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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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(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."
43:24
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 
01:06:20
July 18, 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. 
10:15
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."
15:10
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
01:16:01
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/
19:38
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."
56:46
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."
44:42
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/
29:48
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
55:19
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
24:34
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)  Thanks to J Records for Jamie Foxx and T-Pain's "Blame It (On the Alcohol)." 
59:22
March 28, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 19: "Deadly Vacation" The Murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller
Welcome back, true crime friends to a new episode of True Crime in Academia! This week Mary covers the murders of Hannah Witheridge- a recent college graduate- and David Miller- an engineer- on the island of Koh Tao, Thailand.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  Become a patron and unlock exclusive content by clicking here.  This week's sources:  Redhanded Podcast- Episode 221 Koh Tao: Murder Island https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-49509086#:~:text=Hannah%20Witheridge%20and%20David%20Miller%27s%20bodies%20were%20found,a%20beach%20on%20Koh%20Tao%20in%20September%202014. https://time.com/3955081/thailand-koh-tao-murder-david-miller-hannah-witheridge-zaw-lin-wai-phyo-burma-myanmar/ https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/reports/a33602743/hannah-witheridge-david-miller-murderers/
29:54
March 15, 2022
No One Mourns the Wicked? A Conversation with the Great and Powerful Gregory Maguire
(Want to see the video version of this interview become a Patreon subscriber: https://www.patreon.com/posts/63634175) We're delighted to present a truly special interview with author Gregory Maguire who discusses all things Wicked with Andrew. From what inspired him to write about the Wicked Witch of the West, a heartwarming story about when he knew he had to write the novel, his reaction to the musical adaptation, and what he knows about a future TV adaptation. You don't want to miss this interview which also includes anecdotes about Carole Shelley and Idina Menzel.  Be sure to check out Gregory Maguire's website which includes links to all of his fiction, including his recent release The Brides of Maracoor. https://gregorymaguire.com/ And if you haven't yet, you must read Wicked: https://bookshop.org/books/wicked-the-life-and-times-of-the-wicked-witch-of-the-west/9780061350962 You can follow Gregory Maguire on Instagram, @gregorymaguire.  Andrew's "Lit. and Broadway Musical" Student Corner: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oWzxy97ClZyf9bkV6kHhrQEI9DLZGy3q0_ZypkmTQ6A/edit?usp=sharing (Educational Fair Use) We truly appreciate Decca Broadway for such thrilling Wicked music.  Stream the album here: https://open.spotify.com/album/1woCvthHJakakroP6dXNxs You can find Wicked's 15th Anniversary album and many more cast albums here: http://www.deccabroadway.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
01:13:38
March 14, 2022
(Patreon Corner) The Gilded Age with J.P. Garland
Watch the rest of Andrew's discussion with author J.P. Garland on our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/63633764 Welcome to our bonus episode with author J.P. Garland who shares Andrew's enthusiasm with Gilded Age Literature and history and discusses why he was drawn to writing historical fiction based in 19th-century New York City! You can find J.P. Garland's books here: https://www.amazon.com/Joseph-P-Garland/e/B08GVC5Q2Y?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1646943247&sr=8-1 Be sure to follow J.P. Garland on Twitter, @JPGarlandAuthor. 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
29:03
March 11, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 18: An Interview with Bruce Goldfarb
Welcome back, true crime friends. This week on True Crime in Academia, Mary sits down with the author of 18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics, Bruce Goldfarb.  Become a patron to see the video recording of this interview.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram. Become a Patron by clicking here. 
45:36
March 08, 2022
Calling All True Crime Fanatics! Let's Discuss Megan Collins' "The Family Plot"
True Crime and thriller literature lovers you don't want to miss our incredible interview with author Megan Collins. Her discussion features two distinct parts, the first a conversation about how she defines the thriller genre and why she is so drawn to this genre. The second, a deep dive of her novel The Family Plot which features a discussion about how True Crime takes centerstage with the Lighthouse family, and many spoilers that she dissects!  Click here to purchase The Family Plot: https://bookshop.org/books/the-family-plot-9781982163853/9781982163853 And click here for the audiobook read by Emily Tremaine: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Family-Plot-Audiobook/1797129309 Follow Megan Collins on Instagram, @megancollinswriter and Twitter, @ImMeganCollins.  Become a Patreon subscriber and you'll get access to the video version of this interview: https://www.patreon.com/posts/unedited-video-6-63367797 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 "Pisces" (our new music)!
01:00:43
March 07, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 17: The Conclusion- The Amanda Knox Series
Welcome back, true crime friends! This week Mary is joined with Mandee Bengel (of MandeeMadeIt) to discuss the conclusion of the Amanda Knox series. They also get into the role of the media and how it affected the outcome of this case.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram. Become a patron to unlock exclusive content by clicking here.  Sources: Amanda Knox documentary- Netflix
45:17
March 01, 2022
"In Search of Walt Whitman" with Filmmaker Andrew Kaplan
Join the dynamic duo of Andrews, Andrew Rimby and our featured guest, Andrew Kaplan the director and producer of the recent Walt Whitman documentary, In Search of Walt Whitman. They discuss the power of music in his documentary, how he approached Whitman's themes on the body and sex, and why it's so important to visit places that the author experienced.  Watch the video version of this interview and become a Patreon subscriber: https://www.patreon.com/posts/63143929 Follow him on Twitter and Instagram, @akaplan41.  Watch In Search of Walt Whitman on PBS: https://www.pbs.org/show/search-walt-whitman/ Film Description: This engaging film tells the story of Walt Whitman’s remarkable life (1819-1892), the turbulent era in which he lived, and the timeless poetry he created. Interweaving narration and dramatic readings with captivating period music, insights from scholars, and photography filmed in key locations, this documentary brings to life Whitman’s unique character and poems. Remember you can also access it on Hoopla via your public library: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/14492587 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."
58:34
February 28, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 16: About Amanda- The Amanda Knox Series Part 2
Welcome back, true crime friends! This week Mary is joined by Mandee Bengle to discuss part 2 of the Amanda Knox series! Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  Become a patron by clicking here Sources:  The Amanda Knox documentary- Netflix https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Knox https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/23/europe/rudy-guede-meredith-kercher-intl/index.html
32:56
February 22, 2022
A Great Gatsby Party with Dr. Michael Nowlin
Welcome to our Roaring 20s Great Gatsby party where you're invited to meet Dr. Michael Nowlin who will be your scholarly guide to The Great Gatsby. We hope you have such a festive time celebrating F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel with us, talking about Edith Wharton, Ernest Hemingway, and discussing Long Island's Gold Coast. Want to see all of the Great Gatsby gems that Andrew shares with Dr. Nowlin? Well, you need to head on over to our Patreon and join at any level: https://www.patreon.com/posts/62780356 Find out more about Dr. Michael Nowlin's work on his University of Victoria profile: https://www.uvic.ca/humanities/english/people/regularfaculty/nowlin-michael.php  To purchase Broadview Press' second edition of The Great Gatsby (edited by Dr. Michael Nowlin) head here: https://broadviewpress.com/product/the-great-gatsby-second-edition/#tab-description 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."
01:10:19
February 21, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 15: The Murder of Meredith Kercher- The Amanda Knox Case Part 1
Welcome back, true crime friends! This week Mary is kicking off a new crime series- the Amanda Knox Case and the Death of Meredith Kercher.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram. Become a Patron by clicking here.  Sources: Amanda Knox- Netflix Documentary https://filmdaily.co/news/meredith-kercher-and-amanda-knox/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Meredith_Kercher#Background
26:20
February 15, 2022
The Queerness of Shakespeare with Dr. Stephen Guy-Bray
Andrew is joined with Dr. Stephen Guy-Bray who queers the Shakespeare canon, and with his scholarly expertise, explains what it means to provide a queer and homoerotic approach to Shakespeare's oeuvre. Get ready to learn why the queerness of a text is in the hands of its reader.  To see more of Dr. Stephen Guy-Bray's work head here: https://english.ubc.ca/profile/stephen-guy-bray/ Follow Dr. Stephen Guy-Bray on Instagram, @stephen.guybray, and Twitter, @SGUYBRAY.  You can find his book Shakespeare and Queer Representation (2020) on Routledge's site: https://www.routledge.com/Shakespeare-and-Queer-Representation/Guy-Bray/p/book/9781138389618 Become a Patreon subscriber and you'll get access to the video version of this interview: https://www.patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom To see more of Richie Hofmann and Richard Scott's poetry, make sure to follow them on Twitter, @RichieHof and @iamrichardscott.  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: Thanks to Ghostlight Records for "Welcome to the Renaissance" (from Something Rotten!). 
01:01:20
February 14, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 14: Ezra McCandless- Killer Artist
True Crime in Academia is back with a new murder case. This week Mary discusses killer artist Ezra McCandless and the death of Alexander Woodworth.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  Become a Patron by clicking here.  Sources for today's episode:  Redhanded Podcast episode 197 Morbid Podcast episode 135 https://heavy.com/news/2020/02/ezra-mccandless-sentencing/ https://news.yahoo.com/why-word-boy-carved-arm-033800244.html https://thecinemaholic.com/where-is-ezra-mccandless-now/ https://www.courttv.com/title/2-7-20-ezra-mccandless-sentenced-for-murder-of-alex-woodworth/ https://www.cbsnews.com/video/the-case-against-ezra-mccandless-1/ https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/barefoot-woman-knocks-strangers-door-21787479 https://people.com/crime/wisconsin-woman-stabbed-ex-lover-death-carved-boy-arm/ https://www.chipchick.com/2020/04/the-gender-bender-love-triangle-of-ezra-mccandless-the-young-woman-who-stabbed-her-ex-16-times-before-cutting-the-word-boy-into-her-arm-and-showing-up-on-a-strangers-doorstep-saying-she-had.html https://www.nbc15.com/content/news/Wisconsin-woman-convicted-in-stabbing-death-of-ex-boyfriend-564259591.html https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/ezra-mccandless-murder-investigation-photos/ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ezra-mccandless-murder-alex-woodworth-48-hours-preview/ https://www.twincities.com/2019/11/02/menomonie-woman-convicted-of-killing-ex-boyfriend-carving-boy-in-her-arm/
40:08
February 08, 2022
Ghosts Aren't Real, A Horror Infused Evening with Caitlin Starling
Enjoy our gothic and horror infused conversation with author Caitlin Starling who answers so many questions about writing The Death of Jane Lawrence. A few highlights include why Crimson Peak was such an inspiration for Caitlin, her definition of the horror genre, whether Jane is actually dead or not, and of course, whether ghosts are real. Follow Caitlin Starling on Instagram, @authorcstarling and on Twitter, @see_starling.   To purchase The Death of Jane Lawrence please go to: https://bookshop.org/books/the-death-of-jane-lawrence/9781250272584  To listen to Mandy Weston read the novel, head to Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Death-of-Jane-Lawrence-Audiobook/1250821738 To see the Jane Lawrence fan art, go to @suchamantis' Twitter page: https://twitter.com/suchamantis/status/1446661213769904132?s=21 For Caitlin's Spotify playlist head here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/20ROE0j67Z0Y0GhGloZuoL?si=PSeeplsrReq8vmg1-oigtA&dl_branch=1 Become a Patreon subscriber and you'll get access to the video version of this interview: https://www.patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom 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" (our theme music)!
01:09:45
February 07, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 13: Mary's Top Ten Cheating Scandals Part 2
Hey, true crime friends! Welcome back to another episode of True Crime in Academia. This week Mary goes over the last five schools in her Top Ten Cheating Scandals.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram. Become a Patron by clicking here.  Sources for this week's episode:  https://www.espn.com/college-football/news/story?id=3958292 https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/152053 https://collegetimes.co/top-10-cheating-scandals-in-college-history/ https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna18426047 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cheating-scandal-at-u-of-virginia/ https://www.diverseeducation.com/leadership-policy/article/15079932/grade-changing-scandal-rocks-southern-university https://www.texastribune.org/2020/12/16/texas-am-chegg-cheating/
24:40
February 01, 2022
Art is the Democratic Version of History, a Conversation with Pen and Brush's Dawn Delikat
Dawn Delikat, Executive Director of Pen and Brush, joins the entire Ivory Tower Boiler Room team (yes all three of us are on the podcast!) to discuss what it means to view art as the ultimate democratic connector to bring people together. A few highlights include Dawn dissecting her theory that "art is the democratic version of history" as well as why it's so important not to lose artistic voices of all different identities. Dawn is a wealth of knowledge and we had such a wonderful time talking with her that we might even need to have a second part in the future!  Make sure to check out the flyer and RSVP form for "P + B Reads with Ivory Tower Boiler Room" happening on February 12th from 4 to 6pm at Pen and Brush (located on 29 East 22nd Street in Manhattan). We can't wait to meet you all there and don't worry if you can't come since there'll be many more opportunities to meet us.  RSVP and Sign Up to Read Here: http://www.penandbrush.org/event/pb-reads-with-ivory-tower-boiler-room Follow Pen and Brush on Instagram, @penandbrushnyc, Twitter, @penbrush, and Facebook, @penandbrushnyc.  Follow Dawn on Instagram, @dawnoftheart.  To watch the video version of this interview, head on over to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom 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."
49:27
January 31, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 12: Mary's Top 10 Cheating Scandals Part 1
Welcome back to True Crime in Academia! Over the next two weeks, Mary will discuss her top 10 college cheating scandals. This week she will discuss her top 5.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram Visit our Patreon by clicking here.  Sources:  https://www.mercurynews.com/2007/05/03/dozens-implicated-in-diablo-valley-college-grade-scandal/ https://www.npr.org/2021/08/27/1031255390/reports-of-cheating-at-colleges-soar-during-the-pandemic https://nypost.com/2021/05/10/dartmouth-cheating-scandal-came-after-students-tracked-online/ https://nypost.com/2012/06/24/students-say-they-blew-whistle-on-cheating-at-baruch-colleges-zicklin-school-of-business/#ixzz258ecfrJP https://www.vnews.com/Geisel-students-protest-process-for-evaluating-academic-dishonesty-40095304 https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/college-cheating-scandal-first-lawsuits-filed-students-elite-schools-n983211 https://www.businessinsider.com/harvard-cheating-scandal-2012-8 https://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-biggest-cheating-scandals-to-rock-college-campuses-2012-8#dozens-of-students-at-indiana-universitys-dentistry-school-were-investigated-for-their-involvement-in-a-cheating-ring-3 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2012-08-30/harvard-plagiarism-probe-under-way-for-about-125-students https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/08/college-announces-investigation/ https://www.vnews.com/Geisel-investigates-potential-cheating-during-exams-39856089 https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Plea-deal-in-Diablo-Valley-College-s-2500965.php
19:11
January 25, 2022
What's So Queer About Ancient Greek Literature with Dr. Mario Telo
Dr. Mario Telo, Professor of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, and Comparative Lit., at UC Berkeley, joins Andrew to first address what makes Ancient Greek Literature such a queer and homoerotic source. Then, they get into discussions on why "class" is so important in the word "Classics," what male same-sex relationships looked like in ancient Greece, and Mario gets into how he approaches writing and teaching Greek drama.  Make sure to follow Mario on his Instagram, @telo_mario. And, to see more of his research and writing head here: https://dagrs.berkeley.edu/people/mario-telo To look into his 2020 book, Archive Feelings: A Theory of Greek Tragedy head here: https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814214558.html To listen to the rest of the episode, head on over to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom We also give an extensive book list so here are a few of those titles (get ready to read): Plato's Symposium: https://bookshop.org/books/the-symposium-2ebefeb5-c76d-4ac1-8303-641e982cebed/9780140449273 Aristophanes' Lysistrata: https://bookshop.org/books/lysistrata/9780486282251  Madeline Miller's The Song of Achilles: https://bookshop.org/books/the-song-of-achilles/9780062060624 Mary Renault's The Persian Boy: https://bookshop.org/books/the-persian-boy/9780394751016 Donna Zuckerberg's Not All Dead White Men: https://bookshop.org/books/not-all-dead-white-men-classics-and-misogyny-in-the-digital-age/9780674241411 Caroline Winterer's The Culture of Classicism: https://www.hfsbooks.com/books/the-culture-of-classicism-winterer/  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. Thanks for "Capricorn" Sophie! Check out Anne Sophie Andersen's Seasons promo video. Composer: Anne Sophie Andersen (follow her on Instagram, @anne_sophie_andersen), Dancer: Daisy Payero, Video: Cecilie Beck Kronborg (follow her on Instagram, @ceciliebeckofficial)
01:02:54
January 24, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 11: The Murder of Andrew Bagby Part 2
Hey, true crime friends! Welcome back for part 2 of the murder of Andrew Bagby. This week's conclusion is very difficult to hear so please listen to the "disclaimer" (I really meant "trigger warning") at the top of the episode.   Become a patron and unlock exclusive content by clicking here.   Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram and @truecrimeinacademia on TikTok.   Sources:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tssXjOpPU-E
39:17
January 18, 2022
Aaron Hamburger Deconstructs Queer Desire, Trauma, and Jewish Identity in "Nirvana is Here"
(Content Warning: discussions about sexual assault and trauma) Aaron Hamburger, writer of Nirvana Is Here, talks with Andrew about how he approached writing a novel that explores Queer desire, trauma, and Jewish identity in the segregated suburbs of Detroit. Aaron's book has been highly praised and won the Bronze Medal in the 2019 Foreword Indies Book Awards.  "Combine the sensuality and haunting nostalgia of Andre Aciman’s Call Me By Your Name with the raw emotion of Kurt Cobain’s songwriting, then set it to a 90s-era grunge soundtrack, and you’ve got Nirvana Is Here." Follow Aaron Hamburger on Instagram, @aaronhamburger1.   To learn more about Aaron and his work, explore his website: https://aaronhamburger.com/ To purchase Nirvana is Here head on over to: https://bookshop.org/books/nirvana-is-here/9781941110775 To listen to Charlie Thurston read Nirvana is Here, head to Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Nirvana-is-Here-Audiobook/1541431650 Watch the Zoom video of this interview on our Patreon, https://www.patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom.  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 Thanks for "Capricorn" Sophie! Check out Anne Sophie Andersen's Seasons promo video. Composer: Anne Sophie Andersen (follow her on Instagram, @anne_sophie_andersen), Dancer: Daisy Payero, Video: Cecilie Beck Kronborg (follow her on Instagram, @ceciliebeckofficial) Credit to Universal Music for "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Nirvana).
01:12:11
January 17, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 10: The Murder of Andrew Bagby-Part 1 "Hindsight is Only 20/20"
Welcome back, true crime friends! Mary is back with a brand new case- the murder of medical resident-Andrew Bagby.  Sources: Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  Follow The Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.  Become a patron! Click here. 
24:09
January 11, 2022
Healing in a Weeping Place, Robert Jones Jr. Reflects on "The Prophets"
Robert Jones Jr. joins Andrew, Mary, and Ceren in The Ivory Tower Boiler Room to discuss his 2021 New York Times bestselling novel, The Prophets. He provides a behind the scenes discussion of how this much talked about Black queer love story came to be. Our discussion dives deep into who Robert turns to for literary inspiration, specifically Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison. He explains the musicality of his prose, and you'll be surprised with one of the major inspirations. As Robert says, his novel really "needed to sing"! There is much to ponder and reflect on in this episode and be ready for many important book suggestions.  As author Marlon James reminds us on the cover of The Prophets, Robert Jones Jr.'s Black queer love story is "Glorious...What the American novel is, should do, and can be."  Follow Robert Jones Jr. on Instagram, @thesonofbaldwin and Twitter, @SonofBaldwin. Make sure to follow Robert Jones Jr.'s Son of Baldwin which is a social-justice, social-media community that he created and curates on Facebook, @SonofBaldwin.  To purchase The Prophets head here: https://bookshop.org/books/the-prophets-9780593295502/9780593085684 To hear actor Karen Chilton beautifully read The Prophets head to Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Prophets-Audiobook/0593287002 Listen to our entire unedited interview with Robert Jones Jr., including an extra 40 minutes of discussion! So head on over to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom 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 Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
01:08:27
January 10, 2022
True Crime in Academia Episode 9: The Murder of Nisali Perera
This week on True Crime in Academia, Mary discusses the tragic death of Monash University student Nisali Perera. Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram and TikTok Support True Crime in Academia and The Ivory Tower Boiler Room by clicking here. Theme Song titled “Scorpio” preformed and composed by Anne Sophie Andersen. Sources for this week’s case: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/shane-cochrane-guilty-of-hitrun-that-killed-monash-student/news-story/5950c1c5083fdfe06c3adc449306758a https://www.theaustralian.com.au/breaking-news/beloved-monash-student-nisali-perera-killed-crossing-road/news-story/ad9b3bae2eeaf47f5575cf1f662b4889 https://www.9news.com.au/national/nisali-perera-police-hunt-shane-cochrane-and-lauren-hindes-following-fatal-hit-and-run-news-melbourne/d537291c-887b-42ef-a045-a7aae6cb7d77 https://www.mojonews.com.au/crime/page/nisali-perera-the-girl-with-a-golden-heart https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-06/shane-cochrane-jailed-for-killing-monash-student-nisali-perera/12735124 https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/courts-law/beloved-monash-student-nisali-perera-killed-crossing-road/news-story/ad9b3bae2eeaf47f5575cf1f662b4889 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8808715/Ice-addict-Shane-Cochrane-killed-Nisali-Perera-Melbourne-road-jailed.html
22:03
December 21, 2021
Boardwalk of Dreams, a History of Atlantic City with Dr. Bryant Simon
(Thank you all for listening and make sure to click those hyperlinks!) For our last 2021 Ivory Tower Boiler Room interview, Andrew is joined by Dr. Bryant Simon, writer of Boardwalk of Dreams (2004) to talk all things nostalgic and historic about Atlantic City, New Jersey. The conversation ranges from Atlantic City's late-19th-century to its 21st-century history. A few topics include the history of the Miss America pageant, how Atlantic City became a middle-class resort city, its racially segregated history, its Jewish American history, its LGBTQ+ history, and how to categorize Atlantic City now? Dr. Simon even breaks down the Boardwalk Empire series! This is a must listen for all who want to learn more about the history of a city that Andrew holds near and dear, Atlantic City.  To find out more about our guest, Dr. Bryant Simon, head on over to his Temple University page: https://liberalarts.temple.edu/academics/faculty/simon-bryant. Follow Dr. Bryant Simon on Twitter, @BryantSimon. To purchase Boardwalk of Dreams either click the title (remember it's a hyperlink) or head here: https://bookshop.org/books/boardwalk-of-dreams-atlantic-city-and-the-fate-of-urban-america/9780195308099 And while you're at it, make sure to order Dr. Simon's Everything But the Coffee: Learning about America from Starbucks (2011): https://bookshop.org/books/everything-but-the-coffee-learning-about-america-from-starbucks-9780520269927 Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, and Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We love hearing from you about the podcast and are always interested in interview suggestions. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor Ceren Usta, Marketing Director Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
01:13:20
December 20, 2021
True Crime in Academia Episode 8: The Murder of Robin Benedict
This week on True Crime in Academia Mary breaks down the murder of Robin Benedict- a graphic artist-turned-sex worker. Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram. Support The Ivory Tower Boiler Room by clicking here.  Theme song composed and performed by Anne Sophie Andersen.  Sources for this episode:  ID's Married with Secretes- Season 1, Episode 7 https://www.nytimes.com/1984/04/28/us/professor-about-to-go-on-trial-admits-killing-his-young-lover.html https://charleyproject.org/case/robin-nadine-benedict https://www.nytimes.com/1983/11/20/us/murder-charge-against-tufts-professor-rocks-medical-school.html https://thecinemaholic.com/how-did-robin-nadine-benedict-die-where-is-william-douglas-now/ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6836/robin-nadine-benedict https://institut-epice.org/former-tufts-medical-school
33:58
December 14, 2021
Josh Sabarra Talks All Things Coming Out and Working as a Hollywood Publicist and Producer
(Listeners be advised, Josh and Andrew talk openly about sex and other steamy topics! Thanks for listening and make sure to explore our hyperlinks.) Josh reveals the behind the scenes of working in Hollywood as a publicist and now as a Hollywood producer. He then discusses his writing process for both Porn Again and Enemies Closer. Josh's discussion about coming out leads Andrew and Josh to openly discuss their approach to consuming pornography and the importance of sexual education. Follow Josh Sabarra on Instagram, @joshsabarra, Twitter, @JoshSabarra, and Facebook, /JoshSabarraAuthor. Head on over to his website where you can purchase his catchy merchandise: http://www.joshsabarra.com/. To purchase Porn Again: A Memoir go here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0990754618/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_K0HH0ZCJJN6WWXY56 To purchase Enemies Closer go here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0990754618/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_WC7FT1EQDNJPVB1YZYRW If anyone wants signed or personalized copies, they’re available by calling Barnes & Noble at The Grove in LA or through Book Soup in LA. Andrew highly recommends the Audible versions of Josh's books as well (Josh reads Porn Again!) so head on over to: https://www.audible.com/search?searchAuthor=Josh%20Sabarra&submitted=1 To order Robert Jones Jr.'s The Prophets go here: https://bookshop.org/books/the-prophets-9780593295502/9780593085684 Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, and Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We love hearing from you about the podcast and are always interested in interview suggestions. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor Ceren Usta, Marketing Director Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
01:14:55
December 13, 2021
True Crime in Academia Episode 7: The Murder of Libby Squire
Hey, true crime friends! This week on True Crime in Academia Mary discusses the rape and murder of University of Hull student Libby Squire.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  To support True Crime in Academia and The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, click here.  True Crime in Academia's theme song was composed and performed by Anne Sophie Andersen.  Sources for today's episode are:  https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/what-happened-libby-squire-hull-3471606 https://wikitrusted.com/libby-squire-wiki-age-parents-biography-boyfriend/ https://news.yahoo.com/timeline-events-libby-squire-murder-153322871.html https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-55709865.amp https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-humber-55738756?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=55738756%26CCTV%20released%20of%20student%27s%20final%20movements%262021-01-20T19%3A45%3A08.363Z&ns_fee=0&pinned_post_locator=urn:bbc:cps:curie:asset:a53e96e8-d0cd-47f8-a0a3-908498bfb9b0&pinned_post_asset_id=55738756&pinned_post_type=share https://news.yahoo.com/timeline-events-libby-squire-murder-153322871.html https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/what-happened-libby-squire-hull-3471606 https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/uknews/14021485/pawel-relowicz-polish-murdered-libby-squire/ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-55848743 https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-50169328 https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/libby-squire-murder-accused-gave-five-different-versions-about-what-happened-night-she-went-missing-3115142 https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-55637416 https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/feb/11/man-pawel-relowicz-found-guilty-hull-student-libby-squire https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-56042200 https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-57736850
29:38
December 07, 2021
A Deep Psychological Dive Into Micah Nemerever's "These Violent Delights"
(Thanks for listening and make sure to click our hyperlinks.) Andrew and Mary are joined with creative writer, Micah Nemerever who provides a deep dive into his 2020 novel, These Violent Delights. They get into the queer Jewish themes in his book as well as such vivid psychological thriller moments. Andrew and Mary may still be having Hitchcockian nightmares! While asking intense questions about where violent tendencies stem from, there is also a lot of humor and lightness, like Micah surprising Andrew and Mary with a special furry friend.  Check out Micah Nemerever's personal website! Follow Micah Nemerever on Instagram, @micahnem and Twitter, @nemerevermore. To purchase Micah's These Violent Delights go to Words Matter Bookstore. And head on over to Audible to hear Michael Crouch read These Violent Delights.  Thanks for "Sagittarius" Sophie! Check out Anne Sophie Andersen's Seasons promo video. Composer: Anne Sophie Andersen (follow her on Instagram, @anne_sophie_andersen), Dancer: Daisy Payero, Video: Cecilie Beck Kronborg (follow her on Instagram, @ceciliebeckofficial) Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, and Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We love hearing from you about the podcast and are always interested in interview suggestions. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor Ceren Usta, Marketing Director
01:13:12
December 06, 2021
True Crime in Academia: Episode 6- Sex for Grades
On this week's True Crime in Academia, Mary is joined with Tyler Albertario to discuss the BBC documentary by Africa Eye titled Sex for Grades. Tyler Albertario is an LGBTQ+ historian and an Ivory Tower Boiler Room contributor. You can find his work on Medium.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  Support the Ivory Tower Boiler Room by clicking here.  If you or someone you know is being groomed or abused by a professor, please look at the links below.  Resources:  US women’s rights campaigner accused of sexual harassment | Global development | The Guardian Michael Kimmel's former student is putting a name and details to those harassment 'rumors' (insidehighered.com) What We Need From Accused Perpetrators Like Michael Kimmel #metoosociology | by Debra Guckenheimer | Medium (5) The Professor Is Out | Facebook To listen to The Ivory Tower Boiler Room's interview with Dr. Helena Darwin click here for part one and here for part two.  Sources for this week's episode: https://academic-sexual-misconduct-database.org/ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-49971067 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we-F0Gi0Lqs
38:42
November 30, 2021
Reminiscing about Camp with Lev AC Rosen
(Thank you for listening and make sure to interact with our hyperlinks!) Follow Lev AC Rosen on Instagram, @levacrosen, and Twitter, @LevACRosen. You can find Camp at Words Matter Bookstore. And, you can listen to his audiobook (read by Drew Caiden) on Audible.  To find Lev's other books mentioned in this episode (including Jack of Hearts) head over to his personal website! https://www.levacrosen.com/ Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, and Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We love hearing from you about the podcast and are always interested in interview suggestions. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor Ceren Usta, Marketing Director
01:04:41
November 29, 2021
True Crime in Academia Episode 5: The Gainesville Ripper- The Conclusion
This week on True Crime in Academia, Mary concludes the Gainesville Ripper series with the heinous murders Danny Rolling committed and how he was finally apprehended.  P.S. Mary's dog Houston can be heard in the background during the first part of this episode. She apologizes for his interruption and reminded him that it is rude to bark so loudly upstairs when she is recording.  Title Song: Scorpio composed and performed by Anne Sophie Andersen.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  Support True Crime in Academia and The Ivory Tower Boiler Room by clicking here.  Sources for today's episode:  https://www.biography.com/news/danny-rolling-scream-killer-gainesville https://murderpedia.org/male.R/r1/rolling-daniel-harold.htm https://www.bwss.org/police-accountability-and-police-involved-domestic-violence/ Podcast Sources:  The Last Podcast on the Left True Crime All the Time
29:46
November 23, 2021
Getting Wilde about Gayness in Victorian Lit. with Dr. Dustin Friedman
(Thanks for listening and make sure to click our hyperlinks.)   Andrew is joined by Dr. Dustin Friedman, Associate Professor of Literature at American University. Follow Dr. Dustin Friedman on Twitter, @dustin82, and Instagram, @dustinfriedman. You can purchase Dustin's book, Before Queer Theory at Words Matter Bookstore: https://wordsmatterbookstore.com/item/I12x_a-uvcvBOPvybeAyGw.    Thanks for "Sagittarius" Sophie! Check out Anne Sophie Andersen's Seasons promo video. Composer: Anne Sophie Andersen (follow her on Instagram, @anne_sophie_andersen), Dancer: Daisy Payero, Video: Cecilie Beck Kronborg (follow her on Instagram, @ceciliebeckofficial)  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, and Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We love hearing from you about the podcast and are always interested in interview suggestions. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor Ceren Usta, Marketing Director    
01:14:09
November 22, 2021
True Crime in Academia Episode 4: The Gainesville Ripper- His Early Crimes
Welcome back to part 2 of the Gainesville Ripper series! This week Mary will be breaking down Danny Rolling's early crimes including theft and peeping.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram To support True Crime in Academia and The Ivory Tower Boiler Room click here.  Sources: http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Psyc%20405/serial%20killers/Rolling,%20Danny%20-%202004.pdf Podcast Sources:  The Last Podcast on the Left True Crime All the Time.
34:20
November 16, 2021
That's My Opinion! The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives with Brian Moylan
(Thanks for listening and make sure to click our hyperlinks!) President and Founder of The Housewives Institute, Brian Moylan pulls back the curtain on the Real Housewives, and there are so many topics we cover from the current season of Salt Lake City, to the Beverly Hills reunion, the last season of New York, and the upcoming Ultimate Girls Trip. Follow Brian on Instagram and Twitter, @brianjmoylan. Make sure you check out Brian's book The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives (2021). And, indulge in listening to his audiobook (he reads it!). Check out Brian's Vulture articles and sign up for his Real Housewives newsletter. And, listen to his current podcast, The 12 Gays of Christmas.  To read the exchange between Eboni K. Williams and Brian Moylan click on their names. Read Brian's recent, NBC News, op-ed on Bravo and structural racism.  Thanks to Meghan Buckley, for her Real Housewives obsession and for being this week's guest co-host. You can follow Meghan on Twitter and Instagram.  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, and Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We love hearing from you about the podcast and are always interested in interview suggestions. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor Ceren Usta, Marketing Director
01:10:56
November 15, 2021
(Exclusive Teaser) That's My Opinion! The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives with Brian Moylan
Here's an exclusive teaser to wet your Real Housewives appetite! Our interview with Brian Moylan will premiere on Monday, November 15th at 3pm. Make sure to tune in as Brian discusses his book, The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives (2021) with us. Brian pulls back the curtain on the Real Housewives, and there are so many topics we cover from the current season of Salt Lake City, to the Beverly Hills reunion, the last season of New York, and the upcoming Ultimate Girls Trip. Andrew is also joined by his Housewives obsessed friend, Meghan Buckley.
03:41
November 14, 2021
True Crime in Academia Episode 3: The Gainesville Ripper-Early Beginnings
Welcome back to another episode of True Crime in Academia! This week is the first of a three-part series where we discuss the childhood of serial killer and thief Danny Rolling aka the Gainesville Ripper. The Gainesville Ripper terrorized the city of Gainesville, Florida in 1990 by murdering five University of Florida students. It’s pretty graphic so please listen to the trigger warning at the top of the episode.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram.  To support True Crime in Academia and The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, click here.   Sources:   https://account.miamiherald.com/paywall/subscriber-only?resume=234350257&intcid=ab_archive  https://www.biography.com/news/danny-rolling-scream-killer-gainesville  https://www.ncadv.org/why-do-victims-stay  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2918269/  https://www.inspq.qc.ca/en/sexual-assault/fact-sheets/sexual-abuse-childhood-perpetrators http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Research%20-%20Forensic/2005%2020-1-Mitchell-40-47.pdf  https://www.crimetraveller.org/2015/07/serial-killers-childhood-abuse/  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7144278/#s0002title  Podcast Sources:  The Last Podcast on the Left  True Crime All the Time
27:08
November 09, 2021
Steven Rowley's "The Guncle," Our November Book Club
We thank you all for listening and please check out our show notes (click our hyperlinks)! Follow Steven Rowley on Instagram, @mrstevenrowley. You can purchase The Guncle from Words Matter Bookstore in-person or online (an independent bookstore in Pitman, NJ). And, remember that Steven reads his own audiobook so check it out on Audible! Make sure to head on over to Steven's website!  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, and Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We love hearing from you about the podcast and are always interested in interview suggestions. Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor Ceren Usta, Marketing Director Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman."
01:03:07
November 08, 2021
True Crime in Academia: Episode 2 Peter Manfredonia
Welcome back to another True Crime in Academia episode! This week Mary is taking a looking into killer and former student of the University of Connecticut- Peter Manfredonia. Peter Manfredonia is currently awaiting trial for two counts of murder, assault, home invasion, burglary, and kidnapping. Listen now to find out why.  A special thank you to Anne Sophie Andersen for her piece "Scorpio," this podcast's theme song.  Follow True Crime in Academia on Instagram at @truecrimeinacademia.  Sources for this week's episode: UConn Student Accused of Killing 2 Allegedly Got Dumped by Girlfriend Days Before Spree | PEOPLE.com Peter Manfredonia Update: Where is the Serial Killer Peter Manfredonia Now? (thecinemaholic.com) Ex-UConn student Peter Manfredonia faces judge in Willington murder case - Hartford Courant Peter Manfredonia: UConn suspect captured moments after detective read his description - CNN Family: College student's alleged crime spree 'came out of nowhere' (ctpost.com) Peter Manfredonia Returns to Court for Hearing in Murder Case – NBC Connecticut ‘He just flipped:' Arrest warrants reveal new details in Peter Manfredonia case; UConn student led police on multi-state manhunt after murders - Hartford Courant Peter Manfredonia: Parents of student suspected in killings plead for him to surrender - CNN Peter Manfredonia: Family Asks Man Accused of Murder to Turn Himself in (insider.com) 'It's time to surrender': Attorney urges college student accused of deadly crime spree to give up (ctpost.com) Girlfriend: Remember Nicholas Eisele As A Hero | Valley Independent Sentinel (newhavenindependent.org) Loved Ones Remember Derby Homicide Victim Nick Eisele as ‘Quirky, Happy Young Guy’ – NBC Connecticut
31:43
November 02, 2021
Gail Crowther on the Rebellion of Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton
Content Warning: discussions about mental health, suicide, and sexual abuse   Follow Gail Crowther on Instagram and Twitter, @crowther_gail, and you can purchase her book, Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz: The Rebellion of Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton at Words Matter Bookstore. https://wordsmatterbookstore.com/item/rPCoGQ_-yAUu5S0ARF9g2g  And, if you would like to listen to the audiobook, it can be found on Audible.   Listen to Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton read their poetry!   Thanks to my guest co-host, Kelsey Dufresne who you can follow on Twitter and Instagram, @kvdufresne.  Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Twitter and Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom! Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com.  Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team:  Andrew Rimby, Executive Director Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor  Ceren Usta, Marketing Director  Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen and Meghan Ames for our theme song, "Loverman." 
01:00:42
November 01, 2021
True Crime In Academia: Episode 1 The Disappearance and Murder of Tammy Zywicki
Welcome to the first episode of True Crime in Academia! Each week your host Mary DiPipi will break down a new true crime case that took place in the world of academia. Tammy Jo Zywicki was headed off to start her senior year at Grinnell College, but car troubles left her stranded on I-80. Many of the witnesses stated that they saw Tammy on the side of the road between 3-4 pm. But that was the last time anyone would see Tammy alive. Introduction music title: Scorpio Composed and Performed by Anne Sophie Andersen Sources: https://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/tammy-zywicki/ http://www.isp.state.il.us/crime/unsolveddetails.cfm?ID=1 https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/tammy-j.-zywicki https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/871d8b/unresolved_murder_tammy_zywicki_21_was_seen_at/ Podcasts: Always Time for Crime. Crimeapedia, and True Crime All the Time
30:43
October 26, 2021
Brenda Harris's Journey from a Pig Farm to the Opera House
Check out Brenda's site to learn more about her work and hear her different repertoire: https://www.brendaharrissoprano.com/. Follow us on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom and Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom. We'd love to hear from you so email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Check out Mary's new Instagram page, @truecrimeinacademia. Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen for our October theme song "Scorpio." Thanks to the Des Moines Metro Opera for the audio of Brenda as Elektra in Strauss' opera.
01:13:36
October 25, 2021
Dr. Lavelle Porter on The Blackademic Life and Antiracist Pedagogy
Click here for the episode notes: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/season-5-ep-8-dr-lavelle-porter-on-the-blackademic-life-and-walt-whitmans-racism/. Make sure to follow Dr. Lavelle Porter on Twitter, @alavelleporter. You can purchase Lavelle's "The Blackademic Life" here: https://wordsmatterbookstore.com/item/HYgveKOG2RtzS2Wi-cL3Eg Follow us on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom and Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom. Want to message us or be an upcoming guest? Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. Donate and support us by clicking the green Donate button on ivorytowerboilerroom.com. Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen for our October Theme Song...Scorpio! Check out a trailer for "Seasons" here. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X2cMAVZWwQg&feature=youtu.be Composer: Anne Sophie Andersen Dancer: Daisy Payero Video: Cecilie Beck Kronborg
01:18:20
October 18, 2021
Let the Record Show, a Conversation with Sarah Schulman
You can follow Sarah on Twitter, @Sarahschulman3 and Instagram,@schulmanny. Find links that are mentioned, including how to buy "Let the Record Show," here: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/season-5-ep-7-let-the-record-show-a-conversation-with-sarah-schulman/. Follow us on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom and Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom. Remember to like, share, and subscribe to our podcast. Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen for our October Theme Song...Scorpio! Check out a trailer for "Seasons" here. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X2cMAVZWwQg&feature=youtu.be Composer: Anne Sophie Andersen Dancer: Daisy Payero Video: Cecilie Beck Kronborg
55:11
October 11, 2021
P.J. Vernon's "Bath Haus," Our October Book Club Author Interview
Check out P.J. Vernon's work here: https://www.pjvernonbooks.com/. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram, @pjvernonbooks. Order "Bath Haus" from Words Matter Bookstore here: https://wordsmatterbookstore.com/item/Tjsi1wmychMe2AFiwy_W4Q. Follow us on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and come join our Facebook group. Check out our website: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/. Thanks to Anne Sophie Andersen for our new October Theme Song...Scorpio! Check out a trailer for "Seasons" here. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X2cMAVZWwQg&feature=youtu.be Composer: Anne Sophie Andersen Dancer: Daisy Payero Video: Cecilie Beck Kronborg
01:03:31
October 04, 2021
Peculiar Affairs in Academia with Dr. Michael Nevradakis
Check out our episode show notes here: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/09/27/season-5-ep-5-peculiar-affairs-in-academia-with-dr-michael-nevradakis/. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and join our Facebook group (all at Ivory Tower Boiler Room). Make sure to like, subscribe, share, and review the podcast. We really appreciate it. Donate button is at the bottom of our show notes. Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com
01:23:14
September 27, 2021
The Professor Is In Meets the Ivory Tower Boiler Room
The Professor Is In team, Dr. Karen Kelsky and Kel Weinhold join Adam and Andrew in the Ivory Tower Boiler Room. Their discussion centers on ending gaslighting and how to push for more equity in academia. Check out the episode blurb here: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/09/18/podcast-release-the-professor-is-in-meets-the-ivory-tower-boiler-room/. See more about The Professor Is In here: theprofessorisin.com. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook (The Professor Is In) and join their Facebook group (The Professor Is Out) for academic support. Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Donate to help support us at ivorytowerboilerroom.com. Want to be a future guest or contributing writer? Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com.
01:15:04
September 18, 2021
Teaching and Writing to Transgress: Behind the Scenes of Academic Editing
Andrew is joined with Drs. Kimberly Cox, Shannon Draucker, and Doreen Thierauf to discuss the behind the scenes of academic editing. Find our episode notes here: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/09/11/podcast-release-teaching-and-writing-to-transgress-behind-the-scenes-of-academic-editing/. To find the special issue "Teaching to Transgress" published by 19th-Century Gender Studies go to http://ncgsjournal.com/issue171/index.html. To listen to Andrew read "Talking Back to Walt Whitman," listen to the next episode. Follow the panelists and journal on Twitter at @drkcox, @sdraucker, @dolorimeter, @C19GSJournal. Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We love to hear from you all.
59:58
September 11, 2021
Andrew Reads His Article, "Talking Back to Walt Whitman..." (a special episode)
You can find Andrew's article here: http://ncgsjournal.com/issue171/rimby.html And be sure to follow him on Instagram, @andrewdavidrimby and Twitter, @andrewdrimby. And follow The Ivory Tower Boiler Room while you're at it. Thank you for all the support.
33:38
September 11, 2021
(A Special Rebroadcast) The Performing Arts During a Pandemic with Renee Chambers Liciaga
Welcome to our new Fall season! The Ivory Tower Boiler Room is Back to the Books. But before we bring you new content, we want to celebrate Broadway's reopening with Renee Chambers Liciaga's October 2020 interview "The Performing Arts During a Pandemic." Check out our episode blurb, which includes photos and videos of "Tarzan" and of Renee performing: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/09/04/a-special-rebroadcast-the-performing-arts-during-a-pandemic-with-renee-chambers-liciaga/. Follow Renee on Instagram and Twitter, @naebway and check out Renee's Facebook page under her name. Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You can see the video interview here (thanks to Renee for posting this): https://youtu.be/cEg4bud-Yvo
01:09:40
September 04, 2021
(Season Finale) Our First Year is in the Books, an Open Mic Poetry Event
Find more information about the poets and event here: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/08/28/our-first-year-is-in-the-books-an-open-mic-poetry-event/. Follow us on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Facebook, Ivory Tower Boiler Room. Interested in seeing our creative writing? Head to ivorytowerboilerroom.com. Want to contribute writing or have interview inquiries? Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We are sponsored by Words Matter Bookstore, wordsmatterbookstore.com.
01:47:02
August 28, 2021
Coming Out Twice: a Queer Jewish Writer's Identity with Lev Raphael
Check out our episode notes at https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/08/14/podcast-release-coming-out-twice-a-queer-jewish-writer-identity-with-lev-raphael/. You can find Lev on Twitter, @levraphael and Facebook, Lev Raphael. His website is levraphael.com. Please help us grow our artistic and literary community by donating at ivorytowerboilerroom.com. We appreciate the support so much! Follow us on Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom, Facebook, The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, and Instagram (we don't have our Ivory Tower one yet but you can find Andrew and Mary there) @andrewdavidrimby, @dipips.
47:38
August 14, 2021
How to Write a Sex Scene? A Conversation with Lev Raphael (Part 2)
To see Lev Raphael's writing, resources, and mentorship information go to: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/08/07/podcast-release-how-to-write-a-sex-scene-a-conversation-with-lev-raphael-part-2/#. Check out Lev's guest blog post: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/08/05/a-guest-blog-post-from-lev-raphael. Become a subscriber by donating at ivorytowerboilerroom.com. Follow us on Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom and Facebook, The Ivory Tower Boiler Room. Email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com. We are sponsored by Words Matter Bookstore (wordsmatterbookstore.com).
51:25
August 07, 2021
The Age of...Dr. Sheila Liming's Digital Humanities and Edith Wharton Work (and Much More)
For our episode notes and more on Dr. Liming's work (including her book) go to: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/07/31/podcast-dropthe-age-of-dr-sheila-limings-digital-humanities-edith-wharton-work-and-much-more/. Follow Dr. Liming on Twitter, @seeshespeak. To RSVP to our Open Mic Poetry Night go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/rsvp-to-our-first-birthday-party/.
01:10:03
July 31, 2021
Lev Raphael: On Being (and Not Being) a Queer Jewish Writer (Part 1)
Notes to our episode including Lev's writing and editing resources: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/07/24/podcast-drop-lev-raphael-on-being-and-not-being-a-queer-jewish-writer-part-1/. Follow Lev on Twitter, @LevRaphael. We are sponsored by Words Matter Bookstore (which you can order Lev's works from) https://wordsmatterbookstore.com/. RSVP to our Open Mic Poetry event here: https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/rsvp-to-our-first-birthday-party/.
01:12:30
July 24, 2021
Dr. Helana Darwin's #MeToo PhD Series (Part Two)
Content Warning: Sexual Abuse, Grooming, and Suicidal Ideation For resources related to Dr. Helana Darwin's #MeToo PhD series, please go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/07/21/podcast-drop-dr-helana-darwins-metoo-phd-part-2/. Follow Dr. Helana Darwin on Twitter: @HelanaDarwin and for her sociological, and other, writings go to www.helanadarwin.com.
01:07:22
July 21, 2021
Backstage with Jesse Green, the Chief Theater Critic for The New York Times
To see Jesse's writing and more information about this episode head over to https://wordpress.com/post/ivorytowerboilerroom.com/1376. Follow Jesse's Twitter @JesseKGreen and while you're at it, follow the Ivory Tower Boiler Room @ivoryboilerroom. Our Facebook is The Ivory Tower Boiler Room. Please join. And email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com.
01:14:40
July 17, 2021
Dr. Helana Darwin's #MeToo PhD Series (Part 1)
For resources related to Dr. Helana Darwin's #MeToo PhD series, please go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/07/14/special-wednesday-podcast-drop-metoo-phd/. Follow Dr. Helana Darwin on Twitter: @HelanaDarwin and for her sociological, and other, writings go to www.helanadarwin.com.
01:04:41
July 14, 2021
What is a teacher, what is a classroom? (July Roundtable)
Adam moderates our July round table where he begins by having each member of the team provide their response to the questions "What is a teacher" and "What is a classroom"? See more at https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/07/10/what-is-a-teacher-what-is-a-classroom-the-ivory-tower-boiler-rooms-july-roundtable-a-podcast-release/. Follow us on Twitter: @ivoryboilerroom, Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, and email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com.
01:04:08
July 10, 2021
Should You Go to Grad School? A Discussion with Dr. Natalie Morse
For more about Dr. Natalie Morse go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/07/03/should-you-go-to-grad-school-a-discussion-with-dr-natalie-morse-podcast-release/. Follow us on Twitter: @ivoryboilerroom, Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, and email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com.
01:20:15
July 03, 2021
The Closet in the Library: A Broadview Press Book Launch of the Victorian Era Anthology
Adam and Andrew sit down with editors Jason Rudy and Kate Flint to discuss the upcoming release (July 13) of Broadview Press' Victorian Era anthology. Go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/06/26/podcast-drop-broadview-press-and-the-closet-in-the-library/ to order the book and to see information about our guests. Remember you can find us on Twitter, @ivoryboilerroom, join our Facebook group, The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, or email us at ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com.
01:02:37
June 26, 2021
Two Writers are Better Than One: Ula and Kathryn Klein talk LGBTQ+ Academic and Creative Writing
For links to Ula and Kathryn's books, writing, and extra website content go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/06/18/this-saturday-is-seriously-sapphic/. Twitter: @ivoryboilerroom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Email: ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com Vital Thought: https://www.vitalthought.org/#/
01:41:14
June 19, 2021
Pride 2021: Queerness & Allyship, a roundtable
See our episode notes at https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/2021/06/05/p/, Twitter: @ivoryboilerroom, Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, Email: ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com, Vital Thought: https://www.vitalthought.org/#/
01:05:33
June 06, 2021
Happy Birthday Walt Whitman (a 202nd birthday extravaganza)
To find out more about the Walt Whitman Initiative go to https://waltwhitmaninitiative.org/. For links and extra content from this episode go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/blog/. Follow us on Twitter: @ivoryboilerroom and Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room
01:18:42
May 29, 2021
Inside the Boiler Room: The Writers' Roundtable (Part 2)
Our first YouTube video: https://youtu.be/P-ejSjpApWs For Adam's short story, our blog space, and information about the podcast team, go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/at-the-sign-of-the-red-lion/. Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Email: ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com
54:40
May 22, 2021
Inside the Boiler Room: The Writers' Roundtable (Part 1)
For Adam's short story, our blog space, and information about the podcast team, go to https://ivorytowerboilerroom.com/at-the-sign-of-the-red-lion/. Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Email: ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com
54:46
May 15, 2021
Where the STEM and Humanities Meet: Two Humanities Guys and a Physicist Walk into a Zoom
We welcome Dr. Thomas Videbaek, a Physicist, to The Ivory Tower Boiler Room. Thomas sent us these images of viscous fingering. Img1 Source: https://nagelgroup.uchicago.edu/Nagel-Group/researchdir/instabilities.html This is from my old group's website. Img2 Source: https://www.multiverseseries.org/blog/category/phenomenaofgrowth This is from an art collaboration that a previous postdoc in our group is working on with regards to her research. Img3 Source: https://www.moma.org/collection/works/33503 Also, as another example that might be relatable, viscous fingering is what causes some of the features that form with the art technique decalcomania. In this piece you can see the fingering structures in the mane of the lion. Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Email: ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com
01:34:50
May 09, 2021
The Poetry Playhouse (an inaugural event)
Welcome to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room's first ever Poetry Playhouse. We're so excited to release our episode at the end of National Poetry Month. For a list of poems please see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uhKhJU8hf_pNfqc7QlPV7lGk0rYs-FSul-h1HMxPoA8/edit?usp=sharing Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Website: ivorytowerboilerroom.com Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Email: ivorytowerboilerroom@gmail.com
01:10:12
May 01, 2021
(Part Two) Grad School Interrupted: A Discussion of Mental Health in the University in 2 Parts
(Non-Spotify Version) Content Warning: This episode contains intense discussions about depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual assault, violence, and other mental health issues. See Sexual Assault Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g5emgBqoYtDs2gEFVKdFhfbvHDsMQx8-cCR7MstsnIw/edit?usp=sharing Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Mary DiPipi: @dipips Erika Grumet: @Whatthemamasaw. Thanks to Emily and Michael O'Brien for their song "Blackberry Blossom."
01:26:31
April 03, 2021
(Part One) Grad School Interrupted: A Discussion of Mental Health in the University in 2 Parts
(Non-Spotify Version) Content Warning: This episode contains intense discussions about depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual assault, violence, and other mental health issues. See this link for a detailed list of mental health resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y287QOm95VqwOk7cfI3YQYXeezLOQifzNgF8Ma6XrAk/edit?usp=sharing "Blackberry Blossom" (Emily O'Brien and Michael O'Brien
01:04:01
April 01, 2021
Freed Verse: A Conversation on Academia and Public Engagement with Dr. Karen Karbiener
Dr. Karen Karbiener's Bio: https://liberalstudies.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/liberalstudies/about/faculty-listing/karen-karbiener.html Episode Notes, including texts mentioned, can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/167vvSmF6IC6gQDQsRFnKPzx7f-owPjm0g1f6dhxC3kQ/edit We end the episode with "Allegro in C Major" from one of Whitman's favorite composers, Mozart.
01:43:39
March 24, 2021
Repurposing Your PhD with Adam Capitanio
Humanities NY: https://humanitiesny.org/about-us/staff_board/ Adam Capitanio in “The Repurposed Ph.D.”: https://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/education/edlife/finding-life-after-academia-and-not-feeling-bad-about-it.html Versatile PhD: https://versatilephd.com/ PhDs at Work: https://phdsatwork.com/ Watchung Review: https://watchungreview.omeka.net/ Scholars Beyond the Tower: https://anchor.fm/erin-becker5
01:41:12
March 17, 2021
Pulling Back the Curtain on Writing During the Apocalypse
Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Adam Katz, PhD in English adamskatz@gmail.com Facebook: Moreh Avi Kay Andrew Rimby, Academic, Public Scholar https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/english/people/_grad-students/rimby.php https://andrewrimby.wixsite.com/website Twitter: @AndrewDRimby Tiffany Sowa, Writer, Professor of Creative Writing, Education Manager at Arts Partners, Wichita: @TiffanySTwisted Joseph Milholland, Writer https://newreleases.substack.com/p/coming-soon?r=3559c&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email&utm_source=copy Anne Sophie Andersen, Musician: www.annesophieandersen.com www.newmusicforstrings.org Mary DiPipi, Writer, Full-Time Nanny: Twitter and Instagram: @dipips Website: http://marydipipi.com Caitlin Casiello, PhD Candidate in East Asian Languages and Literatures & Film and Media Studies, Yale University: Personal Website: http://www.magpiecity.com/ Gundam Wing Podcast: https://anchor.fm/untitled-tallgeese ShI Huiwen, PhD in English Literary Studies, The University of Hong Kong. Currently a lecturer of College of Professional and Continuing Education, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. https://sesamepoetry.wordpress.com/ Emily Gillcrist, Artist, PhD Candidate in Cultural Analysis & Theory at Stony Brook University Twitter: @emilygillcrist https://www.instagram.com/emilygillcrist/ Sophia Basaldua-Sun, Ph.D., Independent Comparative Literature Scholar Based in New York City Instagram: @TheMetropolitanist Twitter:@Metropolitanist Website: www.maisonmetropolitanist.com . Dena Moses, dmoses@vermontweaver.com FB: personal: Dena Gartenstein Moses, business: Vermont Weaving IG: VermontWeaving, vermontweavingclubs Websites: www.vermontweavingsupplies.com www.vermontweaver.com, www.vermontweavingschool.com https://www.vermontweavingsupplies.com/blog Moshe Callen, PhD Student, Ariel University Research profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Moshe-Callen. Project Goals: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1schXe4s4I1kdS_9d4QwqgPEd9R3uePqdBMLix4idtQg/edit?usp=sharing
01:04:11
February 20, 2021
(Part Two) Starting from Paumanok with Caitlyn Shea
Caitlyn continues her conversation about adapting to virtual programming at the Whitman Birthplace, discussing Whitman during a period of racial and social justice movements, and her work as a professional artist. https://caitlynshea.com/ Facebook: @CaitlynSheaPainter Instagram: @CaitlynArtist https://www.waltwhitman.org/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9DgJ6frgKbvBhToZsBn64A https://www.waltwhitman.org/product/bicentennial-poster/ https://www.waltwhitman.org/product/bicentennial-poster-framed/Recommended Books: https://www.zinnedproject.org/materials/indigenous-peoples-history-of-the-us/ https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300227116/slaves-cause Music: (Donizetti's "Allegro in C Major") In Honor of Greg Trupiano (the late Whitman specialist and director of the Walt Whitman Project): This Donizetti is dedicated to your memory and spirit. http://waltwhitmaninitiative.org/event/local-heart-global-impact-a-tribute-to-whitman-specialist-greg-trupiano/ ("Blackberry Blossom," Emily O'Brien and Michael O'Brien) Emily O’Brien: https://www.emilysdomain.org/Recorderland/ Andrew on Scholars Beyond the Tower: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2DOzgmGy1rAPVOI88ubzHP?si=sdvi9d-1Qe-AwTKWOZ2AgQ&utm_source=copy-link
01:26:08
February 12, 2021
Starting from Paumanok with Caitlyn Shea
Caitlyn Shea is the Event and Media Director at the Walt Whitman Birthplace. Facebook: @CaitlynSheaPainter Instagram: @CaitlynArtist "The Nanny Reviews": @thenannyreviews (Instagram and Twitter) Show Notes: Compagnia De' Colombari: https://www.colombari.org/more-or-less-i-am Juan Felipe Herrera: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/juan-felipe-herrera "A Child Went Forth": https://whitmanarchive.org/published/LG/1891/poems/202 (The Whitman Archive)
51:27
February 01, 2021
(Part Two) Sing We and Chaunt It: Continuing our Conversation with Emily O'Brien
Emily's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVs255F4L2jYlSyW5citKQw Emily's Website: https://www.emilysdomain.org/Recorderland/ Emily's Suggestion for Looking Up Music: https://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page Side. (Music Credit: "Tant Que Vivray" and "Blackberry Blossom" (Emily O'Brien and Michael O'Brien, you can find these on Emily's album "Songs from Home"). (Adam's humorous note: Andrew totally gave me side-eye when I mentioned needing to sword-fight in order to do musical theater. So here’s a frigging list of musicals that contain sword-fights. There’s only about a half-a-dozen prominent ones, but they’re PRETTY prominent. So take that, Andrew: -Les Miserables -The Phantom of the Opera -The Three Musketeers (Lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse! Really!) -Camelot -The Three Musketeers -Aladdin.)
01:16:27
January 18, 2021
Sing We and Chaunt It: A Conversation with Emily O'Brien (Professional Recorder Player)
Emily O’Brien is a native of Washington, DC where she played recorder from a young age. She studied recorder and french horn at Boston University, and recorder and Baroque flute at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany. She performs in recorder ensembles and historical chamber music, as well as English Country Dance bands. As a teacher, she works with private students and ensembles in the Boston area as well as teaching at various summer workshop such as CDSS’s Early Music Week at Pinewoods and Amherst Early Music Festival. Emily’s solo album, “Fantasies for a Modern Recorder” explores the variety and possibilities over four centuries of repertoire offered by the Helder Harmonic Tenor recorder. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance cycling. https://www.emilysdomain.org/Recorderland/ @IvoryBoilerRoom
57:24
January 06, 2021
Running AMOC with Matt Aucoin (or Matt and Andrew Geek Out Over Whitman)
Matthew Aucoin is an American composer, conductor, writer, pianist, and a 2018 MacArthur Fellow. He is Artist in Residence at Los Angeles Opera, and has worked as a composer and conductor with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the American Repertory Theater, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Music Academy of the West. He is co-Artistic Director of the American Modern Opera Company. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xph7m1z1Ssx3U_KNC2YII8ua_bVwg8-pSH-9nZQaYCI/edit?usp=sharing
01:27:51
December 22, 2020
Poetry and Healing During the COVID Crisis with Dr. Susan Scheckel
Dr. Susan Scheckel's talk explores why readers are turning, now more than ever, to Whitman's poetry in the 21st century. And asks why does Whitman's Spirit feel so relevant right now in 2020? Dr. Scheckel's Bio: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/english/people/scheckel.php. The PowerPoint Presentation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tVQnKm_K7Ym5LpemIHUFt5PfTptnJsHm/view?usp=drivesdk (A version of Dr. Scheckel's discussion of Whitman without music for people listening on a platform other than Spotify.)
01:15:52
December 15, 2020
Balancing Academics and Motherhood in a Time of Protest
(Part Two) We continue our discussion with Dr. Shi Huiwen as she describes balancing academics and motherhood while face to face with protests. https://hongkongfp.com/category/topics/politics-protest/ https://www.scmp.com/topics/hong-kong-protests
44:53
November 19, 2020
Dr. Shi's Reflections and Illuminations on Organization, Academics, Motherhood, and Civil Unrest
(Part One) We welcome Dr. Shi Huiwen to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room where we take a journey together through theory and discuss Seamus Heaney, Walter Benjamin, and the difficulties of writing a dissertation while pregnant. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1quOZ2kWPc2rrHfA7DMyalCUNQD8aLCQs963xjsXpfU4/edit?usp=sharing
01:33:39
November 12, 2020
Showing Up for Your Community with Lisa Aamodt
Lisa Aamodt is the Limud Education Director at Congregation Tifereth Israel. In this episode, we discuss Lisa's innovative strategies for connecting the students at her Hebrew School during the pandemic. This is an important conversation about what we value as educators. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XZzFwJnukpHhOPCKQUX9bAPJMtWpEv4q3Sf8Qn_BjIg/edit?usp=sharing
02:02:20
November 06, 2020
Growing up in a Hamlet (with Dr. Bente Videbaek)
This week our guest shares her unusual path to her doctorate and her unique approach to teaching/mentorship. Click here for the episode notes (featuring many book recommendations): https://docs.google.com/document/d/13GLWKN3mC3A4ilFa0yj4kBmzOTFZ6v8ojloQxOTSz2k/edit?usp=sharing
01:41:36
October 29, 2020
Writing Books and Cleaning Beaches with Joe Labriola
This week's guest, Joe Labriola's interests may seem unrelated, but as you'll learn, they make sense once you get to know him. Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v1tNGt1JWDDV1-FhL7uHsoP4dQgZO9vaDJZGfBXsVik/edit?usp=sharing
01:34:48
October 22, 2020