Putin Meddled in the 2016 Election. His Plans for 2020 Are Even Worse.
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On our first episode of Season 2 of George Takei's " Oh Myyy Pod!" podcast, host George Takei and co-host Todd Beeton sit down with with Dr. Timothy Snyder, author of The Road to Unfreedom, and Andrea Chalupa, author of Orwell and The Refugees: The Untold Story of Animal Farm, to explore Russia's hacking of the 2016 elections and the efforts to hack the 2020 election as well.

Listen below to hear Dr. Snyder discuss why destabilizing democracy is such an important part of Putin's agenda.

And listen to the rest of our second season below.

CW: Suicide

There is so much to learn in life.

And once you acquire certain things mentally, you regret it.

How much 411 have you come across over time that made you think... "How can I unlearn that?"

Yeah, not possible.

Knowledge is power and sometimes it's a nightmare.

Don't we have enough to keep us up at night?

Damn curiosity.

Well let's do some learning.

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The truth matters.

Something one would think was a given in modern society.

Yet all over the world, there are people so unbelievably stubborn, that they simply refuse to believe the facts.

Sometimes even when presented with evidence.

This could be for something menial, such as refusing to believe that a cotton candy was actually invented by a dentist.

But sometimes, refusing to believe the truth could have serious consequences, up to and including climate change, the effectiveness of masks, and the disproportionate amount of gun violence in the US.

Redditor Lady_Of_The_Water was curious about the many things, both frivolous and serious, people refused to believe were true, leading them to ask:

"Whats something someone thought you were wrong about and ridiculed you for it, but it turns out you were right?"
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