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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 • 8 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.

    K097 - Rainbow Capitalism

    K097 - Rainbow Capitalism

    We explore the complicated relationship between the queer community and the establishment and review the decidedly anti-establishment history of Pride.

    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.

    • 14 min
    K095 -Teachers

    K095 -Teachers

    The field of rhetoric depends on teachers. Let's talk about how amazing they are and what they've been going through as of late.

    • 25 min
    K094 - Uvalde

    K094 - Uvalde

    Uvalde was an indescribable tragedy. We share our feelings with you about guns and the gun control debate.

    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
    K093 -Louisiana and Hale

    K093 -Louisiana and Hale

    We discuss the proposed anti-abortion bill in LA and the ideas that got us there, specifically the works of 17th century jurist Matthew Hale.

    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.

    • 18 min
    K092 - Roe

    K092 - Roe

    This week we describe the reasoning of Roe v. Wade and the Alito opinion that seeks to overturn it. The implications of the Alito opinion don't just end at abortion. This will have far-reaching and profound effects.

    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.

    • 17 min
    K091 - The World According to Florida

    K091 - The World According to Florida

    This week we talk about Florida, math books, CRT, and SEL.

    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.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 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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