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 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
We explore the problems with objectivity in the classroom in this The Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival episode. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearle...
August 17, 2021
Top athletes have brought mental health to the forefront of the world's attention in recent weeks. However, as long as taking care of one's mental health is a privilege, it will always be controversia...
August 4, 2021
We make the case for reading fiction as a quiet act of rebellion. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompe...
July 28, 2021
We discuss the rhetorical nature of titles and honorifics. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.fi...
July 21, 2021
We give a little attention to the composition side of rhetoric and explore the history of rhet comp and discuss the importance of writing. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Musi...
July 14, 2021
We talk about the great truths and the haunting realities of America today. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https...
July 7, 2021

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