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Sep 17, 2021

Hot Media with Bob Mann episode 302, "Culture Wars Coverage" focuses on the challenges faced by the media in covering scientific debate. How do journalists cover it thoroughly without fueling baseless conspiracy theories? Bob's guest is Government and Politics Prof Dan Cassino. On podcast platforms and with video on Bob...


Sep 10, 2021

Hot Media season 3 is underway! This season, we're adding video. Look for us on You Tube. My guest is Professor Paul Levinson. We discuss both news and entertainment including disinformation on social media and great streaming shows like "The Chair" and "River." 


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.