First Excerpt: Selling Crack To Children

Shit is happening fast and I haven’t updated this website in a long time! The book is out next week. The first excerpt is out in the world today thanks to New York magazine—enjoy!

I spent two dismal days popping in and out of sessions at the Ad:Tech conference trying to get a better handle on this process. The conference, at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, was a sprawling affair attended by thousands of smiling sharks from all corners of the advertising industry. In the expo hall, vendors peddling unregulated dietary supplements competed with dodgy exhibitors promising to “buy and deliver” web traffic. Without rampant, unchecked fraud, I came to realize, the entire digital media business would collapse.

And check out these blurbs! I’m very happy with these blurbs. For instance,

“In the spirit of George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London, Corey Pein takes us on a gonzo misadventure through the underbelly of Silicon Valley…A helluva ride.”
—JOE HAGAN
author of Sticky Fingers

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News From Nowhere Ep. 23

Podiversary (Free! Highlight Show)

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This is first free public show since we moved to a weekly subscription program, featuring clips from Corey’s interviews with Ken Silverstein (Washington Babylon), Klint Finley (Wired), Michael Brooks (Majority Report/TMBS), and Shane (Beast Coast).

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News From Nowhere Ep. 17

Camping Trip (with Andrea Pitzer)

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Corey talks concentration camps, from Auschwitz to Guantanamo, with Andrea Pitzer, author of One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps.

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News From Nowhere Ep. 16

Fire and Fury (with Tim Shorrock and Jason Wilson)

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Corey Pein receives a report from Jason Wilson in Charlottesville, and speaks to Tim Shorrock about North Korea.

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News From Nowhere Ep. 15

Media for the Apocalypse (with Jason Wilson and Michael Brooks)

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Corey talks to Jason Wilson about the far-right media landscape, from AmRen to Infowars, and to Michael Brooks about podcasts, persuasion, and power.

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News From Nowhere Ep. 14

The Online Culture Wars

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Corey Pein chats with Angela Nagle about her new book “Kill All Normies.”

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News From Nowhere Ep. 13

The Secret Policeman at the Marathon

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Corey Pein talks about the Spanish Civil War with writer and historian Adam Hochschild.

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News From Nowhere Ep. 12

Techies and Tankies

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Corey Pein discusses tankies with Michael Brooks and all things life-extending with Elmo Keep.

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News From Nowhere Ep. 11

Against the Fascist Creep

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Corey Pein traces the history of 20th century fascism with Alexander Reid Ross, the author of Against the Fascist Creep (AK Press, 2017).

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News From Nowhere Ep. 10

Hashtag Resistance

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Corey Pein talks to Michael Brooks about his Baffler piece, coauthored with David Slavick, on the failure of institutional centrism to provide adequate resistance to the far right. The piece was “No Time for a Negative Peace.”

Corey also speaks to “Louise Mensch,” the former British Tory MP and current prolific Twitter influencer, and Hannah Gais, Bafflerite and soon-to-be scholar of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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