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By Andrew Rimby
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Reminiscing about Camp with Lev AC Rosen
(Thank you for listening and make sure to interact with our hyperlinks!) Follow Lev AC Rosen on Instagram, @levacrosen, and Twitter, @LevACRosen. You can find Camp at Words Matter Bookstore. And, you can listen to his audiobook (read by Drew Caiden) on Audible.  To find Lev's other books mentioned in this episode (including Jack of Hearts) head over to his personal website! https://www.levacrosen.com/ Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, and Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We love hearing from you about the podcast and are always interested in interview suggestions. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor Ceren Usta, Marketing Director
01:04:33
November 29, 2021
True Crime in Academia Episode 5: The Gainesville Ripper- The Conclusion
This week on True Crime in Academia, Mary concludes the Gainesville Ripper series with the heinous murders Danny Rolling committed and how he was finally apprehended.  P.S. Mary's dog Houston can be heard in the background during the first part of this episode. She apologizes for his interruption and reminded him that it is rude to bark so loudly upstairs when she is recording.  Title Song: Scorpio composed and performed by Anne Sophie Andersen.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  Support True Crime in Academia and The Ivory Tower Boiler Room by clicking here.  Sources for today's episode:  https://www.biography.com/news/danny-rolling-scream-killer-gainesville https://murderpedia.org/male.R/r1/rolling-daniel-harold.htm https://www.bwss.org/police-accountability-and-police-involved-domestic-violence/ Podcast Sources:  The Last Podcast on the Left True Crime All the Time
29:46
November 23, 2021
Getting Wilde about Gayness in Victorian Lit. with Dr. Dustin Friedman
(Thanks for listening and make sure to click our hyperlinks.)   Andrew is joined by Dr. Dustin Friedman, Associate Professor of Literature at American University. Follow Dr. Dustin Friedman on Twitter, @dustin82, and Instagram, @dustinfriedman. You can purchase Dustin's book, Before Queer Theory at Words Matter Bookstore: https://wordsmatterbookstore.com/item/I12x_a-uvcvBOPvybeAyGw.    Thanks for "Sagittarius" Sophie! Check out Anne Sophie Andersen's Seasons promo video. Composer: Anne Sophie Andersen (follow her on Instagram, @anne_sophie_andersen), Dancer: Daisy Payero, Video: Cecilie Beck Kronborg (follow her on Instagram, @ceciliebeckofficial)  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, and Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We love hearing from you about the podcast and are always interested in interview suggestions. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor Ceren Usta, Marketing Director    
01:14:02
November 22, 2021
True Crime in Academia Episode 4: The Gainesville Ripper- His Early Crimes
Welcome back to part 2 of the Gainesville Ripper series! This week Mary will be breaking down Danny Rolling's early crimes including theft and peeping.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram To support True Crime in Academia and The Ivory Tower Boiler Room click here.  Sources: http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Psyc%20405/serial%20killers/Rolling,%20Danny%20-%202004.pdf Podcast Sources:  The Last Podcast on the Left True Crime All the Time.
34:20
November 16, 2021
That's My Opinion! The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives with Brian Moylan
(Thanks for listening and make sure to click our hyperlinks!) President and Founder of The Housewives Institute, Brian Moylan pulls back the curtain on the Real Housewives, and there are so many topics we cover from the current season of Salt Lake City, to the Beverly Hills reunion, the last season of New York, and the upcoming Ultimate Girls Trip. Follow Brian on Instagram and Twitter, @brianjmoylan. Make sure you check out Brian's book The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives (2021). And, indulge in listening to his audiobook (he reads it!). Check out Brian's Vulture articles and sign up for his Real Housewives newsletter. And, listen to his current podcast, The 12 Gays of Christmas.  To read the exchange between Eboni K. Williams and Brian Moylan click on their names. Read Brian's recent, NBC News, op-ed on Bravo and structural racism.  Thanks to Meghan Buckley, for her Real Housewives obsession and for being this week's guest co-host. You can follow Meghan on Twitter and Instagram.  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, and Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We love hearing from you about the podcast and are always interested in interview suggestions. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor Ceren Usta, Marketing Director
01:10:56
November 15, 2021
(Exclusive Teaser) That's My Opinion! The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives with Brian Moylan
Here's an exclusive teaser to wet your Real Housewives appetite! Our interview with Brian Moylan will premiere on Monday, November 15th at 3pm. Make sure to tune in as Brian discusses his book, The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives (2021) with us. Brian pulls back the curtain on the Real Housewives, and there are so many topics we cover from the current season of Salt Lake City, to the Beverly Hills reunion, the last season of New York, and the upcoming Ultimate Girls Trip. Andrew is also joined by his Housewives obsessed friend, Meghan Buckley.
03:41
November 14, 2021
True Crime in Academia Episode 3: The Gainesville Ripper-Early Beginnings
Welcome back to another episode of True Crime in Academia! This week is the first of a three-part series where we discuss the childhood of serial killer and thief Danny Rolling aka the Gainesville Ripper. The Gainesville Ripper terrorized the city of Gainesville, Florida in 1990 by murdering five University of Florida students. It’s pretty graphic so please listen to the trigger warning at the top of the episode.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  To support True Crime in Academia and The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, click here.   Sources:   https://account.miamiherald.com/paywall/subscriber-only?resume=234350257&intcid=ab_archive  https://www.biography.com/news/danny-rolling-scream-killer-gainesville  https://www.ncadv.org/why-do-victims-stay  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2918269/  https://www.inspq.qc.ca/en/sexual-assault/fact-sheets/sexual-abuse-childhood-perpetrators http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Research%20-%20Forensic/2005%2020-1-Mitchell-40-47.pdf  https://www.crimetraveller.org/2015/07/serial-killers-childhood-abuse/  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7144278/#s0002title  Podcast Sources:  The Last Podcast on the Left  True Crime All the Time
27:08
November 9, 2021
Steven Rowley's "The Guncle," Our November Book Club
We thank you all for listening and please check out our show notes (click our hyperlinks)! Follow Steven Rowley on Instagram, @mrstevenrowley. You can purchase The Guncle from Words Matter Bookstore in-person or online (an independent bookstore in Pitman, NJ). And, remember that Steven reads his own audiobook so check it out on Audible! Make sure to head on over to Steven's website!  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, and Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We love hearing from you about the podcast and are always interested in interview suggestions. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor Ceren Usta, Marketing Director Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
01:03:07
November 8, 2021
True Crime in Academia: Episode 2 Peter Manfredonia
Welcome back to another True Crime in Academia episode! This week Mary is taking a looking into killer and former student of the University of Connecticut- Peter Manfredonia. Peter Manfredonia is currently awaiting trial for two counts of murder, assault, home invasion, burglary, and kidnapping. Listen now to find out why.  A special thank you to Anne Sophie Andersen for her piece "Scorpio," this podcast's theme song.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram at @truecrimeinacademia.  Sources for this week's episode: UConn Student Accused of Killing 2 Allegedly Got Dumped by Girlfriend Days Before Spree | PEOPLE.com Peter Manfredonia Update: Where is the Serial Killer Peter Manfredonia Now? (thecinemaholic.com) Ex-UConn student Peter Manfredonia faces judge in Willington murder case - Hartford Courant Peter Manfredonia: UConn suspect captured moments after detective read his description - CNN Family: College student's alleged crime spree 'came out of nowhere' (ctpost.com) Peter Manfredonia Returns to Court for Hearing in Murder Case – NBC Connecticut ‘He just flipped:' Arrest warrants reveal new details in Peter Manfredonia case; UConn student led police on multi-state manhunt after murders - Hartford Courant Peter Manfredonia: Parents of student suspected in killings plead for him to surrender - CNN Peter Manfredonia: Family Asks Man Accused of Murder to Turn Himself in (insider.com) 'It's time to surrender': Attorney urges college student accused of deadly crime spree to give up (ctpost.com) Girlfriend: Remember Nicholas Eisele As A Hero | Valley Independent Sentinel (newhavenindependent.org) Loved Ones Remember Derby Homicide Victim Nick Eisele as ‘Quirky, Happy Young Guy’ – NBC Connecticut
31:43
November 2, 2021
Gail Crowther on the Rebellion of Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton
Content Warning: discussions about mental health, suicide, and sexual abuse   Follow Gail Crowther on Instagram and Twitter, @crowther_gail, and you can purchase her book, Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz: The Rebellion of Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton at Words Matter Bookstore. https://wordsmatterbookstore.com/item/rPCoGQ_-yAUu5S0ARF9g2g  And, if you would like to listen to the audiobook, it can be found on Audible.   Listen to Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton read their poetry!   Thanks to my guest co-host, Kelsey Dufresne who you can follow on Twitter and Instagram, @kvdufresne.  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Twitter and Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com.  Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team:  Andrew Rimby, Executive Director Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor  Ceren Usta, Marketing Director  Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman." 
01:00:42
November 1, 2021
True Crime In Academia: Episode 1 The Disappearance and Murder of Tammy Zywicki
Welcome to the first episode of True Crime in Academia! Each week your host Mary DiPipi will break down a new true crime case that took place in the world of academia. Tammy Jo Zywicki was headed off to start her senior year at Grinnell College, but car troubles left her stranded on I-80. Many of the witnesses stated that they saw Tammy on the side of the road between 3-4 pm. But that was the last time anyone would see Tammy alive. Introduction music title: Scorpio Composed and Performed by Anne Sophie Andersen Sources: https://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/tammy-zywicki/ http://www.isp.state.il.us/crime/unsolveddetails.cfm?ID=1 https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/tammy-j.-zywicki https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/871d8b/unresolved_murder_tammy_zywicki_21_was_seen_at/ Podcasts: Always Time for Crime. Crimeapedia, and True Crime All the Time
30:43
October 26, 2021
Brenda Harris's Journey from a Pig Farm to the Opera House
Check out Brenda's site to learn more about her work and hear her different repertoire: https://www.brendaharrissoprano.com/. Follow us on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom and Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom. We'd love to hear from you so email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Check out Mary's new Instagram page, @truecrimeinacademia. Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen for our October theme song "Scorpio." Thanks to the Des Moines Metro Opera for the audio of Brenda as Elektra in Strauss' opera.
01:13:36
October 25, 2021
The Ivory Tower Boiler Room (Official Trailer)
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00:56
October 22, 2021
Dr. Lavelle Porter on The Blackademic Life and Antiracist Pedagogy
Click here for the episode notes: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/season-5-ep-8-dr-lavelle-porter-on-the-blackademic-life-and-walt-whitmans-racism/. Make sure to follow Dr. Lavelle Porter on Twitter, @alavelleporter. You can purchase Lavelle's "The Blackademic Life" here: https://wordsmatterbookstore.com/item/HYgveKOG2RtzS2Wi-cL3Eg Follow us on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom and Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom. Want to message us or be an upcoming guest? Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Donate and support us by clicking the green Donate button on ivorytowerboilerroom.com. Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen for our October Theme Song...Scorpio! Check out a trailer for "Seasons" here. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X2cMAVZWwQg&feature=youtu.be Composer: Anne Sophie Andersen Dancer: Daisy Payero Video: Cecilie Beck Kronborg
01:18:20
October 18, 2021
Let the Record Show, a Conversation with Sarah Schulman
You can follow Sarah on Twitter, @Sarahschulman3 and Instagram,@schulmanny. Find links that are mentioned, including how to buy "Let the Record Show," here: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/season-5-ep-7-let-the-record-show-a-conversation-with-sarah-schulman/. Follow us on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom and Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom. Remember to like, share, and subscribe to our podcast. Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen for our October Theme Song...Scorpio! Check out a trailer for "Seasons" here. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X2cMAVZWwQg&feature=youtu.be Composer: Anne Sophie Andersen Dancer: Daisy Payero Video: Cecilie Beck Kronborg
55:11
October 11, 2021
P.J. Vernon's "Bath Haus," Our October Book Club Author Interview
Check out P.J. Vernon's work here: https://www.pjvernonbooks.com/. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram, @pjvernonbooks. Order "Bath Haus" from Words Matter Bookstore here: https://wordsmatterbookstore.com/item/Tjsi1wmychMe2AFiwy_W4Q. Follow us on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and come join our Facebook group. Check out our website: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/. Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen for our new October Theme Song...Scorpio! Check out a trailer for "Seasons" here. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X2cMAVZWwQg&feature=youtu.be Composer: Anne Sophie Andersen Dancer: Daisy Payero Video: Cecilie Beck Kronborg
01:03:31
October 4, 2021
Peculiar Affairs in Academia with Dr. Michael Nevradakis
Check out our episode show notes here: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/09/27/season-5-ep-5-peculiar-affairs-in-academia-with-dr-michael-nevradakis/. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and join our Facebook group (all at Ivory Tower Boiler Room). Make sure to like, subscribe, share, and review the podcast. We really appreciate it. Donate button is at the bottom of our show notes. Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com
01:23:14
September 27, 2021
The Professor Is In Meets the Ivory Tower Boiler Room
The Professor Is In team, Dr. Karen Kelsky and Kel Weinhold join Adam and Andrew in the Ivory Tower Boiler Room. Their discussion centers on ending gaslighting and how to push for more equity in academia. Check out the episode blurb here: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/09/18/podcast-release-the-professor-is-in-meets-the-ivory-tower-boiler-room/. See more about The Professor Is In here: theprofessorisin.com. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook (The Professor Is In) and join their Facebook group (The Professor Is Out) for academic support. Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Donate to help support us at ivorytowerboilerroom.com. Want to be a future guest or contributing writer? Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com.
01:15:04
September 18, 2021
Teaching and Writing to Transgress: Behind the Scenes of Academic Editing
Andrew is joined with Drs. Kimberly Cox, Shannon Draucker, and Doreen Thierauf to discuss the behind the scenes of academic editing. Find our episode notes here: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/09/11/podcast-release-teaching-and-writing-to-transgress-behind-the-scenes-of-academic-editing/. To find the special issue "Teaching to Transgress" published by 19th-Century Gender Studies go to http://ncgsjournal.com/issue171/index.html. To listen to Andrew read "Talking Back to Walt Whitman," listen to the next episode. Follow the panelists and journal on Twitter at @drkcox, @sdraucker, @dolorimeter, @C19GSJournal. Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We love to hear from you all.
59:58
September 11, 2021
Andrew Reads His Article, "Talking Back to Walt Whitman..." (a special episode)
You can find Andrew's article here: http://ncgsjournal.com/issue171/rimby.html And be sure to follow him on Instagram, @andrewdavidrimby and Twitter, @andrewdrimby. And follow The Ivory Tower Boiler Room while you're at it. Thank you for all the support.
33:38
September 11, 2021
(A Special Rebroadcast) The Performing Arts During a Pandemic with Renee Chambers Liciaga
Welcome to our new Fall season! The Ivory Tower Boiler Room is Back to the Books. But before we bring you new content, we want to celebrate Broadway's reopening with Renee Chambers Liciaga's October 2020 interview "The Performing Arts During a Pandemic." Check out our episode blurb, which includes photos and videos of "Tarzan" and of Renee performing: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/09/04/a-special-rebroadcast-the-performing-arts-during-a-pandemic-with-renee-chambers-liciaga/. Follow Renee on Instagram and Twitter, @naebway and check out Renee's Facebook page under her name. Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You can see the video interview here (thanks to Renee for posting this): https://youtu.be/cEg4bud-Yvo
01:09:40
September 4, 2021
(Season Finale) Our First Year is in the Books, an Open Mic Poetry Event
Find more information about the poets and event here: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/08/28/our-first-year-is-in-the-books-an-open-mic-poetry-event/. Follow us on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Facebook, Ivory Tower Boiler Room. Interested in seeing our creative writing? Head to ivorytowerboilerroom.com. Want to contribute writing or have interview inquiries? Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We are sponsored by Words Matter Bookstore, wordsmatterbookstore.com.
01:47:02
August 28, 2021
Happy 1st Birthday to The Ivory Tower Boiler Room
Our first ever episode, "Welcome to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room": https://anchor.fm/ivorytowerboilerroom/episodes/Welcome-to-the-Ivory-Tower-Boiler-Room-ei2n73. Check out our episode notes here: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/08/21/podcast-release-happy-1st-birthday-to-the-ivory-tower-boiler-room/. Follow us on Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom and Facebook, The Ivory Tower Boiler Room. Thanks to our official sponsor Words Matter Bookstore (wordsmatterbookstore.com). Thanks to Instrumental City (on YouTube) for their "Happy Birthday" instrumentals!
01:12:01
August 21, 2021
Coming Out Twice: a Queer Jewish Writer's Identity with Lev Raphael
Check out our episode notes at https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/08/14/podcast-release-coming-out-twice-a-queer-jewish-writer-identity-with-lev-raphael/. You can find Lev on Twitter, @levraphael and Facebook, Lev Raphael. His website is levraphael.com. Please help us grow our artistic and literary community by donating at ivorytowerboilerroom.com. We appreciate the support so much! Follow us on Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom, Facebook, The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, and Instagram (we don't have our Ivory Tower one yet but you can find Andrew and Mary there) @andrewdavidrimby, @dipips.
47:38
August 14, 2021
How to Write a Sex Scene? A Conversation with Lev Raphael (Part 2)
To see Lev Raphael's writing, resources, and mentorship information go to: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/08/07/podcast-release-how-to-write-a-sex-scene-a-conversation-with-lev-raphael-part-2/#. Check out Lev's guest blog post: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/08/05/a-guest-blog-post-from-lev-raphael. Become a subscriber by donating at ivorytowerboilerroom.com. Follow us on Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom and Facebook, The Ivory Tower Boiler Room. Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We are sponsored by Words Matter Bookstore (wordsmatterbookstore.com).
51:25
August 7, 2021
The Age of...Dr. Sheila Liming's Digital Humanities and Edith Wharton Work (and Much More)
For our episode notes and more on Dr. Liming's work (including her book) go to: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/07/31/podcast-dropthe-age-of-dr-sheila-limings-digital-humanities-edith-wharton-work-and-much-more/. Follow Dr. Liming on Twitter, @seeshespeak. To RSVP to our Open Mic Poetry Night go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/rsvp-to-our-first-birthday-party/.
01:10:03
July 31, 2021
Lev Raphael: On Being (and Not Being) a Queer Jewish Writer (Part 1)
Notes to our episode including Lev's writing and editing resources: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/07/24/podcast-drop-lev-raphael-on-being-and-not-being-a-queer-jewish-writer-part-1/. Follow Lev on Twitter, @LevRaphael. We are sponsored by Words Matter Bookstore (which you can order Lev's works from) https://wordsmatterbookstore.com/. RSVP to our Open Mic Poetry event here: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/rsvp-to-our-first-birthday-party/.
01:12:30
July 24, 2021
Dr. Helana Darwin's #MeToo PhD Series (Part Two)
Content Warning: Sexual Abuse, Grooming, and Suicidal Ideation For resources related to Dr. Helana Darwin's #MeToo PhD series, please go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/07/21/podcast-drop-dr-helana-darwins-metoo-phd-part-2/. Follow Dr. Helana Darwin on Twitter: @HelanaDarwin and for her sociological, and other, writings go to www.helanadarwin.com.
01:07:22
July 21, 2021
Backstage with Jesse Green, the Chief Theater Critic for The New York Times
To see Jesse's writing and more information about this episode head over to https://wordpress.com/post/ivorytowerboilerroom.com/1376. Follow Jesse's Twitter @JesseKGreen and while you're at it, follow the Ivory Tower Boiler Room @ivoryboilerroom. Our Facebook is The Ivory Tower Boiler Room. Please join. And email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com.
01:14:40
July 17, 2021
Dr. Helana Darwin's #MeToo PhD Series (Part 1)
For resources related to Dr. Helana Darwin's #MeToo PhD series, please go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/07/14/special-wednesday-podcast-drop-metoo-phd/. Follow Dr. Helana Darwin on Twitter: @HelanaDarwin and for her sociological, and other, writings go to www.helanadarwin.com.
01:04:41
July 14, 2021
What is a teacher, what is a classroom? (July Roundtable)
Adam moderates our July round table where he begins by having each member of the team provide their response to the questions "What is a teacher" and "What is a classroom"? See more at https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/07/10/what-is-a-teacher-what-is-a-classroom-the-ivory-tower-boiler-rooms-july-roundtable-a-podcast-release/. Follow us on Twitter: @ivoryboilerroom, Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, and email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com.
01:04:08
July 10, 2021
Should You Go to Grad School? A Discussion with Dr. Natalie Morse
For more about Dr. Natalie Morse go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/07/03/should-you-go-to-grad-school-a-discussion-with-dr-natalie-morse-podcast-release/. Follow us on Twitter: @ivoryboilerroom, Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, and email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com.
01:20:15
July 3, 2021
The Closet in the Library: A Broadview Press Book Launch of the Victorian Era Anthology
Adam and Andrew sit down with editors Jason Rudy and Kate Flint to discuss the upcoming release (July 13) of Broadview Press' Victorian Era anthology. Go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/06/26/podcast-drop-broadview-press-and-the-closet-in-the-library/ to order the book and to see information about our guests. Remember you can find us on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, join our Facebook group, The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, or email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com.
01:02:37
June 26, 2021
Two Writers are Better Than One: Ula and Kathryn Klein talk LGBTQ+ Academic and Creative Writing
For links to Ula and Kathryn's books, writing, and extra website content go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/06/18/this-saturday-is-seriously-sapphic/. Twitter: @ivoryboilerroom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Email: ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com Vital Thought: https://www.vitalthought.org/#/
01:41:14
June 19, 2021
(A Pride Month Special) The Real Housewives of Academia
Check out our blog and more information about our organization at ivorytowerboilerroom.com. Follow us on Twitter at @ivoryboilerroom, Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, and email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We accept donations on our website and any support is helpful to continue delivering content to you all.
28:08
June 15, 2021
(Bonus) Erika and Andrew's Endnote to the Pride 2021 Roundtable
Erika and Andrew reflect on the two part Pride 2021 roundtable. Please have a listen and remember that you can email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter at @ivoryboilerroom or on Facebook at The Ivory Tower Boiler Room.
28:11
June 10, 2021
Queerness and Allyship (Part Two)
See our episode notes at https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/06/05/p/, Twitter: @ivoryboilerroom, Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, Email: ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com, Vital Thought: https://www.vitalthought.org/#/
01:06:37
June 10, 2021
Pride 2021: Queerness & Allyship, a roundtable (Part 1)
See our episode notes at https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/06/05/p/, Twitter: @ivoryboilerroom, Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, Email: ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com, Vital Thought: https://www.vitalthought.org/#/
01:05:33
June 6, 2021
Happy Birthday Walt Whitman (a 202nd birthday extravaganza)
To find out more about the Walt Whitman Initiative go to https://waltwhitmaninitiative.org/. For links and extra content from this episode go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/blog/. Follow us on Twitter: @ivoryboilerroom and Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room
01:18:42
May 29, 2021
Inside the Boiler Room: The Writers' Roundtable (Part 2)
Our first YouTube video: https://youtu.be/P-ejSjpApWs For Adam's short story, our blog space, and information about the podcast team, go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/at-the-sign-of-the-red-lion/. Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Email: ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com
54:40
May 22, 2021
Inside the Boiler Room: The Writers' Roundtable (Part 1)
For Adam's short story, our blog space, and information about the podcast team, go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/at-the-sign-of-the-red-lion/. Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Email: ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com
54:46
May 15, 2021
Where the STEM and Humanities Meet: Two Humanities Guys and a Physicist Walk into a Zoom
We welcome Dr. Thomas Videbaek, a Physicist, to The Ivory Tower Boiler Room. Thomas sent us these images of viscous fingering. Img1 Source: https://nagelgroup.uchicago.edu/Nagel-Group/researchdir/instabilities.html This is from my old group's website. Img2 Source: https://www.multiverseseries.org/blog/category/phenomenaofgrowth This is from an art collaboration that a previous postdoc in our group is working on with regards to her research. Img3 Source: https://www.moma.org/collection/works/33503 Also, as another example that might be relatable, viscous fingering is what causes some of the features that form with the art technique decalcomania. In this piece you can see the fingering structures in the mane of the lion. Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Email: ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com
01:34:50
May 9, 2021
The Poetry Playhouse (an inaugural event)
Welcome to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room's first ever Poetry Playhouse. We're so excited to release our episode at the end of National Poetry Month. For a list of poems please see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uhKhJU8hf_pNfqc7QlPV7lGk0rYs-FSul-h1HMxPoA8/edit?usp=sharing Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Website: ivorytowerboilerroom.com Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Email: ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com
01:10:12
May 1, 2021
(Spring Season Premiere) Overture to the Spring Season
Website: www.ivorytowerboilerroom.com (in progress) Look out for our website launch on Twitter and Facebook. Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, Music: Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte" Overture, Emily and Michael O'Brien's "Blackberry Blossom"
01:04:37
April 23, 2021
(Part Two) Grad School Interrupted: A Discussion of Mental Health in the University in 2 Parts
(Non-Spotify Version) Content Warning: This episode contains intense discussions about depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual assault, violence, and other mental health issues. See Sexual Assault Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g5emgBqoYtDs2gEFVKdFhfbvHDsMQx8-cCR7MstsnIw/edit?usp=sharing Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Mary DiPipi: @dipips Erika Grumet: @Whatthemamasaw. Thanks to Emily and Michael O'Brien for their song "Blackberry Blossom."
01:26:31
April 3, 2021
(Part One) Grad School Interrupted: A Discussion of Mental Health in the University in 2 Parts
(Non-Spotify Version) Content Warning: This episode contains intense discussions about depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual assault, violence, and other mental health issues. See this link for a detailed list of mental health resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y287QOm95VqwOk7cfI3YQYXeezLOQifzNgF8Ma6XrAk/edit?usp=sharing "Blackberry Blossom" (Emily O'Brien and Michael O'Brien
01:04:01
April 1, 2021
Freed Verse: A Conversation on Academia and Public Engagement with Dr. Karen Karbiener
Dr. Karen Karbiener's Bio: https://liberalstudies.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/liberalstudies/about/faculty-listing/karen-karbiener.html Episode Notes, including texts mentioned, can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/167vvSmF6IC6gQDQsRFnKPzx7f-owPjm0g1f6dhxC3kQ/edit We end the episode with "Allegro in C Major" from one of Whitman's favorite composers, Mozart.
01:43:39
March 24, 2021
(A Preview) Our Final Season Two Episodes
Listen for a preview of our upcoming episodes including Dr. Karen Karbiener's "Freed Verse: A Conversation on Academia and Public Engagement." Follow us on Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room
04:55
March 18, 2021
Repurposing Your PhD with Adam Capitanio
Humanities NY: https://humanitiesny.org/about-us/staff_board/ Adam Capitanio in “The Repurposed Ph.D.”: https://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/education/edlife/finding-life-after-academia-and-not-feeling-bad-about-it.html Versatile PhD: https://versatilephd.com/ PhDs at Work: https://phdsatwork.com/ Watchung Review: https://watchungreview.omeka.net/ Scholars Beyond the Tower: https://anchor.fm/erin-becker5
01:41:12
March 17, 2021
(Special Episode) Pulling Back the Curtain on Writing During the Apocalypse
Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Adam Katz, PhD in English adamskatz@gmail.com Facebook: Moreh Avi Kay Andrew Rimby, Academic, Public Scholar https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/english/people/_grad-students/rimby.php https://andrewrimby.wixsite.com/website Twitter: @AndrewDRimby Tiffany Sowa, Writer, Professor of Creative Writing, Education Manager at Arts Partners, Wichita: @TiffanySTwisted Joseph Milholland, Writer https://newreleases.substack.com/p/coming-soon?r=3559c&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email&utm_source=copy Anne Sophie Andersen, Musician: www.annesophieandersen.com www.newmusicforstrings.org Mary DiPipi, Writer, Full-Time Nanny: Twitter and Instagram: @dipips Website: http://marydipipi.com Caitlin Casiello, PhD Candidate in East Asian Languages and Literatures & Film and Media Studies, Yale University: Personal Website: http://www.magpiecity.com/ Gundam Wing Podcast: https://anchor.fm/untitled-tallgeese ShI Huiwen, PhD in English Literary Studies, The University of Hong Kong. Currently a lecturer of College of Professional and Continuing Education, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. https://sesamepoetry.wordpress.com/ Emily Gillcrist, Artist, PhD Candidate in Cultural Analysis & Theory at Stony Brook University Twitter: @emilygillcrist https://www.instagram.com/emilygillcrist/ Sophia Basaldua-Sun, Ph.D., Independent Comparative Literature Scholar Based in New York City Instagram: @TheMetropolitanist Twitter:@Metropolitanist Website: www.maisonmetropolitanist.com . Dena Moses, dmoses@vermontweaver.com FB: personal: Dena Gartenstein Moses, business: Vermont Weaving IG: VermontWeaving, vermontweavingclubs Websites: www.vermontweavingsupplies.com www.vermontweaver.com, www.vermontweavingschool.com https://www.vermontweavingsupplies.com/blog Moshe Callen, PhD Student, Ariel University Research profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Moshe-Callen. Project Goals: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1schXe4s4I1kdS_9d4QwqgPEd9R3uePqdBMLix4idtQg/edit?usp=sharing
01:04:11
February 20, 2021
(Part Two) Starting from Paumanok with Caitlyn Shea
Caitlyn continues her conversation about adapting to virtual programming at the Whitman Birthplace, discussing Whitman during a period of racial and social justice movements, and her work as a professional artist. https://caitlynshea.com/ Facebook: @CaitlynSheaPainter Instagram: @CaitlynArtist https://www.waltwhitman.org/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9DgJ6frgKbvBhToZsBn64A https://www.waltwhitman.org/product/bicentennial-poster/ https://www.waltwhitman.org/product/bicentennial-poster-framed/Recommended Books: https://www.zinnedproject.org/materials/indigenous-peoples-history-of-the-us/ https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300227116/slaves-cause Music: (Donizetti's "Allegro in C Major") In Honor of Greg Trupiano (the late Whitman specialist and director of the Walt Whitman Project): This Donizetti is dedicated to your memory and spirit. http://waltwhitmaninitiative.org/event/local-heart-global-impact-a-tribute-to-whitman-specialist-greg-trupiano/ ("Blackberry Blossom," Emily O'Brien and Michael O'Brien) Emily O’Brien: https://www.emilysdomain.org/Recorderland/ Andrew on Scholars Beyond the Tower: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2DOzgmGy1rAPVOI88ubzHP?si=sdvi9d-1Qe-AwTKWOZ2AgQ&utm_source=copy-link
01:26:08
February 12, 2021
Starting from Paumanok with Caitlyn Shea
Caitlyn Shea is the Event and Media Director at the Walt Whitman Birthplace. Facebook: @CaitlynSheaPainter Instagram: @CaitlynArtist "The Nanny Reviews": @thenannyreviews (Instagram and Twitter) Show Notes: Compagnia De' Colombari: https://www.colombari.org/more-or-less-i-am Juan Felipe Herrera: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/juan-felipe-herrera "A Child Went Forth": https://whitmanarchive.org/published/LG/1891/poems/202 (The Whitman Archive)
51:27
February 1, 2021
Winter Season Trailer
Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room
01:19
January 31, 2021
(Part Two) Sing We and Chaunt It: Continuing our Conversation with Emily O'Brien
Emily's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVs255F4L2jYlSyW5citKQw Emily's Website: https://www.emilysdomain.org/Recorderland/ Emily's Suggestion for Looking Up Music: https://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page Side. (Music Credit: "Tant Que Vivray" and "Blackberry Blossom" (Emily O'Brien and Michael O'Brien, you can find these on Emily's album "Songs from Home"). (Adam's humorous note: Andrew totally gave me side-eye when I mentioned needing to sword-fight in order to do musical theater. So here’s a frigging list of musicals that contain sword-fights. There’s only about a half-a-dozen prominent ones, but they’re PRETTY prominent. So take that, Andrew: -Les Miserables -The Phantom of the Opera -The Three Musketeers (Lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse! Really!) -Camelot -The Three Musketeers -Aladdin.)
01:16:27
January 18, 2021
Sing We and Chaunt It: A Conversation with Emily O'Brien (Professional Recorder Player)
Emily O’Brien is a native of Washington, DC where she played recorder from a young age. She studied recorder and french horn at Boston University, and recorder and Baroque flute at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany. She performs in recorder ensembles and historical chamber music, as well as English Country Dance bands. As a teacher, she works with private students and ensembles in the Boston area as well as teaching at various summer workshop such as CDSS’s Early Music Week at Pinewoods and Amherst Early Music Festival. Emily’s solo album, “Fantasies for a Modern Recorder” explores the variety and possibilities over four centuries of repertoire offered by the Helder Harmonic Tenor recorder. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance cycling. https://www.emilysdomain.org/Recorderland/ @IvoryBoilerRoom
57:24
January 6, 2021
Running AMOC with Matt Aucoin (or Matt and Andrew Geek Out Over Whitman)
Matthew Aucoin is an American composer, conductor, writer, pianist, and a 2018 MacArthur Fellow. He is Artist in Residence at Los Angeles Opera, and has worked as a composer and conductor with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the American Repertory Theater, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Music Academy of the West. He is co-Artistic Director of the American Modern Opera Company. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xph7m1z1Ssx3U_KNC2YII8ua_bVwg8-pSH-9nZQaYCI/edit?usp=sharing
01:27:51
December 22, 2020
(Special Episode) Poetry and Healing During the COVID Crisis with Dr. Susan Scheckel
Dr. Susan Scheckel's talk explores why readers are turning, now more than ever, to Whitman's poetry in the 21st century. And asks why does Whitman's Spirit feel so relevant right now in 2020? Dr. Scheckel's Bio: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/english/people/scheckel.php. The PowerPoint Presentation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tVQnKm_K7Ym5LpemIHUFt5PfTptnJsHm/view?usp=drivesdk (A version of Dr. Scheckel's discussion of Whitman without music for people listening on a platform other than Spotify.)
01:15:52
December 15, 2020
Bonus Recap Episode: The Cambridge Companion to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room
We (Adam and Andrew) discuss the themes and interviews that happened in Season One. Think of this as our Cliffs Notes to Season One.
01:00:44
November 23, 2020
Balancing Academics and Motherhood in a Time of Protest
(Part Two) We continue our discussion with Dr. Shi Huiwen as she describes balancing academics and motherhood while face to face with protests. https://hongkongfp.com/category/topics/politics-protest/ https://www.scmp.com/topics/hong-kong-protests
44:53
November 19, 2020
Dr. Shi's Reflections and Illuminations on Organization, Academics, Motherhood, and Civil Unrest
(Part One) We welcome Dr. Shi Huiwen to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room where we take a journey together through theory and discuss Seamus Heaney, Walter Benjamin, and the difficulties of writing a dissertation while pregnant. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1quOZ2kWPc2rrHfA7DMyalCUNQD8aLCQs963xjsXpfU4/edit?usp=sharing
01:33:39
November 12, 2020
Showing Up for Your Community with Lisa Aamodt
Lisa Aamodt is the Limud Education Director at Congregation Tifereth Israel. In this episode, we discuss Lisa's innovative strategies for connecting the students at her Hebrew School during the pandemic. This is an important conversation about what we value as educators. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XZzFwJnukpHhOPCKQUX9bAPJMtWpEv4q3Sf8Qn_BjIg/edit?usp=sharing
02:02:20
November 6, 2020
Growing up in a Hamlet (with Dr. Bente Videbaek)
This week our guest shares her unusual path to her doctorate and her unique approach to teaching/mentorship. Click here for the episode notes (featuring many book recommendations): https://docs.google.com/document/d/13GLWKN3mC3A4ilFa0yj4kBmzOTFZ6v8ojloQxOTSz2k/edit?usp=sharing
01:41:36
October 29, 2020
Writing Books and Cleaning Beaches with Joe Labriola
This week's guest, Joe Labriola's interests may seem unrelated, but as you'll learn, they make sense once you get to know him. Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v1tNGt1JWDDV1-FhL7uHsoP4dQgZO9vaDJZGfBXsVik/edit?usp=sharing
01:34:48
October 22, 2020
What's the difference between "urban" and "metropolitan"? Let's ask Dr. Sophia Basaldua-Sun.
Dr. Basaldua-Sun is an independent scholar of Comparative Literature. Click here for the glossary and bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13Lrq6TP5VPkHKyn6ciexKMbRAg61Mijlj8IZotKfIN4/edit?usp=drivesdk
01:37:16
October 15, 2020
(Special Episode) The Performing Arts During a Pandemic (with Renee Chambers Liciaga)
Andrew's former director, Renee Chambers Liciaga is a professional dancer, choreographer, and performing arts educator who speaks to how to approach the performing arts during the pandemic. She discusses how she choreographed Disney's Tarzan outside at the Elmwood Zoo in Norristown, PA. For access to her photos and videos please use this link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1NV6OlPu50SyedivD195Ua_vfx9llReJW
01:02:21
October 8, 2020
If It's Not Awkward, It's Not Anthropology with Shweta Krishnan
The Ivory Tower Boiler Room welcomes our fourth guest, Shweta Krishnan, PhD candidate in Anthropology at George Washington University. Shweta is doing her field work on the revival movement surrounding DonyiPolo, a religion centered in the Northeast-Indian states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. She also talks more generally about how bafflingly difficult it can be to do anthropological research in a way that is respectful towards the people you are writing about. Below, you will find a glossary of terms and a bibliography; this is a new feature which, we are pleased to announce, will henceforth be part of our offering each week. We are aware of the fact that each specialized field has its own vocabulary and we hope that listing some of the terms we use in the course of the podcast will make it easier for non-specialists to follow along, and to explore further if they so choose. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nRFIR5SPapwLc6F3zS4wtyqRlFEk9XgjDOiPy4UF5I0/edit?usp=sharing
01:34:37
October 1, 2020
Queer People in Shared Spaces with Stephanie Bonvissuto
Stephanie’s research explores how culture grows out of shared spaces, and in particular how queer and gender-nonconforming people have been excluded from those spaces. Join us from the Ivory Tower Boiler Room with Stephanie Bonvissuto, a scholar from Stony Brook's Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Check out Stephanie's next virtual discussion at the Gender Conference in NYC (October 22 and October 23, gender conference.nyc).
01:35:24
September 23, 2020
Surviving a PhD Program in the U.S. with Shruti Mukherjee
PhD wisdom says don't change your dissertation committee. Shruti from Stony Brook's Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies has changed hers. Twice. Join us in the Ivory Tower Boiler Room to hear her story and learn how frustrating it is for an international student in an American PhD program. For more information about the following authors referenced please check out these links: bell hooks: http://www.bellhooksinstitute.com/ Jasbir Puar: https://womens-studies.rutgers.edu/faculty/core-faculty/143-jasbir-puar Jennifer Nash: https://scholars.duke.edu/person/Jennifer.Nash
01:21:10
September 16, 2020
Literary History from a Non-European Perspective with Ignacio Choi
Join us in the Ivory Tower Boiler Room as we welcome Ignacio Choi, a scholar of Comparative Literature.
01:05:50
September 9, 2020
Welcome to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room
Join Andrew Rimby and Adam Katz as they explore their PhD process from the boiler room. Helene Meyers' "Public Scholar, Beware" https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2019/04/11/risks-and-rewards-engaging-public-scholarship-opinion
58:05
August 14, 2020