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We explore political science through the lens of an Academic and an Activist. Add some feminism and a whole lot of laughs coming at you, literally, from the middle of the North Atlantic ocean.

The Academic and the Activist The Academic & The Activist

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We explore political science through the lens of an Academic and an Activist. Add some feminism and a whole lot of laughs coming at you, literally, from the middle of the North Atlantic ocean.

    Season 2, Episode 7: Student Take Over

    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.

    • 52 min
    The Academic and the Activist Season 2 Episode 6 - Final Federal Election Episode

    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.

    • 1 hr
    The Academic and the Activist Season 2 Episode 5 - 3rd Federal Election Episode

    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.

    • 58 min
    The Academic and the Activist Season 2 Episode 4 - 2nd Federal Election Episode

    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Academic and the Activist Episode 3, Season 2- Feminism and the Federal Election

    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.

    • 54 min
    The Academic and the Activist Episode 2, Season 2- Guest episode with Shelf Esteem

    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).

    • 50 min

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