RTA – How to Convince People to Take COVID-19 Seriously With Dr. Danielle Holtz (Recorded March 20th, 2020)
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“I don’t think people understand the number of people we’re going to bury before this thing is over.” — Dr. Dani Holtz

Today I interviewed Dr. Danielle Holtz.

Danielle Holtz is the Postdoctoral Fellow at Oregon State University’s Center for the Humanities. As a historian of US political culture, intellectual history,and US foreign policy, Dr. Holtz focuses on conservatism and white supremacy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is currently working on a book manuscript about racial nationalism and American politics based on her dissertation, “’Who Are the True Conservatives?’: A Critical History of American Conservatism in the Nineteenth Century.” She received her PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. She also served as the assistant editor for the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History, published in 2013.

To catch up with our guest:
Twitter: @daniholtz

In this episode we speak about:
How media bubbles affect who knows what about the COVID-19
How to convince people who are not taking the pandemic seriously
The danger of white supremacy spreading in our time of crisis [EP110]

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