Truthiness 2012

What do the story of a warlord in Uganda and the story told by a monologist in New York have in common? Truthiness. On the 33rd episode of inThirty we delve into the ups and downs, rights and wrongs, truths and lies of two efforts at activism: Kony 2012 by Jason Russel and The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs by Mike Daisey. Using our keen sense for the truth (Wikipedia) we pull apart both stories and look at how new media and the 24-hour news cycle affect the public’s perception of humanitarian crises.
We must warn you, that if you don’t Like this story on Facebook, Retweet it, and +1 it an innocent kitten will drown in a pool of nuclear waste.

Hat tip to Stephen Colbert for this episode’s title.


  1. I was going to post how many times Justin used the word snarky in this podcast, but you’ve since posted a new episode and I don’t have the patience to listen to this one again for the purpose of counting. Suffice to say, if was a lot.

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