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Ivory Tower Boiler Room

By Andrew Rimby
The Ivory Tower Boiler Room is a Public Humanities podcast where we interview writers, scholars, performers, and artists. Episodes air on Mondays!
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"Literary Interpretation as an Everyday Activity," a Literary Theory and Criticism Discussion with Anne Stevens
Become an Ivory Tower Boiler Room Café subscriber to watch the unedited video: https://www.patreon.com/posts/fall-season-ep-1-72474945 Andrew and guest co-host, Ceren Usta, welcome literary scholar Dr. Anne Stevens into the Ivory Tower Boiler Room. Right away, these three literary scholars jump into the difference between literary theory and literary criticism. There are so many Public Humanities questions that are asked in this episode including why would a literature lover, who isn't a literary scholar, be interested in learning more about literary theories? How does it shape their reading experience? As Anne reveals, starting to learn more literary approaches actually deepens your analysis of, not only literature, but also television and film.  In Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction (published by Broadview Press), Anne provides an overview of major figures and movements in literary theory and criticism from antiquity to the 21st century. She explains to Andrew and Ceren why she started in antiquity, and why the historic background of literary theory is so important. Ceren asks Anne what the current state of literary criticism looks like in the university? Don't worry, Anne has the answer! Andrew even gets Anne to play a literary theory Wizard of Oz game that was inspired by Jan Balakian (his undergrad. professor).  Get your hands on Anne Stevens' Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction on Broadview Press' site: https://broadviewpress.com/product/literary-theory-and-criticism-an-introduction-second-edition/#tab-description Use code ivorytower for 20% off your broadviewpress.com order.  Make sure to follow Anne Stevens on Twitter, @ahstevens1, and find out more about her work here: https://uwosh.edu/cols/about-the-uw-oshkosh-college-of-letters-and-science/ And definitely follow Ceren Usta on IG, @cerennusta_ and learn more about her work here: https://www.cerenusta.com/ Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Kimberly Dallas, Editor Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
01:06:12
September 26, 2022
Andrew's NSFW 30th Birthday on Fire Island...the Erotic Behind the Scenes
A FREE Ivory Tower Boiler Room Café Patreon video of this episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/72269405 This is definitely a NSFW episode and sexually explicit so...you've all been warned :) Yes, it's Andrew Rimby's 30th Birthday so here's a special Fire Island birthday episode!  Andrew takes you behind the scenes of his Cherry Grove birthday vacation.  Imagine that you arrive, on a rainy day, to the Sayville Ferry and are schlepping your luggage onto the ferry, but once you arrive to Cherry Grove and pull up to the dock, a gay pleasure island awaits you.     Andrew reads from his Fire Island vacation journal to reveal what took place during his week long trip, including some sensual poetic writing.  The Belvedere Guest House For Men is a gay male hotel which serves as the heartbeat of queer male energy for all of Cherry Grove. And, Andrew explains why "the hint of sex is always in the air" at this hotel. How does queer male desire manifest itself from the beach, to the hotel, to the restaurant scene? All of these questions are answered.  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Kimberly Dallas, Editor Music Credit: Paul Jabara's "Pleasure Island" (C) 1978, Casablanca Records (Universal Music Group)
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September 21, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 43: The Death of Mallory Grossman and an Interview with Dianne Grossman
Become a subscriber by clicking here, or go to patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom Hey, true crime friends! This week I am continuing with the issue of bullying and bringing you a tragic case that highlights the worst effects of bullying. I am also joined by the co-founder of Mallory's Army- Dianne Grossman. Together we break down the issue of bullying and how parents, students, and teachers can help to reduce this common issue that most students today face.  To watch the movie Mallory, click here. I highly recommend this beautiful documentary directed by Ash Patino  If you or someone you know is a victim of bullying, here are some resources that can help.  Home - Mallory's Army (mallorysarmy.org) Home | stopbullyingnow Tools and Resources - The BULLY Project What To Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied And Resources (stompoutbullying.org) Bullying Prevention (nasponline.org) Today's Sources:  https://www.nj.com/morris/2017/08/timeline_mallory_grossman_death.html https://nypost.com/2018/06/20/mom-says-principal-humiliated-12-year-old-daughter-before-suicide/ https://patch.com/new-jersey/parsippany/no-criminal-charges-mallory-grossmans-death-prosecutor https://www.foxnews.com/health/cyberbullying-all-american-little-girl-suicide
50:24
September 20, 2022
Queer Male Cruising and Desire on Fire Island, with Jack Parlett
Become an Ivory Tower Boiler Room Café subscriber to watch the unedited video: https://www.patreon.com/posts/72172823 Fresh off of his 30th birthday Fire Island celebration, Andrew turns to author Jack Parlett to answer all the burning questions about Fire Island. Jack is the author of Fire Island: A Century in the Life of an American Paradise and The Poetics of Cruising: Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr which were both published in 2022.  Be prepared for an explicit discussion about how Queer male eroticism and desire manifests itself at Fire Island. Here are a few topics that Jack delves into... The history of how Cherry Grove and the Pines became premier LGBTQ+ resort towns. The authors who flocked to Cherry Grove or the Pines to embrace their queer male identity and find an accepting community. What cruising is and how to explain this sexual phenomenon to a straight audience? Don't worry, Jack breaks down what the infamous Meat Rack is? Then, Andrew plays a Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde game with Jack and asks...What would Walt or Oscar be doing on Fire Island in 2022?  Learn more about Jack's writing and literary research on his website: https://www.jackparlett.com/ Follow Jack Parlett on Instagram, @jack_parlett, and Twitter, @jvjparlett.  Get your hands on Jack's Fire Island here: https://bookshop.org/books/fire-island-a-century-in-the-life-of-an-american-paradise-9798200915637/9781335475183 You can get Jack's The Poetics of Cruising here: https://bookshop.org/books/the-poetics-of-cruising-queer-visual-culture-from-whitman-to-grindr-9781517911041/9781517911041 Listen to Joe Jameson perform Fire Island on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Fire-Island-Audiobook/B09MDL3484?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Kimberly Dallas, Editor Music Credit: The Village People's "Fire Island" (C) 1977, Casablanca Records (Universal Music Group) 
01:03:54
September 19, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 42: We Need to Talk About Bullying
Become a subscriber by clicking here, or go to patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom Hey, true crime friends! In this week's episode, we will be breaking down a worldwide issue facing all levels of academia- bullying.  If you or someone you know is being bullied you can go to StopBullying.gov Sources for today's episode:  http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/bullying-statistics.html#:~:text=%20Bullying%20statistics%3A%20%201%20About%2042%20percent,about%2077%20percent%20of%20students%20have...%20More%20 https://www.pacer.org/bullying/info/stats.asp https://www.verywellfamily.com/facts-about-college-bullying-460487 https://admissionsly.com/bullying-statistics/ https://myusf.usfca.edu/caps/bullying_on_college_campuses https://www.stopbullying.gov/bullying/effects https://www.stopbullying.gov/resources/research-resources/consequences-of-bullying https://www.yalemedicine.org/news/understanding-bullying https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullying https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bully
35:16
September 13, 2022
Goin' to the Chapel and We're Gonna Get...Murdered, Celia Laskey's "So Happy For You" an Explosive Queer Wedding Thriller
Become an Ivory Tower Boiler Room Café subscriber to watch the unedited video: https://www.patreon.com/posts/summer-season-ep-71876847 Celia Laskey, joins us back in the Ivory Tower Boiler Room to talk about her explosive new novel So Happy For You which is a queer wedding thriller. Right away she opens up about the writing process and explains what it was like to go from Under the Rainbow, a novel made up of short stories, to So Happy For You, a novel that centers on one character. So Happy For You is a satirical dystopic novel that pokes holes in the wedding industry while also delivering a fast paced queer psychological thriller...think Margaret Atwood meets Ruth Ware!  Because Andrew and Mary know Celia from their Under the Rainbow discussion, the three waste no time in discussing Celia's love of queer thrillers (Micah Nemerever and PJ Vernon we're looking at you) and whether Celia has read psychological thrillers by Ruth Ware, Gillian Flynn, A.J. Finn, or Paula Hawkins. Why does Celia think So Happy For You is more cinematic than Under the Rainbow? And is it being developed into a film?  Then, she reveals why Robin, our main character's PhD in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is so important to the narrative and yes, Andrew shouts out Stony Brook University's own WGSS department!  Get your hands on So Happy For You here: https://bookshop.org/books/so-happy-for-you/9781335426901 Or listen to Kristen Sieh's dynamic reading on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/So-Happy-for-You-Audiobook/B09PQN6657 You don't want to miss Celia Laskey's updates about her literary career so make sure you follow her on IG, @celia.laskey and Twitter, @celia_laskey. If you haven't yet, listen to our Under the Rainbow episode: https://anchor.fm/ivorytowerboilerroom/episodes/Whats-LGBTQ-Small-Town-America--Under-the-Rainbows-Celia-Laskey-Has-the-Answer-e1h8o15 Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Kimberly Dallas, Editor "Chapel of Love" (C) 1964, Red Bird Records
46:54
September 12, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 41: The Murder of Theora Hix
Become a subscriber by clicking here, or go to patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom Hey, true crime friends! In this week's episode, we will discuss the murder of Ohio State med student Theora Hix at the hand of veterinary med professor- Dr. James Snook.  Follow True Crime in Academia on social media! Twitter: @tcinacademia TikTok and IG: @truecrimeinacademia
27:14
September 07, 2022
Queer Boys' Hopes and Dreams in Phil Stamper's "Golden Boys"
Become an Ivory Tower Boiler Room Café subscriber to watch the unedited video: https://www.patreon.com/posts/summer-season-ep-71530551 Phil Stamper, bestselling author of Queer books for kids and teens, joins Andrew to talk about his recent book Golden Boys. Golden Boys is the perfect summer friendship story, starring four queer boys with big hearts and even bigger dreams. As Phil discusses with Andrew, it's like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, except the boys might be romantically interested in one another.  He is also the author of Small Town Pride, The Gravity of Us, and As Far As You'll Take Me, and you can find all of his work, including merch, at his website: https://philstamper.com/ Get your hands on Phil's Golden Boys here: https://bookshop.org/books/golden-boys-9781547607372 Or listen to Michael Crouch, Graham Halstead, Shawn K. Jain, Briggon Snow, Karissa Vacker deliver an incredible Golden Boys Audible experience: https://www.audible.com/pd/Golden-Boys-Audiobook/0593347684 Follow Phil on IG, @stampepk, and Twitter, @stampepk.  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Kimberly Dallas, Editor Harry Styles' "Golden" (C) 2019, Erskine and Columbia Records 
57:28
September 05, 2022
Bringing E.M. Forster's "Maurice" Out of the Closet with William di Canzio
Become an Ivory Tower Boiler Room Café subscriber to watch the unedited video: https://www.patreon.com/posts/71231329 Calling all British Modernist literature lovers and Gay Fiction lovers, this episode is for you!  Andrew is joined with William di Canzio, who is a novelist, playwright, and scholar, and he recently wrote Alec, which expands E.M. Forster's openly queer male love story, Maurice. Andrew and William open up about their first experience with E.M. Forster's groundbreaking love story and how it speaks to their gay male identity. William reveals why he didn't change any of Forster's narrative between Maurice and Alec, and why he thinks Alec's same-sex desire is much more nuanced than Maurice's. Not only is William indebted to the late great E.M. Forster, but he actually knows James Ivory, the director of the 1987 film adaptation. They actually went to lunch together! What happened at this lunch?  Andrew gets William to talk about writing sex scenes between Maurice and Alec, and they both weigh in on why sex scenes in literature can be so different than in film or TV.  William also provides advice about writing a play, compared to writing a novel, compared to writing scholarship. Are all of these genres related in his opinion? Andrew makes sure to shout out friends of the podcast, including Matt Aucoin (who William adores), Gregory Maguire (who knows intimately about retelling a popular tale), and Jan Balakian (who balances being a playwright and a scholar). You can buy Alec here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374102609/alec Listen to John Sackville read Alec on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Alec-Audiobook/1250804523 Learn more about William di Canzio's literary work here: https://us.macmillan.com/author/williamdicanzio Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
01:06:53
August 30, 2022
"Let's Talk About the Husband" A Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Scholarly Discussion, featuring Taria Faison
Want to watch the entire video of Parts 1 and 2, become an Ivory Tower Boiler Room Café subscriber here: https://www.patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom If you haven't listened to Part 1, make sure you do: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/bigtUmWRMsb  Now where did we leave off? Oh, that's right Andrew and Taria were about to reveal their opinions on Andy Cohen!  Get ready for Andrew and Taria to bring the Real Housewives into the Ivory Tower! They reveal the behind the scenes of creating the Real Housewives and provide a scholarly analysis for many eyebrow raising moments from Beverly Hills' past and present. Remember the epic Game Night episode featuring Kim Richards, Brandi Glanville, Kyle Richards, Taylor Armstrong, and a frightened Dana Wilkey? How did this Real Housewives of Beverly Hills drama continue to unfold when Lisa Rinna joined the cast? What did Kim mean in Amsterdam when she told Lisa "Let's Talk About the Husband" (Harry Hamlin)?  Other topics that are covered in this epic conversation include why Dana Wilkey is blacklisted by Bravo? What are Taria and Andrew's opinions about Andy Cohen and is he doing a good job at racially integrating the Real Housewives? Why did Eboni K. Williams deal with so much resistance, with her Real Housewives of New York cast, when opening up about living in America as a Black woman? And, Taria digs into whether she thinks Ramona is a racist.  And that's not all since Taria and Andrew get into "the Aspen of it all" that is about to happen in the Beverly Hills season. What do they both think about the Fox Force Five (Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards...well minus Teddi Mellencamp)? Who does Taria think are the most intellectual Beverly Hills cast members? Hint hint...they aren't mentioned here. And they end teasing Andrew's upcoming appearance on Taria's podcast to discuss all things the Real Housewives of New Jersey!  You don't want to miss Taria's podcast, What Else is Going On here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-else-is-going-on-with-taria-s-faison/id1523174914 Follow her podcast on IG and Twitter, @weigopodcast. While you're at it, make sure to follow Taria's personal IG, @tsfaison. Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor
59:27
August 26, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 40: An Interview with Spilling the Crime
Become a subscriber by clicking here, or by going to patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom Hey, true crime friends! This week I sat down with Humberto and Jonas- the hosts of Spilling the Crime! Follow True Crime in Academia on social media: IG & TikTok: @truecrimeinacademia Twitter: @tcinacademia
35:16
August 24, 2022
Reading Queer Bodies and Pleasures in American Literature, with Dr. Christopher Looby
Become an Ivory Tower Boiler Room subscriber to watch the unedited video interview: https://www.patreon.com/posts/70868407/ This week, we're back with another special Broadview Press episode. Last time we discussed all things poetry with Susan Holbrook, but this week we're in Andrew's scholarly field, queer 19th-century Literature!  Andrew is so excited to be joined with a prominent Queer American Literature scholar, Dr. Christopher Looby to talk about his work on Broadview Press' new American Literature anthology. Like Ishmael in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, they jump head first into what makes American Literature so homoerotic and queer! Christopher explains how he contributed a special Gender and Sexuality section to this new anthology. If you're an American Literature enthusiast, scholar, student, or have a thirst for what is so queer about authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Harriet Jacobs, Emily Dickinson, Edith Wharton...and the list goes on...this episode is for you!  We also had a special guest, Christopher's dog so if you hear barking that's our dog friend. Make sure to follow Christopher on Twitter, @cjlooby, and check out Christopher's writing here: https://english.ucla.edu/people-faculty/looby-christopher/ Get your hands on the completely new Broadview Anthology of American Literature here: https://broadviewpress.com/product/the-broadview-anthology-of-american-literature-volumes-a-b-beginnings-to-reconstruction/#tab-description  (Use Our Exclusive Discount Code: ivorytower)  While you're at it why not follow Broadview Press on IG and Twitter, @broadviewpress. Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
45:01
August 22, 2022
(Educator's Corner) The Intersection of Teaching and Progressive Activism with Shoshana Hershkowitz
Become an Ivory Tower Boiler Room subscriber to watch the unedited video interview: https://www.patreon.com/posts/70712852/ To continue our Back to School teaching discussions, today Andrew is joined with two special guests, Shoshana Hershkowitz and Sarah Lauren. Their roundtable discussion poses a lot of questions and hopefully a multitude of answers. Shoshana brings up why "life is political," the importance of grassroots political activism, and what "courageous conversations" are (credit to Shanequa Levin for this idea). The three explain their teaching practices and how it relates to progressive issues they value in their everyday life. Of course these topics are sometimes met with obstacles so how do the three handle adversity?  Here are a few questions for you all to think about as you're listening to this conversation: What does it mean to be a teacher and an activist, and can you combine the two?  How do you handle pushback when speaking up about progressive issues?  Why is it important to have conversations with those who have differing opinions?  Be sure to follow Shoshana and Sarah for more teaching and activist knowledge. Shoshana can be found on IG, @shoshanahershkowitz and Twitter, @jewkidsotb. And you can find Sarah on IG, @sarah.l.slotnick, and her podcast/spiritual IG, @northnode.alignment.  You can find Suffolk Progressives here: https://www.facebook.com/suffolkprogressives and Citizen Action of New York here: https://citizenactionny.org/. Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor
01:09:37
August 19, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 39: The Murder of Kelsey Smith
Become a subscriber by clicking here, or go to patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom Hey, true crime friends! This week I am breaking down the murder of incoming Kansas State University freshman, Kelsey Smith. Kelsey was abducted from a Target parking lot after shopping for scrapbooking supplies.  Follow True Crime in Academia on the socials! IG & TikTok: @truecrimeinacademia Twitter: @tcinacademia Sources: https://www.oxygen.com/final-moments/crime-news/edwin-hall-murdered-kansas-teen-kelsey-smith http://dwjohnson.tributes.com/show/Kelsey-Smith-80743875 https://thecinemaholic.com/kelsey-smith-murder-where-is-edwin-hall-now/ https://www.foxnews.com/story/man-pleads-guilty-to-rape-murder-of-kelsey-smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kr3LiOBT9U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Taglkkc8GvI https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna19107235 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/273
20:24
August 17, 2022
(Special Announcement) The Real Housewives Epic Recap with Taria Faison is On Patreon
Attention Real Housewives Fans!! Parts 1 and 2 of Andrew's Real Housewives Epic Recap with Taria Faison is now on our Patreon.  Head to our Patreon and become a subscriber ($5 a month) to listen to Part 2 before it's released on the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom Make sure you listen to Part 1 so you're prepared for Part 2! https://anchor.fm/ivorytowerboilerroom/episodes/Two-South-Jerseyans-Deliver-an-Epic-Real-Housewives-Recap--featuring-Taria-Faison-Part-One-e1ll44d You don't want to miss Taria's podcast, What Else is Going On here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-else-is-going-on-with-taria-s-faison/id1523174914 Follow her podcast on IG and Twitter, @weigopodcast. While you're at it, make sure to follow Taria's personal IG, @tsfaison. Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor
09:48
August 15, 2022
(Educator's Corner) Andrew Talks about Being Openly Gay in Academia
Watch the video interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1yd83UFI_4&t=124s  Andrew Rimby, our director, was interviewed by the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum (AWAC) to kickoff their "Queer in Academia" series. They were kind enough to allow us to broadcast the interview on our podcast. Definitely watch the video version featuring the amazing interviewer, María Cardona Pérez!  Here are the episode notes from the YouTube interview: To kick off this series, we sat down with the wonderful Andrew Rimby to talk about pedagogy, finding your voice, and the unique challenges that come with being queer in academia.  WANT TO BE PART OF THIS SERIES? Email us at awacsocial@gmail.com  PAPER: "Talking Back to Walt Whitman": https://www.ncgsjournal.com/issue171/rimby.html  UNIVERSITY SITE: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/english/people/_grad-students/rimby.php  Follow AWAC on Twitter, @AWACTweets, IG, @the_official_awac, and Facebook, @TheAWAC.   Find more information on their website: https://wacassociation.org/  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor
46:24
August 15, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 38: The Disappearance and Death of Jacob Lavoie
Become a subscriber by clicking here, or go to www.patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom Hey, true crime friends! This week I will be breaking down the disappearance and death of University of Minnesota Duluth student- Jacob Lavoie.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram and TikTok: @truecrimeinacademia and Twitter: @tcinacademia Sources:  https://www.cbsnews.com/minnesota/news/sheriff-body-of-missing-duluth-student-jacob-lavoie-found-near-canal-park/ https://www.perfectduluthday.com/2019/09/03/missing-person-jacob-lavoie/ https://amp.wdio.com/articles/alcohol-marijuana-ritalin-conditions-death-jacob-lavoie-5512397.html https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/09/10/officials-cite-drowning-as-cause-of-death-for-umd-student https://www.southernminnesotanews.com/officials-say-cause-of-students-death-is-drowning/ https://www.twincities.com/2019/09/06/body-of-missing-umd-student-from-inver-grove-heights-found-in-duluth-harbor/ https://www.kare11.com/article/news/local/concern-grows-over-missing-umd-student/89-509b9c5d-e3ae-48b2-b018-c9897f33b3b8 https://namus.nij.ojp.gov/ https://www.fox21online.com/2019/10/02/umd-student-toxicology-report-alcohol-marijuana-and-ritalin-significant-conditions/ https://amp.wdio.com/articles/alcohol-marijuana-ritalin-conditions-death-jacob-lavoie-5512397.html https://www.healthline.com/health/adhd/ritalin-and-alcohol#ritalin-and-alcohol https://www.healthline.com/health/is-weed-a-depressant https://americanaddictioncenters.org/prescription-drugs/mixing-ritalin-alcohol
22:43
August 10, 2022
Two South Jerseyans Deliver an Epic Real Housewives Recap, featuring Taria Faison (Part One)
Andrew is joined with a fellow South Jerseyan and Real Housewives enthusiast! You aren't ready for this epic Real Housewives recap with Taria Faison, the host of What Else is Going On; the podcast intersection where Pop Culture Life and Real Life meet up. Right away, Taria and Andrew are reminiscing about their South Jersey upbringing, including glassblowing at Wheaton Arts, the Cherry Hill Mall, Rowan University, and Atlantic City. Then, Taria reveals her hot takes and insider information on many of the Real Housewives shows (Atlanta, Beverly Hills, New York, Orange County, and Potomac).  Here are just a few of Taria's hot takes to whet your appetite! Who actually brought Kim Zolciak-Biermann on RHOA? Why was Andy Cohen so shady about Tamra Judge and Teddi Mellencamp's Two Ts In a Pod, podcast? Why is Kyle Richards trying to control the RHOBH narrative? Which housewives cast is the most inauthentic?  Yes, there's lots of gossip and drama discussed, but Taria opens up about how race, especially people of color are represented on several Bravo TV shows, including the Housewives. She reveals who told Garcelle Beauvais that Lisa Rinna didn't want race to be a talking point on RHOBH...remember that moment at the RHOBH reunion last season? Why does Bravo have such a difficult time racially integrating their casts? And, Taria and Andrew bond over their love for Eboni K. Williams and how she spoke her truth on RHONY.  We leave you on the edge of your seat since we're about to reveal our opinions on Andy Cohen and how messy he gets! Be on the lookout for Parts 1 and 2 to be released as a Patreon video for our subscribers. We'll drop a podcast announcement when it happens!  You don't want to miss Taria's podcast, What Else is Going On here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-else-is-going-on-with-taria-s-faison/id1523174914 Follow her podcast on IG and Twitter, @weigopodcast. While you're at it, make sure to follow Taria's personal IG, @tsfaison. Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor
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August 08, 2022
(TV Corner) Long Island's Gold Coast Mansion History and Gender/Sexuality in HBO's "The Gilded Age" (Part Two)
Watch the video version for free! https://www.patreon.com/posts/tv-corner-long-70084317 Welcome back to Part 2 of our Gilded Age HBO Max special recap. If you didn't listen to Andrew and Danielle discuss their first impressions of the series, definitely check it out here: https://anchor.fm/ivorytowerboilerroom/episodes/TV-Corner-The-Gilded-Age-on-HBO-Max-with-Danielle-Nero-Part-1-e1ko0l8 Not only is this the first time Andrew has filmed a live podcast recording, but the filming location is truly unique and special. He had the chance to record this episode at the Nassau County Museum of Art located in Roslyn Harbor on Long Island. Danielle Nero graciously agreed to come back to discuss where they had left off in Part 1 which concerned the gender relations of the Russell family in the TV series. And, a surprise Gilded Age enthusiast has joined their conversation, Nassau County Museum of Art's Alex Maccaro. As the Curatorial Research Associate, at the museum, Alex is more than ready to reveal the Gilded Age history of the art museum. If you didn't know, the museum is located in a Gilded Age mansion, once home to Childs Frick (yes, the son of Henry Clay Frick the co-founder of US Steel Corporation) who received the home as a wedding present from his father...yes, a wedding present!  So, be prepared for Alex to take us back to 1919 and open the doors to the Frick mansion, and I hope you brought your ski equipment because I heard there's a ski slope on the property (don't worry there's more of these surprises that await you). And, Danielle has many more Gold Coast real estate insider information that she shares with us all, including a recent Gilded Age mansion that was up for sale in Nassau County. Then, Andrew provides a gender and sexuality analysis of what's happening throughout the TV series. The dynamic that these three have is contagious! If you're a Long Island historic location, this trio is ready to have their Great Gatsby discussion so reach out!  Make sure you follow Danielle on IG, @daniellenero_realtor, and Alex, @acmaccaro. While you're at it follow the Nassau County Museum of Art, @nassaumuseum.  Special shout out to Dr. Charles Riley, the museum director, and to all of the staff at the museum for the filming location! And if you're going to the museum maybe you'll run into the podcast crew.  Check out the museum's current exhibitions here: https://nassaumuseum.org/exhibition/#on-view Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
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August 05, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 37: The Van Breda Ax Murders
***Become a subscriber by clicking here, or go to www.patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom*** Hey, true crime friends! This week I will break down the horrific murders of Teresa, Martin, and Rudi Van Breda, the attempted murder of Marli Van Breda, and how this family became victim to an ax-wielding murderer.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram and TikTok @truecrimeinacademia and Twitter @tcinacademia Sources:  https://www.citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1948187/why-did-henri-van-breda-do-it/ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-44359696 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Breda_murders Episode 244 of Redhanded https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/henri-van-breda-injuries-crime-scene/ https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-07-30-watch--he-told-me-everything-henri-van-bredas-girlfriend-breaks-silence/
35:07
August 02, 2022
The Crime of the Century: Evelyn Nesbit and the Murder of Stanford White (w/ Simon Baatz)
Become an Ivory Tower Boiler Room subscriber to watch the unedited video interview: https://www.patreon.com/posts/69904875 (Content Warning: Sexual Assault)    To introduce "The Crime of the Century," Andrew is joined by two special guests who know a lot about what it would have been like to attend one of Evelyn Nesbit's Atlantic City vaudeville shows. So, why not bring them on to introduce the episode.  Mary, from "True Crime in Academia," joins Andrew to deep dive the murder of Stanford White with author Simon Baatz. Simon wrote The Girl on the Velvet Swing: Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century (2018).  A few hard hitting questions that Simon helps us answer include: Why did Harry Thaw murder Stanford White? What led Evelyn to the vaudeville stage? Why do so many erroneously think that Evelyn had a love affair with Stanford White?  Simon explains why Evelyn's story is so relevant in our current moment and why Stanford White's predatory behavior connects to the #MeToo movement. Simon gives his opinion on how Evelyn, Harry, and Stanford have been represented in pop culture, including Ragtime (the novel and musical), The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing, and the new Gilded Age TV series. And yes, Part 2 of our Gilded Age recap will be coming out on Friday and features a conversation about Stanford White (filmed at a Gilded Age mansion)!  Make sure you get your hands on Simon's The Girl on the Velvet Swing: https://bookshop.org/books/the-girl-on-the-velvet-swing-sex-murder-and-madness-at-the-dawn-of-the-twentieth-century/9780316396660. Or, listen to it on Audible here (featuring Christine Lakin): https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Girl-on-the-Velvet-Swing-Audiobook/B078X147PJ?ref=a_author_Si_c19_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=1ae0e65e-ad09-4aa7-aa73-772cefb1b5e1&pf_rd_r=C0MGRZ6MWC39JHRN01XS Find more of Simon's work here: http://www.simonbaatz.com/about.html (Educational Copyright) We hope you enjoyed the Broadway Musical treat, featuring Ragtime's "The Crime of the Century," sung by the incredible Lynnette Perry. Make sure to listen to Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, and Terrence McNally's beautiful album here: https://open.spotify.com/album/1ITaTY1cwy5bnG3Dyoucr1 Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram and TikTok: @truecrimeinacademia Twitter: @tcinacademia  Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor
01:05:10
August 01, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 36: An Interview with the Crime Chronicles
Become a subscriber by clicking here, or go to www.patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom Hey, true crime friends! This week I sit down with the creators and hosts of the Crime Chronicles podcast.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram and TikTok: @truecrimeinacademia *******Twitter: @tcinacademia  *******
30:06
July 26, 2022
Sarah Fraser on TLC, the Real Housewives, Open Marriages, and LA VS. NYC
Become an Ivory Tower Boiler Room subscriber to watch the unedited video interview: https://www.patreon.com/posts/69485823 This week Sarah Fraser, from "The Sarah Fraser Show" joins us for another energetic and pop culture infused episode. Sarah is a former Radio Personality, TV Host, Comedian and TV Producer. Following in the vein of David Yontef, Dana Wilkey, and Taylor Ferber, Sarah is full of so many pop culture hot takes. When the episode begins with Sarah comparing herself to Jerry Springer, you know this is going to be a juicy discussion! She gives her opinion on Reality TV, Talk Shows, the Podcast World, LA Vs. NYC, and even Open Marriages! On her podcast, Sarah interviews and recaps so many TLC shows, specifically 90 Day Fiancé and interviews many of the cast members. Because Sarah is such an incredible radio/TV/podcast host, she gets Andrew to reveal his opinions on the Real Housewives, Dance Moms, and even open marriages.  Follow Sarah Fraser on IG, @thesarahfrasershow, TikTok, @thesarahfrasershow, and Twitter, @SarahFraserShow. And make sure to listen to her podcast here: https://heyfrase.com/podcast/ Special thanks to David Yontef for this social media introduction between Andrew and Sarah!  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor
48:01
July 25, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 35: Missing Persons
Become a subscriber and get access to bonus content by clicking here, or going to www.patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom Hey, true crime friends! In this week's episode, we will be covering four different missing persons' cases. It is important we take the time to learn about those who are actively missing and if there is anything we can do to help find them.  Follow True Crime in Academia on social media! Instagram and TikTok: @truecrimeinacademia Twitter: @tcinacademia Sources:  https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/14/us/missing-university-of-mississippi-student/index.html https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/23/us/missing-uw-professor-sam-dubal-trnd/index.html https://english.mathrubhumi.com/amp/news/kerala/college-student-goes-missing-in-thusharagiri-waterfall-1.7701963 https://981thehawk.com/missing-college-student-in-new-york/ https://mississippitoday.org/2022/07/15/family-searching-for-missing-university-of-mississippi-student-jay-lee/ https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/mysterious-stories-blog/sam-dubal https://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/missing/index.htm#/missing-college-student/3775 https://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/missing/index.htm#/missing-college-student/72 https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/saniyya-dennis-missing-buffalo-state-college-student-died-apparent-suicide-n1266503 https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/family-of-saniyya-dennis-believes-shes-still-out-there https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/police-continue-search-missing-buffalo-state-college-student-n1266135 https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/police-continue-search-missing-buffalo-state-college-student-n1266135
18:51
July 19, 2022
Jeremy Atherton Lin Talks about Gay Bars and Why We Go To Them
Become an Ivory Tower Boiler Room subscriber to watch the unedited video interview: https://www.patreon.com/posts/69246500 After last week's episode with Jonathan Parks-Ramage, Andrew continues queer male summer conversations with author Jeremy Atherton Lin. Jeremy discusses his nonfiction book Gay Bar and analyzes the ins and outs of gay bars and why we go to them. So many of Gay Bar's book reviews emphasize the reviewer's own personal experience in a gay bar so we hope you all are reflecting on your own gay bar experiences (or why you should go to one). For Andrew, he will always remember his first time at Woody's gay bar in Philly (thanks to his high school friends for taking him there)! And a moment that warms Andrew's heart is when Jeremey digs into why he includes a homoerotic Whitman quote for his epigraph.  A reminder to Jeremy and all of Andrew's friends, we have to watch the Fire Island movie and then have a discussion about it. Possible IG Live discussion?  Make sure you get your hands on Jeremy's Gay Bar here: https://bookshop.org/books/gay-bar-why-we-went-out/9780316458757  Follow Jeremy Atherton Lin on IG, @jeremyathertonlin. And listen to Jeremy's energetic pulsating Gay Bar playlists here: https://jeremyathertonlin.com/sound/ Thanks to my friend Scott for being a good sport and always encouraging my Fire Island excursions, and I can't wait for all of my Fire Island time this summer!  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor Whitney Houston's "It's Not Right But It's Okay" (C) 1998, Arista Records 
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July 18, 2022
The Ivory Tower Boiler Room (Official Trailer)
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July 15, 2022
True Crime in Academia July Patreon Exclusive Teaser
Become a subscriber by clicking here, or go to www.patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom Hey, true crime friends! Check out this teaser for this month's Patreon Exclusive episode! The full episode is for subscribers ONLY! Go to the link above to get access to the full episode when it comes out this Friday!  Follow True Crime in Academia on the socials- @truecrimeinacademia
04:30
July 13, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 34: The Disappearance of Ronald Tammen Jr.
Become a subscriber by clicking here, or go to www.patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom Hey, true crime friends! This week we will dive into the disappearance of Miami University (of Ohio-not Florida) student Ronald Tammen Jr. The business student disappeared in 1953 and his case has been cold since.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram and TikTok @truecrimeinacademia Sources:  https://charleyproject.org/case/ronald-henry-tammen-jr https://ronaldtammen.com https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2020/04/the-mysterious-vanishing-of-ronald-tammen-jr/ http://www.trackmissing.org/Cases/Details/206 https://rontammen.wordpress.com/about/ The One That Got Away podcast hosted by Tyler and Josh White
23:19
July 12, 2022
Jonathan Parks-Ramage's "Yes, Daddy"...a Queer Male Scorching Summer Gothic Novel
Become an Ivory Tower Boiler Room subscriber to watch the unedited video interview: https://www.patreon.com/posts/68928152  (CW: this episode contains discussions of sexual abuse)  While Pride Month may be officially over, we're continuing with more thrilling LGBTQ+ Literature. Andrew is joined with author, Jonathan Parks-Ramage who opens up about the creation of his debut novel, Yes, Daddy (2021). This queer male summer thriller of a novel will not easily leave your mind, and if you happen to find yourself in the Hamptons, you'll be questioning any handsome older man near you. At the center of the novel is Jonah Keller, an aspiring playwright who turns to Richard Shriver, a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, for mentorship and guidance. However, Richard's mentorship quickly turns romantic and passionate, but Jonah soon realizes that not all is as it seems in Richard's lush embrace. Jonah heads out to Richard's idyllic sprawling Hamptons estate, and he soon is being preyed on by gay men in Richard's circle. During the interview we explore the topics of social class, power dynamics, whether the #MeToo movement accounts for queer male abuse, and religious trauma.   Make sure to follow Jonathan on Instagram, @jprampage. Head to Jonathan's website to read more of his work: https://www.jonathan-p-r.com/  Get your hands on Jonathan's Yes, Daddy here: https://bookshop.org/books/yes-daddy/9780358697480  Or listen to Kevin R. Free's performance of the novel here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Yes-Daddy-Audiobook/0358449367  And add more queer male beach reads by getting Ryan O'Connell's Just by Looking at Him: https://bookshop.org/books/just-by-looking-at-him-9781797139739/9781982178581  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor The Weather Girls' "It's Raining Men" (C) 1982, Columbia Records and CBS Records International
01:04:37
July 11, 2022
(TV Corner) The Gilded Age on HBO Max with Danielle Nero (Part 1)
Welcome to our inaugural TV Corner episode! If you haven't yet watched The Gilded Age series on HBO Max, this episode will provide really helpful historical context, and if you have watched it, it'll definitely give more depth to the characters and narratives. Andrew is joined with a special co-host to help him with this deep dive, his real estate agent, Danielle Nero. When Andrew found out that Danielle has a deep passion for Gilded Age architecture and history, and renovated both an 1800's brownstone and a 1920's colonial home, he knew that she needed to join him for this episode.  We start by asking why Julian Fellowes would choose the Gilded Age as a historical period to focus on during such difficult times in America (the pandemic and social/racial/gender inequality)? Danielle explains the difference between Old and New Money both on Long Island and in Manhattan, and we imagine what it must have been like to be part of one of these wealthy families (so a little playacting on our end). Before we hit the record button, we had just returned from the Nassau County Museum of Art and met Dr. Charles Riley, the director, who gave us a tour of the Frick mansion and the Impressionism art exhibit. Thanks Charlie!  Learn more about Danielle's work as a real estate agent here: https://www.compass.com/agents/danielle-nero/ (thanks to Compass in Garden City for the recording space)  Follow Danielle on Instagram, @daniellenero_realtor.  Our second part will be filmed at the Nassau County Museum of Art which used to be one of the Frick family's Gilded Age mansions. We can't wait to bring you this episode later this summer. We will continue discussing how gender and sexuality were viewed during the Gilded Age, and we'll spend a lot of time reflecting on why the Gilded Age is so relevant in our current moment. And, many thanks to The Official Gilded Age podcast which served as this episode's inspiration (Alicia Malone and Tom Meyers, you're awesome co-hosts)!  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
50:41
July 08, 2022
(Actor's Corner) Triston Pullen Pulls Back the Curtain on Being a Freelance Director
Watch the full unedited interview with Triston Pullen here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/68518405 Andrew first met Triston, a few years ago, when they both met celebrating Whitman's 200th birthday, and now they both are board members for the Walt Whitman Initiative. But, this is the first time that Andrew got to learn all about Triston's career as a freelance director and his immense theater education knowledge. Because Andrew was teaching a Broadway Musical course for Stony Brook University, a few of his students actually got to sit in on the recording.  There are so many exciting nuggets of wisdom contained in this interview. Triston gets into why community theater is as enriching as going to a Broadway play or musical, why wanting to be a Baptist preacher launched his love of theater, his love of Julie Taymor's creative vision, and what exactly is method acting?  Become a subscriber (patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom) to hear Triston's experience working with Broadway star Sutton Foster, why he wrote a queer Walt Whitman play, and whether Triston likes stunt casting (Andrew's student asks this)? Learn more about Triston's projects and career here: https://www.tristonppullen.com/ Follow Triston on IG, @tristonppullen.  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
42:01
July 01, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 33: The Murder of Nohema Graber and the Overturning of Roe V Wade
Want more from the Ivory Tower Boiler Room and True Crime in Academia? Become a subscriber! Click here, or go to patreon.com/ivorytowerboileroom *Edit* There will be no new episode next week. We will be OFF! Hey, true crime friends! This week on True Crime in Academia, we will be breaking down the murder of Fairfield High School Spanish teacher, Nohema Graber. I will also be discussing the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe V Wade this past Friday.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram. (@truecrimeinacademia) Sources:  https://apnews.com/hub/business?utm_source=apnewsnav&utm_medium=navigation https://www.kcci.com/article/iowa-judge-to-determine-if-public-can-view-trial-of-jeremy-goodale-and-willard-miller-charged-in-murder/39488722 https://www.kcci.com/article/iowa-court-documents-reveal-timeline-of-killing-of-fairfield-spanish-teacher-willard-miller-jeremy-goodale/39517350# https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21098744-willard-miller-criminal-complaint-1 https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21098737-jeremy-goodale-criminal-complaint https://www.thedailybeast.com/iowa-teens-jeremy-goodale-willard-miller-stalked-spanish-teacher-nohema-graber-before-murder-prosecutors-say https://www.kcci.com/article/fairfield-iowa-teens-jeremy-goodale-and-willard-miller-used-baseball-bat-to-kill-spanish-teacher/39512075 https://www.kcci.com/article/2-teens-charged-in-death-of-fairfield-iowa-teacher-nohema-graber/38163329 https://www.oddmurdersandmysteries.com/the-murder-of-nohema-garber/
35:47
June 28, 2022
Queer True Crime in the Decades Before Stonewall, a Discussion with James Polchin
[Become a Patreon subscriber to watch the unedited video interview! Watch here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/68338320] James Polchin, the author of Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall (2020) joins Andrew and Mary in The Ivory Tower Boiler Room to discuss the intersection between True Crime and the Queer community. He explains how exploring these American true crime stories, from the late-19th century to post World War II, reflect American attitudes towards queer men. He starts with the origin of the term "male homosexuality" and why we need to understand the field of Victorian sexology. Then, he explains how these true crime cases reveal how male homosexuality was pathologized and policed. Why were so many of the murderers dressing up as sailors to seduce their victims? James explains the queer coding of male sailors and enter sexologist Alfred Kinsey! The interview ends with James explaining the importance of the Lavender Scare that occurred during the Cold War period and why it's connected to McCarthyism.  James' Indecent Advances has been named 1 of 5 Essential Culture Reads by PBS' American Masters series. It is one of CrimeReads' Best True Crime Books of the Year!  Get your hands on Indecent Advances here: https://bookshop.org/books/indecent-advances-a-hidden-history-of-true-crime-and-prejudice-before-stonewall/9781640093874  Or, listen to Michael Crouch (our favorite) read the book: https://www.audible.com/pd/Indecent-Advances-Audiobook/1978684754 Follow James on IG, @james.polchin, and on Twitter, @JamesPolchin. Head to James' website to find out more about his writing career: https://www.writinginpublic.com/ While you're at it, make sure to follow Mary's True Crime in Academia on IG, @truecrimeinacademia.  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
01:05:03
June 27, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 32: An Interview with Ash Patino
Want more content? Become a subscriber by going to https://www.patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom.  Hey, true crime friends! This month's true crime content creator interview is with Ash Patino. Ash is the creator and producer of the YouTube Channel Ashes to Ash.  Watch Ashes to Ash by clicking here.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram @truecrimeinacademia.
34:37
June 21, 2022
Alex Sanchez Reflects on Coming Out and the YA Gay Lit. Legacy of "Rainbow Boys"
[Become a Patreon subscriber to watch the unedited video interview! Watch here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/68026620]   We're continuing our Pride Month episodes and today is a really special one for Andrew. Alex Sanchez joins Andrew in The Ivory Tower Boiler Room to discuss his award winning career as a YA Gay Literature author. In 2008, when Andrew was a freshman in high school, he discovered Alex's Rainbow Boys series in his South Jersey Barnes and Noble (shout out to Deptford) and he felt so seen and accepted. So many meaningful and deep questions are raised in this interview like why do we turn to literature to find ourselves? What happens when an author creates a literary legacy where LGBTQ+ youth feel wanted and accepted? It was Andrew's pleasure to sit down with Alex whose Rainbow Boys has been named the American Library Association's "Best Book for Young Adults" and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Thanks Alex for going back to 2001 with us and exploring your thoughts on the series and how it has shaped so many LGBTQ+ writers, academics, and entertainers. Follow Alex on Twitter, @RainbowAlex.  Rainbow Boys has been named Time magazine's "100 Best YA Books Of All Time"!! https://time.com/collection/100-best-ya-books/6084601/rainbow-boys/  To learn more about Alex's writing and to find his books, head to his website: https://www.alexsanchez.com/  Start with Alex's award winning Rainbow Boys series by purchasing his book: https://bookshop.org/books/rainbow-boys/9780689857706  And guess what? If you're an Audible member, you get all of the Rainbow Boys series for free and Alston Brown gives a great performance! https://www.audible.com/pd/Rainbow-Boys-Audiobook/B009G81NVC?qid=1655737968&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=NTTS962C1V8SCZZWKVG8 Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com.  Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor Diana Ross' "I'm Coming Out" is written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. Copyright: SONY ATV SONGS LLC, BERNARD S OTHER MUSIC
01:06:01
June 20, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 31: The Death of Elisa Lam Part 2
To become a subscriber and get access to bonus content, click here.  Hey, true crime friends! Welcome back to part 2 and the conclusion of the Elisa Lam series. Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  Sources:  Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/elisa-lam https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deaths_and_violence_at_the_Cecil_Hotel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skid_Row,_Los_Angeles#:~:text=Skid%20Row%20contains%20one%20of%20the%20largest%20stable,alcoholics%2C%20and%20others%20on%20the%20margins%20of%20society
33:56
June 14, 2022
What's Queer Life Like in NYC? Discussing "A Queer New York" with Dr. Jack Gieseking
(Become our subscriber for $5 a month, and watch our video version: https://www.patreon.com/posts/67715598)  We're so excited to be joined by Dr. Jack Gieseking, author of A Queer New York: Geographies of Lesbians, Dykes, and Queers (2020). Jack researches the intersections of critical urban and digital geographies, and feminist and queer theory.   Here's a brief blurb about his book: Over the past few decades, rapid gentrification in New York City has led to the disappearance of many lesbian and queer spaces, displacing some of the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community. In A Queer New York, Jen Jack Gieseking highlights the historic significance of these spaces, mapping the political, economic, and geographic dispossession of an important, thriving community that once called certain New York neighborhoods home.  Follow Jack on Twitter, @jgieseking.  Learn more about Jack's work here: http://jgieseking.org/  Make sure to get your hands on Jack's A Queer New York: Geographies of Lesbians, Dykes, and Queers: https://nyupress.org/9781479835737/a-queer-new-york/   (Get 30% off with discount code: QueerNY30)  Thanks so much Stephanie Bonvissuto for joining as a guest co-host, and if you haven't, definitely listen to Stephanie's "Queer People in Shared Spaces" episode!  https://anchor.fm/ivorytowerboilerroom/episodes/Queer-People-in-Shared-Spaces-with-Stephanie-Bonvissuto-ek2mm5  Follow Stephanie on Twitter, @StephBonvissuto, and Instagram, @overeducatedqueerwoman.   Stephanie's work: Male Femininities (forthcoming - 2023), Mapping LGBTQ Spaces and Places: A Changing World (forthcoming 2022) Journal Articles: “On Walls and Bridges: Divisions and Bonds in the PolishTrans Community” w/ Prof. Anna Kłonkowska, A.Sociological Focus 54, “Personal and Collective Trans-Mythologies: Creative Attitudes to Gender Incongruence Among Transgender Individuals” w/Prof. Anna Kłonkowska Creativity Studies 12 Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
01:19:56
June 13, 2022
True Crime in Academia Patreon Exclusive Episode 1
Hey, true crime friends! Here is a sneak peek at the first Patreon exclusive episode! To become a subscriber and watch this episode, click here.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram. 
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June 08, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 30: The Death of Elisa Lam
Become a subscriber by clicking here.  Hey, true crime friends! This week on True Crime in Academia, we will be breaking down the death of University of British Colombia student- Elisa Lam.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  Sources:  Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/elisa-lam https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deaths_and_violence_at_the_Cecil_Hotel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skid_Row,_Los_Angeles#:~:text=Skid%20Row%20contains%20one%20of%20the%20largest%20stable,alcoholics%2C%20and%20others%20on%20the%20margins%20of%20society
26:37
June 07, 2022
(Happy Pride) Zak Salih Discusses Belonging in the Gay Community, in "Let's Get Back to the Party" 🌈
Watch the video version of our interview ($5 a month, as much as an iced coffee): https://www.patreon.com/posts/67419594 For our Pride Month Book Club, we welcome Zak Salih who discusses his debut novel, Let's Get Back to the Party. He discusses how his novel questions the theme of belonging in the gay community. Zak's two protagonists, Oscar and  Sebastian may both identify as gay men but their view of gay culture and politics couldn't be anymore different. During this interview, Zak opens up about the importance of intergenerational conversations within the gay community, and his novel features different gay generations that question what it means to be "out" in America. His novel begins with the ecstatic Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court ruling (allowing same-sex marriage) and ends with the tragic Pulse Nightclub shooting. He explains that both historical moments happened within one year of each other, and why he wanted his characters to reflect on their gay identities during this one year period.  Follow Zak on Instagram, @zakigrams, and Twitter, @ZMSalih1982. Make sure to add Let's Get Back to the Party to your Pride Month reading list: https://bookshop.org/books/let-s-get-back-to-the-party-ab8c1f98-2d75-4f43-b517-5196d1872adc/9781616209575 Or, listen to Michael Crouch and Will Damron's brilliant performance of Let's Get Back to the Party: https://www.audible.com/pd/Lets-Get-Back-to-the-Party-Audiobook/164904027X Happy Pride Month to all of you out there and also to our fabulous LGBTQ+ authors who we've had the privilege of interviewing thus far. If you haven't yet, make sure that you add the following authors to your Pride 2022 reading list and then listen to their podcast episodes! Those we've interviewed include, Nicolas DiDomizio, Dustin Friedman, Stephen Guy-Bray, Aaron Hamburger, Robert Jones Jr., Ursula Klein, Celia Laskey, Gregory Maguire, Brian Moylan, Micah Nemerever, Lev Raphael, Lev AC Rosen, Steven Rowley, Josh Sabarra, and Mario Telo.  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! 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; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music" (C) 2007 The Island Def Jam Music Group
01:06:15
June 06, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 29: A Discussion About Mass School Shootings in America
To become a subscriber, click here.  Hey, true crime friends. In this week's episode, I will be discussing mass school shootings in America.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  Sources:  https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/mass-shooters-and-psychopathology-spectrum https://journalistsresource.org/criminal-justice/role-psychological-traits-mass-shootings/ https://www.apa.org/news/podcasts/speaking-of-psychology/mass-violence https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mass-shooting-psychology-spree-killers_n_ https://www.uslawshield.com/how-to-purchase-firearm-steps/ https://thegunrights.com/how-to-buy-a-gun/ https://constitution.congress.gov/browse/amendment-2/ https://www.history.com/topics/united-states-constitution/2nd-amendment#:~:text=The%20Second%20Amendment%2C%20often%20referred%20to%20as%20the,individual%20citizens%20to%20buy%2C%20own%20and%20carry%20firearms. https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/why-is-it-so-hard-to-stop-gun-violence-in-america/ar-AAXvFyI https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mass_shootings_in_the_United_States_in_2022#List https://elections.bradyunited.org/take-action/nra-donations-116th-congress-senators https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2016-09-14/the-10-most-depressed-countries https://ui.asu.edu/content/mass-shootings-and-mental-health-what-can-be-done https://abcnews.go.com/US/time-number-enemy-police-uvalde-ignore-training/story?id=85020134&cid=social_twitter_abcn https://abcnews.go.com/US/wrong-decision-texas-dps-details-missteps-school-shooting/story?id=85025224 https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/28/us/failure-by-uvalde-police-to-act-quickly-led-to-catastrophic-consequences/index.html https://groundreport.in/how-many-school-shootings-have-there-been-in-the-us/ https://www.npr.org/2022/05/24/1101050970/2022-school-shootings-so-far
21:41
June 01, 2022
Burn It All Down, or Nicolas DiDomizio On His Gay Bad Boy Phase and Working Under Anna Wintour
To watch the video version become an Ivory Tower Boiler Room subscriber: https://www.patreon.com/posts/67067151 Andrew sits down with author, Nicolas DiDomizio who chats about how he came to write Burn It All Down. He opens up about how real life spurred the creation of this novel including his gay bad boy phase and his close relationship to his mother. Nicolas explains that his novel is like a break up song and it definitely comes through!  Nicolas not only talks about the creation of his novel but working under Anna Wintour, when he was at Conde Nast, and actually receiving an email from her! He explains how New Jersey became a touchstone for him and how it becomes another character in his novel (calling all Jerseyians, music to Andrew's ears). Then he talks about how his novel was first considered by Lady Gaga (yes, that Lady Gaga) and where his film version now stands. Melissa Gorga, this might be your first acting role as Italian American mother, Gia (make sure you credit Andrew)! And special shout out to James Patterson who praised the novel as  “audacious, addictive, highly entertaining.” Make sure to follow Nicolas on IG, @nicdidomiziobooks, and Twitter, @ctnicolas. And to read more about his literary career, head to his website: https://nicolasdidomizio.com/ Get your hands on Burn It All Down here: https://bookshop.org/books/burn-it-all-down-9780316496957/9780316496957 Or listen to Mark Sanderlin's excellent reading on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Burn-It-All-Down-Audiobook/1549129546 Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We love hearing from you about the podcast and are always interested in interview suggestions. "Burning Down the House," Songwriters: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, and Tina Weymouth/Sire Records, Warner Music Group  Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor
01:02:17
May 30, 2022
(Book Corner) Ursula Klein's "Enchanted Autumn" and Its Lesbian, Campy, Romantic, and Witchy Vibes
The full interview is up on our Patreon so become a subscriber here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/book-corner-and-66827245 For this special book corner episode, Andrew sits down with Ursula Klein to talk about her debut novel, Enchanted Autumn. Why is it a mixture of lesbian, campy, romantic, and witchy themes? Well, Ursula digs into these themes, her favorite witch themed movies, and even shares Andrew's passionate love for Salem, MA!  You can find Ursula's book, Enchanted Autumn on Bold Strokes Books: https://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/books/enchanted-autumn-by-ursula-klein-3692-b While you're at it, make sure to follow Ursula on Facebook, @UrsulaKlein, Twitter, @KleinUla, and IG, @urs.ulaklein. Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! 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; Nicole Arguello, Marketing Assistant; Kimberly Dallas, Editor  Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
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May 27, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 28: The Disappearance and Murder of Mishealia Marie Meredith
To access extra special bonus content, become a patron by clicking here! Hey, true crime friends! This week on True Crime in Academia, Mary breaks down the disappearance and murder of Southeastern Illinois University student Mishealia Marie Meredith.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  Follow The Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram. Sources:  https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/20314423/Mishealia-Marie-Meredith https://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/mishealia-m-meredith-found-dead-after-vanishing-on-her-walk-home https://people.com/crime/missing-college-student-was-found-slain-after-telling-mom-on-phone-she-was-coming-home/ https://www.wsiltv.com/news/crime/prosecutors-present-first-evidence-in-mishealia-meredith-s-death/article_bd1ad117-01be-5360-af95-58df9d421e61.html https://scallywagandvagabond.com/2021/03/mishealia-marie-meredith-harrisburg-il-murder-alexander-mcwilliam-manhunt/ https://www.kfvs12.com/2021/03/15/missing-female-found-dead-near-equality-ill-homicide-investigation-underway/ https://www.wsiltv.com/news/crime/alexander-mcwilliam-s-lawyer-wants-off-the-case/article_35905dd5-b4d0-5cad-bf00-6b180c9c88aa.html https://www.wsiltv.com/news/crime/alexander-mcwilliam-s-lawyer-wants-off-the-case/article_35905dd5-b4d0-5cad-bf00-6b180c9c88aa.html https://www.wsiltv.com/news/crime/why-was-he-free-a-look-at-murder-suspects-previous-shooting-case/article_a9a88524-1bb9-11ec-893e-9fe0923f3ed2.html https://www.wfiwradio.com/2021/03/15/headlines-for-monday-march-15th/#:~:text=The%20Saline%20County%20Sheriff%E2%80%99s%20Department%20was%20notified%20Meredith,further%20details%20are%20being%20released%20at%20this%20time.
28:59
May 24, 2022
Why the Salem Witch Trials Happened, Stacy Schiff Discusses Her Book "The Witches: Salem, 1692"
Join our Patreon to watch the video interview (less than a cup of iced coffee): https://www.patreon.com/posts/66790206/ Andrew and guest co-host, Gail Crowther are joined by Stacy Schiff, author of The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra. Stacy discusses why the Salem Witch Trials happened and why they are so relevant in today's social and political climate. To read more about Stacy Schiff, check out her website: https://www.stacyschiff.com/ Make sure to get your hands on The Witches here: https://bookshop.org/books/the-witches-suspicion-betrayal-and-hysteria-in-1692-salem-9780316200592/9780316200592 Or listen to the audiobook here, narrated by Eliza Foss: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Witches-Audiobook/B016V5IGR6?ref=a_author_St_c19_lProduct_1_2&pf_rd_p=1ae0e65e-ad09-4aa7-aa73-772cefb1b5e1&pf_rd_r=5D0M04A313AHP62NT9G1 You can follow Stacy on Twitter, @stacyschiff.  Thanks to Gail for coming back onto The Ivory Tower Boiler Room to join as a guest co-host, and make sure you listen to our interview with Gail about her work on Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton: https://anchor.fm/ivorytowerboilerroom/episodes/Gail-Crowther-on-the-Rebellion-of-Sylvia-Plath--Anne-Sexton-e19ekn6 You can follow Gail on IG, and Twitter, @crowther_gail. We can't wait to have you back again Gail!  And thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen, @anne_sophie_andersen, for our episode music, "Capricorn." Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! 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 Podcast Interns: Nicole Arguello and Kimberly Dallas
59:20
May 23, 2022
(Actor's Corner) Michael Crouch On Being an Award Winning Voiceover Actor
Become one of our subscribers, and you can watch the video interview! It's only $5 a month to watch our video interviews (less than an iced coffee): https://www.patreon.com/posts/actors-corner-on-66589865 Michael Crouch is an award winning NYC based voiceover actor, and here are a few highlights from his conversation with Andrew: Michael discusses the difference between live theater acting and voiceover acting and where the two intersect. How he gets into the psyche of the literary characters he embodies? Why is it so fulfilling to be a voiceover actor and perform a multitude of characters that Michael would never get to perform on the stage? A few of Michael's voiceover jobs include audiobooks of authors we've featured on our podcast including Bath Haus (P.J. Vernon), These Violent Delights (Micah Nemerever), and Under the Rainbow (Celia Laskey). And, Michael has read the following audiobooks of upcoming authors who will be on our podcast including Let's Get Back to the Party (Zak Salih), Indecent Advances (James Polchin), and Golden Boys (Phil Stamper).  To find out more about Michael's work, make sure you head to his website: http://www.michaellockwoodcrouch.com/ Follow Michael on Instagram, @hellomlc, and Twitter, @HelloMLC.  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! 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 Podcast Interns: Nicole Arguello and Kimberly Dallas Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
54:38
May 20, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 27: The Unexplained Death of Keith Warren
Hey, true crime friends! This week Mary breaks down the suspicious and unexplained death of 19-year-old Keith Warren. Keith Warren was supposed to attend North Carolina Central University before his life was cut short.  PLEASE LISTEN TO THE TRIGGER WARNING To support Sherri Warren in her fight for justice, click HERE. Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  Become a patron by clicking here.  Sources:  https://people.com/crime/uprooted-docuseries-investigates-1986-case-of-keith-warren-a-black-maryland-teenager-found-hanging-from-tree/?msclkid=990c4ce4cd4611ec9ebe21671db8ecd5 https://www.thekeithwarrenjusticesite.com/keith-warrens-story/?msclkid=990c2607cd4611eca26b379e680d0ded https://unsolved.com/gallery/keith-warren/?msclkid=990c947fcd4611ecb4c21e13761eba55 https://www.omsj.org/issues/after-25-years-pathologist-uncovers-murder-mystery?msclkid=990cac15cd4611ec8a89c1a8b2e9f9d9 Uprooted on Discovery+
48:19
May 17, 2022
Marilyn in Manhattan, Elizabeth Winder On Writing a Marilyn Monroe Biography
Become a Patreon member for $5 (a cup of iced coffee) and watch our video version: https://www.patreon.com/posts/66398839 Writer of Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy (2017), Elizabeth Winder joins Andrew and Mary in the Ivory Tower Boiler Room. One major theme that Elizabeth discusses is how the general public views the tragedy of female celebrities and why the media delights in the tragedy of these women? Elizabeth discusses her biography process which started with the Marilyn Monroe photos taken in Manhattan (specifically the one taken at the Ambassador Hotel, the book's cover photo). Elizabeth analyzes key moments in Marilyn's life including the iconic Seven Year Itch subway grate photo, why 1954 was such a year of joy for Marilyn in Manhattan, and her incredibly fulfilling relationship with Milton Greene. One question Elizabeth addresses is what would have happened if Marilyn had not spent a year in New York?  We know that the Bombshell creative team (we're looking at you Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman) is working on bringing the musical to Broadway so make sure you reach out to Elizabeth Winder. And, definitely watch the recently released The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes on Netflix. This interview was recorded before the news of Kim K. wearing Marilyn's dress at the Met Gala and the announcement of Andrew Dominik's 2022 biopic, Blonde (based on Joyce Carol Oates' novel).  Make sure to follow Elizabeth Winder on Instagram, @elizajw, and Twitter, @elizawinder.   You definitely want to get your hands on Elizabeth's biography of Marilyn Monroe here: https://bookshop.org/books/marilyn-in-manhattan-her-year-of-joy/9781250064981 Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! 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 Podcast Interns: Nicole Arguello and Kimberly Dallas "Heat Wave," Songwriters: Brian Holland / Edward Jr. Holland / Lamont Dozier, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use
01:12:18
May 16, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 26: An Interview with Drunken True Crime
Hey, true crime friends! This week, Mary sits down with the hosts of the YouTube channel Drunken True Crime- Erika and Natalie.  Follow Erika and Natalie on Instagram. Watch Drunken True Crime on YouTube.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  Become a Patron by clicking here. 
35:09
May 10, 2022
What's LGBTQ+ Small Town America? "Under the Rainbow"'s Celia Laskey Has the Answer
Join our Patreon community and watch the video version here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/66111196 Celia Laskey, author of Under the Rainbow (her debut novel) joins Andrew and Mary to discuss so many insightful questions that speak to writing an LGBTQ+ novel in the 21st century. Here are a few questions she addresses: What is it like to write an LGBTQ+ novel as someone from the community? Where does homophobia actually come from? How do you represent all different members of the LGBTQ+ community as an author? Why does the LGBTQ+ community in America's coastal metropolitan areas need to understand the nuances of Small Town LGBTQ+ America?  Then, Celia answers Andrew's Stony Brook University students' questions about her novel. Andrew has taught Under the Rainbow twice so his students have provided such interesting perspectives on the themes in this novel. One exciting question addresses Celia's interpretation of Taylor Swift as a queer musical artist. Thanks to Andrew's students for their amazing analyses!  You don't want to miss Celia Laskey's updates about her literary career so make sure you follow her on IG, @celia.laskey and Twitter, @celia_laskey.   And you can see all of Celia's work and updates on her website: https://www.celialaskey.com/about-1 You can purchase Celia's books, both Under the Rainbow and So Happy For You here: https://bookshop.org/contributors/celia-laskey Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! 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 Podcast Interns: Nicole Arguello and Kimberly Dallas
01:17:23
May 09, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 25: The Stanford Murders Part 2
Hey, true crime friends! Welcome back to another episode of True Crime in Academia. This week we will be concluding the Stanford Murders series.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  To become a patron, click here.  Sources:  https://people.com/crime/alleged-stanford-murders-serial-killer-convicted-1974-murder/ https://abcnews.go.com/US/stanford-murders-conviction-renews-hope-justice-2nd-alleged/story?id=80039886 https://abcnews.go.com/US/genetic-genealogy-leads-arrest-1973-cold-case-murder/story?id=59343378 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Getreu Podcasts True Crime Archives: Stanford Murders and Genealogy
34:17
May 03, 2022
Dana Wilkey Dishes the Drama About All Things Beverly Hills Housewives and Current Gossip
Dana Wilkey joins Andrew in The Ivory Tower Boiler Room with all of her Gossip and Reality TV expertise! Dana is the host of the podcast and Patreon, Dishing Drama With Dana Wilkey and DecaDish Gossip, her exclusive YouTube channel. Dana is a former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member and with her Housewives insider knowledge she appeared on both The Housewife and the Hustler and The Housewife and the Shah Shocker (streaming on Hulu).  Why does Dana call herself the rebellious Bravolebrity? She indulges Andrew by breaking down her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills scenes and reveals the behind the scenes of her time on the show. Dana reveals why she bought those $25,000 sunglasses and the psychology behind her materialism and why viewers labeled her "pretentious." She explains her thoughts when Brandi Glanville was accusing Kim Richards of doing drugs in Dana's bathroom. And what would Dana do differently if she went back on Beverly Hills now? She then opens up about being an LGBTQ+ ally and a teaching moment that happened with SaraJane Warner. She explains why having difficult and open conversations is much more important than shutting down a conversation you disagree with.   Andrew of course expresses his flirtation towards Dana's producer, Casey Hanley. Is there a potential new love interest for Andrew, only time will tell? Will Andrew get to meet Dana and David Yontef in the Hamptons this summer? He is definitely manifesting it!  Follow Dana on IG, @wilkey_dana, and Twitter, @Danawilkey. Dishing Drama with Dana Wilkey podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dishing-drama-with-dana-wilkey-uncensored/id1545830343 DecaDish Gossip with Dana Wilkey (YouTube channel): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqIitTc4lKzO6h0ousOTEng Check out Dana's new merch which includes her infamous quotes "Did You Know? $25,000" and "I Drink A Lot And I F*ck A Lot...And I'm Ok With It"! https://represent.com/store/dishing-drama-dana-wilkey Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! 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 Podcast Interns: Nicole Arguello and Kimberly Dallas
01:04:33
May 02, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 24: The Stanford Murders Part 1
Hey, true crime friends! Welcome back to another episode of True Crime in Academia. This week Mary will be breaking down the alleged perpetrator of the Stanford Murders and his first crimes. Please listen to the trigger warning at the beginning of the episode! Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  Become a patron by clicking here. Sources:  https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2021/09/08/getreu-trial-brother-of-victim-testifies-alleged-serial-killer-murdered-his-sister-in-1963 https://people.com/crime/alleged-stanford-murders-serial-killer-convicted-1974-murder/ https://abcnews.go.com/US/stanford-murders-conviction-renews-hope-justice-2nd-alleged/story?id=80039886 https://abcnews.go.com/US/genetic-genealogy-leads-arrest-1973-cold-case-murder/story?id=59343378 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Getreu https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2021/09/15/john-getreu-guily-stanford-cold-case-murder-dna-janet-ann-taylor/ Podcast Sources:  True Crime Archives: Stanford Murders and Genealogy
25:47
April 26, 2022
David Yontef Takes Us Behind His Velvet Rope
(Watch the free video interview here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/65427804) Andrew is joined with David Yontef who is a self-made millionaire, Reality TV Insider and Host of the Award Winning Podcast Behind The Velvet Rope. David begins the interview explaining that Margaret Josephs told him he needs to make a business out of his Real Housewives connections. And he did just that after attending a dinner with Dolores Catania, Ramona Singer, Kelly Dodd, and her husband Rick Leventhal. Margaret, Andrew thanks you immensely for encouraging David, and thanks David for serving as Andrew's podcast mentor! There are so many highlights from this episode but here are a few to wet your Reality TV appetite. How did David become good friends with both Kim D. and Margaret Josephs from Real Housewives of New Jersey? Why has David not had certain Reality TV guests on his show (looking at you Brandi Glanville)? Andrew jokes with David about the brother and sister relationship between David and Dana Wilkey. You may hear from Dana soon! Don't worry Dana, David is just a little shady :)  There are so many special shout outs in this episode including Kathryn Edwards, Elyse Slaine, Sarah Fraser, Steve Gold (call David!), Joe Gorga (call Andrew!), Jeff Lewis, Megan Weaver, Lea Black, Evan Goldschneider, and Frank Catania Jr..  Andrew and David bond over their love for Eboni K. Williams, and David shares his Real Housewives of New York future season predictions.  And has David Yontef reconciled with Jill Zarin? Listen to David's special RHONY episode: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5JWUeIjvLGjeoUpKHC0NXH?si=VUFOR9m2T8GXfKKNjA65kw Make sure to follow David on IG, @davidyontef, and his show @behindvelvetrope.  Come step Behind The Velvet Rope with all your favorite TV stars and pop culture icons with host David Yontef as he asks his guests all the pressing questions YOU want answered! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/behind-the-velvet-rope/id1496557812 Definitely check out David's video clips from his show Behind the Velvet Rope: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0GznkQCB3qOKud96Ox7JHg/videos Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! 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 Podcast Interns: Nicole Arguello and Kimberly Dallas
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April 25, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 23: The Disappearance of Anne Abraham
Hey, true crime friends! Welcome back to another episode of True Crime in Academia. This week we will cover the strange disappearance of Harvard archeology student Anne Abraham.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram. Become a patron by clicking here.  Sources: We Keep the Dead Close by Becky Cooper https://siarchives.si.edu/collections/siris_sic_1348 https://nypost.com/2020/11/14/inside-the-harvard-murder-mystery-solved-by-a-student-sleuth/
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April 19, 2022
(Happy National Poetry Month!) How to Read and Write About Poetry with Dr. Susan Holbrook
(Watch our video interview here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/65141616) The Ivory Tower Boiler Room is so happy to celebrate National Poetry Month, and we're pleased to welcome Dr. Susan Holbrook who discusses her second edition of How to Read (and Write About) Poetry (published by Broadview Press).  Dr. Holbrook, Andrew, and guest co-host, Dr. Kim Coates explore why the general public is nervous around poetry and how to overcome this anxiety. Dr. Holbrook explains what it means for her to balance being a poet, devoted poetry reader, and professor of poetry.  Head here to purchase How to Read (and Write About) Poetry and use IvoryTower for an exclusive 20% off: https://broadviewpress.com/product/how-to-read-and-write-about-poetry-second-edition/#tab-description To learn more about Dr. Holbrook make sure to look at her website: https://www.uwindsor.ca/english/337/susan-holbrook While you're at it why not follow Broadview Press on IG and Twitter, @broadviewpress.  Thanks to Kim for being such an excellent guest co-host and definitely follow her literary and art review on IG and Twitter, @evocationsreview, and you can find her on Twitter, @kjcoates.  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Facebook, @ivorytowerboilerroom, Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! 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 Podcast Interns: Nicole Arguello and Kimberly Dallas Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
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April 18, 2022
(Book Corner) Redoing Gender with Dr. Helana Darwin
(Watch our video interview here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/65103076) We welcome Helana back again to The Ivory Tower Boiler Room for our first ever Book Corner episode! Dr. Helana Darwin sits down with Andrew to discuss her new book Redoing Gender: How Nonbinary Gender Contributes Toward Social Change. Helana is an author who has written about gender, religion, Body Positivity, craft beer culture, and sexual abuse in the academy.  Redoing Gender: How Nonbinary Gender Contributes toward Social Change illuminates the everyday labor that gender nonbinary people perform in order to achieve social recognition. In keeping with the famous “doing gender” sociological model, Dr. Darwin analyzes this process at the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and institutional levels, through in-depth interviews with 47 nonbinary people. To order Redoing Gender head on over to Springer Link or Amazon: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-83617-7 https://www.amazon.com/Redoing-Gender_-How-Nonbinary-Gender-Contributes-Toward-Social-Change/dp/3030836169 To learn more about Helana, head on over to her website: https://helanadarwin.com/ Make sure to follow Helana on Twitter, @HelanaDarwin.  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Facebook, @ivorytowerboilerroom, Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! 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 Podcast Interns: Nicole Arguello and Kimberly Dallas Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
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April 15, 2022
True Crime In Academia Episode 22: The Murder of Faith Hedgepeth
Hey, true crime friends! This week on True Crime in Academia, Mary breaks down the murder of University of North Carolina student, Faith Hedgepeth.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  Become a patron by clicking here.  Sources: Who Killed the Co-Ed series on Discovery + https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_Faith_Hedgepeth https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/17/us/faith-hedgepeth-unc-murder-arrest/index.html https://abc11.com/faith-hedgepeth-unc-student-murder-miguel-enrique-salguero-olivares-arrest/11505546/
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April 12, 2022
The Journey of Writing a Play: Jan Balakian's "Dreams on Fire"
Andrew is so thrilled to be reunited and joined by his Kean University undergraduate mentor, Dr. Jan Balakian. Jan talks about her new play Dreams on Fire which will have a Zoom reading on April 27th at 5pm.  Use this link to watch the reading: https://kean-edu.zoom.us/j/93693342238 Dreams on Fire tells the story of the Armenian Genocide and the traumatic effects on future generations. When Jan was a PhD student at Cornell, she won a Cornell playwriting prize for her play in 1989; this achievement sparked the creation of Dreams on Fire. Dreams follow the events of an Armenian-American college student who has a nervous breakdown during a 2016 exam week. While his grandmother and a classmate helped him recover, he began to link his condition to the Armenian Genocide. The connection explores the transmission of trauma across generations and the impact the Armenian Genocide has on the past, present, and future. Projections from 1915, The Palisades of NJ, Arshile Gorky, Facing History's text, NY Times headlines, the Turkish Coup of 2016 are part of the production, along with the melancholy sound of the duduk (Armenian wind instrument), and Katie Melua's Dreams on Fire sung by Aram. Dreams on Fire brings to light a vital subject in our global history and shows how trauma can linger for decades. To read more about Jan, please head here: https://newplayexchange.org/users/64237/jan-balakian And while you're at it, make sure to follow Jan and Kean University on Twitter, @BalakianJan, @KeanUniversity.  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Facebook, @ivorytowerboilerroom, Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! 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 Podcast Interns: Nicole Arguello and Kimberly Dallas Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
57:58
April 11, 2022
Happy National Library Week! A Literary Roundtable with Two Librarians.
(Watch the video version on our Patreon for free! https://www.patreon.com/posts/spring-22-bonus-64715737)  This week is National Library Week so we thought why not bring you all a special bonus episode! Andrew is joined with librarians, Emily Ostrander and Darla Salva Cruz, and the three all discuss their favorite library memories and the importance of literature in their life.  Make sure to follow our favorite libraries and bookstores including @emmaclarklibrary, @livebrary, @suffolkys, @portjefflibrary, @sbulibraries, @hegganpl, @pwpllocalhistory, @chplnj, @gnlibrary, @nypl, @freelibrary, @unionpubliclibrarynj, @bryantlibrary, @mcnallyjackson, @wordsmatterbookstore, and @strandbookstore.   And please tag your favorite library and bookstore in the comment section! Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Facebook, @ivorytowerboilerroom, Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! 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 Podcast Interns: Nicole Arguello and Kimberly Dallas
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April 06, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 21: Interview with Paul Haynes
Hey, true crime friends! This week on True Crime in Academia Mary interviews writer and producer Paul Haynes. Paul worked with the late author Michelle McNamara on her best-selling true crime novel I'll Be Gone in The Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  To become a patron of Ivory Tower Boiler Room and its podcasts, click here. 
39:28
April 05, 2022
All Isn't Well in Mona Awad's Painful Academic Pressure Cooker of a Novel
CW: sexual assault and trauma  (Watch our video version here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/64672155) We talk to Mona Awad about her 2021 novel All's Well and discuss how she turned to Shakespeare for literary inspiration. Then, Mona discusses how her own personal journey with chronic pain made its way into her novel. And, she explains how Miranda Fitch, her protagonist struggles with academic pressure and chronic pain while trying to direct and stage All's Well That Ends Well. Mona explains the similarity between All's Well and Bunny (her 2019 award winning novel). If you are a fan of psychological thrillers, then this is a must listen! Make sure to follow Mona Awad on Instagram, @misss_read.  You can purchase All's Well by Mona Awad here: https://bookshop.org/books/all-s-well-9780735241206/9781982169664 Listen to Sophie Amoss read All's Well on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Alls-Well-Audiobook/1797126091 Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Facebook, @ivorytowerboilerroom, Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! 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 Podcast Interns: Nicole Arguello and Kimberly Dallas Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen, @anne_sophie_andersen, for "Capricorn"!
57:37
April 04, 2022
(Part Two) Are We About to Be Cancelled? Featuring Taylor Ferber From Cancel Me, Baby
(Part 2 of our interview with Taylor Ferber) (Watch the video version here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/64300670) We're ecstatic to feature Taylor Ferber, pop culture provocateur and host of the "Cancel Me, Baby" podcast. She discusses her thoughts on #CancelCulture, the #MeToo movement in reference to her interview with Joe Francis (creator of "Girls Gone Wild"), and we do a deep dive of "Pam and Tommy," "And Just Like That," and "Euphoria." These TV shows lead us all to an exciting and intense discussion of Porn and Media studies. Definitely follow Taylor on Instagram, @talktometaylor and Twitter, @TaylorFerber. Taylor's "Talk to Me Taylor" website featuring her podcast, red carpet interviews, and writing: https://talktometaylor.com/ "Cancel Me, Baby" Podcast: https://anchor.fm/taylor-ferber Taylor's merchandise: https://cancel-me-baby.myshopify.com/ Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Facebook, @ivorytowerboilerroom, Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! 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 Podcast Interns: Nicole Arguello and Kimberly Dallas
32:47
April 01, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 20: The Murder of Lauren Gidding- The Killer Next Door
Hey, true crime friends! Welcome back to season 2 of True Crime in Academia. This week Mary is breaking down the murder of Lauren Gidding, a law student at Mercer University.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  To become a patron, click here.  Sources:  Redhanded Podcast: Episode 217 Stephen McDaniel: The Killer with a Key https://casocriminal.org/en/brutal-cases/lauren-giddings-brutally-murdered-by-her-neighbor/?msclkid=2da8c079ac4011ec9f18f51d86a7b3fe https://allthatsinteresting.com/stephen-mcdaniel?msclkid=027af46cac4011ecbbe77328f28602f5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIroLgiCyP8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwhTruYrjT0 https://www.wikicelebs.com/stephen-mcdaniel/?msclkid=24ddf22baeb811eca3167ebf601de8fd#BiographyWiki https://www.ghbase.com/stephen-mcdaniel-case-confession-lauren-giddings-murder-update/?msclkid=24df0211aeb811ecbe2a216436221883
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March 29, 2022
Are We About to Be Cancelled? Featuring Taylor Ferber from Cancel Me, Baby
(Watch the video version here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/64300670) What an episode to kickoff our Spring 22 season!  We're ecstatic to feature Taylor Ferber, pop culture provocateur and host of the "Cancel Me, Baby" podcast. She discusses her thoughts on #CancelCulture, the #MeToo movement in reference to her interview with Joe Francis (creator of "Girls Gone Wild"), and we do a deep dive of "Pam and Tommy," "And Just Like That," and "Euphoria." These TV shows lead us all to an exciting and intense discussion of Porn and Media studies.  Definitely follow Taylor on Instagram, @talktometaylor and Twitter, @TaylorFerber.   Taylor's "Talk to Me Taylor" website featuring her podcast, red carpet interviews, and writing: https://talktometaylor.com/ "Cancel Me, Baby" Podcast: https://anchor.fm/taylor-ferber Taylor's merchandise: https://cancel-me-baby.myshopify.com/ Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Facebook, @ivorytowerboilerroom, Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! 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 Podcast Interns: Nicole Arguello and Kimberly Dallas (Educational Fair Use)  T