X Marks the Spot

Trending Globally: Politics and Policy

Sep 15 2018 • 17 mins


Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown's Watson Institute, and Carrie Nordlund, political scientist and associate director of Brown's Master of Public Affairs program, share their take on the week's news. Today's topics include Hurricane Florence and climate change rhetoric; Mark Tweets WWII German propaganda, and Hungary's modern day populism similarities; Nike's Kapernick Campaign and its backlash?; Anonymous OP-ED was NOT Mark, but is it a mis-aligned "hero", "protector" or a possibly a democratic crisis?; Jack Dorsey's testimonial; Russian-esque search engine features; "Taskforce: useless!"; Dis-information Warfare in Russia; Mark Wahlberg's workout routine is not fit for Mark. You can read a transcript of this episode here: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T-NM2Kel7gCD4HUjO-z9Tezt3jU2zsPr/view?usp=sharing]