#1527 Making Antisemitism Great Again with Ye, Kyrie Irving and Dave Chapelle

Air Date: 11–22-2022

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Today, we take a look at three recent incidents of celebrities using their platforms to spread antisemitic tropes all in the context of greater openness to antisemitism within the Republican Party in the age of Trumpism.

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Ch. 1: From Kanye To Trump: The Mainstreaming Of Antisemitism On The American Right - All In with Chris Hayes - Air Date 10-17-22

Chris Hayes: "Right-wing politics as currently embodied by MAGAism—which is the dominant ethos of one of two of America's major parties—has always been and will always be fundamentally a threat to tolerance and pluralism that will inevitably target Jews."

Ch. 2: Anti-Semitism - This is Democracy - Air Date 11-9-22

This week, Jeremi and Zachary are joined by Peter Beinart to discuss the history of antisemitism in The United States and around the world.

Ch. 3: Legacy Media Problems - In The Thick - Air Date 10-28-22

Maria and Julio talk about the mainstream media’s coverage of the election, the consequences of Kanye West’s antisemitic and anti-Black comments, and voter intimidation efforts in Arizona.

Ch. 4: Conspiracy theories, anti-Semitism and fun - The Philosopher's Zone - Air Date 5-29-22

You don’t have to be stupid to be a conspiracy theorist. Many people who buy into paranoid fantasies about stolen Presidential elections and sinister global Jewish cabals are perfectly sane, well-educated individuals. So why do they fall for these myths?

Ch. 5: Unpacking Kyrie Irving - Edge of Sports - Air Date 11-7-22

‘Choice Words’ about Kyrie Irving, anti-Semitism, and his frightening new allies.

Ch. 6: A historic look at the ties between Black and Jewish communities - CBS Mornings - Air Date 7-22-20

Jericka Duncan took a deep dive into the history of anti-Semitism, and the rich history between the Black and Jewish communities.

Ch. 7: A word about the casual antisemitism that's growing and who it supports - jamylecannon - Air Date 10-28-22

Why "positive" stereotypes about Jewish people are promoted by White Supremacists

Ch. 8: Nick reacts to Kyrie Irving’s promotion of antisemitic film - What’s Wright? - Air Date 10-31-22

Nick weighs in on Irving’s recent promotion of antisemitic film before Jewish-owned team visited Nets. Nick reacts to Irving’s actions involving his past controversies with off-the-court issues.


Ch. 9: Pogroms and Prejudice - Arts & Ideas - Air Date 8-24-22

New Generation Thinker Brendan McGeever traces the links between anti-Semitism now and pogroms in the former Soviet Union and the language used to describe this form of racism.


Ch. 10: Policing gender norms - VoicedMailer John


Ch. 12: Final comments on Jon Stewart discussing antisemitism and Dave Chapelle


Jon Stewart is right about how to fight antisemitism — and should maybe be our ‘spokesjew’

Jon Stewart is not our ‘spokesjew’ — he normalized hate speech

Original Interview:

Jon Stewart On Dave Chappelle, Kyrie Irving, And Kanye West - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - Air Date 11-15-22

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world)
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


Description: Horizontally split image. The top half is a black and white photo of Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) performing at a concert. The bottom half is a close-up, profile photo of Kyrie Irving on the basketball court holding a basketball near his face about to shoot.

Credit 1: “Kanye West Central Hall by Daniel Cruz Valle, Flickr | License: CC by 2.0 | Changes: Cropped

Credit 2: “Kyrie Irving by Erik Frost, Flickr | License: CC by 2.0 | Changes: Cropped


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