Podcast: Never, ever, explain satire (plus plenty of COVID-19)
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Welcome to the latest episode of the Into Africa podcast created in partnership with African Arguments. Into Africa is a fortnightly podcast series by the Center for Strategic & International Studies. Every third episode is put together in collaboration with African Arguments.
This episode, featuring African Arguments editor James Wan, asks:
Can humour be leveraged to spark political change? Bruce Wharton (former US Ambassador to Zimbabwe), James Wan (African Arguments), and Nkechi Nwabudike (The Other News) join host Judd Devermont to discuss the role of satire in African media, politics, and diplomacy. Guests also discuss the government of Zimbabwe’s comments on COVID-19 and the challenge of holding free and fair elections during the pandemic. This is our sixth episode in partnership with African Arguments.
- Surviving COVID-19: Fragility, Resilience and Inequality in Zimbabwe (African Arguments, Ian Scoones)
- Pandemic at the Polls (CSIS, Judd Devermont)
- Satire: BP praised for ambition to destroy Africa but potentially a bit slower (African Arguments, James Wan)
- Writing about “that kind of country” in a time of coronavirus (African Arguments, Jess Auerbach)