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Talia Lavin

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The Lord of the Rings with Talia Lavin

You Are Good

A few Halfling hippies assemble an eclectic fellowship and go on the adventure of a lifetime. Dads and daddies abound. We talk Hobbits, fan fiction, thirsting for Viggo, and The Lord of the Rings with our pal Talia Lavin. You can find Talia's book Culture Warlords here. You can find Talia on Twitter here. We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie. Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens. You can find us on Twitter, Instagram and Patreon. You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter. Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes. Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!


17 Mar 2021

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Episode 3: “Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy” (2020) by Talia Lavin

Writing the Web

Talia Lavin’s Culture Warlords (2020) gives a searing account of how contemporary white supremacy spreads online. To access these hateful and secret corners of the internet she makes different personas, such as Ashlynn, a blonde-haired, blue-eyed huntress on “whites only” dating sites, or Tommy O’Hara, a 21-year-old incel who hates feminists. Lavin gives a wide-ranging account of the historical conditions that have lead to today’s iteration of antisemitism, antiblackness, and white supremacy, as well as a foray into the language, memes, and jokes which the far-right currently use. We discuss how edgelord humour can function as a stepping stone to alt-right radicalisation, how fascist audiobooks spread through group chats, and the scapegoating of antifa (anti-fascists).CW: discussion of racial and sexual violence, misogyny, doxxing, anti-Semitism, suicide.While preparing for this podcast, we donated to the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a not-for-profit that monitors and analyses far-right radicalisation online in order to empower a global governmental response. Follow Talia Lavin on Twitter @chick_in_kievTo see how we write the web, follow us on Twitter @writingtheweb @charlespidgeona (Charles) @danglingwire (Molly)Music by Alice Boyd


25 Feb 2021

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February 9, 2021 - Don Iveson, Audric Moses, Katie Morrison, Talia Lavin

Real Talk

Mayors across Canada are lobbying Ottawa ahead of the next federal budget. Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, chair of the Big City Mayors' Caucus, joins to talk transit, homelessness, and other top municipal priorities. Audric Moses (and his wife Marni, who makes a cameo!) built a NetZero home in a northern climate. How is it performing with limited daylight hours, plenty of snow, and frigid outside temperatures? We take a tour to find out. Amid public outcry, Alberta's United Conservative government says it's walking back its plan to rescind the province's 45-year-old coal policy. Is this meaningful action, or pure politicking? We ask CPAWS conservation director Katie Morrison for some perspective. We know white supremacy continues to plague society. How does the ideology persist, and how are people radicalized? Talia Lavin takes us into her process researching and writing "Culture Warlords," including going undercover on message boards and forums on the dark web. Ryan plays a video excerpt from a church service this past Sunday, right before a pastor was arrested for violating public health orders. Real Talkers share their thoughts on the implications, and what appropriate law enforcement might look like. 8:15 - Mayor Don Iveson37:52 - Audric Moses1:10:09 - Katie Morrison1:38:53 - Talia Lavin

2hr 34mins

9 Feb 2021

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04 - Confronting Andy Ngo: The Grift Won't Stop Us pt 2 (feat Talia Lavin)

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Effie, Renee and Seamus sit down (remotely) with Talia Lavin to talk about her new book, her antifascist research, and experience with Andy Ngo. We talk about nature of journalism, finding joy in dark times, and how Talia is likely wielding long swords or podcasting about Moby Dick in her free time.You can find her book, Culture Warlords here:https://www.amazon.com/Culture-Warlords-Journey-White-Supremacy-ebook/dp/B084FXPHM3her twitter here:https://twitter.com/chick_in_kievand to support her on patreon!https://www.patreon.com/talialavin-----------------Intro / Outro music: "The Movement" by Mic Crenshaw (used with permission):https://www.miccrenshaw.com/


1 Jan 2021

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Talia Lavin discusses her book Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy

Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI Radio in New York

(11/23/20) Talia Lavin is every skinhead’s worst nightmare—a loud, unapologetic Jewish woman, acerbic, smart and profoundly antiracist, with the investigative chops to expose the tactics and ideologies of online hatemongers. For her new book Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy, Talia created fake online profiles and a racist persona to investigate how hate speech is spread online. Join us for a journey through some of the most disturbing parts of the Internet in this installment of Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI.


23 Nov 2020

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PREVIEW: Talia Lavin on white supremacy and antifascism

Current Affairs

Pete speaks to journalist Talia Lavin about her new book Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy. This is a preview of an episode available in full to our $5 Patreon subscribers. To listen to the whole episode, as well as lots of other brilliant bonus episodes, please consider becoming one of our subscribers at www.patreon.com/CurrentAffairs!


21 Nov 2020

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69: Culture Warlords, with Talia Lavin

I Don't Speak German

This episode, we are joined by special guest Talia Lavin to talk about her excellent new book Culture Warlords. Content Warning. Talia's Twitter: @chick_in_kiev Culture Warlords: https://www.hachettebooks.com/titles/talia-lavin/culture-warlords/9780306846434/

1hr 13mins

23 Oct 2020

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Culture Warlords Author Talia Lavin

Quarantine Creatives with Heath Racela

Journalist Talia Lavin has written for The New Yorker, New Republic, and the Village Voice. Her new book Culture Warlords takes a deep dive into the online world of white supremacists. She talks with Heath about what made her want to explore this movement, what she learned lurking and sometimes participating in far right forums, and why she thinks it's important for all of us to take action against racism, antisemitism, and misogyny.


22 Oct 2020

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Talia Lavin on Culture Warlords

Yeah Nah Pasaran!

This week we spoke to Talia Lavin, the author of Culture Warlords, about her experience infiltrating the murky world of online extremism.

15 Oct 2020

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Exploring White Supremacist Online Communities with Talia Lavin

Worst Year Ever

Today we talk with Talia Lavin about how she began investigating online hate groups, and what she learned.Talia's Book: https://bookshop.org/books/culture-warlords-my-journey-into-the-dark-web-of-white-supremacy/9780306846434 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 7mins

15 Oct 2020