Category Archives: Radio and Podcasting

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.

Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Please support the show by purchasing it through our affiliate store:

Additional Resources:

 


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?

Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Please support the show by purchasing it through our affiliate store:

Additional Resources:


Lost in the Stacks, Episode 440: Things New and Strange

Guest: Dr. Wayne Clough of the Smithsonian and Georgia Tech.

First broadcast September 27 2019.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2019/09/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-september-27th-things-new-and-strange-episode-440/

The Smithsonian is emphatically NOT America’s attic.”

 


Supercontext: A Zed and Two Noughts

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

This 1985 Peter Greenaway film approaches storytelling with the perspective that there is no meaning to reality despite our organized attempts to create it. We talk about how Greenaway uses the traditions of Dutch paintings and anatomical animal studies to get this message across or frustrate us by trying.

Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Please support the show by purchasing it through our affiliate store:

Additional Resources:

 


Lost in the Stacks, Episode 439: Graffiti Kings

Guest: Randy Gue of the Rose Library at Emory Libraries.

First broadcast September 20 2019.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2019/09/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-september-20th-graffiti-kings-episode-439/

“That’s an Atlanta joke that some of you got.”


Supercontext: Takeshi Kitano’s Dolls

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

This 2002 Japanese art film is slow, meticulously shot, and has wonderful, ornate costumes. We discuss how it was influenced by a form of traditional puppetry but should be approached more like a meditative painting.

 

Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Please support the show by purchasing it through our affiliate store:

Additional Resources: