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‘Meme Wars’
Long gone are the days when an internet meme could be expected to be an entertaining or informative message. Today, memes are often the work of political operatives intent on spreading misinformation and even hate speech. Learn all about it when Joan Donovan and Emily Dreyfuss join the Commonwealth Club to discuss “Meme Wars.”

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Commonwealth Club
‘Meme Wars’
Long gone are the days when an internet meme could be expected to be an entertaining or informative message. Today, memes are often the work of political operatives intent on spreading misinformation and even hate speech. Learn all about it when Joan Donovan and Emily Dreyfuss join the Commonwealth Club to discuss “Meme Wars.”
2:00 am – 9:00 am
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Low Wages, Forced Labor
The world's biggest sporting event brings mixed feelings for the workers who made it possible. The nation of Qatar leaned on migrant labor to build its World Cup stadiums. Some never came home. Allegations of low wages and forced labor.
9:00 am – 10:00 am
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Why Children Across the Globe Sing ‘Jingle Bells, Batman Smells’
Remember the playground chants, the jump rope songs, the weird little games you played as a kid that were part of your secret kid world? Scholars have a name for it: childlore. You might imagine, given all the differences between kids — country, culture, class, race, media consumption — that this childlore might be vastly different from place to place. But the strange thing is, many of the little things kids say and do, or draw in their notebooks, are remarkably similar across time and place. We’ll talk about the things kids do across cultures and how they spread and evolve.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
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What’s Your Podcast of the Year?
True crime. Gossip. Niche sports. Deep-dive history. The podcasts that have critics and podcasters hooked in 2022 vary. But what makes a good podcast in today’s saturated and corporate-shaped landscape? We’ll hear from a panel of podcast lovers about the shows that made them turn on episode notifications. And we want to hear from you: Whether your Spotify Wrapped called it your top podcast of 2022 or it’s what you play when you can’t sleep, we hear about your favorite podcasts this year.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Science Friday
Jazz Swing
You know that “swing” is important in music. But what is it? Can you explain swing with science? Plus, a conversation with Nobel Prize-winning chemist Carolyn Bertozzi.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Here & Now
New Slate
Congress has passed protections for same-sex and interracial marriages. Also, the Democratic party in the House got a new slate of leaders. Here & Now’s weekly roundtable discusses. Plus, holiday gift recommendations from NPR Books.
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