Discover more from MindWar: The Psychological War on Democracy
Radicalized Pod: Episode 28
With Todd Helmus from RAND
As the January 6 Committee hearings are underway, we interview Todd Helmus, senior behavioral scientist at RAND, who has produced numerous studies on domestic extremism, Russian disinformation and how we fight back. We also chat with Adrian Goldberg of Byline Radio about the impact of dark money on UK politics.
0:00 - Intro
0:31 - Heidi Cuda’s Frontloaded
6:36 - Word Phrase of the Week: “Will to Power”
13:33 - Why it Matters by High Fidelity
28:50 - Brief Legal Briefs with Sean Conner
32:37 - Jim Stewartson's Hellscape
48:02 - Interview with Adrian Goldberg
1:02:14 - Interview with Todd Helmus
****** Guest socials: Twitter: @helmus Website: https://www.rand.org/about/people/h/h...
Bio: Todd C. Helmus is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. He specializes in disinformation, terrorism, and social media. Helmus' latest research focuses on ways to counter Russian disinformation campaigns in the United States and Europe and assess the impact of international counter violent extremism campaigns. His research also focuses on preventing violent extremism in the U.S. military, identifying ways to enlist key influencers in support of U.S. strategic communications, and detecting and countering online conspiracy theories. Helmus has served as a deployed advisor to U.S. commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan and led studies on U.S. efforts to train Afghan special operations forces. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Wayne State University.
Adrian Goldberg: @goldbergradio @bylineradio
RADICALIZED: Truth Survives is a weekly investigative podcast exposing the strategies and techniques used in disinformation and the rise of far-right extremism with Heidi Cuda, Jim Stewartson, High Fidelity, and Sean Conner. New episode every Monday morning at 8:00am CST.