Monthly Archives: October 2019

Supercontext: The Weird and the Eerie by Mark Fisher

This collection of non-fiction essays attempts to define two modes of storytelling by providing examples of each from popular culture. We talk about how Fisher’s argument fits into our larger discussions of horror stories and how his definitions may be useful for considering the end of capitalism.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 441: The CASE Act

satirical copyright graphic

Guest: Philip Burrus of the Burrus Intellectual Property Law Group in Atlanta, GA

First broadcast October 11, 2019.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2019/10/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-october-11th-the-case-act-episode-440/

“I do worry sometimes about how governments implement noble causes.”


Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse, Season 1

Thank you to our Co-producer patron Kevin Wetter for selecting this week’s topic!

This 2009 TV show, helmed by Joss Whedon, was meant to be a thematic exploration of identity and sexuality but many have argued about its problematic story. Was that because of corporate interference or Whedon’s own issues with feminist representation?

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