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The Old Mole Variety Hour for August 10, 2015

program date: 
Mon, 08/10/2015
Old Mole Variety Hour

Bill Resnick hosts this episode of the Mole featuring segments on Bernie Sanders, Psychoanalysis and Politics on the Stanford Prison Experiment, The Donald, and Hiroshima, as well as election-related songs.

Bill talks with political scientist Joseph Schwartz about the Sanders campaign

Jan and Tod discuss misconceptions about the Stanford Prison Experiment

Bill comments on the candidacy of Donald Trump
52:25 minutes (24 MB)

Psychoanalysis and Politics: The Stanford Prison Experiment

program date: 
Mon, 08/10/2015

Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan discuss Phillip Zimbardo’s famous Stanford Prison Experiment, in which participants played the roles of guards and prisoners. The inspiration for several films, the study is usually remembered as showing that normal people can quickly become sadistic in contexts that invite such behavior. But Jan and Tod point out that this downplays evidence of prisoner resistance and ignores several features of the context of the study itself. images from imdb.com & memecollection.net 10:57 minutes (5.02 MB)

Schwartz on Sanders

program date: 
Mon, 08/10/2015

Bill Resnick talks with Joseph Schwartz, who expands upon his recent Jacobin Article about the Bernie Sanders campaign.  They discuss the need for mass social movements as well as access to state power.

image from Mashable via Jacobin

15:22 minutes (7.04 MB)

Live-Aboard Boaters Face Enforcement Under "Transient Laws"

program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Thu, 08/06/2015
Individuals and families who live on boats in the Willamette River, some of whom have done so for more than ten years, are facing new enforcement of existing transient laws. 
KBOO reporter Henry Leasia filed this report about their struggle to have these laws changed.
16:13 minutes (14.84 MB)
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