The Culture Of Fear #70

July 30, 2010

This episode was recorded when Science for the People was called Skeptically Speaking.

We're joined by sociologist and author Barry Glassner. For ten years, his book The Culture Of Fear has shed light on the way that cultural anxiety is manufactured to drive media ratings and win votes for politicians. The book has recently been updated to cover the trends of the last decade, and Glassner will explain why we're still afraid of all the wrong things. And Greg Laden is back with Everything You Know is Sort of Wrong. This time, is it true that poor people have more babies than the wealthy?

Guests:

  • Barry Glassner
  • Greg Laden
Listen Now
comments powered by Disqus