McClennen interviewed for Al Jazeera TV on the coverage of Bernie Sanders

McClennen interviewed for Al Jazeera TV on why Bernie Sanders got such a tough ride from US corporate media.

McClennen to lecture at Stanford

McClennen will present work on her new book at Stanford’s “LIT+: A Conference on the State of the Interdisciplines,” on December 5 and 6, 2019.

'Stupid, but it works’: satirical candidate brings levity to Canada election

The presence of satire in elections is only going to rise. McClennen interviewed on the topic for a new piece in The Guardian by Tracey Lindeman.

McClennen interviewed by Halli Casser-Jayne

McClennen interviewed by Halli Casser-Jayne for her podcast. They chatted about satire and politics in the Trump era and why laughing at abuses of power is good for the brain. Have a listen here.

McClennen interviewed on satire and politics

McClennen interviewed on satire and political polarization for Global News, Canada. Read the article here.

McClennen interviewed on satire and the 2020 election

McClennen interviewed by Steve Loiaconi for ABC6News on the role that satire will play in the 2020 election.  Check out the article here.

McClennen explains Colbert's Truthiness to Neil de Grasse Tyson on StarTalk

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.

McClennen interviewed by Mideast Beast on Satire and Trump

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


McClennen to lecture at Tulane

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.

McClennen speaks at MLRC Media Law conference

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.