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Nothing Never Happens is a journey into cutting-edge pedagogical theory and praxis, where co-hosts Tina Pippin and Lucia Hulsether connect with leading voices in radical teaching and learning. We engage a range of approaches — including but not limited to radical democratic, abolitionist, decolonial feminist/womanist, queer, anarchist, and popular grassroots models.

Nothing Never Happens Nothing Never Happens: A Radical Pedagogy Podcast

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    • 4.9, 16 Ratings

Nothing Never Happens is a journey into cutting-edge pedagogical theory and praxis, where co-hosts Tina Pippin and Lucia Hulsether connect with leading voices in radical teaching and learning. We engage a range of approaches — including but not limited to radical democratic, abolitionist, decolonial feminist/womanist, queer, anarchist, and popular grassroots models.

    #COLA Now: A Conversation with UCSC Wildcat Strikers

    #COLA Now: A Conversation with UCSC Wildcat Strikers

    Our July 2020 podcast features scholar-teacher-organizers from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Brenda Arjona, Bristol Cave-Lacoste, and Priscilla Martinez are graduate workers who, with their colleagues at UCSC, have been on a wildcat strike for a cost of living adjustment (COLA) since December 2019. They are fighting to reduce the overwhelming rent burden, as well as food insecurity and barriers to healthcare, that they and other precarious workers in Santa Cruz have had to endure. They tell us about their movement, and what they've been through. Sneak peak: the story involves a struggle for union democracy, mass firing and loss of healthcare during a pandemic, inspiring coalitions with local workers and students, standoffs with police in riot gear, a *fire* social media campaign that helped spread the strike across the whole state system, and the launch of Strike University across the UC.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Stories for Better Futures: A Conversation with Kevin Gannon, Act 2

    Stories for Better Futures: A Conversation with Kevin Gannon, Act 2

    We delve deeper into the status of critical pedagogy in hybrid and online teaching. The transition to remote modalities raises many issues: surveillance of students and teachers, the reproduction of capital for private tech corporations, issues of course adaptation, and the accessibility of online formats. What does a concept like “radical hope” actually mean in … Continue reading "Stories for Better Futures: A Conversation with Kevin Gannon, Act 2"

    • 36 min
    Hope in Pandemic Times: A Conversation with Kevin Gannon, Act 1

    Hope in Pandemic Times: A Conversation with Kevin Gannon, Act 1

    Tina and Lucia talk to Kevin Gannon in June 2020, on the heels of a spring term in which we saw a mass pandemic-fueled shift to online teaching. Kevin describes the experiences and histories that led him to the field of critical pedagogy and introduces his hot-off-the-press book Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto. He talks us … Continue reading "Hope in Pandemic Times: A Conversation with Kevin Gannon, Act 1"

    • 31 min
    Of Decolonization and Its Metaphors: A Conversation with K. Wayne Yang, Act 1

    Of Decolonization and Its Metaphors: A Conversation with K. Wayne Yang, Act 1

    For our April podcast, Lucia and Tina interview Wayne Yang of UC San Diego. Prof. Yang writes in A Third University is Possible, “To be very clear, I am not advocating for rescuing the university from its own neoliberal desires but rather for assembling decolonizing machines, to plug the university into decolonizing assemblages.” In Act 1, we … Continue reading "Of Decolonization and Its Metaphors: A Conversation with K. Wayne Yang, Act 1"

    • 33 min
    A Third University Is Always Happening: A Conversation with K. Wayne Yang, Pt. 2

    A Third University Is Always Happening: A Conversation with K. Wayne Yang, Pt. 2

    The University of California San Diego is on Kumeyaay land. The chancellor’s house is on an indigenous burial ground. How do universities move beyond guilt and toward a rematriation of the land? How do we teach, and train teachers, in these places with such violent history? How do we live and teach sustainably on this … Continue reading "A Third University Is Always Happening: A Conversation with K. Wayne Yang, Pt. 2"

    • 34 min
    Teaching as Bricolage: A Conversation with Shirley Steinberg, Pt. 1

    Teaching as Bricolage: A Conversation with Shirley Steinberg, Pt. 1

    Prof. Shirley Steinberg joins us for our March podcast. For some of us, this pandemic has exposed what we already new about neoliberal higher education: the proliferation of the banking model of education, top-down power relations, undemocratic classrooms and departments, etc. In her work in critical pedagogy, Steinberg has long been challenging and resisting the status quo.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

MCADM ,

I love Tina and Lucia!

They are a great team, and they help me think more clearly about my own teaching. I would like to go back to college to take a class with them!

Womantic.grace ,

Amazing Content

This has become one of my favorite podcasts. Great content.

ahnnctt ,

Excellent content, excellent facilitation

The content of Nothing Never Happens is great. This podcast feels like it’s filling a need for media on radical pedagogy. However, the host is a terrible interviewer. The way the conversations are facilitated is painfully awkward and sometimes hard to listen to.

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