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.

Episodes Date

We'll be taking a brief hiatus until December. Enjoy the holiday.
November 18, 2021
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...
November 12, 2021
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 a...
October 29, 2021
We explore who write, how they write, and why. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/s...
October 15, 2021
We explore the concept of genius historically and as a current idea. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://inco...
October 8, 2021
We explore the concept of identity and how it shapes arguments. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompete...
October 1, 2021
We look at George W. Bush's 9/11 memorial speech and examine his use of juxtaposition - and also how he compares to the current clime, as well. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com....
September 17, 2021
It's time to radicalize. Most jobs are irrelevant and exist to line the pockets of the ruling elite. Capitalism isn't sustainable. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in thi...
September 8, 2021
As the semester starts we think about the pedagogy of the past and what it means to be a citizen. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by ...
September 1, 2021
There will be no new episode this week. We recommend going back to episodes 3 and 4!
August 25, 2021

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