All posts by Charlie

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 357: Fossils… in Glorious 3D!

Guest: Chad Hutchens, Head of Digital Collections, University of Wyoming Libraries.

First broadcast September 15 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/09/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-september-23rd-fossils-in-glorious-3d-episode-357/

“…unfettered by a carbonaceous film.”

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Supercontext: Laura Jane Grace, Tranny

With a provocative book title, Laura Jane Grace is reclaiming a slur and repurposing it for her story of struggling with gender dysphoria and self-destructive behavior. Guest Alyson McManus helps us unpack this experience into something universal, with which we can all identify.

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Supercontext: Steven Universe

Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar has developed a warm, well thought out approach to family cartoons. We look at her goals, Cartoon Network’s business plans and the fight in fandom over how this show represents diverse identities. 

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 356: Dischord Records is History

“Punk rock!”

First broadcast September 1 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/09/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-september-1st-dischord-records-is-history-episode-356/

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Supercontext: The Shelf Life of Movies

Past guest Swain Hunt (Sidebar, The Metronome) returns to discuss what makes movies hold up? We each tackle a film from the last 30 years of cinema and try to understand why they hold up for us: Bull Durham, Contact and V For Vendetta.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 355: Information Literacy for the Win!

Guests: Seth Porter and Karen Viars of the Georgia Tech Library.

First broadcast August 25 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/08/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-august-25th-information-literacy-for-the-win-episode-355/

“Information literacy is a life skill.”

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Supercontext: Johnny Cash, The American Recordings Series

It’s easy to connect with the symbol that is “Johnny Cash,” whether you’re a rebel, a wanderer, or even a Christian. But how do these contradictions come together as some kind of American identity? And how do these final recordings of a humble storyteller speak to our need for the man to come around?

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