Vaccine Misinformation From the Perspective of a Family Medicine Physician
Season 2, Ep. 6
In this episode, we discuss COVID-19 vaccine misinformation with Dr. Margarette Shegog, a family medicine physician in Northern California. We walk through the types of interactions she has with her patients and how she approaches discussions of COVID-19 risk vs the risk of COVID-19 protection measures such as vaccines, masking, and social distancing. We also discuss the relationship between current news headlines and the common questions/concerns patients express during medical appointments and what advice she has for patients when the science around COVID-19 is still in development. We end by discussing major medical misinformation spreaders such as Dr. Oz, Oprah, Fox News, etc. Full transcript can be found at https://lib.asu.edu/data/learning
Vaccine Misinformation and Our Pets with Dr. Bradley
Season 2, Ep. 7
In this episode we discuss the common misinformation surrounding the vaccination of our pets with veterinarian Dr. Kelsey Bradley. We discuss how some of these concerns are similar to misinformation surrounding human vaccines including the dangers/toxicity of vaccine ingredients, vaccination frequency, role of "big pharma" in persuading veterinarians to recommend vaccinations, etc. Dr. Bradley walks us through how she discusses the risks and benefits of vaccinations with pet owners. Full transcript can be found at https://lib.asu.edu/data/learning
Vaccine Misinformation is Nothing New - Vaccine Conspiracy Theories with Anna Muldoon
Season 2, Ep. 8
In this episode we bring a historical perspective to COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. We discuss conspiracy theories, smallpox inoculations, Victorian misinformation, and their relationship to present-day COVID-19 vaccinations with Anna Muldoon. Anna is an author of a recent book on COVID-19 conspiracy theories and a researcher at ASU. We also discuss the history of vaccine development from inoculations for smallpox to current day COVID-19 vaccines and how that creast a ripe environment for misinformation circulating today around COVID-19. Full transcript can be found at https://lib.asu.edu/data/learning
Vaccine Misinformation: Series Introduction
Season 2, Ep. 5
In the first episode of our vaccine misinformation miniseries, we lay out some of the key concepts and themes that come up when we study misinformation about vaccines. These themes continue throughout our subsequent interview series on vaccine hesitancy. Full transcript can be found at https://lib.asu.edu/data/learning
Political Psychology with Logan Clark
Season 2, Ep. 4
We interview Logan Clarke from the Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University. In the conversation, Logan goes through some concepts from political psychology that can help make sense of how policy conversations around misinformation and technology platforms often seem to flounder in polarized conflict. The full episode transcript can be found at https://lib.asu.edu/data/learning
Did Windmills Mess with Texas? Misinformation about the Power Grid in Texas
Season 2, Ep. 3
In February 2021, a powerful winter storm disrupted the power grid in Texas. Thousands lost power and the state was thrown into a state of emergency. In this episode, we explore some of the misinformation that circulated during and after the power outage, the use of misinformation to frame blame and shape policy changes due to the failure, and discuss how misinformation about infrastructure can inflict a particularly durable kind of damage on a state or country.
Web archives and the Wayback Machine: a key tool for understanding and even propagating misinformation
Season 2, Ep. 2
Content on the internet is always changing in quiet and subtle ways. Without the ability to track how the internet has changed, it's difficult to get a read on trends in misinformation. In this episode, we interview Dr. Jessica Ogden about the web archiving, and we get her take on important methods and uses for web archives. We discuss how web archives are created by both memory institutions such as libraries as well as hacker collectives like ArchiveTeam. We also discuss the race to archive platforms such as Parler and NSFW Tumblr as they shut down. Dr. Ogden is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol, an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, and a Fellow at the Bristol Digital Futures Institute.
President Trump and Parler Have Been Deplatformed: what are the consequences of giving users the boot?
Season 2, Ep. 1
We talk about the January 6 insurrection, the disappearance of Parler, as well as the responses of platforms to the misinformation that drove it. We talk through the consequences of kicking users off of platforms, as well as discuss the differences between archiving and fact-checking. Episode transcript can be found in the Episode Link.
Vulnerability (Happy Holidays)
Season 1, Ep. 14
We flip things around, and instead of talking about tactics and techniques of misinformation (where we think about creators and senders of content), we talk through the different kinds of vulnerabilities we all face as consumers of that content. We think through individual, collective, and contextual factors that will help you consider your own orientation to the potentially destructive content you encounter.