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 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
We explore the rhetorical situation of Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation address. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod...
April 15, 2022
College isn't a great equalizer. It just continues systemic problems and stratifications. If you want college help with equity, you have to start from the ground up. Learn more about Kairoticast at ht...
April 8, 2022
We get in the spirit of April Fool's Day by sharing a few rhetoricians that make us smile. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin M...
April 1, 2022
We discuss, literacy, literature, gatekeeping, and accessibility. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompe...
March 18, 2022
We discuss how academia is systemically sexist and designed to advance and protect men which is why men are often shocked by women's experiences. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.co...
March 11, 2022
We discuss the importance of the stories coming out of the current European crisis. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod ...
March 4, 2022
We explore the banality of evil in the year 2022. Learn more about Kairoticast at https://kairoticast.com. Music in this episode is "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod at https://incompetech.filmmusic.i...
February 25, 2022

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