Is the Mainstream Media Reliable Regarding Conspiracy Theories? Part 2: Contingencies, Conflicts of Interest, and Toxic Truths (a further response to Keith Harris)
Let's Get Philosophical: Critical Reflections on Conspiracy Theory Theory
This is the second part of a three-part series on the reliability of the media regarding conspiracy theories. This episode is based on material taken from an article entitled, “Is Conspiracy Theorizing Really Epistemically Problematic?” published in the journal Episteme in 2020, by Kurtis Hagen, which is a response to an article by philosopher Keith Harris. The discussion of the media’s reliability is somewhat tangential to the main argument of the article, having been included there in order to address the concerns of a reviewer who seemed to share Harris’s optimistic view. In this podcast version, some of the material from the article’s footnotes are integrated into the presentation for richer detail. The abstract of the article from which this material is taken reads as follows: ABSTRACT: In an article based on a recent address to the Royal Institute of Philosophy, Keith Harris has argued that there is something epistemically wrong with conspiracy theorizing. Although he finds “standard criticisms” of conspiracy theories wanting, he argues that there are three subtle but significant problems with conspiracy theorizing: (1) It relies on an invalid probabilistic version of modus tollens. (2) It involves a problematic combination of both epistemic virtues and vices. And, (3) it lacks an adequate basis for trust in its information sources. In response, I have argued that, like other generalist critiques of conspiracy theories, the arguments offered by Harris do little to undermine conspiracy theorizing as such. And they do not give us good reasons to dismiss any particular conspiracy theory without consideration of the relevant evidence.
Kris & David are back this week with Keith Harris (@glasgowkjh) to discuss the week-plus that was July 12-19, 2005, which Keith requested as a $100 Patreon pick.We start off talking about WWE and the backlash from the Muhammad Hassan "terrorist" angle with The Undertaker that aired hours after the 7/7 attack in London and how that blew up in their faces, causing them to backtrack heavily. We also talk about SmackDown & Raw, which is always wild to look back at in this era, as well as Triple H gaining more office duties, Earl Hebner getting fired, Matt Hardy & Lita appearing on Byte This in an infamous moment, and much more.We then go to Japan where we start off with Shinya Hashimoto's funeral and then move on to Destiny, the massive NOAH Tokyo Dome show that Keith attended, which was the reason why he picked this week. We talk about all the matches and other happenings from the show, which featured the legendary Kenta Kobashi-Kensuke Sasaki match and the final Toshiaki Kawada-Mitsuharu Misawa singles match. We also talk about some of the other shows Keith went to, plus all of the major results and news for the week.Next up is Mexico & Puerto Rico, where we talk about a very hot period for CMLL, a startup promotion in Puerto Rico that fell apart before they ran a show, and a crazy Bruiser Brody Memorial Show for the WWC.Then we go back to the United States for some Summer of Punk in Ring of Honor — which Dave Meltzer was getting tired of, Charlie Haas returning to JAPW, some other big indie shows, and more.We then close with TNA, which was in a holding pattern of sorts until starting on Spike TV, so we talk about that plus a very interesting NO SURRENDER PPV and much more.A long, but very fun show, so listen now!!!!!!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWE2:05:06 Eurasia: Shinya Hashimoto funeral, NOAH, AJPW, NJPW, DDT, Dragon Door, Dragon Gate, Hustle, Michinoku Pro, Osaka Pro, Bikkuri Pro, & FWA4:06:39 Classic Commercial Break4:11:25 Halftime4:23:31 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, GladiatorCW, WWC, & IWAPR4:46:02 Other USA: Ballpark Brawl, ROH, JAPW, Steve Karel, IWAEC, Iron Ring, NWA Anarchy, IWAMS, & FCW (Los Angeles)5:17:12 TNA5:09:47 Patreon Preview: Someone is trying to play both sides of Rita Chatterton’s allegations against Vince McMahon to different TV showsTo support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you’re looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you’ve been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you’ll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you’re looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Is the Mainstream Media Reliable regarding Conspiracy Theories? Part 1: A Response to Keith Harris’s Optimistic View
Let's Get Philosophical: Critical Reflections on Conspiracy Theory Theory
This podcast episode is the first of a three-part series on the reliability of the media regarding conspiracy theories. This episode is based on material taken from an article entitled, “Is Conspiracy Theorizing Really Epistemically Problematic?” published in the journal Episteme in 2020, by Kurtis Hagen, which is a response to an article by philosopher Keith Harris. While discussion of the media’s reliability is tangential to the main argument of the article, it was included there in order to address the concerns of a reviewer who seemed to share Harris’s optimistic view. Is Conspiracy Theorizing Really Epistemically Problematic? (Episteme 2020) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/epi.2020.19 ABSTRACT: In an article based on a recent address to the Royal Institute of Philosophy, Keith Harris has argued that there is something epistemically wrong with conspiracy theorizing. Although he finds “standard criticisms” of conspiracy theories wanting, he argues that there are three subtle but significant problems with conspiracy theorizing: (1) It relies on an invalid probabilistic version of modus tollens. (2) It involves a problematic combination of both epistemic virtues and vices. And, (3) it lacks an adequate basis for trust in its information sources. In response, I have argued that, like other generalist critiques of conspiracy theories, the arguments offered by Harris do little to undermine conspiracy theorizing as such. And they do not give us good reasons to dismiss any particular conspiracy theory without consideration of the relevant evidence.
Today's guest is Keith Harris, OBE. Keith began his career as a song plugger, getting records played on the radio at Translantic Records and EMI, where he became General Manager of Motown in the UK. It was doing that job that he met Stevie Wonder who asked Keith to be part of his management team - which he continues to be to this day.Alongside his management career, Keith lectured on the music business as a Senior Fellow at the University Of Westminsterand has led many industry organisations and initiatives including the Music Managers Forum.Keith's career has been punctuated by many remarkable achievements and it's all the more impressive because of the prejudice that he has suffered throughout his life.Born to West African parents in the North of England, he experienced racism on a regular and repeated basis, not least during his early days in the music industry. His response was "Don't be bitter, be better" and he became, as Billboard described him, "a tireless campaigner for equal opportunities".More than anything, Keith is one of the most respected and widely liked people in the music industry. He has some fantastic advice for people starting out in it which he shares in this interview.Keith was awarded the OBE in 2015 and in 2021 was elected Rector of Dundee University.Keith talks about managing Stevie Wonder, overcoming racial prejudice, teaching the business of music & why this is the most exciting time to be entering the music industry since the 1960's.He wrote an open letter to the music industry on racism which you can find here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Keith Harris | The N.I.L. Saga: The Good, Bad, & Ugly
The Shark Effect
My guest this week is Keith Harris who is the Managing Partner of Athletes Business Consultants, LLC. In this role, Keith is responsible for leading the execution of brand and marketing strategies for professional athletes, as well as, business development initiatives for clients poised to make the transition from professional sports to entrepreneurship. A seasoned entrepreneur in the sports business arena, Keith has over 25 years of experience in Sports Business Development and Sports Marketing as a Managing Partner of his own boutique sports business development agency. Keith’s experience includes executive positions with Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment as head of Business Development and Marketing, representing professional sports' most iconic athletes, coaches, and executives. He has also held a similar executive position with BDA Sports Management leveraging the business brands for the NBA's top stars. During his tenure at Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment, Keith led the business development initiatives and marketing for LSSE. He oversaw the Leigh Steinberg Superbowl party, which is a Leigh Steinberg pillar event for business networking at the firm. Event guests have included NFL team owners, Corporate CEO’s, current draft class, Hall of Fame clients, Tech moguls and movie stars. In addition, Keith oversaw the development of Steinberg Sports Analytics, an analytics company utilized by professional sports teams, The Obama Presidential Campaign Sports Group, and managed LSSE client's development in their entrepreneurial endeavors. Keith held a similar position with BDA Sports Management, developing the NBA’s top stars such as, Steve Nash, Yao Ming and Rajon Rondo to name a few. What we discussed:How sports marketing has evolved over the last 25 yearsName, Image, & Likeness for College athletesFinancial literacy for College athleteseCommerce and taking advantage of "lighting in a bottle" momentsQuestions to ask potential sports marketing agencies Connect w/Keith:LinkedInLet's connect:My book (The Ultimate Playbook for High Achievement) LinkedInIGFacebookwebsiteHigh Achievers Academy*Get you a UV Brite water bottle!! Use coupon code Sharkeffect15 for 15% off!!**Get stronger w/Frog Fuel!! Use coupon code Sharkeffect20 for 20% off of your 1st order! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Meet Keith Harris OBE. Keith’s music career began by booking/managing bands as a Student Ents convenor. He blagged his way into EMI and went on to hold positions at Motown as a plugger, Artist Liaison and GM. Keith has rubbed soldiers with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and would eventually become part of Stevie Wonder’s management team at the height of his fame. Keith has also enjoyed stints as MMF Chair, Director of Performer Affairs (PPL) and has written an undergrad music business course module. Tracklist: Lonny Donegan – Putting on the Style The Beatles – You really Got a Hold on me Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing Stevie Wonder – I wish Jamie Woon – Night Air #KeithHarris, #MusicManager, #Motown, #EMIRecords, #StevieWonder, #JuniorGiscombe, #MarvinGaye, #SmokeyRobinson, #MMF, #UniversityOfWestminster, #MusicPodcast, #Music, #Podcast, #DropDaBiscuit Full interview with tracks at https://yeahpod.co.uk
Part two of our chat with the legendary Keith Harris OBE. Tune in to find out what happened when he came back to the UK in the early 80s, after working with Stevie Wonder See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On this episode of the Sole Searching Podcast we were pleased to have councilman hopeful Keith Harris on the show. He breaks down his process of running for councilman, how sneakers have been a way to connect with voters, and how wanting to change his neighborhood led to him running for office. He also talks with Mike about Chuck D and his comments about Chuck D being wack. IF YOU LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY GO AND VOTE FOR KEITH HARRIS FOR DISTRICT 7!!!!