Monthly Archives: February 2017

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 335: Digital Resilience


Part 3 of DIGITAL RESILIENCE

Guest: Dawn Wright of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI).

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/02/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-february-24th-digital-resilience-episode-335/

First broadcast February 24 2017.

“It’s like balancing a checkbook, keeping things in order.”

 

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Supercontext: Sicario


Sicario is a 2015 action/thriller about the difference between the drug war and the “War on Drugs.” We look at its complex themes and try to understand arguments about its portrayal of a strong female character, as well as life on the other side of the border. 

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 334: Preserving Decision-Making Data


Part 2 of DIGITAL RESILIENCE

Guest: Mary Molinaro of the Digital Preservation Network (DPN)

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/02/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-february-17th-preserving-decision-making-data-episode-334/

First broadcast February 17 2017.

Did you figure it out? Of course you didn’t. You don’t have any data.”

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Supercontext: Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire


Some call Pale Fire the best novel of the 20th century. So we interrogate what that means by diving into literary criticism about postmodernism, hypertextuality, authorial intent, unreliable narrators and more.

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Supercontext: Who Killed Mulaney?


What went wrong with comedian John Mulaney’s debut sitcom? Was it network interference? Formatting? Or did the creator just take on too much? We discuss the differences between irony and sincerity in television humor to try to understand this show’s cancellation.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 332: This is What Democracy Sounds Like


Guests: Danielle Russell and Katrina Vandeven of the Women’s March on Washington Archives Project.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/02/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-february-3rd-this-is-what-democracy-sounds-like-episode-332/

First broadcast February 3 2017.

“What do you want to remember about today?”

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Supercontext: Girls To The Front: Kathleen Hanna’s Activism


Special guest Cristen Conger (Unladylike, Stuff Mom Never Told You) helps us unpack the activism of musician Kathleen Hanna. After the January 2017 Women’s Marches we look at Hanna’s methods of protest, including Riot Grrrl, articulation and disruption.

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