SH!TPOST
SH!TPOST
Jared Holt
SH!TPOST is a podcast from researcher and reporter Jared Holt at the intersection of politics, technology and internet culture. New episodes release bi-weekly. Supporters can read newsletters between episodes at shtpost.substack.com shtpost.substack.com
Defunding Disinfo (11/26/21) ft/ Claire Atkin
Claire Atkin is the co-founder of Check My Ads, an organization dedicated to boosting awareness of online advertising’s financing of hate and misinformation and working to drive change against it. She joins SH!TPOST to talk about the work her organization is doing, Dan Bongino’s targeting of her co-founder Nandini Jammi, and what a better future in online advertising looks like.Learn more about Check My Ads: https://checkmyads.org/Read the latest ‘Branded’ newsletter: https://checkmyads.org/branded/dan-bongino-is-begging-to-be-cancelled/Follow Claire on Twitter: https://twitter.com/catthekin Like what you heard? Consider supporting this project with a subscription! You’ll get access to a newsletter that goes out between episodes! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at shtpost.substack.com/subscribe
Nov 26
32 min
A Year in MAGA (11/12/21) ft/ Amanda Moore
Amanda Moore spent a year undercover within the grassroots of the post-election Trump movement and its various subcultures, attending events and integrating herself with pockets of true believers. All along the way, she recorded what she witnessed with a hidden microphone. She joins SH!TPOST this week to share her observations and takeaways from a year living and breathing MAGA in its purest forms.Follow Amanda on Twitter: https://twitter.com/noturtlesoup17Find Amanda on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/franklin17 This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at shtpost.substack.com/subscribe
Nov 12
29 min
Our Modern Moral Panics (10/26/21) ft/ Michael Hobbes
Michael Hobbes is a writer and co-host of the podcast “Maintenance Phase.” You may also recognize his voice from the acclaimed podcast “You’re Wrong About.” He joins SH!TPOST to discuss the steady stream of stories and columns from national American media about the supposed rise of an “illiberal left”—something he argues to be a modern moral panic reinforced by thin hype. Jared and Michael talk through the ways this decades-old right-wing talking point has been laundered through respectable press using the moral panic starter kit and why it’s important to push back against it.Follow Michael on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RottenInDenmarkListen to Michael on “Maintenance Phase: http://maintenancephase.com/Read Michael’s writing mentioned during the show: michaelhobbes.substack.com This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at shtpost.substack.com/subscribe
Oct 26
43 min
Airhorns4Truth (10/11/21) ft/ Vic Berger
Vic Berger is an acclaimed video editor and satirist. He joins SH!TPOST to talk about his path into making his bizarre edits of American culture, the parody potential of the post-Trump years, and what he’s up to these days. This interview was a long time coming and we hope you enjoy!Vic’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/VicBergerIV/Vic's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VicBerger/featuredOffice Hours Live with Tim Heidecker: https://officialofficehours.com/Vic's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/vicbergerVic's Albums: https://flannelgraphrecords.bandcamp.com/album/late-enough-to-see-the-moon This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at shtpost.substack.com/subscribe
Oct 11
43 min
Drums in the Distance (9/29/21) ft/ Joe Mulhall
Joe Mulhall is Head of Research at HOPE not hate and one of the UK's leading authorities on far-right extremism. He joins SH!TPOST for a chat about his latest book, “Drums in the Distance: Journeys in the Global Far Right.” In it, Joe provides an exhaustively researched accounting of far-right political movements around the world that he tastefully pairs with vivid recounting of his time spent infiltrating and exposing those movements.Follow Joe Mulhall on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeMulhall_Read the book: https://bookshop.org/books/drums-in-the-distance-journeys-into-the-global-far-right/9781785787515Joe’s favorite thing on the internet: TikTok train enthusiast Francis Bourgeois! https://www.tiktok.com/@francis.bourgeoisProgramming note: You may notice your host sounds slightly different! Thanks to listener support, SH!TPOST has upgraded our audio recording and processing equipment. We hope that as we learn the new hardware and software that the show’s audio quality will greatly improve.We also welcomed an editor to the SH!TPOST newsletter. Say hello to Sam Thielman when you get a chance! With Sam’s help, the supporters-only newsletter at shtpost.substack.com that goes out between episodes will be even better. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at shtpost.substack.com/subscribe
Sep 29
30 min
Big Disinfo (9/16/21) ft/ Joe Bernstein
Joseph Bernstein is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News. He joins SH!TPOST this week to discuss the overly simplistic story of online disinformation that many American audiences have been sold. Joe encourages those interested in understanding online disinformation to pause and recognize several fundamental issues with the way some of our current conversations have been framed. These flaws, he argues, are not an end-all to the study of disinformation; rather, he hopes that addressing them will produce better work that contributes to stronger public knowledge.Follow Joe Bernstein on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BernsteinRead his essay on this topic at Harper’s: Bad News: Selling the story of disinformation (https://harpers.org/archive/2021/09/bad-news-selling-the-story-of-disinformation/) This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at shtpost.substack.com/subscribe
Sep 16
41 min
The End is Neigh (9/1/21) ft/ Vera Bergengruen
Vera Bergengruen is a Washington correspondent for Time Magazine who joins the show to explain why some unvaccinated people are seeking out Ivermectin as a supposed shield against COVID-19. Demand for the drug has overwhelmed many pharmacies, leaving some so desperate in their hunt that they’ve bought and ingested horse paste and other livestock drugs that contain Ivermectin as an active ingredient. At least it’s apple flavored.Follow Vera on Twitter: @VeraMBergenRead Vera’s fantastic reporting: How 'America's Frontline Doctors' Sold Access to Bogus COVID-19 Treatments—and Left Patients in the LurchIf you like the show and want to help support it, you can sign up for a subscription, right here on Substack. You’ll get access to an accompanying newsletter that publishes on the weeks between episodes.And if you want to read the newsletter but can’t afford a subscription for whatever reason, get in touch. We’ll let you through the gate. No questions asked. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at shtpost.substack.com/subscribe
Sep 1
35 min
Pillow Maven Mike Lindell Hosts a 'Cyber Symposium' (8/17/21) ft/ Tina Nguyen
Puck News national correspondent Tina Nguyen joins SH!TPOST to talk about her time covering Mike Lindell’s 72-hour “Cyber Symposium” in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, last week. We’ll talk to her about what she saw, her takeaways, the dang big shrimps on the buffet bar, and more.Learn more about Puck News here: https://puck.news/And sign up for Tina’s newsletter here: https://tina-nguyen.news/Follow Tina on Twitter: @tina_nguyenIf you liked this show, you might like the newsletter, too! Smash the button below to sign up for subscriber-exclusive content, delivered straight to your inbox: This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at shtpost.substack.com/subscribe
Aug 17
36 min
Charlie Kirk's Rage Against the Vaccine (8/5/21) ft/ Jason Campbell
Media Matters researcher Jason Campbell joins SH!TPOST to discuss GOP youth organizer Charlie Kirk’s skid into anti-vaccine misinformation and scaremongering. In recent months, the GOP wunderkind has voiced hard opposition to public health measures and spread unfounded claims meant to scare audiences away from protecting themselves against the virus.Read Jason’s research on the topic here: https://www.mediamatters.org/charlie-kirk/charlie-kirks-anti-vax-campaignFollow Jason Campbell on Twitter: @JasonSCampbellFind a place to get vaccinated at Vaccines.GovIf you liked this show, you might like the newsletter, too! Smash the button below to sign up for subscriber-exclusive content, delivered straight to your inbox: This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at shtpost.substack.com/subscribe
Aug 5
32 min
[Fixed Audio] Tim Pool Gets His Profile (8/4/21) ft/ Robert Silverman
[Sorry for the hiccup!]Freelance reporter and The Daily Beast contributor Robert Silverman joins SH!TPOST to talk about his blockbuster profile on YouTube news performer Tim Pool, one of the most prominent right-wing aligned personalities on the platform. Robert and Jared talk about what Tim Pool’s early career reveals about his current goings-on and how the YouTuber has quietly built a media micro-empire with little criticism from media watchdogs.For more background on Tim Pool’s career arc, check out SH!TPOST’s interview with @TimPoolClips here:Follow Robert on Twitter: @BobSaiettaRead Robert’s latest article:How ‘Coward and Phony’ Tim Pool Became One of the Biggest Political YouTubers on the Planet (https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-coward-and-phony-tim-pool-became-one-of-the-biggest-political-youtubers-on-the-planet)Check out Robert’s favorite thing online right now:If you liked this show, you’ll like the newsletter, too! Subscribe to get the subscriber-exclusive content in your inbox and support the show: This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at shtpost.substack.com/subscribe
Aug 4
1 hr 2 min
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