Finding your authentic self, Corporate messaging and politics

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People visit Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Friday, April 22, 2022. Ted Shaffrey/AP Photo

The state of Florida recently revoked a special tax status for Disney World after the company spoke out against a controversial education bill. We discuss whether the situation could set a precedent for politicians targeting companies for their stances. We also chat with an author about what it means to be “authentic” and how to find the most authentic version of ourselves.

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    Sometimes you try a new hobby, make new friends, or start a new job, and it just doesn’t feel true to you. We talk to a social science researcher about his new look at what goes into feeling authentic, and how the latest science can help you feel more in line with your authentic self.

  • Disney, Florida and how corporations navigate competing political interests

    The state of Florida revoked Disney’s special tax status after the corporation opposed a controversial LGBT law in the state. We explore how corporations navigate competing political interests.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Matthew Baldwin Guest
  • David Primo Guest

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