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Episode 70 of the Smells Like Human Spirit Podcast examines Chapter 5 of Edward Bernays' 'Propaganda'. Chapter 5 features several recurring topics; notably, aspirational culture, the manufacture of new customers, and controlling the public mind. Guy Evans looks at each of these key themes, and with the help of Mad Men's Don Draper(!), investigates the strength of the emotional connection between ourselves and the products that we buy.
Following the President’s assassination, Mr. Bolden became disenchanted with what he saw to be severe misconduct and corruption among his peers. He traveled to Washington in the Spring of 1964 to tell the staff of the Warren Commission about a secret Chicago assassination plot against JFK. Shortly thereafter he was arraigned on federal charges that he had solicited a bribe from a counterfeiting ring that he had helped break, and subsequently spent six years in prison. In this interview, he discusses his incredible story and other related topics. Enjoy!
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Chapter 4 of 'Propaganda' by Edward Bernays is held under the microscope this week in Episode 67 of the Smells Like Human Spirit Podcast. Guy Evans examines how Bernays learned from his peers - Walter Lippmann, Gustave Le Bon, Graham Wallas, and Wilfred Trotter in particular, and subsequently advised governments to exclude their people from important affairs. Instead of encouraging active political participation, he adopted new theories on mass psychology that would reduce individuals to nothing more than consumers, never happy, and never satisfied. A great show as ever so enjoy, and peace!
Chomsky, N. (2011). Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda. New York: Seven Stories Press.
Chomsky, N. (2003). Understanding Power. India: Penguin Books.
Herman, E.S. and Chomsky, N. (1988). Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. New York: Pantheon Books.
Steiner, I.D. (1972). Group processes and productivity. New York: Academic Press.
Lippmann, W. (1922). Public Opinion. New York: MacMillan.
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Note: Dr. Parenti previously appeared on the Smells Like Human Spirit Podcast last August (click here to download that interview).
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