Monthly Archives: January 2018

Teaching podcasting in ENGL1101

I teach a podcasting session. One class had a collective Twitter list for their three sections, and I was able to see reactions to my teaching throughout the process after the sessions, and I was delighted by the students’ response:

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 370: Report From K-12

“I have to talk about the Ramones!”

Guest: Tim Nielson of Marietta High School.

First broadcast January 26 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/01/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-january-26th-report-from-k-12-episode-370/

 

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Supercontext: X-Men: Grand Design (with guest Ed Piskor)

This comic book project stitches together the most important moments from decades (and thousands of pages) of X-Men comics. We talk to cartoonist Ed Piskor about his production process, the comics market and the relevance of the X-Men’s themes in the present day.

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Supercontext: The Melvins, (A) Senile Animal

This band has been creating experimental music for 35 years. So we look at the moment when they doubled down by teaming up with musicians from Big Business. We confront our own subjectivity about music and examine how to make a living from something creative like this long-running doom machine.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 368: Data Visualization

“How many times are we going to say ‘visualization’?”

Guest: Ximin Mi of the Georgia Tech Library.

First broadcast January 12 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/01/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-january-12th-data-visualization-episode-368/

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Supercontext: The Deuce, Season One

David Simon and George Pelecanos’ show makes us uncomfortable about sex work. But it’s to better understand capitalism. We discuss their exploration of community, corruption and the production of both this show and the labor that inspired it.

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Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

We try to unpack what little is known about this author, while providing a “succinct” description of the book. Along the way we discuss the publishing industry, book awards, obscenity, themes and the mythical reputation this tome has garnered over the years.

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