Episode 36: I Don’t Think I Have the Option to Remain Silent

In this episode, we talk to media studies researchers and teachers involved in protest, organizing, and public scholarship initiatives following the presidential election of 2016. Speaking with Carol Vernallis, Amanda Ann Klein, Chuck Tryon, Jorie Lagerwey, Jason Ruiz, we address a range of issues, from preparations for a Protecting the Commons workshop at SCMS 2017, to Console-ing Passions 2017 as a response to the political situation in North Carolina including HB2 and Moral Mondays, organizing local town halls, public scholarship and working abroad, the sanctuary campus movement, and pedagogical responsibilities. Throughout we feature audio excerpts (some submitted by listeners) from the Women’s March, town hall protests, and other events from recent weeks.

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Episode 35: Radio Free South Bend

 Recorded just before the inauguration, this episode takes two oblique angles on politics.  First, Stephanie Brown discusses helping students’ find their voice through a podcast assignment for her “Sex and Gender in the Media” class and shares snippets her students’ work. Speaking of podcasts, Chris and Michael discuss PodcastRE.org, an exciting new project for podcast fans and (especially) scholars. Then we bring you an interview with Paul Douglas Grant on political filmmaking and the role of the translator in film studies. Finally, as part of a new project on Protecting the Commons, we encourage you to send in YOUR audio of your responses and reactions to the new regime for episode 36.

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