Ep 137 // John Cook on Climate Change Communication w/ Joe Virgillito / ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Premiere DateNov 22, 2019
00:00 Intro
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01:22 START /// John Cook on Climate Change Communication w/ Joe Virgillito
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02:14 Discovering the paper trail that proved the fossil fuel industry knew about the effects of climate change
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03:45 Climate deniers attack scientific consensus
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05:35 Comparing the fossil fuel industry’s strategy to big tobacco
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07:00 The bleakness of researching climate change denial
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09:03 Three ways to inoculate against disinfo about climate change and the difficulty of doing so
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11:15 New mobile game called ‘Cranky Uncle’ helps explain denial techniques
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13:23 Using the mobile game in classroom settings, etc.
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15:42 Categories and terms used in the game
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21:06 The role of conspiracy theories factor in climate change denial
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21:56 “Favorite” conspiracy theories
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23:35 Reasons to be hopeful
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28:23 Wrapping up /// END
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28:44 1st Person: Justice // Not Changing Himself For NYC
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32:56 Movie Review: Charles Hinshaw on ‘Ford v Ferrari
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35:00 Movie Chat w/ Charles Hinshaw & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
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58:27 “Speculator” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) Alpenglow
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66:32 Outro / Credits
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77:23 Finish.
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Contributor Joe Virgillito speaks with author and researcher John Cook about the ways in which we communicate about climate change, including how to approach disinformation from skeptics and deniers of the science.

Later in the episode, Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ directed by James Mangold and starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Josh Lucas, and Tracy Letts — out now from Twentieth Century Fox.

And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by New York band Alpenglow, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

Mentioned in the episode:

Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…
Reg. Contributors Charles Hinshaw Joe Virgillito

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