on her new book on Latin American Cinema and Globalization. On October 19 she speaks on the global rise of political satire and its implications for democracy.
Sophia McClennen joined Roslyn Mazer, counsel to the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in Hustler v. Falwell; Len Niehoff, Professor, U. Michigan Law School; Signe Wilkinson, editorial cartoonist, Philadelphia Media Network; Matt Wuerker, editorial cartoonist, Politico and Jane Kirtley, Professor, University of Minnesota for a session on Hustler v. Falwell – 30 Years Later at the MLRC Media conference September 26-28, 2018.
The YouTube link for the CSPAN coverage of my talk at UMN’s State of Our Satirical Union event is live. Check it out.
McClennnen lectures on her new book “Globalization and Latin American Cinema” at the LASA convention in Barcelona on May 25, 2018.
A two-day symposium, April 20-21, 2018, at UMN’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The event is sponsored by University of Minnesota’s Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law, The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, and the Minnesota Journalism Center.