THE YES MEN reveal the difference between performance art and activism
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Now I love to interview and award folks who try and save the world for a living, or, at least, make a tangible difference and no one has done so with the ingenuity, on point research, and chutzpah of THE YES MEN. Who are The Yes Men? I like to think of them as the people's lobbyist. They create non-violent campaigns, often including pranks, to confront social injustice. The Yes Men shed light on corporations that have acted irresponsibly, unethically, and unnecessarily hurt our planet and fellow humans. www.theyesmen.org
In this episode I spoke with one of the founding fathers of The Yes Men, Andy Bichlbaum, and another social activist Sean Devlin. Devlin, who is Canadian, has also conducted on point, savvy campaigns to shed light on social injustices brought on by major corporations and also involved with The Yes Men's lab. Much like MIT's Media Lab, The Yes Men's Lab is housed at a University, in this case NYU, and enables social activists to develop their own projects and learn from one another and, of course, from the Yes Men. Wait, they can tell you all about it if you listen to this podcast!