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The Academic and the Activist
52 minutes | a year ago
Season 2, Episode 7: Student Take Over
In this episode, Jenny and Amanda take a backseat as the students of the Gender and Politics Lab take over! Sarelle, Kat, Brooke and Holly discuss their experiences working on a podcast and what it is like to work in a collaborative environment like the lab. We also put Jenny in the hot seat and ask her about some of her favourite episodes and moments thus far. For our phone a Feminist segment, we catch up with Michelle Irving who is a past lab member to hear about her first year as a PhD student in the women in politics program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
60 minutes | a year ago
The Academic and the Activist Season 2 Episode 6 - Final Federal Election Episode
I’m this episode of the Academic and the Activist, Amanda and Jenny reflect upon the 2019 Canadian election, talking about minority government, the role of geography and the electoral system in influencing the election outcome, racism and hate in the campaign, and their favourite issue, of course, gender equality. Later in the show Amanda speaks on the phone with Labrador Land Protector and artist Amy Norman, who tells us what she’s reading, doing, and how she’s currently resisting.
59 minutes | a year ago
The Academic and the Activist Season 2 Episode 5 - 3rd Federal Election Episode
In this episode in the final lead up to the 2019 Canadian federal election, Amanda and Jenny talk about polls, coalition governments, and the diversity of candidates in races across the country. They interview two women running for seats in Newfoundland and Labrador, including Michelene Gray (NDP) and Sharon Vokey (Conservative), and they talk about a recent op-ed written by Yasmin Jiwani, Francesca Scala, and Stephanie Paterson, three academics at Concordia University, in which they highlight the importance of thinking about “care” when we assess policy platforms put forward by parties.
62 minutes | a year ago
The Academic and the Activist Season 2 Episode 4 - 2nd Federal Election Episode
Today Amanda and Jenny talk about the Canadian Federal Election, focusing their discussion on issues in the campaign, and in particular, the different ways that gendered issues are being (or not being) talked about by parties on the national stage. Then, for "phone a feminist" they call up feminist badass Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, a professor of Political Studies at Queen's University and one of the country's leading experts on gender, media, and politics.
54 minutes | a year ago
The Academic and the Activist Episode 3, Season 2- Feminism and the Federal Election
With Amanda back in the studio at CHMR St John's and Jenny via Skype from her new place in Halifax, the Academic and the Activist is back with our first cross-provincial episode! Join us as we break down some of the most frequently asked questions about the upcoming federal election and the factors that are shaping it. From black face/brown face, revenge porn, climate change, and electoral reform, we discuss almost everything you need to know during this weeks episode.
50 minutes | a year ago
The Academic and the Activist Episode 2, Season 2- Guest episode with Shelf Esteem
Our first crossover episode of the season! We spoke with Trudy Morgan-Cole, an incredible author from Newfoundland and Labrador and the host of the Shelf Esteem podcast to talk about what we're reading now, the books that shaped our feminist sensibilities, and how Nice White Ladies are, unfortunately, gonna kill everyone (and how reading widely can help us NWLs, you know, not do that).
59 minutes | a year ago
The Academic and the Activist Episode 1, Season 2- Back To School Episode
In this episode, Jenny and Amanda discuss an important topic that is often left out of back to school discussions: Sexual assault and harassment at university campuses across Canada. They are joined by several special guests including Dr. Sarah Martin, Dr. Alanna Husch, and Katherine McLaughlin.
51 minutes | a year ago
The Academic and the Activist Episode 14 - Reproductive Justice
In this episode, Amanda and Jenny testdrive their new format - opening up with #jennybytes, the theme of the day is reproductive justice. We hear about the incredible work being done by Martha Paynter (Registered Nurse, Doctoral Candidate, and founder of Women’s Wellness Within), and Heather Jarvis (Queer activist and founder of slutwalk and coordinator of Safe Harbour Outreach Project). Amanda and Jenny have a chit chat about what reproductive justice is all about, as well as contemporary issues and thinking on the topic, referring to work done by the organization SisterSong, and related academic research by American scholars Rebecca Kreitzer, Candis Watts Smith, Erin Heidt-Forseith, and Heather Silber Mohammed.
70 minutes | a year ago
Academic and the Activist - Episode 13: Summer Feminist Book Club
We are excited to bring you our Summer Feminist Book Club episode! Amanda and Jenny are in Studio with writer Lisa Moore, talking about all the amazing books they've recently read and the books they're planning to read this summer. Later in the show they phone a feminist, writer and English doctoral student Andreae Callanan, where they talk about writing, reading, and resisting.
35 minutes | a year ago
Academic and the Activist - Episode 12 - No Second Chances Podcast
In this episode of the Academic and the Activist, Jenny and Amanda cue up something amazing for listeners. An interview with Kate Graham, political scientist and producer of the podcast "No Second Chances", followed by Amanda's favourite episode of that podcast, "Making a Run for it," where we get to hear from former Canadian first ministers about their decision to run for leadership. We are sure you will love this podcast, and we are sure you will want to binge the rest of it immediately. #happylistening
1 minutes | a year ago
Episode 12 teaser - A&A NSC Soundbite
Our next episode of the Academic and the Activist is going to be awesome! This little short clip gives a preview of what you can expect in episode 12.
55 minutes | a year ago
The Academic and the Activist - Episode 11, guest episode from Call Your Girlfriend
"Our eyes are never trained to look at these women and understand their anger as crucial political, patriotic, righteous, fundamentally change-making & transformative." In this special summer-time podcast, we cue one of our favourite episodes of the podcast "Call Your Girlfriend," the first of a series of guest podcasts. Here, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman talk to Rebecca Traister about her awesome book "Good and Mad." We love talking about anger at the Academic and the Activist, and this episode of CYG is fabulous. We know you'll love it.
60 minutes | 2 years ago
Academic And Activist Episode 10 - The NL Election Recap Episode: Strategies and Shenanigans
In this episode of the Academic and the Activist, Amanda and Jenny talk with journalist Ashley Fitzpatrick from The Telegram, and together they recap the 2019 provincial election in Newfoundland and Labrador. They talk about the results, the campaign, the shocking moments and the shenanigans that voters got to witness, and then reflect upon what we might expect over the coming weeks, months, and even years as our newly elected MHAs do their business. In their “phone a feminist” segment, they continue their conversation from Episode 9 with Political Science Malinda Smith, who talks about anger and diversity in the academy.
76 minutes | 2 years ago
Academic And The Activist Ep 9 It's a Man's World
In this episode of the Academic and the Activist, Amanda and Jenny talk to Physicist Kris Poduska about gender bias in science and data, as they explore the book "Invisible Women" by Caroline Criado Perez. From male crash test dummies to medical testing done only on men to snow clearing, they explore the many ways in which the world was designed by and for men. They also talk a bit about the Newfoundland and Labrador election, spoiled ballots and protest votes, and then they Phone a Feminist, Political Science Professor Malinda Smith, to talk about diversity on university campuses.
61 minutes | 2 years ago
Academic And The Activist Episode 8 Rage
In this episode, Amanda and Jenny discuss women's anger and women's RAGE, exploring work by Soraya Chemaly, Brittney Cooper, Lindy West, and Rebecca Traister, as well as academic research that focuses on anger in voters, and perceptions of anger in candidates. They also talk briefly about the 2019 election in Newfoundland and Labrador, and finish off the hour by talking with Flannery Dean, a Canadian freelancer, about her recent work for Chatelaine.
80 minutes | 2 years ago
The Academic and the Activist Episode 7 - Social Movements
Today's exciting topic is movements! How do women (and diverse folk)-led movements effect change politically outside of typical government structures? How do we deal with the fact that the women who start movements for change -- usually in direct to response to the violence and harm they experience -- are often subjected to horrific backlash? Today's star-studded guest panel includes Heather Jarvis, SlutWalk co-founder and program coordinator of SHOP, the only sex worker rights program in the province; and Amelia Reimer, local activist and artist of Metis ancestry who works with First Light: St. John's Friendship Centre as a cultural support worker. Today's Phone-a-Feminist is Catherine de Boer, Associate Professor of Social Work at Memorial University.
59 minutes | 2 years ago
The Academic and the Activist - Episode 6 Burnout
Today's theme is: burnout! Our hosts also dissect the federal budget, discuss the importance of active listening and feminist killjoys, and look to Sarah Ahmed for inspiration. Phone-a-feminist guest today is Erin Tolley, Political Science professor at the University of Toronto, who discusses how cutting corners can be a feminist act.
43 minutes | 2 years ago
Academic And The Activist Episode 5 All Women All The Time Election Episode
In this episode of the Academic and the Activist, Amanda and Jenny speak in-studio with Melissa Royle (local lawyer and Chapter Chair of Equal Voice NL) and Gillian Pearson (local communications specialist, mom, and candidate for the PC party for the riding of Mt. Pearl-Southlands). They talk about elections, the challenges and benefits of getting women into politics, and local races in NL. Then, they phone a feminist, the very cool Raelene Vickers, Executive Director of the Mokami Status of Women Council in Labrador.
63 minutes | 2 years ago
The Academic and the Activist Episode 4 The Hope Show
In this episode of The Academic and the Activist we review the recent report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on the best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada (https://www.policyalternatives.ca/best-worst2017). St. John's City Councillor, Hope Jamieson, joins us on the show to talk about what it's like to be a representative on municipal council, and we phone Renee Sharpe to talk about feminist resistance.
60 minutes | 2 years ago
The Academic And Activist Episode 3: To bias or not to bias? feat Dr. Max Liboiron
In this episode, our hosts discuss recent provincial and national news pertaining to women in politics. They also talk with Dr. Max Liboiron, a leading scholar in feminist and Indigenous science studies at Memorial University, about the relationship between research and activism. And finally, they talk to Juno award-winning singer-songwriter, activist and mental health activist Amelia Curran about life as a new mom, male feminists and allyship, Netflix, Friends, and more!
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