2016 Media Strategies, Canoeing Honeymoon, Rise Of Public Shaming

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Have you ever made a bad joke or posted a mean comment online and had people lash out at you for it? Our guest says we’re experiencing “a great renaissance of public shaming,” which affects our society in surprising ways. We also talk to a woman who carved a canoe and paddled through Canada for her honeymoon, then we turn an eye to the 2016 presidential race and look at the emerging media strategies of the candidates.

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  • Varying Media Strategies Emerge Among 2016 Candidates

    It has not been a month since the first official 2016 candidate announced, but we are already seeing distinct communication styles and media strategies emerge in the presidential race. A communications analyst examines the differences.

  • Wisconsin Life: Paddling To Winter

    It’s the classic love story: girl meets boy, they fall in love and they get married. They decide to build their own canoe and paddle 1,700 miles from Lake Superior to the far reaches of Northeastern Saskatchewan. Our guest shares the story of her and her husband’s year-long canoe honeymoon that took them from Wisconsin to the Canadian Arctic.

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed: The New Culture Of Mass Shaming

    An offensive tweet, a personal scandal, a bad moment caught on video….all can lead to a massive angry outcry in the online world, for people famous or not. A guest says our culture of public shaming often goes too far–and has the potential to ruin lives and cause disproportionate damage.

Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Mike Wagner Guest
  • Julie Buckles Guest
  • Jon Ronson Guest

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