FrameLab returns!

Incisive analysis of politics, language and your brain in an era of rising authoritarianism

FrameLab returns!

The FrameLab podcast is relaunching!

In the coming weeks, we will bring back our podcast – focused on politics, language and your brain – which has attracted thousands of listeners from all around the world. We’ll also write a regular newsletter focused the roles of framing, cognitive science and propaganda techniques in the global political discourse.

Please enter your email here on Substack so that we can deliver smart takes and penetrating analysis directly to your email inbox.

For those of you already familiar with our work: We hope you will continue to listen and read. For those of you who are new to FrameLab, the first episode of the podcast, “How Republicans Really Think,” is a good place to start.

Or you can check out this op-ed we wrote for The Guardian during the Trump years, which explains how the former president’s natural grasp of linguistic strategies allowed him to dominate both the press and his political opposition.

For a deeper analysis, this essay on “Understanding Trump” succinctly explains why Trump – and authoritarian leaders like him – attract so much support.

We look forward to continuing this work as we head into the midterm elections.

To get started, please feel free to ask a question – either here on Substack, or on Twitter or Facebook – and let us know what you’d like us to address in our next episode.

About Us:

Dr. George Lakoff retired as Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at UC Berkeley and is author of the New York Times-bestselling “The ALL NEW Don’t Think of An Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate,” “Metaphors We Live By,” and “Moral Politics.”

Gil Durán spent over a decade as a communications advisor to California politicians before returning to journalism as opinion editor of The Sacramento Bee. He now serves as opinion editor of the San Francisco Examiner.

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