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Jul 28, 2021

On "Hot Media" episode 233, Bob Mann welcomes respected historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat to discuss her book Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present. Keeping with the mission of the podcast, the discussion focuses on the propaganda strategies and performance techniques used by authoritarian leaders to manipulate the public. 


Jul 23, 2021

Hot Media episode 232 focuses once again on sports media. Host Bob Mann talks with sports journalism professor and long-time sports writer Malcolm Moran about the unique challenges of covering the Tokyo Olympics. Bob and Malcolm also discuss the  importance of the name change for the Cleveland MLB team. 


Jul 17, 2021

Hot Media episode #231 is titled "Superhero Emmys." Host Bob Mann and guest Chris Mann-Nelson (host of The Movie Quiz) discuss the multiple Emmy nominations for WandaVision and The Mandalorian. The Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Star Wars franchise are now dominating the medium of television. 


Jul 2, 2021

"The Halftime Show" is the title of "Hot Media" episode 230. Host Bob Mann replays and talks about clips from three top episodes from the first half of 2021. Professor Dan Cassino and Bob discuss coverage of the January 6th Capitol attack from the episode "Words Matter." Reporter Cristian Benavides tells Bob about the...


Jun 25, 2021

Radio broadcasting is the "theater of the mind." It is the forerunner of podcasting and is still an important medium on its own. Veteran radio Program Director David Bernstein talks with Bob Mann about radio's history and the medium's current economic and ethical challenges.