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Philosophy Casting Call

Philosophy Casting Call

By Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril
Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? Well, this is not about them! Philosophy Casting Call is where Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril, your friendly neighbourhood philosopher, interviews professors, grad students, and non-academics to find out what philosophy looks like now and try to shine a spotlight on thinkers, topics, and themes that are historically marginalised in academic philosophy. This includes women, LGBTQIA, disabled, and BIPOC people who are out there, getting their philosophy on, and who deserved to be cast as philosophers in our culture.
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A Transformative Practice w/Jimena Solé
In this season finale, Élaina interviews Jimena Solé, a professor of philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires. Jimena talks about her dislike of school growing up, her discovery of Spinoza, and why she believes that philosophising in Argentina and South America can be a transformative decolonial practice. The first half of the episode focuses on Jimena’s personal link to philosophy and the second half covers her work on the reception of European theories in Argentina. Read Jimena’s academic work: https://uba.academia.edu/MariaJimenaSole Read the open access journal Ideas: http://revistaideas.com.ar/ Contact Jimena Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jimena.Sole Instagram: @m.jimena.sole Book mentioned in this episode: “Parmenides”, by César Aira Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen! Find Philosophy Casting Call on Twitter and Instagram @philoccpod Find the transcripts at https://www.elainagauthiermamaril.com/philosophy-casting-call-podcast You can support the podcast on Ko-Fi.com/philoccpod Philosophy Casting Call is hosted, edited, and produced by Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril Follow Élaina on Instagram @spinoodler and Twitter @ElainaGMamaril
42:59
April 18, 2022
Gatekeeping, Class, and Applied Epistemology w/Louise Durham
In this episode, Élaina interviews Louise Durham, a PhD student in philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. Louise talks about the three “lightbulb moments” that motivated her decision to pursue academic philosophy. This episode is for all those who have been told to give up and who kept going mostly out of spite. It’s also for everyone who ever failed a logic class. You’re in good company. You can follow Louise Durham on Twitter @louderlh and out Instagram @philosophyreads. Book mentioned in this episode: “Miseducation: Inequality, Education & the Working Classes”, by Diane Reay Buying the book from this link will generate a small percentage to support the podcast. Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen! Find Philosophy Casting Call on Twitter and Instagram @philoccpod Find the transcripts at https://www.elainagauthiermamaril.com/philosophy-casting-call-podcast You can support the podcast on Ko-Fi.com/philoccpod Philosophy Casting Call is hosted, edited, and produced by Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril Follow Élaina on Instagram @spinoodler and Twitter @ElainaGMamaril
28:58
April 04, 2022
Relational Aesthetic Subjectivities w/Judith-Frederike Popp
In this episode, Élaina interviews Dr Judith-Frederike Popp, a post-doctoral researcher in philosophical aesthetics at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt’s Faculty of Design. They address, among other things,  topics of theory-practice interdisciplinarity, what it means to be a relation subject, and the aesthetic agency of online influencers. You can register for “Taking Sides: Design and art between autonomy and intervention”, an interdisciplinary hybrid symposium held in Würzburg and online on the 20th and 21st of May 2022. You can register by emailing this address: symposium.fg@fhws.de Or by visiting this website starting in April: https://fg.fhws.de/taking-sides You can find Dr Popp’s academic and literary work at the following links: Website: https://fg.fhws.de/personen/dr-judith-frederike-popp/ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3711-3637 Academia.edu: https://fhws.academia.edu/FrederikePopp And you can follow her on Instagram @judith_gayk and on Twitter @FrederikePopp Books mentioned in this episode: “Critical Zones: The Science and Politics of Landing on Earth”, eds. Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel “What About Activism?”, ed. Steven Henry Madoff Movies mentioned in this episode: 2001 Space Odyssey Aniara (2018) Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen! Find Philosophy Casting Call on Twitter and Instagram @philoccpod Find the transcripts at https://www.elainagauthiermamaril.com/philosophy-casting-call-podcast You can support the podcast on Ko-Fi.com/philoccpod Philosophy Casting Call is hosted, edited, and produced by Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril Follow Élaina on Instagram @spinoodler and Twitter @ElainaGMamaril
39:03
March 21, 2022
Pedagogies of Resistance w/Danna Aduna
In this episode, Danna Aduna, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of the Philippines: Baguio, tells Élaina why she no longer wants to teach male philosophers and how she gets creative with assigned syllabi by experimenting with different ways of running her classrooms. Content note: This episode contains non-graphic discussions of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and misogyny. You can follow Danna’s activism on https://timesupateneo.org/ and on Twitter @TimesUpAteneo and @WomenDoingPhilo. Books mentioned in this episode: Living The Feminist Life, by Sara Ahmed Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing Miranda Fricker Experience, Identity & Epistemic Injustice within Ireland's Magdalene Laundries, by Chloe K. Gott Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny, by Kate Manne Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen! Find Philosophy Casting Call on Twitter and Instagram @philoccpod Find the transcripts at https://www.elainagauthiermamaril.com/philosophy-casting-call-podcast You can support the podcast on Ko-Fi.com/philoccpod
40:05
March 07, 2022
From Aristotle to Waste Colonialism w/Jesi Taylor Cruz
Please enjoy my conversation with Black Jewish philosopher Jesi Taylor Cruz on waste colonialism, flourishing, and anti-colonial philosophy. You might notice the sounds of life, aka seagulls on my side and the hustle and bustle of New York and the coos of a small human on Jesi’s side. I hope this only adds to your enjoyment. Content note: There is some swearing in this episode as well as discussions of colonial violence, ableism and racism. Jesi mentions the works of Max Liboiron and you can find a list of their articles here: https://maxliboiron.com/publications/ And you can buy a copy of Liboiron’s book “Pollution is Colonialism” on Bookshop.org.uk You can follow Jesi Taylor Cruz on Twitter @moontwerk and find their work at https://commongroundcompost.com/ Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen! Find Philosophy Casting Call on Twitter and Instagram @philoccpod Find the transcripts at https://www.elainagauthiermamaril.com/philosophy-casting-call-podcast You can support the podcast on Ko-Fi.com/philoccpod Philosophy Casting Call is hosted, edited, and produced by Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril Follow Élaina on Instagram @spinoodler and Twitter @ElainaGMamaril
55:06
February 21, 2022
The Ethics of AI from a Buddhist Perspective w/Soraj Hongladarom
In this season premiere, Élaina interviews Professor Soraj Hongladarom, author of The Ethics of AI and Robotics: A Buddhist Viewpoint. They discuss finding a way through traditional history of philosophy to interdisciplinary philosophical work. You can find Soraj on Twitter @sonamsangbo Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen! Find Philosophy Casting Call on Twitter and Instagram @philoccpod Find the transcripts at https://www.elainagauthiermamaril.com/philosophy-casting-call-podcast You can support the podcast on Ko-Fi.com/philoccpod Philosophy Casting Call is hosted, edited, and produced by Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril Follow Élaina on Instagram @spinoodler and Twitter @ElainaGMamaril
39:21
February 07, 2022
Season 2 Trailer
Philosophy Casting Call is back for season 2! I’m Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril, your host and resident casting director. This season, I took a trip around the world and interviewed underrepresented philosophers who live and work in 6 different countries. Join me as I ask professors, postdocs, and graduate students how they got into the ethics of AI, decolonial environmentalism, social epistemology, and much more. Make sure you follow Philosophy Casting Call on your favourite podcatcher and you won’t miss the season 2 premiere on the 7th of February! Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen! Find Philosophy Casting Call on Twitter and Instagram @philoccpod Find the transcripts at https://www.elainagauthiermamaril.com/philosophy-casting-call-podcast You can support the podcast on Ko-Fi.com/philoccpod Philosophy Casting Call is hosted, edited, and produced by Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril Follow Élaina on Instagram @spinoodler and Twitter @ElainaGMamaril
00:53
January 31, 2022
On counter-narratives and writing the books we want to read w/Kathryn Belle
In this season finale, Élaina interviews Kathryn Belle, founder of the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers, associate professor at Penn State University, and owner and director of La Belle Vie Coaching. They discuss Prof Belle’s work on philosophy of race and engaging with black feminist philosophical scholarship on Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex”. You can find Kathryn’s teaching and research interests here: https://www.kathrynsophiabelle.com/ And you can find out more about La Belle Vie Coaching here: http://www.kathrynbelle.com/ Article mentioned in this episode: Kathryn T. Gines, “Comparative and Competing Frameworks of Oppression in Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex” in Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal.  Volume 35, Numbers 1-2, 2014, pages 251 – 273. Book chapter mentioned in this episode: Kathryn T. Gines, “Simone de Beauvoir and the Race/Gender: Analogy in The Second Sex Revisited”, in A Companion to Simone de Beauvoir, eds. Laura Hengehold and Nancy Bauer, Wiley-Blackwell, 2017, pp. 47-58. Books mentioned in this episode: “Hannah Arendt and the Negro Question”, by Kathryn T. Gines “Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy”, eds. Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, Kathryn T. Gines, and Donna-Dale L. Marcano “The Second Sex”, by Simone de Beauvoir “Alice Walker: A Life”, by Evelyn C. White These are affiliate links that generate a small commission. Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen! A special shout-out to jpopblast for their 5 star review! Find Philosophy Casting Call on Twitter and Instagram @philoccpod Find the transcripts at https://www.elainagauthiermamaril.com/philosophy-casting-call-podcast You can support the podcast on Ko-Fi.com/philoccpod Philosophy Casting Call is hosted, edited, and produced by Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril Follow Élaina on Instagram @spinoodler and Twitter @ElainaGMamaril
34:39
August 09, 2021
On creative philosophical practices and the power of showing up w/Jen Scuro
This is the one where Élaina asks Jen Scuro about her artistic practice’s place in all the stages of her academic career. Plus, there’s a bonus update at the end! CN: Ableism and miscarriage You can learn more about Jen on her website: https://jenniferscurophd.squarespace.com/home and find teaching resources on her Academia.edu page: https://molloy.academia.edu/JenniferScuro Books mentioned in the episode: Addressing Ableism, by Jennifer Scuro The Pregnancy (does not equal) Childbearing Project: A Phenomenology of Miscarriage, by Jennifer Scuro The Queer Art of Failure, by Judith Halberstam Golem Girl, by Riva Lehrer These are affiliate links that generate a small commission. Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen! Find Philosophy Casting Call on Twitter and Instagram @philoccpod Find the transcripts at https://www.elainagauthiermamaril.com/philosophy-casting-call-podcast You can support the podcast on Ko-Fi.com/philoccpod Philosophy Casting Call is hosted, edited, and produced by Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril Follow Élaina on Instagram @spinoodler and Twitter @ElainaGMamaril
51:47
July 26, 2021
On gender justice in sport w/Beth Doran
This is the one where Élaina and Beth Doran discuss what it means to feel “capable” in philosophy, applied philosophy, and questions of gender justice in sport. As mentioned in the episode, I recommend checking out Translash Podcast ep 15: Trans Athletes Speak Out and Translash Media’s mini series “The Anti-Trans Machine”, which starts with the episode “It’s Not Really About Sports”. Articles mentioned in this episode: “Against sexual discrimination in sport”, by Torbjörn Tännsjö “Sex Equality in Sports”, by Jane English “Out of Bounds? A Critique of the New Policies on Hyperandrogenism in Elite Female Athletes”, by Katrina Karkazis, Rebecca Jordan-Young, Georgiann Davis, and Silvia Camporesi Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen! Find Philosophy Casting Call on Twitter and Instagram @philoccpod Find the transcripts at https://www.elainagauthiermamaril.com/philosophy-casting-call-podcast You can support the podcast on Ko-Fi.com/philoccpod Philosophy Casting Call is hosted, edited, and produced by Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril Follow Élaina on Instagram @spinoodler and Twitter @ElainaGMamaril
41:17
July 12, 2021
On trigger warnings as epistemic virtues w/Anna V.
This is the one where Élaina interviews Anna V. about loving theory, feminist philosophy of language, and the importance of trigger warnings for epistemic quality. You can follow Anna on Twitter @a_nonamename where they post about their research and new publications. Books mentioned in this episode: “The Coddling of the American Mind”, by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt “Re-Enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons”, by Silvia Federici “The Feminist and the Sex Offender: Confronting Sexual Harm, Ending State Violence”, by Erica R. Meiners and Judith Levine Article mentioned in this episode: “Speech Acts and Unspeakable Acts”, by Rae Langton Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen to it! Find Philosophy Casting Call on Twitter and Instagram @philoccpod. Find the transcripts at https://www.elainagauthiermamaril.com/philosophy-casting-call-podcast. You can support the podcast on Ko-Fi.com/philoccpod. Philosophy Casting Call is hosted, edited, and produced by Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril Follow Élaina on Instagram @spinoodler and Twitter @ElainaGMamaril.
50:39
June 28, 2021
On public philosophy, reparations, and teaching in jail w/Lisa Martinez-Katout
This is the one where Élaina interviews Lisa Martinez-Katout on asking for what you need in philosophy and teaching others to never stop asking questions. You can find out more about Lisa on her website: https://lisamm-k.com/. You can learn more about the Center for Public Philosophy at UC Santa Cruz here and here. Articles mentioned in this episode: "Roasting Ethics" by Luvell Anderson "Racist Humor", by Luvell Anderson Remember to rate and review the podcast wherever you listen! You can find Philosophy Casting Call on Twitter and Instagram @philoccpod, read the the transcripts at https://www.elainagauthiermamaril.com/philosophy-casting-call-podcast, and support the podcast on Ko-Fi.com/philoccpod. Philosophy Casting Call is hosted, edited, and produced by Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril, whom you can follow on Instagram @spinoodler and Twitter @ElainaGMamaril.
36:39
June 14, 2021
On the state of philosophy of disability w/Shelley Tremain
This is the episode where Élaina interviews Shelley Tremain on her work in feminist philosophy of disability.  Rate and review Philosophy Casting Call on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.  Find Philosophy Casting Call on Twitter and Instagram @philoccpod  Find the transcripts at https://www.elainagauthiermamaril.com/philosophy-casting-call-podcast  You can support the podcast on Ko-Fi.com/philoccpod Follow Shelley on Twitter @biopoliticalph and www.biopoliticalphilosophy.com  You can find her publications on PhilPeople Find the Dialogues on Disability here Books and articles mentioned in this episode:  1- “Race and Method: The Tuvel Affair”, by Tina Fernandes Botts 2- The Biopolitics of Disability: Neoliberalism, Ablenationalism, and Peripheral Embodiment, by David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder  3- Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, by Shelley Lynn Tremain  4- Justice and the politics of difference, by Iris Marion Young You can buy these books (and support the podcast) at Bookshop.org UK  Philosophy Casting Call is hosted, edited, and produced by Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril Follow Élaina on Instagram @spinoodler and Twitter @ElainaGMamaril
38:43
May 30, 2021
Season 1 trailer
This is the one where Élaina introduces the podcast! Hi! My name is Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril and I’m the host of a new fortnightly podcast: Philosophy Casting Call! Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? Well, this is not about them! Philosophy Casting Call is where I, your friendly neighbourhood philosopher, interview professors, grad students, and non-academics to find out what philosophy looks like now and try to shine a spotlight on thinkers, topics, and themes that are underrepresented in academic philosophy. If you are into discovering more about the philosophy of disability or how one gets involved with teaching aesthetics in a women’s jail, this podcast is for you. Listen to and follow Philosophy Casting Call every other week on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Good Pods, and most other places starting May 31. Follow Philosophy Casting Call at @philoccpod on Twitter and Instagram Support the podcast on Ko-Fi with a monthly or one-off donation and by buying the books that are mentioned at Bookshop.org UK Find the transcripts at elainagauthiermamaril.com/philosophy-casting-call-podcast
00:58
April 23, 2021