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Media and the End of the World Podcast
25 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
064 – New Studio and Ivermectin
51 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
063 – Is This Thing Still On?
Adam and Ralph reunite after a year and a half hiatus to fire up the ol’ podcast.
47 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
062 – Media Literacy and Corona
Spencer Brayton is Library Manager at Waubonsee Community College (Sugar Grove, IL and Aurora, IL). His research interests focus on the convergence of media literacy and information literacy. Together with Natasha Casey, he has co-authored several articles in this area. He has presented at and/or served in various capacities for the following organizations: National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), Canadian Association of Academic Librarians (CAPAL), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Critical Media Literacy Conference, International Media Literacy Research Symposium, and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). He maintains a website and blog, “Converging Spaces,” at https://spencerbrayton.wordpress.com/ Natasha Casey is associate professor of communications at Blackburn College (Carlinville, Illinois) where she teaches media and information literacy, communication theory and other courses in the English and Communications department. She holds a Ph.D. in communication studies from McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada). Her research interests include critical race theory and critical media and information literacy. She currently serves on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Media Literacy Education. Read her media and information literacy blog, “No Silos” at www.natashacasey.com Belinha S. De Abreu, Ph.D., is a global media literacy educator. She served as an International Expert to the Forum on Media & Information Literacy for UNESCO’s Communication & Information Section. Her research interests include media and information literacy education, educational technology, global perspectives, critical thinking, privacy & big data, young adults, and teacher training. Dr. De Abreu serves as the Vice President for the National Telemedia Council (NTC), and is the founder of the International Media Literacy Research Symposium which has been held in the USA and Portugal. She is the author of Teaching Media Literacy (ALA: Neal-Schuman, 2019), Mobile Learning through Digital Media Literacy (Peter Lang, 2017), author/co-editor of the International Handbook of Media Literacy Education (Routledge, 2017)
50 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
061 – Anna Kornbluh and Daniela Garofalo
Today’s guest are Anna Kornbluh and Daniela Garofalo. Anna Kornbluh’s research and teaching interests center on Victorian literature and Critical Theory, with a special emphasis in formalism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, and theory of the novel. She is the author of The Order of Forms: Realism, Formalism, and Social Space (University of Chicago 2019), Marxist Film Theory and Fight Club (Bloomsbury “Film Theory in Practice” series, 2019), and Realizing Capital: Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form (Fordham UP 2014). Her current research concerns impersonality, objectivity, mediation, and abstraction as residual faculties of the literary in privatized urgent times. She is the founding facilitator of two scholarly cooperatives: V21 Collective and InterCcECT. Daniela Garofalo specializes in British Romantic literature with an interest in the early British Victorian period and Lacanian theory. Her first book, Manly Leaders in Nineteenth-Century British Literature(SUNY, 2008), focuses on political theory and gender studies. Her second book, Women, Love, and Commodity Culture in British Romanticism (Ashgate, 2012), considers connections between economic theory, gender studies, and Lacanian theory. She is also the co-editor, with David Sigler, of Lacan and Romanticism (SUNY 2019). Prof. Garofalo has published essays on Jane Austen, Lord Byron, Thomas Carlyle, William Godwin, John Keats, and Emily Brontë. She teaches courses on Romantic and Victorian literature, and critical theory. Prof. Garofalo served as chair of the English department from May 2014 to June 2019.
45 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
060 – Business Media and the Coronavirus
This episode’s guest is Rick Dunham is co-director of the Global Business Journalism program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He was Washington bureau chief of the Houston Chronicle from 2007-13 and also served as Hearst Newspapers Washington bureau chief from 2009 to 2012.
39 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
059 : Lina Ortega and the “Indians for Indians” Radio Archive
to find the links for the “Indians for Indians” archive, go to: https://libraries.ou.edu/content/native-voices-over-airwaves-exhibition-recordings-available-nov-14
55 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
058 – Media and the End of Star Wars?
Adam and Ralph are joined by Keegan Long-Wheeler to discuss Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian, and all things Star Wars.
61 minutes | Jan 10, 2020
057 – Mike Caulfield RETURNS!
50 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
056 – Baseball, Facebook Libra, Internet Archive
49 minutes | Oct 5, 2019
055 – Eric Stover, Human Rights Researcher
Eric Stover is Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health, University of California at Berkeley. Stover has built the Human Rights Center into a premier interdisciplinary research and policy center that is highly regarded nationally and internationally. He is a pioneer in utilizing empirical research methods to address emerging issues in human rights and international humanitarian law.
47 minutes | Oct 4, 2019
054 – Apple TV+, Top Grossing Films
44 minutes | Aug 22, 2019
053 – Tumblr, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, El Paso and Dayton
In this episode, Ralph and Adam discuss a handful of topics including Automattic acquiring Tumblr, the experience of going to the movie theater, the film The Last Black Man in San Francisco, and the recent shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH.
83 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
052 – Stranger Things 3
Adam and Ralph are joined once again by Yvette Walker. In this episode, we venture into the Upside Down and recap the third season of Stranger Things, which is available on Netflix. #JusticeForBarb Stranger Things
55 minutes | Jul 17, 2019
051 – Italy, Food Writing, and Twitter
Adam and Ralph catch up after a month of travel.
44 minutes | Jun 7, 2019
050 – Half a Hundred! GoT Finale, Jeopardy Records
Adam and Ralph’s 50th (!) episode of Media and the End of the World. We have a meta podcast about the podcast and also talk about the Game of Thrones finale (which neither of us have watched) and other media musings.
43 minutes | Apr 26, 2019
049 – Pop Culture Academia, Screen Time, and Automated Delivery
Adam and Ralph discuss Ralph’s recent trip to a Pop Culture conference. We also discuss screen time for kids, guilty pleasure television, and automated delivery. Show Notes Beyond screen time: Encourage families to think critically about media (American Academy of Pediatrics) Two Towns of Jasper (Vimeo)
34 minutes | Apr 1, 2019
048 – Amy Fichtner, The Power of Leadership to Change the Future Through Education
Adam chats with Amy Fichtner, who recently spoke at OU for a Presidential Dream Course titled Women in Media Leadership. Amy Fichtner is the Superintendent of the Owasso Public Schools. In this role, she aims to educate and empower students as they create successful futures, influence educators as they collaborate for student success, partner with local leaders to enrich the community and inspire educational leaders to invest in quality public education. Amy has a long career in education, and has received several awards in recognition of her work to improve the future of education.
44 minutes | Mar 31, 2019
047 – Paula Thomson, To Dream Again: Leadership in a time of Despair
Ralph chats with Paula Thomson, who recently spoke at OU for a Presidential Dream Course titled Women in Media Leadership. Paula Thomson has worked with the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust in South Africa for over 16 years managing the center’s Economic Empowerment project Woza Moya. This project aims to uplift and upskill patients and community members who are impacted by HIV/AIDS to earn an income. Woza Moya works with over 1,500 crafters assisting each crafter with design, product development and access to market. Woza Moya has won numerous awards: The most beautiful object in South Africa – The dreams for Africa Chair, The Impumemelelo Social innovation award and the 2017 Exporter of the year in the creative category. Woza Moya is a center of creative development and has taken on inclusive commissions of large scale beaded projects, our claim to fame is the largest beaded love letter that was commissioned by the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban in 2010. The biggest beaded billboard commissioned by Toyota in 2018 and the Dreams for Africa chair that travelled the world collecting dreams. Paula Thomson was born in Durban South Africa, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and a H.D.E. Teaching diploma. She taught Art to high school students for 10 years before leaving to take up the post Woza Moya Craft manager. She recently won the Woman in Business Social Entrepreneur Award.
45 minutes | Mar 30, 2019
046 – Mary Jo Heath, Women and Leadership in the Arts
Ralph chats with Mary Jo Heath, who recently spoke at OU for a Presidential Dream Course titled Women in Media Leadership. Mary Jo Heath is in her fourth season as Radio Host of the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts, hosting both the Saturday matinees heard live by almost eight million people worldwide each week and the evening broadcasts on the Met Opera Radio Channel on SiriusXM – more than 70 live broadcasts of 25 different operas each season. She is only the fourth “Voice of the Met” in the history of the house since the broadcasts began in 1931. Prior to that appointment she spent nine seasons as the Met’s Senior Radio Producer, leading almost 1,000 broadcasts from behind the scenes. She has worked for more than 25 years in many parts of the music industry, from radio stations to record companies to researching and writing to the internet. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from the University of Oklahoma in her hometown of Norman, Oklahoma. She earned a Ph.D. in music theory from the Eastman School of Music where she returned in May 2016 to give the Commencement Address and receive a Distinguished Alumni Award.
36 minutes | Mar 29, 2019
045 – Tania Rashid, Global identity and becoming a “one-woman-shop” in journalism
Ralph chats with Tania Rashid, a freelance journalist in South Asia. I’ve produced and hosted for Al Jazeera English, CNN International, and Vice News.
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