The Experts

Interviews with experts and discussions of propaganda techniques, disinformation, and conspiracy theories.


January 22, 2023

November 22, 2022


July 14, 2022

July 13, 2022

Dr. Noam Chomsky discusses the birth of U.S. commercial propaganda and the art of manufacturing consent.

Producer: Johannah James and Michael Gordon
Published: July 13, 2022





May 15, 2022

May 09, 2022

Author, John Maxwell Hamilton discusses the complicated legacy of the Committee for Public Information.

Producer: Elena Walsh Ferré and Grace Lovins
Published: May 09, 2022


April 29, 2022

Author, Nicholas O'Shaughnessy discusses how the Nazis pursued propaganda as the totality of government.

Producer: Elena Walsh Ferré and Grace Lovins
Published: April 29, 2022


March 19, 2022

Dr. Larissa Doroshenko details how "reflexive control" forms the framework of Russian disinformation.

Producer: Johannah James and Michael Gordon
Published: March 19, 2022



February 19, 2022

February 11, 2022


January 21, 2022



December 02, 2021

November 06, 2021


June 15, 2021

Dr. Ruth Ben-Ghiat details the common playbook populist strongmen use to rise to and hold on to power.

Producer: Jahnavi Akella and Michael Gordon
Published: June 15, 2021


June 10, 2021



April 14, 2021


March 19, 2021



January 21, 2021


December 28, 2020



September 17, 2020

September 16, 2020

August 29, 2020

August 18, 2020

Dr. Nolan Higdon discusses hyper-partisanship, sensationalism in the media, and the weaponizing of "fake news."

Producer: Lauren Shields and Samy Amanatullah
Published: August 18, 2020