Undisciplined is a podcast produced in collaboration with the African and African American Studies program with the University and KUAF Public Radio. Hosted by Dr. Caree Banton, this podcast will push the confines of your traditional academic disciplines and unveil how the objectives of African and African American studies can be found in the everyday if you just look.
Let's Talk Body Image
Do you remember the first time you were keenly aware of your body? Maybe a bully a school pointed out your skin tone, or you noticed your hair didn't look quite like your siblings. Body image plays a major role in our lives, and not just as kids. On today's episode we hear from Dr. Angela Mensah, an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas.
The Winding Road to County Judge for Joseph Wood
Joseph Wood is a surprising man in many ways. He was abandoned on the streets as a baby and was eventually fostered and adopted. He nearly became a Catholic priest. He’s a proud alumni of the historically black fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi. He’s a Chicago native Republican. And he’s also the first black county judge in the state of Arkansas. He sits down for an interview to discuss his life and time in politics with the Undisciplined crew.
Black Mental Health
Black enslaved women were the center of the profit world in America; they not only produced capital with their free labor in the fields, but they reproduced more capital and more workers. In a post-slavery society, they have had to hold space for white men, white women, and Black men—often at their own expense. Joi McGowan is one of the founders of Resilient Black Women and she joins us to talk about mental health and the uphill battle for Black Women to get the care they deserve and need.
Host: Caree Banton
Producer and Cohost: Matthew Moore
Guest: Joi McGowan
Undisciplined is a production of KUAF Public Radio and Ozarks at Large.
Introducing Season 3 of Undisciplined
Introducing season 3 of the podcast, launching August 24th.
Undisciplined Live: Movement Towards Freedom Now
In celebration of Juneteenth, Undisciplined held a live taping of the podcast in front of an audience at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, Arkansas. The topic of discussion was continuing the work of freedom in the spirit of Juneteenth, with three panelists doing the work of justice and freedom in northwest Arkansas.
A Preview of the next Undisciplined Live Taping
Our host Dr. Caree Banton was interviewed alongside Allan Benson, the director of student life at Northwest Arkansas Community College on the latest edition of Ozarks at Large. As we’re coming up on the live taping, we wanted to share this interview about what you can look forward to with Saturday’s event. The Juneteenth Celebration at NWACC starts at 2pm, we’ll be taping our live episode at 4pm. We’ll see you on Saturday!