Episode 14: Memes, Candidates & Viral Videos

Peasants & Emperors is a podcast presenting topics related to democracy, science, culture, women’s issues, current events and critical thinking. A new podcast is produced and available for listening/download approximately every two weeks.

In episode 14, the Hooligans return after a bit of a break to discuss the power of the meme to shape public understanding, an update on the American presidential election, and viral videos which are rather silly and amusing.

Episode 14: Memes, Candidates & Viral Videos

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Notes & Clarifications
1). In the podcast, Rick observed that Richard Dawkins published his book The Selfish Gene in 1979. This is an error since Dawkins released this book in 1976.

2). Robert McNamara served as the secretary of state during the Johnson administration when he argued for the use of so-called “surgical nuclear strikes.” You can read more on this in Michael Maclear’s book Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War.

3). As promised below you’ll find a link to all the videos (audio tracks) featured in the podcast:

Rick’s Picks
Epic Rap Battle: Einstein vs. Hawking (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn7-fVtT16k)
Epic Rap Battle: Ghenghis Kahn vs. Easter Bunny (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA4tLCGcTG4
Keyboard Cat (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J—aiyznGQ)
Bomb Pranks (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAqgXhblr-w)

Jessica’s Picks
Star Trek “Let It Snow”
Little Girl Experiences Ice for First Time
Screaming Goats: Ed! Help!
#Morethanmean: Men Read Real Hate-Tweets to Female Sportscasters