Monthly Archives: May 2018

Supercontext: Doug Loves Movies

This 12-year running comedy game show features celebrities from the entertainment industry celebrating their love of cinema. But it’s also a fascinating intersection between business and marijuana culture. We discuss its trajectory alongside the legalization of the drug here in parts of the United States.
 
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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 380: “What’s New in the Public Domain?”

Guest: Laura Burtle, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communications and Digital Library Services at the Georgia State University Library

First broadcast May 18, 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/05/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-may-18th-whats-new-in-the-public-domain-episode-384/

THIS EPISODE IS DECLARED TO BE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN (except for the music)

 

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Supercontext: The Divided States of Hysteria by Howard Chaykin

This controversial comic series about terrorism and identity politics predicts a dystopia that not everyone is willing to agree with. We look at the angry arguments from both Howard Chaykin and his detractors about whether this is artistic expression or just shock value. And… we ask what no one else seems to address. Does Chaykin’s story successfully meet its intended goal?

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 383: Open Access in the Global South

Guest: Dr. Leslie Chan of the University of Toronto Scarborough.

First broadcast on May 11 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/05/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-may-11th-open-access-in-the-global-south-episode-383/

“Why are we changing the map?”

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Supercontext: Minisode 002

As long-time listeners know, one of our hosts is moving across the country, and our production schedule has been disrupted.

To ease the transition, this week’s Supercontext is a shortened, totally subjective chat about what media we have been consuming and enjoying.

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PROSE

AUDIO

COMICS

TV

MOVIES

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Supercontext: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris

We look into the story behind-the-scenes of this surprisingly profound comic: from Ferris’ struggle with West Nile virus, to the book’s seizure en route through the Panama Canal. In addition, we discuss Ferris’ theme of “personal monster dilemmas” and how the process of creating this was like melting valuable dross from gold.

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