Call It Like I See It proves that news and social commentary does not have to be manipulative or sensationalist to be interesting, so join hosts James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana as they take a weekly look at notable news stories, opinion pieces, or products of our culture and break down what they see.
The Push to Get Spotify to Rein in Joe Rogan; Also, How to Control Stress
Even in a global pandemic, fighting misinformation in an open society will always be an uphill battle, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the effort by hundreds of doctors, professors, scientists and health care to pressure Spotify into addressing covid-19 misinformation in The Joe Rogan Experience, its hugely popular podcast, and on its platform in general (01:40). The guys also take a look at how it may be possible to can take control over and harness stress to one’s benefit (38:23).
Dealing with the Pandemic Has People on Edge; Also, How You Can Buy Happiness
Reports of overly aggressive or abusive behavior in response to relatively minor slights appear to be increasing, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the extent to which the Covid-19 pandemic, along with other societal factors, have contributed to this (01:14). The guys also discuss research which suggests that money can buy happiness, if it is spent correctly in the right circumstances (31:19).
Revisiting the January 6th Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol With a Year’s Worth of Perspective
The January 6th Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was not just a historic incident but also the culmination of several trends in politics and media, so now with a year’s worth of perspective, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss some of the key factors that set the stage for the incident and consider whether enough has been done to identify (01:22) and reverse the trends that led some Americans to try to attack and overthrow their government of the people (38:21).
China’s Moral Ranking System is Both Foreign and Familiar; Also, Concerns of TMI on Medical Risks
The idea that a government would rank its citizens based on their moral conduct is probably jarring to most Americans, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how China’s social credit system appears to be a very foreign concept in some ways while also being very familiar in others (01:36). The guys also consider the concern that has been raised that the scientific breakthroughs which may allow cancer to be diagnosed extremely early could possibly be too much to handle for our psyches (35:16).
Netflix's "Behind the Curve" and the Belief in a Flat Earth
The belief that the Earth is flat persists in the 21st century, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at Behind the Curve, the 2018 documentary by Daniel J. Clark on Netflix and discuss what stands out about those who believe it, how the scientific community has responded, and the way certain aspects our humanity are illustrated through the topic in another installment of their Streaming Between the Lines series.
Public Health Warnings on Children’s Mental and Physical Health; Also, Americans’ Money Worries
Seeing reports from public health officials about the declining physical and mental health of children, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider how society may be failing he younger generations and what type of approach can turn things around (01:13). The guys also discuss why Americans in general appear to worry more about money than people from other places (29:55).
Dopest concept ever is to be equally skeptical of both the pro and the con.