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A podcast about rhetoric and current events hosted by M. Elizabeth Thorpe, PhD. In this podcast we explore the way big ideas from the world of rhetoric apply to every day life. We focus on major events that are shaping the world today and consider how those things that sometimes seem like they belong in the ivory tower can actually help us make sense of the life we are living. This isn't a podcast for the experts. This is a podcast for the intellectually curious.

Kairoticast M. Elizabeth Thorpe, PhD

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

A podcast about rhetoric and current events hosted by M. Elizabeth Thorpe, PhD. In this podcast we explore the way big ideas from the world of rhetoric apply to every day life. We focus on major events that are shaping the world today and consider how those things that sometimes seem like they belong in the ivory tower can actually help us make sense of the life we are living. This isn't a podcast for the experts. This is a podcast for the intellectually curious.

    K049 - Standardization

    K049 - Standardization

    We explore the history and effects of standardized testing. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

    • 21 min
    K048 - Under God

    K048 - Under God

    We explore the history of the Pledge of Allegiance and look at how the phrase "under God" was meant to be an anti-communist device.
    Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

    • 19 min
    K047 - First Do No Harm

    K047 - First Do No Harm

    In this episode we discuss discrimination in medicine, specifically focusing on the Medical Ethics and Diversity Act. Special thanks to Dr. Monica Bullock for her commentary this week. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

    • 22 min
    K046- White.edu

    K046- White.edu

    In this week's episode we argue that whiteness is inherent to education. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

    • 24 min
    K045 - Cancel Culture

    K045 - Cancel Culture

    This week explore idea of cancel culture as a redistribution of rhetorical power.
    Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

    • 21 min
    K044 - Christian Nationalism

    K044 - Christian Nationalism

    We define and discuss Christian Nationalism. Specifically, White Christian Nationalism.Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

SpicyAAHE ,

Accessible & Academic

As someone who hasn’t take a rhetoric class since undergrad, but is super interested in understanding public dialogue, this podcast has been both helpful and engaging. Sometimes Dr. Thorpe gives us context or theory to help us make sense of general principles of democracy, other times she deconstructs a specific recent event.

I am a professor who teaches about leadership and interpersonal communication, but have shared multiple episodes with students to help them understand and draw connections to our other course content.

Dr. Thorpe and the Kairoticast crew are also super receptive to feedback and ideas, so definitely reach out to them!

drwick78 ,

Thanks!

Great resource for those of us who teach rhetoric! Online resources like this are perfect for hybrid and online course delivery.

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