TWiV 117: The Panic Virus with Seth Mnookin

January 23, 2011

panic virusHosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, and Seth Mnookin

Vincent and Rich converse with Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus, about vaccines, autism, thimerosal, and a contagion of human unreason run wild.

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6 comments on “TWiV 117: The Panic Virus with Seth Mnookin

  1. Anonymous Jan 25, 2011

    Great interview. Glad you had the time to go into such detail with Mr. Mnookin.

    • Glad you enjoyed Seth – he was an easy interview. We are not
      constrained as is mainstream media by the need for quick sound bites.
      Even more progressive programs (NPR) don’t go into this detail. On the
      other hand, our exposure is far less, but our audience likes it. TWiV
      is not about being slick or pretty; we want substantial conversations
      because we believe that they are highly instructive.

  2. Magra178 Jan 26, 2011

    This was great; thank you so much!

  3. Cyanpku Jan 26, 2011

    Mr. Mnookin’s voice….

  4. Love TWiV and enjoyed the broadcast but found this interview struggling around the issue of media integrity. Everyone tiptoed around the 800 lb gorilla in the room, that mainstream media is a for profit enterprise. Markets where consumers are also customers can sometimes focus on consumer needs but the media treats consumers as a product to be harvested and delivered to its customers, advertisers. Outlets that report a Wakefield story honestly are leaving profits on the table because they leave out the attention grabbing aspects of a controversy which yields a larger harvest.