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This podcast looks at global issues in a changing world, and the people who study international affairs.

Dispatch 7: global trends on all seven continents Shawn Smallman

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This podcast looks at global issues in a changing world, and the people who study international affairs.

    What you should know about NATO | Ep. 25

    What you should know about NATO | Ep. 25

    Welcome back for the second season of Dispatch 7! We are excited to be recording and uploading on a regular schedule again. 

    Thank you to Peter Olson for joining me for this episode. 

    For more about NATO: https://www.nato.int/

    • 25 min
    Werewolves of New France | Ep. 24

    Werewolves of New France | Ep. 24

    Here are some key sources on the loup-garou. I recommend Ransom and Doherty’s work even though I only discovered their articles after I’d recorded the podcast. Ransom’s work in particular has an outstanding literature review. Doherty’s work (which is in French) is interesting because it discusses how in Louisiana a loup-garou is often a dog or other animal. I’m also including a link here to an English language version of Honore Beaugrande’s la Chasse Galerie: https://beq.ebooksgratuits.com/english/Beaugrand-tales.pdf
    Doherty, Rachel. “Le Loup-Garou En Louisiane: De La Légende à La Littérature Contemporaine.” Rabaska: Revue D’ethnologie de l'Amérique Française 17 (2019): 69–84. https://www.erudit.org/en/journals/rabaska/1900-v1-n1-rabaska04985/1066008ar/abstract/.
    Dorson, Richard Mercer. Bloodstoppers & Bearwalkers: Folk Traditions of the Upper Peninsula. Harvard University Press, 1978. https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=pOrYOw6vR7AC.
    Joan Finnegan, Witches, Ghosts & Loups-Garous: Scary Tales from Canada's Ottawa Valley. Kingston, Canada: Quarry Press, 1994.
    Fowke, Edith. Folktales of French Canada. 151 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm. Toronto: NC Press, 1982. 
    Fréchette, Louis Honoré. Christmas in French Canada,. Xv, 262 pages frontispiece, illustrations (including music) plates 21 cm. Toronto: George N. Morang & Company, 1899. 
    Gowett, Larry. “Le Loups-Garous Dans La Tradition Religieuse Québécoise,” Master's thesis. Universite du Quebec a Montreal, 1982.
    Harf-Lancner, Laurence. “La Métamorphose Illusoire : Des Théories Chrétiennes de La Métamorphose Aux Images Médiévales Du Loup-Garou.” Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales 40, no. 1 (February 1985): 208–26. https://doi.org/10.3406/ahess.1985.283152.
    Lecouteux, Claude. Fées, Sorcières et Loups-Garous au Moyen Âge. Editions Imago, 2012. 
    Podruchny, Carolyn. “Werewolves and Windigos: Narratives of Cannibal Monsters in French-Canadian Voyageur Oral Tradition.” Ethnohistory  51, no. 4 (2004): 677–700. https://doi.org/10.1215/00141801-51-4-677.
    Ransom, Amy J. “The Changing Shape of a Shape-Shifter: The French-Canadian ‘Loup-Garou.’” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 26, no. 2 (93) (January 1, 2015): 251–75. 
    Smallman, Shawn. Dangerous Spirits: The Windigo in Myth and History. Heritage House Publishing Co, 2015. 

    Created and recorded by Shawn Smallman
    Produced and edited by Paige Smallman

    • 37 min
    The Lessons of COVID-19 | Ep. 23

    The Lessons of COVID-19 | Ep. 23

    If you are interested in the lab leak hypothesis, you can find a detailed discussion on the podcast "Origins: Birth of a Pandemic." You can find the series here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/origins-birth-of-a-pandemic/id1573123807

    Here are some of my articles that I mentioned in this podcast episode:

    Smallman, S. (2013). Biopiracy and vaccines: Indonesia and the World Health Organization's new Pandemic Influenza Plan. Journal Of International & Global Studies, 4(2), 20-36.

    https://works.bepress.com/shawn_smallman/3/

    Smallman, S. (2018). Wet Markets and Avian Influenza: Public Policy Decisions in Hong Kong. Journal of International and Global Studies Volume 10, Number 1, p. 15 - 23.

    https://works.bepress.com/shawn_smallman/24/

    Smallman, S. (2018). Conspiracy Theories and the Zika Epidemic. Journal of International and Global Studies Volume 9, Number 2, p. 1-13.

    https://works.bepress.com/shawn_smallman/23/

    Smallman, S. (2015). "Whom Do You Trust? Doubt and Conspiracy Theories in the 2009 Influenza Pandemic"Journal of International and Global Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2: pp. 1-24.

    https://works.bepress.com/shawn_smallman/21/



    Created and Recorded by Shawn Smallman 

    Produced and Edited by Paige Smallman 

    Music "Sun of Africa" by Robert Meunier

    • 20 min
    How to Publish a Book with Editor Elaine Maisner | Ep. 22

    How to Publish a Book with Editor Elaine Maisner | Ep. 22

    Thank you to Elaine Maisner for joining us this week!

    For more information on getting published:
    https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/may-2002/getting-published-by-a-university-press

    Books written by Shawn Smallman and overseen by Elaine Maisner:
    https://uncpress.org/author/4549-shawn-c-smallman/ 

    Created and Recorded by Shawn Smallman 
    Produced and Edited by Paige Smallman 
    Music "Sun of Africa" by Robert Meunier

    • 34 min
    Politics in South Africa | Ep. 21

    Politics in South Africa | Ep. 21

    Thank you to Dr. Safia Farole for joining this episode about South African Politics!



    Created and Recorded by Shawn Smallman 

    Produced and Edited by Paige Smallman 

    Music "Sun of Africa" by Robert Meunier

    • 25 min
    Research and Mothering in Haiti with Dr. Marylynn Steckley | Ep. 20

    Research and Mothering in Haiti with Dr. Marylynn Steckley | Ep. 20

    Thank you so much to Dr. Marylynn Steckley for sharing her experience working in Haiti with us!

    More info from Marylynn: 
    Marylynn's chapter in the book Mothering from the Field:
    "Manman, Poukisa Y'ap Rele M BLan: Mama, why are they calling me white?" https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.36019/9781978800601-019/html

    Her website at Carleton University:
    https://carleton.ca/bgins/people/marylynn-steckley/

    "When Josh and I worked as Food Justice Advocates with the Mennonite Central Committee, we worked with Ari Nikola, and Kore Pwodiksyon Lokal (Support Local Production). Part of Josh's work was producing television commercials to support the "buy local" initiative, this is one of the commercials that he made with Ari, who is the gentleman featured here": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvmwPYG9dOw 

    Created and Recorded by Shawn Smallman
    Produced and Edited by Paige Smallman
    Music "Sun of Africa" by Robert Meunier

    • 46 min

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