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Special Topics in Media Studies is a lecture-based podcast that tackles media history one artifact at a time. Each season of the series we will investigate a different mass media theme, medium, or programming genre. While our focus is educational (it is an academic podcast after all), we tailor our conversations toward a broad audience of media enthusiasts.
 
HOT GIRL'S THEORY is an open ended discussion podcast exploring the world from the theoretical perspective of two hot girl's. Hosted by Ash and Indi, sex positive, body positive, self proclaimed intersectional feminists in their 20's living in Australia. With backgrounds in gender/women's studies, sociology and journalism, and a whole lot of life experience in being bad bitches. Listen as these babes take you through a range of social, political, sexual and fundamental topics to challenge yo ...
 
NEON is a different way of sharing historical knowledge. NEON takes a pop culture phenomenon and turns it on its head by revealing lesser known facts, real-life events and history behind your favourite Netflix shows, movies or video games.From how the A-Team took inspiration from Vietnamese history and resistance leaders, to the Aryan purity and Harem breeding programs behind the Handmaid’s Tale. Even some of the most successful video games – Assassins Creed, God of War, and Fortnite – are s ...
 
What does ‘2001: a Space Odyssey’ have to do with Odysseus? How does Brad Pitt's Achilles in 'Troy' match up to Homer's original hero? And is Arnold Schwarzenegger the new Heracles? This collection of video animations and audio discussions examines how the heroes of Greek mythology have been represented in popular culture, from ancient times to the modern day. Odysseus is the archetypal questing hero - a blank canvas on which every era has projected its own values. Heracles is the original s ...
 
What does ‘2001: a Space Odyssey’ have to do with Odysseus? How does Brad Pitt's Achilles in 'Troy' match up to Homer's original hero? And is Arnold Schwarzenegger the new Heracles? This collection of video animations and audio discussions examines how the heroes of Greek mythology have been represented in popular culture, from ancient times to the modern day. Odysseus is the archetypal questing hero - a blank canvas on which every era has projected its own values. Heracles is the original s ...
 
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From the Director of The Cover Media Network, Liam McGrath, comes his first attempt at a solo podcast. The podcast will bring you interviews with Rugby athletes, coaches, administrators and media members. Expect high-level analysis, a lot of opinionated rants and a lot of fun.
 
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In Racist Love: Asian Abstraction and the Pleasures of Fantasy (Duke UP, 2022), Leslie Bow traces the ways in which Asian Americans become objects of anxiety and desire. Conceptualizing these feelings as “racist love,” she explores how race is abstracted and then projected onto Asianized objects. Bow shows how anthropomorphic objects and images suc…
 
1 Corinthians 10:16 - "The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?" We partake in the blood of Christ and the body of Christ when we partake of the Lord’s Supper with faith. The big debate in church history has been over whether we lit…
 
Join Zen and Matt Yonge as they sit down for a candid chat about how small creators can launch an effective social media campaign on a budget. Not only will they be sharing valuable insights on how to build a strong online presence, but they'll also be sharing their passion for art and how to uplift other small creators along the way. This is Zen's…
 
INTRO STATS: Abortions in the United States (From all abortion providers in all states. *The 620,327 stat from the CDC does not include CA, MD, and NH) 862,320 – 2018 916,460 – 2019 930,160 – 2020 *Guttmacher Institute, Formerly Planned Parenthood's Research Arm https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1363/psrh.12215 INTRO ILLUS: A year or so ago, I…
 
This week Special Topics in Media expands discussion of Nightmarish Nature by welcoming special guest new voice to the program, Hannah Herron. An author and and avid reader of horror, thrillers, and sci-fi, Hannah joins Garret to discuss director three-time Academy Award nominee Frank Darabont's 2007 adaptation of the Stephen King novella, "The Mis…
 
Chris Kempshall's The History and Politics of Star Wars: Death Stars and Democracy (Routledge, 2022) provides the first detailed and comprehensive examination of all the materials making up the Star Wars franchise relating to the portrayal and representation of real-world history and politics. Drawing on a variety of sources, including films, publi…
 
This week, I am joined by former Real Housewives of New York City and Ultimate Girls Trip All-Star, Jill Zarin. We break down life in reality TV and even have a surprise guest appearance from Jill’s husband, Gary. Say hi to Jill Zarin @ www.instagram.com/mrsjillzarin Say Hi to Hannah @ www.Instagram.com/hannahspodcast www.Instagram.com/hannahferrie…
 
In 1966 Stanley Kubrick told a friend that he wanted to make “the world’s scariest movie.” A decade later Stephen King’s The Shining landed on the director’s desk, and a visual masterpiece was born. J. W. Rinzler and Lee Unkrich's book Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (Taschen, 2023) is the definitive compendium of the film that transformed the horror…
 
Ever since Pearl Jam first blasted onto the Seattle grunge scene three decades ago with their debut album, Ten, they have sold 85M+ albums, performed for hundreds of thousands of fans around the world, and have even been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In Long Road: Pearl Jam and the Soundtrack of A Generation, music critic and journa…
 
Tonight we share with our 1st in our HistoryMakers series of interview for the Black History Month in February. And, tonight we share with you an interviews with the nation's youngest Mayor, Jaylen Smith of Earle Arkansas. He is only 18yrs of age, and yet Mayor Smith is the highest ranking public official in Earle, Arkansas with a population of 1,8…
 
Jesse Kavadlo is the classic “renaissance man” – literature and humanities professor, author of acclaimed books and articles, President of the Don DeLillo Society, fantastic husband and father…AND self-taught guitarist and vocalist with Top Gunz, one of the most popular 1980s rock cover bands in America. In this Deep Cuts conversation, Jesse and Bo…
 
INTRO: Remember Our consciences are the inner courts in our hearts that hold us accountable to the right and wrong we believe. But our consciences are only good at judging us if they are well-informed by Scripture, and we’re repenting and believing in Christ. Sin has warped all creation, including our consciences. We need Jesus! For, apart from tur…
 
David Prince, Longtime professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, SBC Pastor, and Trustee for the ERLC, in an article on his website, "Temptation, Jesus, Sin, and Same-sex Attraction," argues that same-sex attraction is not sin unless you act on it. But is his heresy biblically correct? No. *This is heresy for at least two reasons: 1) It's…
 
INTRO: [Read 1 Corinthians 8:1-3] In the first 3 verses of this chapter, we learn that love is essential when we’re discussing “matters of conscience.” Remember also that “matters of conscience” are those areas in life that the Scriptures do not speak about. If the Scripture says or implies that we should something or shouldn’t do something, or tha…
 
The people who make music recommender systems have lofty goals: they want to broaden listeners’ horizons and help obscure musicians find audiences, taking advantage of the enormous catalogs offered by companies like Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora. But for their critics, recommender systems seem to embody all the potential harms of algorithms: th…
 
This week we are getting vulnerable and listening to a tale that proves the ol' saying of a friendship break-up hits you more than any boy could. In this deep episode, Ash shares a tale of her experience going through a friendship break-up that led to trauma that evolved into self-discovery of the bad bitch she is today. This episode covers emotion…
 
Our consciences are the inner courts in our hearts that hold us accountable to the right and wrong we believe. But our consciences are only good at judging us if they are well-informed by Scripture, and we’re repenting and believing in Christ. Sin has warped all creation, including our consciences. We need Jesus! For, apart from turning to Christ t…
 
Hosts Quinn and Alexandrea are vacationing in Morocco so Dan brings in special guests Nicky and Gina to help determine which animal would win in a fight between a Sloth and a Koala. Table Of Contents: 0:00 Intro 2:22 Buffon's description of sloths 4:00 Sloth taxonomy and appearance 9:08 Sloth speed 12:29 Sloth metabolism 15:08 Sloth Diet 17:10 Slot…
 
Fasting is the act of abstaining from food or drink, or both for health, ritualistic, religious, or ethical purposes. To find out why fasting is so popular I had the pleasure of speaking with Popular content creator and owner of the Digital Marketing firm Sugarnova Shayne Williams and Nututrionalist and Fitness Guru and the owner of In10Sity Fitnes…
 
Our consciences are the inner courts in our hearts that hold us accountable to the right and wrong we believe. But our consciences are only good at judging us if they are well-informed by Scripture, and we’re repenting and believing in Christ. Sin has warped all creation, including our consciences. We need Jesus! As Hebrews 10:22 says, “let us draw…
 
We have the wonderful Captain Jason back for part 2 this week! We chat about what to expect in season 2, BravoCon, and it is definitely going down in the DMs. Say hi to Captain Jason @ www.instagram.com/captainjchambers Say Hi to Hannah @ www.Instagram.com/hannahspodcast www.Instagram.com/hannahferrier234 Leave me a message at (469) 300-9820 Thank …
 
How do we know that our consciences are the highest court of mankind? According to Acts 24:1-21, we know our consciences are the highest court of mankind because. . . v.1-9 – 1. Men accuse based on a person’s outward actions. v.10-21 – 2. Our consciences convict us based on our hearts and their internal motions. Support my ministry: patreon.com/use…
 
Tonight show is going to be FIYAH!!!! We are discussing the on-going controversy in the State of Florida to block and ban the AP African American Studies courses by Gov. Ron Desantis. This week's entire show is dedicated to the in-depth discussion of this governor's racist agenda, and what can we do about it. In addition to our discussion of this r…
 
In Wild Music: Sound and Sovereignty in Ukraine (Wesleyan UP, 2019), Maria Sonevytsky tracks vernacular Ukrainian discourses of “wildness” as they manifested in popular music during a volatile decade of Ukrainian political history bracketed by two revolutions. From the Eurovision Song Contest to reality TV, from Indigenous radio to the revolution s…
 
In this episode, Richard and Ellen discuss who and what vikings were historically, and how they were depicted in the Middle Ages and modern times. The episode focuses upon the first century of the Viking Age, roughly from the late eighth to the early tenth century. (This episode marks the first anniversary of 'Tis But A Scratch: Fact and Fiction Ab…
 
"Understanding Our Consciences" 6-part Series INTRO: The book of Judges shows us that God is faithful, keeping His covenant promises to Israel, even when Israel is unfaithful to Him. He is gracious to them. Even though Israel did what was evil in His sight, worshipping Baal and the Ashtaroth, once they were captured or harmed by their enemies, they…
 
In this episode, Jared breaks down the race to the 95th Academy Awards—the biggest surprises and snubs from this year’s nominations. MoviePass has unveiled their subscription prices; Zach Cregger’s new film promises to be a horror epic; China’s unofficial ban on Marvel may have just got lifted. Plus, what is new to streaming/cinemas this weekend. S…
 
EX FILES #10 | The ex files are back! We have four new stories submitted to us by listeners for this episode, and we even have our very first listener submitted voice notes. Ash & Indi discuss a woman who's bad taste in athletic and charming men saw her with a wild wannabe NBA star who can't keep it in his pants and loves gaslighting women more tha…
 
Rounding out our formal trilogy of "Nightmarish Nature" films in this Communicating Fears in Film season of Special Topics in Media, cohosts Garret Castleberry and Scott McMurry collaborate on on a unique outlier to the (mostly) horror focus with a biological thriller from director Steven Soderbergh in 2011, Contagion. Shot in Soderbergh's frequent…
 
What if human intelligence is actually more of a liability than a gift? After all, the animal kingdom, in all its diversity, gets by just fine without it. At first glance, human history is full of remarkable feats of intelligence, yet human exceptionalism can be a double-edged sword. With our unique cognitive prowess comes severe consequences, incl…
 
Fresh off a trip planning his move to NYC, Zen enjoys sharing a drink with an exceptionally well-traveled artist, Permanent Mark. Having explored the globe to earn his coveted mark of traditional tattoo masters, Zen weaves through stories involving Mark's Spike TV show, the ownership of a bar in Spain, life on film sets, and ultimately Mark's curre…
 
Wesley Hill calls himself a "Gay Christian" because he believes he can separate his same-sex attraction from his same-sex sexual attraction. But is this a Biblical view of sin, repentance, and holiness? Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=16977519. YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@DrJaredMoore/about. Sources: *Wesley Hill, “Is Being Ga…
 
In her new book, Finding Jackie: A Life Reinvented (Diversion Books, 2023), scholar and writer Oline Eaton examines the story of an era's biggest "star of life," Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, as she coped with trauma and built a new existence in an unstable world during the time between JFK's murder in 1963 and the death of her second husband,…
 
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