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HMOD is a (barely) legal podcast about sex, culture, politics, and law hosted by Osgoode Hall Law School professor Heidi Matthews, and produced by David Slavick

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HMOD is a (barely) legal podcast about sex, culture, politics, and law hosted by Osgoode Hall Law School professor Heidi Matthews, and produced by David Slavick

    HMOD 11 - Malicious Intent with Michael Malice

    HMOD 11 - Malicious Intent with Michael Malice

    In this episode we chat with author, columnist and media personality Michael Malice. Michael is author of the brand new book, The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics, and is the host of the “Your Welcome with Michael Malice” podcast.


    Find out more about Michael’s work on his website: http://michaelmalice.com/


    Follow Michael on Twitter @michaelmalice

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    HMOD EPISODE 10 - LOGIC AND REASON WITH BEN BURGIS

    HMOD EPISODE 10 - LOGIC AND REASON WITH BEN BURGIS

    In this episode we chat with Ben Burgis, author of Give Them an Argument – Logic for the Left (Zero Books, 2019). Ben is a lecturer in philosophy at Georgia State University Perimeter College, and is regular contributor to The Michael Brooks Show, Zero Books, and The Serfs.

    Follow Ben on Twitter @BenBurgis

    Buy Ben’s book here: https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/give-them-an-argument

    Support Ben’s work on his Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/benburgis

    • 1 hr 18 min
    HMOD Episode 9 - BLACK FRIEND

    HMOD Episode 9 - BLACK FRIEND

    This week Heidi and David chat with journalist and writer Andray Domise about race, politics, and everything. This is a tour de force – don’t miss it!

    Andray Domise, The moral cowardice of Canadian media if leaving racism unchallenged, Macleans, March 28, 2019. https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/the-moral-cowardice-of-canadian-media-is-leaving-racism-unchallenged/.

    All of Andray’s writing for Macleans: https://www.macleans.ca/author/andray-domise/

    Black Tea podcast with Melayna Williams https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/black-tea/id1439694046

    Andray on Twitter: @andraydomise https://twitter.com/andraydomise

    • 1 hr 45 min
    HMOD Episode 8 - DIRTY LINGERIE II

    HMOD Episode 8 - DIRTY LINGERIE II

    This is the second episode in a series on the adjudication of harassment and bullying complaints pursuant to #MeToo-inspired academic and professional association codes of conduct. Heidi talks to Richard Ned Lebow, the man at the center of the ‘lingerie elevator joke’ scandal that erupted at the 2018 International Studies Association conference. Professor Lebow, who is an expert in conflict prevent and resolution, explains why it was so important to him to fight this complaint.

    Links

    Professor Lebow’s faculty page at King’s College London: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/person?id=5402e739-96f2-4936-86d6-203f197283a5

    Richard Ned Lebow, “Warning: Telling a Lame Joke in an Elevator can Endanger Your Career,” Quillette, Nov. 23, 2018.
    https://quillette.com/2018/11/23/warning-telling-a-lame-joke-in-an-elevator-can-endanger-your-career/

    Richard Ned Lebow, “How my lame joke saw me fall foul of the campus zealots,” The Spectator, May 14, 2018.
    https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/05/how-my-lame-joke-saw-me-fall-foul-of-the-campus-zealots/

    Richard Ned Lebow, “My innocent joke about lingerie and an insidious culture of censorship: Leading academic says trouble caused by a one-liner he cracked in a lift left him reeling,” Daily Mail, May 16, 2018.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5738391/PROFESSOR-RICHARD-NED-LEBOW-innocent-joke-lingerie-insidious-culture-censorship.html

    The installation on display at the ISA 2019 panel on “Confronting Political Backlash: Creative Feminist Responses”: https://twitter.com/simonasharoni/status/1112377478465630208

    Code of Conduct, International Studies Association, April 8, 2018.
    https://www.isanet.org/Portals/0/Documents/ISA/ISA%20Code%20of%20Conduct%200418.pdf

    • 50 min
    HMOD Episode 7 - DIRTY LINGERIE I

    HMOD Episode 7 - DIRTY LINGERIE I

    This is the first episode in a series on the adjudication of harassment and bullying complaints pursuant to #MeToo-inspired conference codes of conduct. Heidi talks to Simona Sharoni, the professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the center of the ‘lingerie elevator joke’ scandal that erupted at the 2018 International Studies Association conference. Prof. Sharoni gives her account of the incident, and explains why it was important for her to launch a formal harassment complaint in the wake of the alleged ‘joke.’

    Links
    Professor Simona Sharoni on Twitter: @simonasharoni
    https://twitter.com/simonasharoni?lang=en

    Conor Friedersdorf, “Is ‘Ladies Lingerie’ a Harmless Joke or Harassment?, The Atlantic, May 9, 2018.
    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/05/is-this-old-lingerie-joke-harmless-or-harassment/559760/

    Katherine Mangan, “Dispute Over ‘Lingerie’ Comment Persists, as Society Rejects Professor’s Appeal,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 14, 2018. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Dispute-Over-Lingerie-/245094

    Ruth Marcus, ‘She called his elevator joke offensive. He called her complaint ‘frivolous.’ Who’s right?,” The Washington Post, May 3, 2018.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/she-called-his-elevator-joke-offensive-he-called-her-complaint-frivolous-whos-right/2018/05/03/43ba4084-4ee1-11e8-af46-b1d6dc0d9bfe_story.html?utm_term=.7ef0456094ed

    Code of Conduct, International Studies Association, April 8, 2018.
    https://www.isanet.org/Portals/0/Documents/ISA/ISA%20Code%20of%20Conduct%200418.pdf

    • 59 min
    HMOD Episode 6 - PROPAGANDA HAS L'EGGS

    HMOD Episode 6 - PROPAGANDA HAS L'EGGS

    In this episode David and I chat with videogame enthusiast and expert, Alfie Bown. Alfie is a lecturer in media at Royal Holloway University London and author of The Playstation Dreamworld, published by Polity in 2017.

    Truthout YouTubers Play a Key Role in Far-Right Extremism of Online Forums

    He writes for the Guardian and other places, and tweets at @leftist_gamer.

    This is text from Alfie’s most recent piece: "To understand what is really at play here, we need to think not about whether PewDiePie himself is to blame for the massacre in New Zealand, but about what ingredients combine to produce such horrific results. We know that PewDiePie was not directly responsible for the mass shooting, just as we know that games themselves do not cause violence or school shootings (as Donald Trump claimed, along with many ’80s parents). Nevertheless, there is a connection between gaming, far-right extremism and the “mainstream” influencers with whom their jokes and arguments intersect.

    In fact, this so-imagined blurred line between supposed humor and serious fascism is far from an excuse.”

    Links
    Truthout YouTubers Play a Key Role in Far-Right Extremism of Online Forums
    https://truthout.org/articles/youtubers-play-a-key-role-in-far-right-extremism-of-online-forums/

    Alfie Bown on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/leftist_gamer

    PlayStation Dreamworld
    https://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-Dreamworld-Theory-Redux/dp/1509518037

    • 46 min

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