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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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" ...
March 3, 2021
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 ...
February 25, 2021
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 ...
February 23, 2021
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 ...
February 17, 2021
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 Ma...
February 10, 2021
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 a...
February 3, 2021
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 episod...
January 27, 2021
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...
January 20, 2021
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 ...
January 13, 2021
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 ...
January 6, 2021

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