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.... Show More

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March 3, 2021 26 min

We discuss the golden statue of Trump at CPAC, Trumpism, and a politics of opposition and grievance. 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, 2021 19 min

In this episode we explore the importance of terms and definitions. A word about that - this episode uses the word "insane" quite a bit because we are talking about old texts and ideas (there's a lot of Foucault, here). Later we clarify that that is a legal term and not a medical one. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://in...

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February 23, 2021 46 sec

We had technical difficulties this week, but rest assured there will be a full episode. It should drop Thursday evening! 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 argue that the impeachment trial shows that rhetoric is an important force in the world. 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 10, 2021 20 min

This week we offer a defense of the arts and the humanities as a means to find the truth. 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 3, 2021 21 min

We explore the paranoid style and how it applies to the modern far-right 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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January 27, 2021 17 sec

Due to extenuating circumstances, we can't be with you this week. But we look forward to spending time with you next week! 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 20, 2021 26 min

MLK was more than just once-a-year platitudes. This week especially we should think about the whole of his work and what he stood for. 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 13, 2021 20 min

In this episode we consider the events of Wednesday, January 6, 2021 and discuss how words matter when we describe them. 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 6, 2021 20 min

In this episode we respond to a listener's request and think about what might have been had things gone a little differently in 2016. 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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December 30, 2020 18 min

We wish you have happy and optimistic 2021 with from a surprising source. 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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December 23, 2020 14 min

In the spirit of the season, we discuss the connections between the study of rhetoric and humanity. we apologize for the sound quality this week - we had to record on different equipment than usual. 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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December 16, 2020 25 sec

Elizabeth can't be with you due to illness this week. Reach out to her by email at elizabeth@kairoticast.com. Or find her at @kairoticast on twitter! 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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December 9, 2020 21 min

We go on a (very biased) journey exploring the electoral college. 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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Just in time for the holidays! We explore how you might (or might not) make peace this year with invitational rhetoric.

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 25, 2020 1 min

Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for your support. 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, 2020 24 min

We've been live for six months!

In this episode compare the career of FDR to the potential career of Joe Biden.

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 8, 2020 26 min

In this special election episode we discuss the genre-defining nature of Kamala Harris's election. 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 4, 2020 1 min

We wish you well this election night. We'll be back this weekend. 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 28, 2020 24 min

We explore the connections between free speech and citizenship. 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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