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 democratic, feminist, queer, decolonial, and abolitionist models.
Dreaming New Dreams: Pedagogies of Mind and Heart
What are the implicit "agreements" structuring our teaching and learning practices? How might we create new agreements for educational justice and collective healing? Professor Emerita Laura Rendón talks college access, contemplative teaching, and practices for survival and connection in our December 2021 episode.
Music credit: "Water's Edge" by Aliyah Harris
Photo credit: @jrkorpa at Unsplash
Land Grab U: Colonial Debts of the Settler University
How is public higher education implicated with settler colonial dispossession and genocide? What are methods to visualize, teach, and encourage continual investigation and intervention into these continually unfolding histories? Project team leaders behind Polk Prize-winning https://www.landgrabu.org/ (Land Grab University) research project and database join us to talk these questions and more in our November 2021 episode of Nothing Never Happens.
Speakers: Tristan Ahtone (Kiowa), Margaret Pearce (Citizen Band Potowatomi), Bobby Lee.
Hosts: Tina Pippin and Lucia Hulsether
Revolutionary Blueprints: The Question of Palestine Is a Question of Pedagogy
How can we align our pedagogies with the Palestinian freedom struggle and other movements for indigenous liberation? Scholar, teacher, and poet Dina Omar joins us to follow this question into the many others it opens up -- from decisions about language and representation, to the exhaustion of social suffering paradigms, to the psychological effects of occupation and eliminatory violence.
We urge listeners to read and adopt the commitments outlined in the open letter "Palestine and Praxis," which our guest co-authored and which is linked below.
Open letter: https://palestineandpraxis.weebly.com/ (https://palestineandpraxis.weebly.com/)
Outro music is "Hemlock" by Akrasis. Find their amazing catalog https://akrasis.bandcamp.com/album/unemployed-apologist (here).
Episode photo by https://unsplash.com/@wugod1852?utm_source=unsplashandutm_medium=referralandutm_content=creditCopyText (Corleone Brown) on Unsplash.
Plunder.edu: Urban Universities Take the City (pt. 2)
When does a university cease to serve a public good? What would it look like for universities to work toward justice and solidarity with the cities they call home? In the second episode of this two-part series, historian and critic Davarian Baldwin gives us more tools for understanding the dynamics of race and capital structuring urban higher education in the United States--from campus police forces, to university medical complexes, to the low-wage labor on which they depend. We then turn to the community movements and pedagogical interventions that are envisioning, and enacting, alternative visions of city learning and urban life.
Pillage.edu: Urban Universities Take the City (pt. 1)
What do you get when you cross a school, a real estate tycoon, a hedge fund, a regional medical complex, a massive transit system, a private police force, a low-wage employer, and tax-exemption? Answer: an urban university. In this two-part series, accomplished historian and cultural critic Davarian Baldwin breaks down the relations of pillage, dispossession, and private profit that are increasingly prominent in the U.S. higher education landscape.
Planetary Citizenship: Learning for Climate Justice
What do we need to learn to save the planet? Tina and Lucia discuss climate crisis, ecopedagogy, and liberatory teaching about environmental justice with critical pedagogue Greg Misiaszek.
a gem of teaching podcasts
This podcast is invaluable for educators looking to grow in the field of radical pedagogy and to build their social justice knowledge. It covers a range of issues in education (for example, grading, labor unions, theater pedagogy, abolition, environmental, writing and literacy programs) with a general focus on showing examples of teaching in democratic partnership with students and for social justice goals. I think it is special that the hosts met several years ago when one of them was a college freshman and she enrolled in a class the other host was teaching. Fast forward to now and they are both college faculty
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!