Monthly Archives: June 2018

Learning To Die In The Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization, by Roy Scranton

This treatise on climate change argues that we should just accept that our civilization is going to die. We might survive however, by remembering our cultural heritage. We discuss Scranton’s experience at war, as well as the variety of reactions to his claim that we should just confront our own mortality, even when we’re posting to social media.

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Supercontext: Refused – The Shape of Punk To Come: A Chimerical Bombination in 12 Bursts

We discuss the history of this influential record in light of the band’s breakup and subsequent reformation. We also examine their rhetoric of anti-capitalism in relation to the production and distribution of this album.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 385: Here There Be Sea Dragons

Guest: Dr Laura Hoopes of the Georgia Aquarium.

First broadcast June 1 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/06/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-june-1st-here-there-be-sea-dragons-episode-385/

“The science of caring for aquatic and terrestrial animals.”

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Supercontext: The Hurt Locker

This 2008 military film claims to be about realism and a soldier’s addiction to war. But we learn that despite writer Mark Boal and director Kathryn Bigelow’s best intentions, it doesn’t accurately reflect the experience of veterans.

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