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May 11, 2023 The Lever
On this week’s Lever Time: David unpacks the dangerous influence of PragerU with the hosts of The Audit podcast.
🎧 LEVER TIME: This Right-Wing “University” Is Coming For Your Kids
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In this week’s episode of Lever Time, David Sirota is joined by Josh Olson and Dave Anthony, hosts of The Audit podcast, to discuss the dangerous influence of the conservative media network Prager University (also known as PragerU).

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PragerU has become one of the most successful peddlers of right-wing propaganda, as their professionally produced short-form videos often go viral on YouTube and Facebook. Though they originally made videos for adults, PragerU’s “educational content” has pivoted towards children and their parents in recent years. Now, shockingly, PragerU videos are finding their way into the American education system, as teachers across the country use PragerU content in their classrooms, with or without the consent of students and their parents.

This season of The Audit focuses specifically on PragerU, digging into how this propaganda organization got its start, where it gets its money from, and how it's attempting to indoctrinate America’s children.

A rough transcript of the episode is available here.

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