Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World

Naomi Klein
In Conversation With Cory Doctorow
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Episode Summary

In her bestselling books, celebrated activist and public intellectual Naomi Klein documents the effects of branding, austerity, and climate profiteering on our societies and our souls. Using her own story of an antithetical doppelganger, she looks at what she refers to as the "Mirror World" of our destabilized present, full of doubles and confusion. This is just the beginning of her part comic memoir and part chilling reportage about the world we’re living in and a path beyond confusion and despair.

Klein was in conversation with the Canadian-British blogger, journalist, and science fiction author Cory Doctorow.

Participant(s) Bio

Naomi Klein is the award-winning author of international bestsellers including This Changes EverythingThe Shock DoctrineNo LogoNo Is Not Enough, and On Fire, which have been published in more than thirty-five languages. She is an associate professor in the department of geography at the University of British Columbia, the founding codirector of UBC’s Centre for Climate Justice, and an honorary professor of Media and Climate at Rutgers University. Her writing has appeared in leading publications around the world, and she is a columnist for The Guardian.

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist and journalist. He is the author of many books, including Red Team Blues, a science fiction crime thriller; Chokepoint Capitalism, nonfiction about monopoly and creative labor markets; the Little Brother series for young adults; In Real Life, a graphic novel; and the picture book Poesy the Monster Slayer. His latest book is The Internet Con. In 2020, he was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.