Where did the ‘money-hungry’ Jewish stereotype originate?  How have tropes like these evolved?  Matteo speaks to antisemitism expert William Brustein about the history of antisemitism – from its roots in the 12th Century, to its development in the 1930s, and how it materialises today.  Matteo hones in on contemporary discussions with veteran journalist Dave Schechter, who reveals his haunting memories of two of America’s most tragic antisemitic attacks in its history, and what journalists can do to combat antisemitism in the digital age.

Media Minded explores the bizarre world of misinformation and conspiracies. Following on from the success of the first season in 2019, each episode platforms a different subject who has previously been a victim of, or a willing participant in, a conspiracy theory… but these lines may be more blurred than you think. Ex-cultists, anti-vaxxers and more describe their slow descent into the untrue, and those who experience the brunt of the lies and hatred explain the effect that the proliferation of these ideas has. All the while, industry-leading academics and experts provide theoretical justifications for the actions taken by all parties.

Presented by Matteo Bergamini
Edited and recorded by Sabina Mckenzie Brown.

This podcast is made possible thanks to the kind support and sponsorship of the US embassy in London.