White Fragility

Host Aubrey Hicks is joined by professors Chris Redfearn and Liz Falletta in a discussion of the New York Times bestselling book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo.

On today’s podcast, we talk about how white fragility works to sustain and reproduce the racist institutions & socialization which we all inherited.

Listen here, or subscribe at ApplePodcastsSoundcloud, Spotify, or your favorite podcasting app.

Join the conversation about each episode on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Or email us at bedrosian.bookclub@usc.edu.

Us (dir. Jordan Peele)

From the mind the brought us Get Out, is the new film scaring audiences across the states. In Jordan Peele’s latest film, Us, doppelgängers menace a family trying to enjoy their summer vacation. But … as in Get Out, everything isn’t quite that simple. Warning: Spoilers!

What mirror is Peele holding up for us now?

An Unkindness of Ghosts

This month, host Lisa Schweitzer is joined by David Sloane, Denise McIver, and Aubrey Hicks to discuss An Unkindness of Ghosts, by Rivers Solomon. We talk about slave allegories, generation ships, spatial hierarchies, gender, autism … so much to talk about with this debut novel from Solomon.

To listen to the Bedrosian Book Club discussion of An Unkindness of Ghosts, click the arrow in the player on this post. Or you can download it and subscribe through ApplePodcastsSoundcloudGoogle PlayStitcher or your favorite podcasting app!

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (dir. David Yates)

Let’s delve into whether the newest addition to the Potterverse is Voldemort-lite or complex look at the “Banality of Evil?”

American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassin

This month, Lisa, Richard, and Aubrey discuss the new book of sonnets from Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassin. Hayes’ sonnets are “acrid with tear gas, and they unravel with desire.” For the poetry doubters everywhere.

To listen to the Bedrosian Book Club discussion of American Sonnets, click the arrow in the player on this post. Or you can download it and subscribe through ApplePodcastsSoundcloud, Spotify, or your favorite podcasting app!

The Death of Truth

This month, Aubrey, Ange-Marie, Jeff, and David discuss the new book from renowned literary critic Michiko Kakutani, The Death of Truth : Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump. Or, perhaps … death by a thousand “realities.”

Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Rhymes for Young Ghouls, written and directed by Jeff Barnaby is set on the Red Crow Mi’g Maq reservation, 1976. It follows 15 year old Aila as she navigates growing up in a hostile world.

Host Jonathan Schwartz is joined by Chris Finley and Aubrey Hicks.