Kairoticast

Kairoticast

A podcast about rhetoric and current events hosted by M. Elizabeth Thorpe, PhD. In this podcast we explore the way big ideas from the world of rhetoric apply to every day life. We focus on major events that are shaping the world today and consider how those things that sometimes seem like they belong in the ivory tower can actually help us make sense of the life we are living. This isn't a podcast for the experts. This is a podcast for the intellectually curious.

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May 13, 2022 18 min

We discuss the proposed anti-abortion bill in LA and the ideas that got us there, specifically the works of 17th century jurist Matthew Hale.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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This week we describe the reasoning of Roe v. Wade and the Alito opinion that seeks to overturn it. The implications of the Alito opinion don't just end at abortion. This will have far-reaching and profound effects.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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April 29, 2022 20 min

This week we talk about Florida, math books, CRT, and SEL.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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We explore the rhetorical situation of Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation address.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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April 8, 2022 20 min

College isn't a great equalizer. It just continues systemic problems and stratifications. If you want college help with equity, you have to start from the ground up.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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April 1, 2022 22 min

We get in the spirit of April Fool's Day by sharing a few rhetoricians that make us smile.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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March 18, 2022 21 min

We discuss, literacy, literature, gatekeeping, and accessibility.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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March 11, 2022 17 min

We discuss how academia is systemically sexist and designed to advance and protect men which is why men are often shocked by women's experiences.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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March 4, 2022 17 min

We discuss the importance of the stories coming out of the current European crisis.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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February 25, 2022 18 min

We explore the banality of evil in the year 2022.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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February 18, 2022 16 min

We discuss the Harvard letter scandal and patriarchy in the academy.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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February 11, 2022 18 min

We discuss some of the possible ways of interpreting the Constitution.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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February 4, 2022 19 min

This week we address the growing problem of banned books. And why Stephen King is wrong.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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We explore Mitch McConnell's American voters gaffe and analyze it in terms of rhetorical personas.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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January 21, 2022 18 min

Spring 2022 is a source of anxiety for a lot of people in higher education. But we can't forget that what we do matters.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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This week we discuss Indiana Senate Bill 167, public education, and hear from a K-12 teacher on what it is like to be a teacher today.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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January 7, 2022 22 min

In our return after our break, we talk about science as rhetorical, and why we should still listen adhere to it. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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November 18, 2021 11 sec

We'll be taking a brief hiatus until December. Enjoy the holiday.

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November 12, 2021 19 min

We discuss the newly announced University of Austin and the accusations of illiberalism in higher education.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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October 29, 2021 21 min

We discuss the ideas of Eugene Debs and his application to today's labor movement.

Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first.

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