Podcast — August 28, 2018 at 6:42 am

This is your brain on Trump – with special guest Gil Duran, cohost of the FrameLab podcast with George Lakoff


That was the only Omarosa tape anyone ever needed to hear and it’s pretty much the best advice to stopping Trump: IGNORE HIM — and it’s the one strategy that definitely has not been tried.

Right here your brain is probably telling you, “How can you do that? He’s the president. He’s wrong on the internet. I need to own him or be owned!”

But what if we’re helping him? When Trump makes up a poll number or trade deal or pretends the wall is being built because a few fences are being replaced, he knows what happens. The lie gets reported and then it gets reported again by the fact checkers and then again and again and again until he’s off to a new lie that he’ll repeat again.

You may not want to believe that Donald Trump is good at anything but we’re only fooling ourselves when we focus on Trump’s slurs and lies. And the best brain science shows that by repeating his lies, we’re only helping spread them and make them more true to our brains. But what should we do about it? Can we just ignore the president of the United States? And if you’re so smart why are you talking about Trump right now?

If Trump is an addiction, I’m barely in step one of recognizing I have a problem. I try my best not to repeat, retweet or even quote retweet him but it’s not enough.

That’s why we wanted to have Gil Duran on, to give us an intervention and figure out how to best deal with Trump as we near the most important election of our lives.

Gil is the former Press Secretary for California governor Jerry Brown and Communications Director for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. He’s currently the host of the essential podcast about how to protect your brain from Trump – FrameLab with @GeorgeLakoff.

Gil Duran on Twitter: @GilDuran76

The FrameLab podcast with George Lakoff can be found HERE.

The Good– Women are the anti-Trump part XXXII
Melissa Deckman at The Washington Post: This survey shows why there’s never been a better time for women to run for office

The Bad — Trump is now on his 25th “wave” of judicial appointments
Jason Zengerle at The New York Times: How the Trump Administration Is Remaking the Courts

Jason Sattler at USA Today: Don’t consider Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court until Mueller investigation is over

The Shrugly ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ — The politicization of Mollie Tibbetts
Axios: Republicans want to make Mollie Tibbetts a household name

Luke Nozicka and Kevin Hardy at the Des Moines Register: ‘Today, we need to turn the page. We’re at the end of a long ordeal,’ Rob Tibbetts tells crowd at daughter’s funeral

Ian Haney López and Anat Shenker-Osorio at The Washington Post: The answer to GOP dog whistles? Democrats should talk more about race, not less.

Progressives Everywhere‘s Candidate of the Week (via @JordanZakarin): Let’s win Wisconsin! Support Tony Evers for governor along with Kriss Marion, Lee Snodgrass, and Julie Henszy for state senate.

Make a donation to support Tony Evers’ effort to defeat Scott Walker and become the new governor of Wisconsin HERE.

The show notes for Episode 10 of The GOTMFV Show are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/08/this-is-your-brain-on-trump-with-special-guest-gil-duran-from-the-framelab-podcast.html

Give us a five-star review at iTunes!

The GOTMFV Show Facebook page is HERE!

Music clips
Intro and transition music: You Dress Like an Asshole by Not The 1s
Progressives Everywhere intro/outro: They’re Everywhere by Jim’s Big Ego
Flint Water Crisis Update intro: Unclaimed by Mike Wagner/Total Strangers
Outro music: Complain (from the movie Bob Roberts) by David Robbins & Tim Robbins