S03E12 – Trigger Warnings and the Military Industrial Complex

In this episode of Finding Common Battle Grounds, Ryan and Tommy tackle two topics: trigger warnings and the military industrial complex. On the first topic, a review article examining the efficacy of trigger warnings was just published illustrating that they often have the opposite of the intended effect, increasing people’s anxiety and making it more likely people will watch the content. The general recommendation is that they shouldn’t be used. We discuss our takes on this (shocker – we agree). We then turn to some recent news clips about the war in Ukraine and the war between Israel and Hamas that illustrate that an underlying calculation in war efforts in the US is the ability of US companies to profit from the war effort. We discuss this and again find substantial agreement.

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