FrameLab Podcast

FrameLab Podcast

A podcast about politics, language, and your brain. Hosts: Dr. George Lakoff and Gil Durán: http://www.theframelab.org

Episodes

March 5, 2024 48 mins
The FrameLab podcast returns. Gil Duran speaks with pollster Stephen Clermont about a new survey that shows Democratic leaders need to talk about "freedom" and being "for the people." Dr. Lakoff weighs in with his analysis at minute 30. See the full poll at https://futuremajority.org/wp-content/uploads/FM-Movable-Voters-Report.pdf
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Gil provides an update for 2024 and shares information about The FrameLab Newsletter (http://www.theframelab.com)
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In Ep. 20, George and Gil discuss the press' need to take the authoritarian threat to democracy more seriously. They also discuss how hate groups help frame the discussion around immigration in the press. And they analyze why "defund the police" failed as a political frame. (Recorded on 12/13/21)
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November 2, 2021 45 mins
The FrameLab podcast returns. George and Gil discuss freedom, empathy and COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the differences between conservative and progressive definitions of freedom. Also: George answers questions from listeners.
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February 20, 2020 23 mins
In Episode 18, George and Gil discuss Bloomberg's entry into the 2020 Democratic primary and what it means.
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September 30, 2019 30 mins
In Episode 17 of Framelab, George and Gil return to discuss the dangers, challenges and frames of impeachment.
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February 3, 2019 31 mins
In Episode 16 of FrameLab, George and Gil discuss Kamala 2020, AOC and framing, and Nancy Pelosi's sound defeat of Trump's wall of hate.
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December 16, 2018 30 mins
In Episode 15, George and Gil discuss some guiding principles that reporters, editors, politicians, social media influencers and citizens can use to protect the truth from lies and propaganda.
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December 1, 2018 29 mins
George and Gil discuss Trump's use of weaponized lies, and how to combat them by making Truth Sandwiches.
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November 10, 2018 38 mins
George and Gil return from a break to discuss the results of the 2018 midterm elections and the lessons for 2020. George reviews the role of metaphor in political worldview. George explains how hate speech differs from free speech -- and answers a reader's question about the difference between hate speech and a fist.
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August 15, 2018 28 mins
In Episode 12 of the FrameLab podcast, George and Gil discuss how Trump is embarked on a strategy to put himself above the law and escape justice by 1. Appointing Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and 2. Issuing symbolic pardons as a message to his incriminated cronies.
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June 16, 2018 30 mins
In Episode 10 of FrameLab, George and Gil propose four ways the press can adapt in order to counter Trump's propaganda tactics and protect democracy. The episode is based on an essay they wrote in The Guardian newspaper. Read it here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/13/how-to-report-trump-media-manipulation-language
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May 29, 2018 32 mins
In Episode 9 of the FrameLab Podcast, George and Gil discuss the origin of the viral 10-point list of rules for surviving the Trump era (often attributed to Robert Reich or Bernice King) that came out of a talk George gave in January 2017. George considers each point and gives updates for 2018. https://www.alternet.org/activism/10-points-democracy-activists-trumps-second-year-office-begins
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April 29, 2018 55 mins
In Episode 8, George and Gil discuss six cognitive illusions/effects used by advertisers, marketers, and propagandists to influence public opinion. These include: The Clustering Illusion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clustering_illusion The Social Proof Principle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_proof The Reciprocity Principle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reciprocity_(social_psychology) The Authority Bias https://en.wikiped...
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In Episode 7 of FrameLab, Dr. Lakoff and Gil discuss the central metaphor of Trump's presidency: "the President is the Nation." They also discuss Cambridge Analytica and how it represents a cognitive science approach to political communication. Plus: Audience Q&A. Referenced in this Episode: The President is the Nation: https://medium.com/@GeorgeLakoff/the-president-is-the-nation-the-central-metaphor-trump-lives-by-f097ab9ebcff Clo...
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In Episode 6, George and Gil talk with communications expert David Fenton, Founder and Chairman of Fenton Communications. The Topic: How to communicate effectively about global warming.
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In Episode 5, Dr. Lakoff and Gil Duran answer listener questions. Topics include: Trump Evangelicals; Conservatism's #1 Rule; Fascism; Capitalism vs. Socialism; the American Idea; Biconceptualism; How the Government Frames Issues Like Torture, and more.
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March 9, 2018 66 mins
In Episode 4 of FrameLab, Dr. Lakoff and Gil Duran discuss mass-killing weapons and the Republican gun disease. They also explore the roles concepts like freedom, safety, and responsibility play in the debate.
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In Episode 3 of FrameLab, Dr. Lakoff and Gil Duran discuss the core ideas behind progressive thought as explained in "The ALL NEW Don't Think of An Elephant." Plus, Dr. Lakoff shares 11 tips for going forward.
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In Episode 2 of FrameLab, Dr. Lakoff and Gil Duran discuss how Trump uses Twitter to control the media narrative. And Dr. Lakoff answers your questions.
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