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Conversations and Perspectives
59 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Culture Wars #4 – A Conversation with Iona Italia: Dance, Death, and Parsi Identity
Iona Italia hosts the podcast “Two for Tea”. Consider listening to her great podcast and becoming a Patron. Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/two-for-tea-with-iona-italia-and-helen-pluckrose/id1417717946 Sticher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tea-for-two-with-iona-italia-and-helen-pluckrose TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Politics/Two-for-Tea-with-Iona-Italia-and-Helen-Pluckrose-p1145932/
40 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Culture Wars #3 – Rod and Pam from Twitter Talk about Racism and White Fragility
Pam and I follow each other on Twitter. On a whim, I asked her if she wouldn’t mind speaking with me about her views on the culture wars. It was a wonderful conversation.Follow Pam on Twitter @pammalamma
38 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Culture Wars #2 – Stereotypes, Discrimination, and Systemic…Ableism?
The current focus in the UK and US is on racism. However, people who are dealing with mental illness may also suffer from stereotypes and discrimination. I speak with Deborah Mann from Bipolarline about “Ableism”.
56 minutes | Jun 28, 2020
Culture Wars #1 – A Conversation about Critical Theory, White Privilege, and White Fragility
In this conversation, I speak with Dr. Audra Lawson, a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom. We begin our conversation discussing how academics go about doing research, and then we discuss two of the more contentious issues in academia today – White Privilege and White Fragility.
75 minutes | Jun 28, 2020
Social Isolation #9 – Pandemic + Social Isolation = Mental Illness
In this conversation, I speak for the second time with Deborah Mann. Ms. Mann is the host of the YouTube Channel Bipolarline. This time we talk about the increase in mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
46 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
Social Isolation #8 – Leadership and Loneliness
My conversation with Crina Hoyer and Kirsten Barron, the creators of “Crina and Kirsten Get to Work”. We talk about leadership and loneliness from a feminist perspective.
4 minutes | Dec 25, 2019
Social Isolation #6 – (Special Edition) Using Rituals to Combat Loneliness During the Holidays
This is a special “holiday” edition of my loneliness series. I use the famous sociologist Emile Durkheim, and his theories on rituals to give advice on dealing with loneliness.
12 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Social Isolation #4 – “Alone Together”, The Problem with Diversity
Most people in Western society see diversity – racial, religious, sexual – as a positive. I am one of those people. But I want to talk about what happens to individuals in diverse societies. I believe that, despite the benefits, diversity leads to less real connections between people.
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