60 minutes | May 30, 2023
Episode 137: Dr. Shane A. Wood (Keystone Perspectives)
Episode 137 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. Shane A. Wood as a part of TBR Podcast Keystone Perspectives Series. Dr. Shane A. Wood is an assistant professor of English and director of composition at the University of Southern Mississippi. He teaches first-year writing, digital literacies, technical writing, and a graduate practicum in composition theory. His research interests include writing assessment, teacher response, and multimodality. He hosts a podcast called Pedagogue. His book, Teachers Talking Writing, is a collection of conversations about teaching writing in the 21st century. It's open access on the WAC Clearinghouse. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow @thebigrhet.
75 minutes | May 22, 2023
Episode 136: Dr. Anis Bawarshi
Episode 136 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. Anis Bawarshi and TBR Podcast Fellow Hamza Ahmad.Dr. Anis Bawarshi is Professor, Chair, and Thomas L. & Margo G. Wyckoff Endowed Professor at the University of Washington. Hamza Ahmad is a PhD student in the University of Washington's English department. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com or follow @thebigrhet.
47 minutes | May 15, 2023
Episode 135: Hamza Ahmad
Episode 135 features an interview with the 2022-2023 TBR Podcast Fellow, Hamza Ahmad. Hamza Ahmad is a PhD student in the University of Washington's English department. Hamza is currently working on two different projects: a language ecology of a Brooklyn Walgreens—specifically the intersection of raciolinguistics and translingualism in that space—and Afro-Asian solidarities in the works of the great Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto. On a rainy Seattle day, Hamza loves rewatching his favorite films. On a sunny day, you will find him taking in the fresh air on his bike to the beach. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow @thebigrhet.
55 minutes | May 10, 2023
Episode 134: Dr. Wendi Sierra & Kit Snyder
Episode 134 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. Wendi Sierra and Kit Snyder to discuss their research in digital rhetorics and indigenous world-building. Dr. Wendi Sierra is an Assistant Professor of Game Studies in the Honors College at Texas Christian University. Kit Snyder is a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric & Composition and currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Center for Digital Expression. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow @thebigrhet on Twitter and @thebigrhetorical on TikTok.
50 minutes | May 2, 2023
Episode 133: Dr. Erika M. Sparby
Episode 133 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. Erika Sparby. Dr. Erika Sparby (they/them) is an Associate Professor of Digital Rhetorics and Technical Communication at Illinois State University. Their research interests include memes, digital aggression, ethics, and risk and crisis communication. Their most recent book is titled, Memetic Rhetorics. They also co-edited the book, Digital Ethics, with Dr. Jessica Reyman, which won the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award. Other work appears in Computers and Composition, enculturation, and Technical Communication Quarterly. You can find them shitpostingon Twitter at @Sparbtastic. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow @thebigrhet.
47 minutes | Apr 25, 2023
Episode 132: Dr. Steven Accardi
Episode 132 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. Steven Accardi. Dr. Steven Accardi (pronouns he/him) is professor of English and chair of writing studies at College of DuPage. He helped design and create the Professional Writing Certificate, which won the Diana Hacker TYCA Outstanding Program in English Awards for Two-Year Colleges, and the Writing Studies program, which recently won the CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence. His scholarship can be found in WPA: Writing Program Administration, Composition Studies, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, and Journal of Second Language Writing. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow @thebigrhet.
60 minutes | Apr 17, 2023
Episode 131: Dr. Sarah Lonelodge
Episode 131 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. Sarah Lonelodge. Dr. Sarah Lonelodge is an Assistant Professor of English at Eastern New Mexico University where she teaches graduate courses in writing studies and undergraduate courses in composition and technical writing. Sarah’s research is centered on the intersections of propaganda and religion–especially fringe religious groups such as The Church of Scientology. Additionally, she researches composition and professional writing pedagogy related to activism and social justice. In her free time, she enjoys painting, drawing, listening to music, and other activities that offer a creative outlet. For more information on TBR Podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow @thebigrhet
44 minutes | Apr 12, 2023
Episode 130: Brandon Ying
Episode 130 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Brandon Ying, the first TBR Podcast undergraduate intern. Brandon Ying is a fourth-year professional writing student at York University in Toronto, Canada. His disciplines are book publishing and digital authoring. His fields of interest include film history and filmmaking, fiction writing, podcasting, punk rock, popular music history, and urban planning. He is expected to graduate in September of 2023, and is excited to enter the world and use what he's learned. Brandon resides in Vaughan, Canada with his dog, Opie. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow @thebigrhet.
38 minutes | Apr 3, 2023
Episode 129: Dr. Natalie Neill
Episode 129 features Brandon Ying interview Natalie Neill. Brandon Ying is an undergraduate student in technical communication at York University Toronto and is taking part in the inaugural TBR Podcast Internship Program. Natalie Neill is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, at York University in Toronto. Her research interests include female authorship in the Romantic period, Gothic parody, and transmedia adaptation. In addition to writing articles and chapters on these topics, she has edited two early nineteenth-century comic Gothic novels for Valancourt Books (Love and Horror and The Hero). Most recently, she edited a collection, Gothic Mash-Ups: Hybridity, Appropriation, and Intertextuality in Gothic Storytelling (Lexington Books, 2022). Her edition of Mary Charlton's Rosella, or Modern Occurrences (1799) is forthcoming (Routledge, 2023). For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow @thebigrhet.
50 minutes | Mar 27, 2023
Episode 128: Dr. Cat Mahaffey
Episode 128 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. Cat Mahaffey. Dr. Cat Mahaffey is a Teaching Professor in the Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies (WRDS) Department at UNC Charlotte. She teaches first-year writing and courses such as Digital Design Theory and Practice and The Rhetoric of Digital Design. She serves as the President of the Global Society of Online Literacy Educators (GSOLE), and as a Quality Matters Master Reviewer (QMMR). Her research interests include online privacy, accessibility, digital rhetoric, and technical and professional writing. Her work is published in Next Steps: New Directions for/in Writing about Writing (2019) and Emerging Technologies in Virtual Learning Environments (2019).For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow @thebigrhet.
49 minutes | Mar 20, 2023
Episode 127: Best Of TBR Podcast Volume I
Episode 127 of TBR Podcast is a Special Episode featuring the Best Of TBR Podcast Volume I. This episode is a TBR Podcast undergraduate intern project. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us @thebigrhet.
67 minutes | Mar 15, 2023
Episode 126: Dr. Gregory Palermo
Episode 126 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. Gregory Palermo. Dr. Gregory Palermo (he/they) is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Writing Program and Affiliated Faculty of Quantitative Theory and Methods at Emory University. He brings research on the rhetorics of discipline and data into the classroom, facilitating students' synthesis of multiple academic traditions when developing literacy with sources and information. His recent research applies co-citation analysis to identify intellectual bridges across writing studies and digital humanities, centering on the method's rhetorical potential to disrupt marginalizing citation practices. He has published in The Journal of Writing Analytics and Digital Humanities Quarterly, and he serves as Co-Editor of Reviews for the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow @thebigrhet.
49 minutes | Mar 8, 2023
Episode 125: Kristie Ellison
Episode 125 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Kristie Ellison as a part of the TBR Emerging Scholar Series. is a PhD Candidate in English, Rhetoric and Composition at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she earned Post-Bac Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. She holds a JD from UNC School of Law (Chapel Hill) and practiced law before earning an MA in Literature from NC State. She focuses on how legal rhetorics, narrative texts, and public writing contribute to and constrain social construction and societal power dynamics. Her dissertation, “It Is So Ordered: Storytelling Power of the US Supreme Court,” argues that the Court uses its narrative choices to expand its judicial power and impact individual rights in ways that are often unrecognized thus failing to prompt a public response. She also enjoys teaching first-year writing at Elon University. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us @thebigrhet.
53 minutes | Feb 28, 2023
Episode 124: Dr. Daniel Liddle
Episode 124 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. Daniel Liddle. Dr. Daniel Liddle is an Assistant Professor of English at Western Kentucky University where he teaches courses in visual design, digital rhetoric, and technical writing. His research focuses on the way academic research is reframed for public audiences through digital media in the form of data graphics, YouTube explainer videos, and podcasts. Dan serves as the managing producer of the More Than Memos YouTube channel, which is devoted to highlighting specific research projects in technical communication for a public audience. In his free time, you can find him repairing old boom boxes and creating TikToks about the NFL division standings. For more information on TBR Podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us @thebigrhet.
58 minutes | Feb 14, 2023
Episode 123: Dr. Laura L. Allen
Episode 123 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. Laura L. Allen. Dr. Laura L. Allen is a committed teacher and scholar whose research explores race at the intersections of professional writing, digital media, family literacy, and community literacy. She currently works as Assistant Professor of Writing at York University in Toronto, Ontario. Laura earned a PhD in English from the Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy program at The Ohio State University. She earned a BA in English from Spelman College and an MA in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing from Michigan State University. In her free time, Laura can be found spending time with family and friends, volunteering, listening to podcasts or live music, and learning to play new instruments. For more information on TBR Podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet.
66 minutes | Jan 31, 2023
Episode 122: Dr. Eric Detweiler
Episode 122 serves as the Season 8 Premiere of The Big Rhetorical Podcast (TBR Podcast) and features an interview with Dr. Eric Detweiler. Eric Detweiler is an associate professor in the Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University, where he also directs the Public Writing and Rhetoric program. His book Responsible Pedagogy: Moving Beyond Authority and Mastery in Higher Education was published by Penn State University Press in 2022. His work has also appeared inRhetoric Review, Pedagogy, Tuning in to Soundwriting, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and he runs a podcast about rhetoric called Rhetoricity. In addition to rhetoric and writing pedagogy, he researches and teaches classes on public writing, podcasting, video games, and the history and theory of rhetoric.
67 minutes | Dec 12, 2022
Episode 121: Dr. Alexandra Hidalgo (Keystone Perspectives)
Episode 121 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. Alexandra Hidalgo. This episode is part of TBR Podcast Keystone Perspectives Series and serves as the Season 7 finale. Dr. Alexandra Hidalgo is an award-winning Venezuelan writer, filmmaker, theorist, memoirist, and editor whose documentaries have been official selections for film festivals in 15 countries and been screened at universities around the United States. Her videos and writing have been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire, NPR, The Criterion Collection, and Women and Hollywood. She has a PhD in English from Purdue University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa University and is associate professor and Crow Chair of English at the University of Pittsburgh. She is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the digital publication agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers and of the peer-reviewed journal constellations: a cultural rhetorics publishing space. For more information on TBR Podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us @thebigrhet.
50 minutes | Dec 6, 2022
Episode 120: Reprogrammable Rhetoric
Episode 120 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Drs. Michael J. Faris and Steve Holmes from the Technical Communication and Rhetoric Program at Texas Tech University. Their book Reprogrammable Rhetoric: Critical Making Theories and Methods in Rhetoric and Composition is now available from Utah State University Press. For more information on TBR Podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us @thebigrhet
55 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
Episode 119: The School-Prison Trust
Episode 119 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with the authors of the book The School-Prison Trust, including Sabina Vaught, Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee) , and Jeremiah Chin. Sabina Vaught is professor of education at the University of Pittsburgh. Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee) is President’s Professor at Arizona State University. Jeremiah Chin is a visiting associate professor at Boston University School of Law. The School-Prison Trust is now available from the University of Minnesota Press. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us @thebigrhet.
67 minutes | Nov 21, 2022
Episode 118: Rhetoric and Guns
Episode 118 of TBR Podcast features and interview with the editors and contributors to Rhetoric and Guns. Rhetoric and Guns is now available from the University Press of Colorado/Utah State University Press. For more information on TBR Podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us @thebigrhet.