Our conversations about media literacy, conspiracies, culture wars, and the Apollo Moon landings continue! The current generation of youth has been exposed to more conspiracy theories about the Apollo Moon landings and many other topics than any previous generation. What are we going to do about this as educators and parents? This is a serious media literacy challenge, and the project connected to this audio recording provides some answers to this question. This podcast is a recording of a livestreamed conversation between Brian Turnbaugh (@wegotwits) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) on July 6, 2020, discussing a proposed workshop at the virtual version of the Summer Institute on Digital Literacy (digiuri.com) coming to a screen near you July 19-24, 2020. This is the part two of these shared conversations. Please refer to the shownotes of our podcast on speedofcreativity.org for links to part 1 of this conversation, our Google Doc with our developing resources, and more. The proposed title of this workshop and lesson is now something like, “Fact or Fiction? Apollo Moon Landings,” although this final title is still up for grabs. Wes has been invited to share a keynote based on these ideas at the upcoming virtual “Mountain Moot” July 16, 2020. (Register FREE to attend on mountainmoot.com) This project continues to be a “work in progress” and is being refined / expanded. We welcome your feedback. All project resources are available on medialiteracy.wesfryer.com/concw. Please use the hashtag #ConCW to share related resources! Thanks to our livestream viewers who shared great ideas and asked good questions in our StreamYard.com powered chat room during this broadcast.


  1. Video version on YouTube (1 hour, 24 minutes)
  2. Part 1 of this conversation: Podcast473: Brainstorming About “Conspiracies and Culture Wars” with Brian Turnbaugh and Wesley Fryer
  3. Brian Turnbaugh (@wegotwits)
  4. Wes Fryer (@wfryer)
  5. Our Google Doc of project, workshop and lesson ideas
  6. Summer Institute on Digital Literacy (July 19-24, 2020)
  7. Mountain Moot July 15-17, 2020 (@mtmoot)
  8. SIFT Web Literacy Strategy (@holden)
  9. Noam Chomsky: The five filters of the mass media
  10. Project Website: “Conspiracies and Culture Wars”
  11. Project Twitter hashtag: #ConCW
  12. Lesson website: “Fact or Fiction? Apollo Moon Landings” (NOTE: This is a lesson under development and is not finalized!!!)

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