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're back! This week we explore Christian Nationalism, the separation of church and state, and the divine right of kings. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episod...
August 5, 2022
It's our 100th episode! This week we ask what is the right thing to say at this particular time. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by K...
July 15, 2022
We analyze the Dobbs dissent in terms of the rhetorical situation. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incomp...
July 9, 2022
We round off the big news week by looking at the concurring opinions in the Dobbs case. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacL...
July 1, 2022
We explore the complicated relationship between the queer community and the establishment and review the decidedly anti-establishment history of Pride. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairotic...
June 24, 2022
The field of rhetoric depends on teachers. Let's talk about how amazing they are and what they've been going through as of late.
June 3, 2022
Uvalde was an indescribable tragedy. We share our feelings with you about guns and the gun control debate. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless F...
May 27, 2022
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. M...
May 13, 2022
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 pr...
May 6, 2022
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.fi...
April 29, 2022

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