Host Amanda Quraishi (The Q) talks to anyone she is interested in, on any topic she wants, for as long as she wants.
S3E6 - Neda Mo’Money
In this episode of the Jane Q. Public podQast, I chat (and fangirl out) with Neda Mo'Money, a hijab-wearing, pole-dancing, social media creator who generously shares her humor, stories of recovery from familial abuse, and wisdom with the world. Find Neda online:
S3E5 - Shireen Quidosi
In this episode of The Jane Q. Public podQast, Q talks with Shireen Qudosi, about her new project The Foundation for Human belonging. The two discuss Shireen's vision for 'spiritually feminine leadership', breaking dichotomous frames, and the bittersweet life of following your heart into the unknown.Find Shireen online at:
As an immigrant over and over again across three continents Shireen Quidosi has lived the themes coloring our cultural and policy landscape today — migration, radicalization, and adaptation across seismic cultural shifts. In 2019, Shireen grew deeply concerned about the new eruptions of extremism and identity politics (a ‘gateway drug’ to radicalization). The following year, alarmed by the normalization and acceleration of radicalization, she shed the skin of her own identity markers by choosing to no longer self-identify based on race, ethnicity, faith, or political ideologies. Shireen chooses beyond polarity and offers her experience and expertise through a new model of conscious leadership rooted in the feminine. She is currently writing a book, "The Song of the Human Heart" and forming an accompanying 501c3, The Foundation for Human Belonging.
S3E4: Ari Cohn
In this episode of the podcast, Q talks with Ari Cohn, Free Speech Counsel at TechFreedom, an organization dedicated to understanding the impacts of technology on our society. They discuss social media's impact on American culture; the importance of protecting first amendment rights to speech, especially in our new communications landscape; and how we can both protect and assert ourselves online.
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Ari is an experienced First Amendment and defamation attorney based in Chicago. A native of Skokie, Illinois, he developed an interest in First Amendment issues at an early age, and has dedicated his career to protecting civil liberties from government intrusion. Prior to opening his own practice, Ari served as director of the Individual Rights Defense Program at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), where he defended the free speech rights of students and faculty members at colleges and universities and co-authored amicus briefs to state and federal courts across the country on vital First Amendment issues. Before joining FIRE, Ari was a litigation associate at the Chicago office of Mayer Brown LLP, where he represented multinational businesses in high-stakes commercial litigation.
The Jane Q. Public podQast features conversations with people across the social and political spectrum about the nature of modernity; our collective concerns as a nation; and the impacts of technology and digital civic culture on American life.
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S3E3: Rachel Heseltine
In this episode of The Jane Q. Public podQast, Q talks with her longtime internet colleague and digital marketing guru Rachel Heseltine. They discuss Rachel's Micronation Nobility; grouse in a decidedly Gen X way about other generations; and discuss what it's like to be a trans woman making her way in the world - online and off.
Find Rachel online:Twitter (@YorkshireBorn)
Rachel Heseltine is the VP of Consumer Growth at Trader Interactive in Norfolk, VA. Her award winning team is responsible for all traffic channels for industry leading sites such as Cycle Trader and Commercial Truck Trader.Rachel has led award winning teams at ForRent (2017) and AOL (2014), also working in-house at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and for several years on the agency side.Rachel taught digital marketing for 5 years at Georgetown University, and was on the board of SEMPO for 4 years, 2 as VP of Education.Rachel is a frequent speaker / trainer / moderator at conferences around the world on a variety of online marketing topics. She has a BA (Hons) from the University of Humberside (England), and a Masters in IT from Virginia TechRachel is the Duchess of Simonskorg (Ladonia). and a Dame of the Order of the Polar Cross (West Arctica) - both micronations.Rachel is a former improv / sketch comedy performer and currently writes poetry as an outlet.This Labor day will be the 30th anniversary of Rachel's move to the US from the UK.
S3E2: Dr. David Dault
In this episode of the Jane Q. Public podQast, Q talks with her friend and colleague Dr. David Dault about his Catholic faith; the limitations inherent in institutions; and the impact of technology on our public discourse and deliberative democracy. Find Dr. Dault online at:
Personal website (daviddault.com)
Things Not Seen website (thingsnotseenradio.com)
David Dault is a writer, media professional, and educator.
He is the host and executive producer of Things Not Seen: Conversations About Culture and Faith, an award-winning radio show and podcast. David began the show in Memphis in 2012, and it now airs weekly on WCPT in Chicago. It is distributed nationally through the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and has listeners around the nation and the world.
Along with Father Daniel P. Horan, OFM, and National Catholic Reporter executive editor Heidi Schlumpf, David is the co-host of The Francis Effect, a popular podcast that features commentary on news and events from a Catholic viewpoint.
He is the co-founder of Sandburg Media, a consulting and production company that works with clients across the nation to develop and produce content for radio, streaming, and television. His work has won awards from the Religion News Association and the Religion Communicators Council, and in 2015 he received an Emmy nomination for the television documentary Selma at 50: Still Marching.
David teaches in the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University of Chicago, where he is currently an assistant professor of Christian spirituality. His previous faculty appointments were at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, where he also served as vice president of the faculty assembly and as the school’s special liaison to the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, and at American Baptist College in Nashville, where he served as chair of the department of theology and biblical studies.
In 2020 he was elected President of the Society for Comparative Research in Iconic and Performative Texts (SCRIPT), an international scholarly association affiliated with the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature.
David received his Ph.D. in religion from Vanderbilt University, and he holds an M.A in religion from Vanderbilt, as well as an M.A. in theological studies from Columbia Theological Seminary.
He lives with his family in Hyde Park, a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago.
S3E1: Omar Gallaga
Season 3 of the Jane Q. Public podcast kicks off with a new format! In this episode, Q welcomes journalist and longtime friend Omar Gallaga to the show to discuss his experience in media before, during and after the digital revolution.
Gallaga is a veteran journalist with more than two decades at The Austin-American Statesman. Today, he is a freelancer with bylines at Texas Standard; Texas Monthly; and The Washington Post.
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