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Academics Henry Jenkins and Colin Maclay use their combined knowledge to dig deeper and ask more ambitious questions than most pop culture podcasts out there – not doing recaps or just remaining on the level of entertainment coverage. For them, popular culture offers resources for asking questions about who we are and where we are going, questions that can be political, legal, technological, economic, or social, but often cut across all of the above.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Academics Henry Jenkins and Colin Maclay use their combined knowledge to dig deeper and ask more ambitious questions than most pop culture podcasts out there – not doing recaps or just remaining on the level of entertainment coverage. For them, popular culture offers resources for asking questions about who we are and where we are going, questions that can be political, legal, technological, economic, or social, but often cut across all of the above.

    Sherry Turkle on Empathy and the Narratives That Shape Our Lives

    Sherry Turkle on Empathy and the Narratives That Shape Our Lives

    This week, Sherry Turkle, MIT professor and author, joins Henry & Colin to discuss her new memoir, The Empathy Diaries and reflect back on the process of memoir writing, and the role empathy can play in all of our lives.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Race & Fandom, with andré carrington, Abigail De Kosnik, and Rukmini Pande

    Race & Fandom, with andré carrington, Abigail De Kosnik, and Rukmini Pande

    This week, Henry & Colin are joined by three fan studies scholars, andré m. carrington, Abigail De Kosnik, and Rukmini Pande, to talk about how race is addressed (or not) in fandoms and fan studies, covering fandom controversies of the recent past while discussing the complexity of the legacy of fandom in America.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Te Rita Papesch and Sharon Mazer on the Living Tradition of Kapa Haka

    Te Rita Papesch and Sharon Mazer on the Living Tradition of Kapa Haka

    This week, we are joined by Te Rita Papesch, a legendary figure in the Maori tradition of Kapa Haka, and Sharon Mazer, her friend, an American performance studies researcher. They discuss Kapa Haka as a manifestation of the historic relations between the Maori people and their “Kiwi” colonizers, one which is embedded in the everyday life of the community but also undergoing constant change as performers adjust to the increased global visibility of their performances.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    What's Making Us Sappy Episode 21: Ioana Mischie and Howard Blumenthal

    What's Making Us Sappy Episode 21: Ioana Mischie and Howard Blumenthal

    This week's media recommendations come from Ioana Mischie, a transmedia artist working with creative writing, film, and virtual reality, and Howard Blumenthal, a television and new media creative, to talk about how children can shape the future of education and our world. Their recommendations span everything from jazz to emerging futuristic fiction. You'll love em!

    • 7 min
    Ioana Mischie and Howard Blumenthal on the Future of Education

    Ioana Mischie and Howard Blumenthal on the Future of Education

    We’re joined by Ioana Mischie, a transmedia artist working with creative writing, film, and virtual reality, and Howard Blumenthal, a television and new media creative, to talk about how children can shape the future of education and our world.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    What's Making You Sappy Episode 20: S.B. Divya and Jonathon Keats

    What's Making You Sappy Episode 20: S.B. Divya and Jonathon Keats

    This week's media recommendations come from scientist turned author S.B. Divya and philosophy student turned conceptual artist Jonathon Keats. Their list includes everything from 1960s architecture collectives to a weekly science fiction podcast!

    • 4 min

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