Monthly Archives: October 2016

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 323: Question My Authority II: Peer Review


Guest: Mike Filler of Georgia Tech’s School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. 

First broadcast October 28 2016.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2016/10/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-october-28th-2016-question-my-authority-ii-peer-review-episode-323/

“As scientists, we shouldn’t be thinking ‘How do I get this into a journal?'”

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Supercontext: John Carpenter’s “Apocalypse Trilogy”


Filmmaker John Carpenter describes The Thing, Prince of Darkness, and In the Mouth of Madness as his “Apocalypse Trilogy.” With the expertise of special guest Jack Bennett, we aim to find out why. It may have something to do with cosmic horror, nihilism, misanthropy and the futility of human existence.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 322: Serendipity and the Digital


Guest: Kate Joranson of the University of Pittsburgh libraries

First broadcast October 21 2016.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2016/10/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-october-21st-2016-serendipity-and-the-digital-episode-322/

“Can we recreate those moments of accidental discovery in our digital library environments?”

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Supercontext: East of West


While examining Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta’s sci-fi/western comic EAST OF WEST, we consider big ideas, character development and representation of diversity in storytelling. Also, with all its violence, sex and philosophy… would this make the perfect HBO series?

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 321: EveryLibrary II: Four Year Check-in


Guest: John Chrastka of EveryLibrary.

First broadcast October 14 2016.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2016/10/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-october-14th-2016-everylibrary-ii-four-year-check-in-episode-321/

“Hearts, minds, action… and money.”

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Supercontext: PJ Harvey, The Hope Six Demolition Project


PJ Harvey’s latest album is her interpretation of the ironies of war. So why are Washington D.C. politicians criticizing it? And how did its production in a public setting contribute to Harvey’s overall artistic project?

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Lost in the Stacks, ENCORE Episode 207: “The NSA Show”


Part 1 of SURVEILLANCE AND BIG BRO

Guest: Dr. Aaron Santesso of Georgia Tech’s School of Literature, Media, and Communication.

First broadcast May 9 2014.

Playlist available at http://bit.ly/1hCOh0F

“Please try to collect all the information you can and make sure nothing bad happens.”

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Supercontext: Jessica Jones, Season One


Why didn’t the dark Marvel superhero Netflix series “Jessica Jones” live up to our expectations? We look at the intersection of corporate entertainment, feminism and creativity to find out. Along the way we uncover the creepy secret of how your binge watching is being tracked by telephone surveillance.

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