Matt Furie speaks out about Pepe the Frog becoming a hate symbol The Anti Defamation League has officially designated Pepe the Frog as a hate symbol. Pepe is the stoned cartoon frog that’s been showing up in racist imagery from the alt-right, but he started as a symbol of just chilling out. Los Angeles based cartoonist Matt Furie debuted Pepe in a web comic in 2005. Furie spoke with Press Play about how his cartoon has been hijacked.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?