25 episodes

Sinister Myth challenges cultural mythologies about sexuality in the West, because so often they encourage, perpetuate, or foster violence against women and minorities. The series is made up of interviews with writers, academics, and people working on community projects. Alongside the interviews, the series also includes “Sinister Bitesize” which offer short soundbites from experts with advice on allyship and more, and there will also be “Sinister Keywords,” which feature short conversations about language, and how words can encourage or harm minority groups.



Sinister Myth was generated through an Ohio State Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) Grant, and it was created by Zoë Brigley Thompson and Brendan Walsh. The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Sinister Myth podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the Ohio State University and its employees.

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Sinister Myth challenges cultural mythologies about sexuality in the West, because so often they encourage, perpetuate, or foster violence against women and minorities. The series is made up of interviews with writers, academics, and people working on community projects. Alongside the interviews, the series also includes “Sinister Bitesize” which offer short soundbites from experts with advice on allyship and more, and there will also be “Sinister Keywords,” which feature short conversations about language, and how words can encourage or harm minority groups.



Sinister Myth was generated through an Ohio State Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) Grant, and it was created by Zoë Brigley Thompson and Brendan Walsh. The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Sinister Myth podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the Ohio State University and its employees.

    Sinister Myth Bitesize: Spoken Word Poetry & Violence Against Women

    Sinister Myth Bitesize: Spoken Word Poetry & Violence Against Women

    Spoken word poet Catherine Maynard talks about how audiences to spoken word poetry react to sharing stories sexual violence. She talks about her decision to share poems about sexual assault, and she reads her poem, ‘Smile.’ Content warning: mention of violence against women and sexual violence.

    • 6 min
    Sinister Myth Keyword: Bi-erasure

    Sinister Myth Keyword: Bi-erasure

    In a strong worded discussion of heteronormative pressure, psychology student Sydney Williams explains what bi-erasure means, and how assumptions about bisexuality can have real impacts in the world.



    Content warning: use of strong language.



    Please note that these recent podcasts were recorded under pandemic conditions, and so we were not able to record them in the studio.

    • 8 min
    Suicide Rates & LGBTQ Communities

    Suicide Rates & LGBTQ Communities

    Why are LGBTQ suicide rates high and what can we do to change that? Medical anthropology student Adalie Schmidt interviews expert Dr. Alexandra VanBergen of University of Rochester about her research into suicidal thoughts and behaviors in the US. Alexandra VanBergen discusses the risks, highlights the problems for adolescents in particular, and talks about how prevention needs to start at home.



    Content warning: discussion of suicide.



    Please note that these recent podcasts were recorded under pandemic conditions, and so we were not able to record them in the studio.

    • 10 min
    Sinister Myth Keyword: Emotional Labor

    Sinister Myth Keyword: Emotional Labor

    What does emotional labor mean and how does it manifest itself? Ohio State University English major Megan Moody discusses what the term means and how it affects women and minorities disproportionately.



    Please note that these recent podcasts were recorded under pandemic conditions, and so we were not able to record them in the studio.

    • 6 min
    Sinister Myth Case Study: The Case of Oluwatoyin Salau

    Sinister Myth Case Study: The Case of Oluwatoyin Salau

    In this “Sinister Myth: Case Study”, Natarshia Corley tackles the killing of Florida activist Oluwatoyin Salau, questioning to what extent black women’s lives lost are registered in the struggle to end the violence. Natarshia Corley is a graduate student at the Ohio State University, working in the Self, Stereotypes, and Social Norms Lab.



    Sinister Myth Case Studies feature recent news stories that may have been overlooked and that tell us something important about how stories we tell perpetuate violence. Please note that these recent podcasts were recorded under pandemic conditions, and so we were not able to record them in the studio.

    • 7 min
    Unsafe Higher Education Spaces and Noise Pedagogy

    Unsafe Higher Education Spaces and Noise Pedagogy

    This interview tackles the experience of Black students in universities and schools, featuring the work of researcher Sherita V. Roundtree, Assistant Professor at Towson University. Prof. Roundtree discusses her research on developing diverse representation and equitable access for students, teachers, and scholars who write in, instruct in, and theorize about writing classrooms.



    Roundtree explains noise pedagogy which considers how multivocal representations of belonging challenge misrecognition and mislabeling of Black women in institutions like the university. How do we rethink teaching and learning when standardized approaches do not fit the teacher or students?

    • 24 min

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