Category Archives: Radio and Podcasting

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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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 354: 97% Eclipse of the Heart

Guests: Jim Sowell of the Georgia Tech ObservatoryLisa Yaszek of Georgia Tech’s School of Literature, Media, and Communication, and Morris Cohen of Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

First broadcast August 18 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/08/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-august-18th-97-eclipse-of-the-heart-episode-354/

“Where did the 3% go?”

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Supercontext: Frozen

After viewing the blockbuster Disney princess film Frozen with actual little kids, we look at all the cooks in this corporate cartoon kitchen. With this many people involved, how did they pull it off? And is this cartoon whitewashed? Too feminist? Not feminist enough? How is this fairy tale defining gender and ethnicity for an entire generation?

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Supercontext: Dischord Records: Part II — State of the Union

In the second part of our series on Dischord Records, we look at the politics of Washington D.C.’s music scene going into the 1990s… when art met commerce. 

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 353: Salute Your Jorts!

Guests: Maria Sotnikova and Carter Sutherland of JORTSFEST.

First broadcast August 4 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/08/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-august-4th-salute-your-jorts-episode-353/

“It really was a joke.”

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Supercontext: Dischord Records: Part I — Flex Your Head

In the first of our two episodes on Dischord Records we look at the punk community of Washington D.C. in the 1980s and its conflicting ethics of politics, violence and drug abuse. Follow along with the story of Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson’s label until its redefining summer of 1985.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 352: More Publishing, More Problems

Guest: Dr. Mike Filler of Georgia Tech.

First broadcast July 28 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/07/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-july-28th-more-publishing-more-problems-episode-352/

“Let’s start with the good news first.”

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Supercontext: Hellboy: The Right Hand of Doom

Hellboy’s a charming, working class hero, despite being a demon’s spawn. We look at how creator Mike Mignola taps into the mythic simplicity of folk tales and how Hellboy itself has become a commodified franchise.

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