Estrin was skeptical. The left also has deployed bite-size videos to sway millennials, albeit with less success. Inequality Media , founded in by former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and filmmaker Jacob Kornbluth, has produced about shorts, most featuring Reich.
PragerU also finds strength in diversity, racial and otherwise. I visited Prager in Los Angeles with no assurance I could quote him. He had agreed initially only to answer questions by email, but he said I could come see how he operates. He suggested I drop by his studio at 10 a.
Prager broadcasts weekdays from 9 a. Unlike, say, Limbaugh, his show is guest-driven, but not all his guests are political. One December lineup featured former Trump surrogate Sebastian Gorka followed by a local rabbi.
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His ability to pivot—after an ad break for Blinds. Although he professes that our civilization is in imminent danger, Prager can be disdainful of big policy ideas, as if what matters most are small things, like a hug or a good song. Estrin, similarly dressed, sits across from Prager, juggling production matters. The semiformality, combined with the simplicity of the messages, brings to mind a hangout session with Mr. Rogers—albeit one with the remnants of a Brooklyn accent.
Green thought Prager, with his knowledge and charm, would make a great host for Religion on the Line , a show featuring conversations with different faith leaders. Indeed, Prager was a hit, at one point garnering a 12 share—12 percent of all listeners in the market—in his Sunday time slot.
Green was so impressed he gave Prager a daily show that was picked up nationally. Prager now broadcasts on KRLA and writes a syndicated column. Besides the occasional shared gig, they are co-producing a documentary about free speech on campus.
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Prager seems to think he has the soul of a hawkish Democrat from an era before Roe v. When a man could speak his mind without worrying about being politically correct, women expressed little need for feminism, and few people questioned the Judeo-Christian civic order.
In fact, his commitment to civility and reasoned discourse distinguishes him from other talk-radio hosts in tone and substance. The billion views, the million Facebook uniques—what do these numbers mean? Most of us are fairly ignorant about most things, so what happens when our outlook on a subject is based largely on one slick, accessible video? The formula is simple enough—a broad range of presenters and topics, a consistent supply of new product, aggressive promotion—but Estrin thinks the real key is brevity.
Even the YouTube videos in the popular Crash Course series are 10 to 12 minutes— too long. And Estrin is surprised. Tim Murphy. Mark Oppenheimer. David Corn. Dan Friedman. Kara Voght. Jacob Rosenberg. Becca Andrews. Nathalie Baptiste. Abigail Weinberg.
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