Episode 5: Forest Rhythms: The Hip Hop Environmentalism of Thomas Rashad Easley
In this month’s episode, Jemma and Brandon sit down with Thomas Rashad Easley, Hip Hop artist and Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion at the Yale School of the Environment. He uses what he calls “Hip Hop Forestry” as a means to creatively address issues of environmental justice and inclusion—both within and outside of academia.
Find Easley at his Website: rashadeasley.com or on Twitter/Instagram: @RashadEasListen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify
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Episode 4: Ashes to Ashes: Poetry and Conversations with Cheryl J. Fish
This month Jemma and Brandon sit down (virtually, of course) with scholar, fiction writer, and poet Cheryl J. Fish to discuss her most recent book of poetry, Crater & Tower. This collection explores questions of trauma, memory, and environmental justice by considering the 1980 Mt. St. Helen’s eruption in conjunction with September 11, 2001.
Cheryl’s Website: http://www.cheryljfish.com/home
Twitter: @CherylJoyFishListen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify
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Episode 3: Changing the Anthropo-scene: Una Chaudhuri and Eco-Theatre
This month Jemma and Brandon have a wonderful conversation with Una Chaudhuri, Collegiate Professor and Professor of English, Drama, and Environmental Studies at New York University, and the Director of NYU’s XE: Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement. They discuss Una’s work in the early development of eco-theatre as a field of study, the ways that theatre is uniquely suited to engage with environmental concerns, and her ongoing Dear Climate project.
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Episode 2: Justice Matters
In this episode, Jemma and Brandon have a conversation with Bénédicte Boisseron, Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies at University of Michigan, and author of Afro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question. Building off the Root Word “matter,” they discuss Bénédicte’s scholarship—situated at the intersection of animal studies and racial justice—and the implications for our present moment.
Afro-Dog is available here: http://cup.columbia.edu/book/afro-dog/9780231186650Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify
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Episode 1: Forming Roots, Sowing Seeds
In the pilot episode, co-hosts Jemma and Brandon introduce themselves, the podcast, and have a discussion about what’s happening in the world during Summer 2020 and how this podcast hopes to serve as a medium for all voices to be heard and shared. They also talk about some of the benefits of #nearlycarbonneutral online conferences, in light of @ASLE_US‘s “Humanities on the Brink” July 2020 virtual symposium.Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify
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Special Episode: Interview with Scott Slovic
Scott Slovic, editor of ASLE’s journal Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE) for the past 25 years, joins Jemma and Brandon to discuss his career, environmental studies past and future, and his upcoming retirement from the position.Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify
Recorded June 24, 2020. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0