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Who Fears Death

In today’s episode, we discuss Nnedi Okorafor’s Afrofuturist novel Who Fears Death.Joining host Aubrey Hicks for this discussion are Marisa Turesky and David Sloane.

Joining host Aubrey Hicks for this discussion are Marisa Turesky and David Sloane.

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.

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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.

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Body Horror

Gasp! The female body! So gross, so frail and faulty! We might all have loved Anne Elizabeth Moore’s BODY HORROR, listen to the #bookclub #podcast today! Host Lisa Schweitzer is joined by Marisa Turesky, Chris Redfearn, and Aubrey Hicks.

Antigone

This month, Lisa is joined by Carla Della Gatta and Richard Green to discuss the timeless play by Sophocles: Antigone.

The play has clear connections to political struggles we face thousands of years later. The struggle between law and norm, the struggle to define what the state can control, and more. Listen as our three scholars discuss the necessity of reading Antigone today.

Planning for AuthentiCITIES

What is authenticity in a community? What is an authentic community? In a world which never stops changing, growing, evolving … how can planners take up the challenge of authenticity? Host Lisa Schweitzer talks with editors Brettany Shannon and Laura Tateof the new book Planning for AuthentiCITIESabout the challenge and how Read more…

Down Girl

Using contemporary examples, Kate Manne’s Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny,explores the definitions of misogyny and its contrast with sexism. The book is a philosophical examination of misogyny as the policing of the patriarchal state, serving to punish women who might step out of the assigned giver role. This is not Read more…

This is How it Ends

Eva Dolan’s This is How it Endsis a thriller set in an anti-gentrification activist community in the middle of a rapidly gentrifying London. Dolan tackles the huge issue of gentrification through the story of two women engaged in the anti-gentrification movement. How do we define ourselves in places? How do Read more…

Draft No. 4

Anyone who reads or watches the news might feel like we are in a news assault. The news happens so fast, technology helps us disseminate and consume with speed, and media outlets are in a relatively new competition: a competition for relevancy. As “papers of record” are being attacked as Read more…

Bonus – Interview with E. Glen Weyl

An interview with one of the co-authors of Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society, E. Glen Weyl. (Follow Glen on Twitter: @glenweyl)

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Radical Markets

In Radical Markets, Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl envision new rules for markets in order to limit the tyranny of monopolies and majority rule. Their aim, with 5 revolutionary ideas to cure what they see as the most important issue of our time: inequality.

What are some of these “radical” ideas, and does our panel think they are the revolutionary ideas we need?

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Kindred

“I lost an arm on my last trip home.

My left arm.”

The iconic first line of Octavia Butler’s novel, Kindred, puts the reader right there. The gravity of the legacy of slavery is there in the face. Who has lost an arm? How? Why?

Listen as host Jeffery Jenkins and guests Ange-Marie Alfaro, Caroline Bhalla, and Aubrey Hicks as they think about this classic work of American fiction.

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