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Digital Dust is a history podcast about the stuff you learned in school with a perspective you might not have considered. Join four grad students as they answer questions like: could history be fun?!

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Digital Dust is a history podcast about the stuff you learned in school with a perspective you might not have considered. Join four grad students as they answer questions like: could history be fun?!

    Greeking Out with Katie and Robin! Exploring Art and Mythology

    Greeking Out with Katie and Robin! Exploring Art and Mythology

    For all our OG Iliad fans, this one's for you! Katie and Robin explore three different Greek myths as told through three different art pieces to unearth what material culture can tell us about mythology and Greek life.

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    On Instagram @thedigitaldustpodcast + check out our website! 

    Have suggestions and comments? Email us: thedigitaldustpodcast@gmail.com

    • 45 min
    Museums and the Metaverse: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Museums and the Metaverse: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Lis and Robin unpack the unbelievably crazy world of the Metaverse, NFTs, and Bitcoin and how it could change museums forever - is it the next best thing or the end of accessible history?

    Sources mentioned: 

    Shamani Joshi, "What is the Metaverse?" VICE 

    Sophie Haigney, "Next Stop: The Metaverse" Sotheby's Magazine

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    On Instagram @thedigitaldustpodcast + check out our website! 

    Have suggestions and comments? Email us: thedigitaldustpodcast@gmail.com

    • 44 min
    ’Star Trek’ and Science Fiction as Social Commentary

    ’Star Trek’ and Science Fiction as Social Commentary

    Katie and Patrick take on the ultimate frontier to explore what Star Trek can tell us about race, gender, and social issues! 

    Sources: 

    The Take, How Did “Star Trek” Reflect 1960s Sentiments About War, Peace, and Other Social Issues?

    Bruce Franklin “Star Trek in the Vietnam Era”

    Snopes article on Chekov  

    Star Trek and Moral Relativism

    George Takei Interview

    Nichelle Nicholas on Martin Luther King Jr

    Nichelle Nicholas Beyond Uhara  

    For the Love of Spock

    Sci Fi Music: Benjamin Tissot / Bensound.com

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    On Instagram @thedigitaldustpodcast + check out our website! 

    Have suggestions and comments? Email us: thedigitaldustpodcast@gmail.com

    • 55 min
    Appropriation vs Appreciation: The Art of Emily Carr

    Appropriation vs Appreciation: The Art of Emily Carr

    Robin and Lis discuss the controversial art of Emily Carr, a Canadian painter who captured Indigenous landmarks in British Columbia - but was she perpetuating a harmful narrative or aiding representation? 

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    On Instagram @thedigitaldustpodcast + check out our website! 

    Have suggestions and comments? Email us: thedigitaldustpodcast@gmail.com

    • 34 min
    Emancipation Day and Canadian Black History with Dr. Deirdre McCorkindale

    Emancipation Day and Canadian Black History with Dr. Deirdre McCorkindale

    August 1st is Emancipation Day for folks around the world who celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation of 1834 that banned slavery in the British colonies. Dr. Deirdre McCorkindale joins us to explain  how was freedom celebrated in Canada amongst escaped American slaves and what it means to be truly "free" of slavery post-proclamation. 

    Mentioned in this episode:

    Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada, Natasha Henry 

    For more information on Deidre's community and the history of African-Canadian celebrations, check out the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society online!

    Watch The Greatest Freedom Show on Earth HERE!

    And check out the trailer for Mr. Emancipation HERE!

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    On Instagram and TikTok @thedigitaldustpodcast + check out our website! 

    • 56 min
    Hot Takes: Elvis and the Problem with Biopics

    Hot Takes: Elvis and the Problem with Biopics

    Season 3 is here!! After a summer hiatus, we are back and better than ever! Katie, Lis, Patrick, and Robin share their thoughts on the new Elvis biopic, historical accuracy, and public history in movies - grab a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich and get listening! 

    (SPOILER ALERT: Haven't seen Elvis yet? Might want to circle back if you don't want any spoilers!)

    Connect with Us!

    On Instagram @thedigitaldustpodcast + check out our website! 

    Have suggestions and comments? Email us: thedigitaldustpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 2 min

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