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The Big Rhetorical Podcast

By Charles Woods

The Big Rhetorical Podcast (TBR) was conceptualized in the spring of 2018 at Illinois State University. This podcast is a digital platform for scholars of rhetoric and composition, as well as other disciplines, to talk about relevant scholarship within the field while engaging in a lively, academic dialogue. The Big Rhetorical Podcast is hosted by Charles Woods.
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Episode 119: The School-Prison Trust
Episode 119: The School-Prison Trust
Episode 119 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with the authors of the book The School-Prison Trust, including Sabina Vaught, Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee) , and Jeremiah Chin. Sabina Vaught is professor of education at the University of Pittsburgh. Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee) is President’s Professor at Arizona State University. Jeremiah Chin is a visiting associate professor at Boston University School of Law. The School-Prison Trust is now available from the University of Minnesota Press. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us @thebigrhet.
54:32
November 29, 2022
Episode 118: Rhetoric and Guns
Episode 118: Rhetoric and Guns
Episode 118 of TBR Podcast features and interview with the editors and contributors to Rhetoric and Guns. Rhetoric and Guns is now available from the University Press of Colorado/Utah State University Press. For more information on TBR Podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us @thebigrhet. 
01:06:33
November 21, 2022
Episode 117: 2023 Computers & Writing Conference Organizers
Episode 117: 2023 Computers & Writing Conference Organizers
Episode 117 of TBR Podcast features an interview with the 2023 Computers and Writing Conference organizers, Carl Whithaus and Kory Ching from the University of California, Davis. The theme of the conference is, "To What End? Hybrid Practices for Engagement and Equity" and is to be held June 22-25, 2023. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpoodcast.weebly.com and follow @thebigrhet
51:03
November 14, 2022
Episode 116: Dr. Ja'La Wourman
Episode 116: Dr. Ja'La Wourman
Episode 116 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. Ja'La Wourman as part of TBR Podcast Emerging Scholar Series. Dr. Ja’La Wourman is an assistant professor at James Madison University where she teaches classes in rhetoric and technical communication. Her research interests include Writing for businesses and nonprofits, Multimodal Rhetoric, Black Women's Entrepreneurship, Black Feminist Theory, and Black Popular Culture. In 2020, she co-authored the “CCCC Black Technical and Professional Communication Statement and Resource Guide” and co-edited a Special Issue of Technical Communication Quarterly on Black Technical and Professional Communication in 2022. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow on Twitter @thebigrhet
52:34
November 07, 2022
Episode 115: Dr. Joseph Robertshaw
Episode 115: Dr. Joseph Robertshaw
Episode 115 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Joseph Robertshaw. Dr. Joseph Robertshaw is a Lecturer in English at the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) where he teaches courses in business writing, technical writing, editing, and new media. He received his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University in 2018 before moving to UAH. His expertise includes rhetorics, technical and business writing, and working-class studies. Recently, he has published with the Digital Rhetoric Collaborative and created a podcast called, The Podcast of Podcasts. Today, he joins TBR for a wide-ranging interview about his teaching innovations, research interests, and #rhetcompgardening. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us on on Twitter @thebigrhet.
46:04
October 31, 2022
Episode 114: Dr. Crystal VanKooten
Episode 114: Dr. Crystal VanKooten
Episode 114 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. Crystal VanKooten. Dr. Crystal VanKooten is an Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Oakland University where she teaches courses in the Professional and Digital Writing major and in first-year writing and serves as co-managing editor of The Journal for Undergraduate Multimedia Projects (JUMP+). Dr. VanKooten’s work focuses on digital media composition through an engagement with how technologies shape composition practices, pedagogy, and research. Her publications appear in journals that include College English, Computers and Composition, Enculturation, and Kairos. VanKooten’s digital book, Transfer across Media: Using Digital Video in the Teaching of Writing, was funded by a CCCC Emergent Research/er Award and is available online from Computers and Composition Digital Press.For more information about TBR Podcast visit our website www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us on Twitter @thbigrhet. 
01:00:15
October 24, 2022
Episode 113: Dr. Rich Shivener
Episode 113: Dr. Rich Shivener
Episode 113 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. Rich Shivener. Dr. Rich Shivener is an assistant professor in the Writing Department at York University. His latest research investigates digital media writing practices and emotions, and he teaches courses in the department’s digital cultures stream. Rich is also a section editor for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as enculturation, Computers and Composition, and College English. He takes pride in collaborating with colleagues and teaching a range of rhetoric and writing inquiries. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet. 
50:09
October 17, 2022
Episode 112: Dr. James Rushing Daniel
Episode 112: Dr. James Rushing Daniel
Episode 112 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. James Rushing Daniel. Dr. James Rushing Daniel is an assistant professor of English and director of basic writing and assessment at Seton Hall University. He is the author of Toward an Anti-Capitalist Composition and the co-editor of Writing Across Difference: Theory and Intervention (both from Utah State University Press, 2022). His research has been published in Philosophy & Rhetoric, College English, College Composition and Communication, and his public writing has appeared in Jacobin and the Chronicle of Higher Education. His research investigates the complex challenges presented by the new economy and the 21st century workplace and theorizes how writing instructors can more effectively prepare students to parse and navigate contemporary economic discourses and professional scenes. For more information on TBR Podcast visit thebigrhetorical.weebly.com and follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet.
47:21
October 11, 2022
Episode 111: Dr. Abir Ward
Episode 111: Dr. Abir Ward
Episode 111 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. Abir Ward as a part of the TBR Podcast Emerging Scholar Series. Dr. Abir Ward was born and raised in Monrovia, Liberia to Lebanese Druze parents, and lived on three continents before the age of 20. As a multinational and a multilingual, Dr. Ward describes herself as “multi-local,” to borrow Taiye Selasi’s words. She taught 1st year composition, English for international business, and technical writing for engineering at the American University of Beirut. There, she led the editorial work of Pages Apart, a 700-page homegrown academic reader used for teaching English, and she founded 2Rāth, a social justice initiative engaged in the politics of representation. 2Rāth helped create articles on Wikipedia about notable Arab women, and its work has so far garnered over 20 million views. In the fall semester of 2021, she will be joining Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program where she will work on social, linguistic, and environmental justice initiatives.For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet.
01:02:06
October 03, 2022
Episode 110: Dr. Lacy Hope
Episode 110: Dr. Lacy Hope
Dr. Lacy Hope joins TBR Podcast to talk about institutional rebranding and curriculum redesign at Utah Tech University. Dr. Lacy Hope is an assistant professor at Utah Tech University. She earned her Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in rhetoric and composition from Washington State University. She is currently developing ways to understand personalizing algorithms (as seen on sites like Google, Facebook, and Amazon) as speakers in online rhetorical situations and is planning projects that investigate best practices for using digital tools to implement community-engaged pedagogy in composition and technical writing classrooms, as well as strategies for preparing technical writing students for working in results only work environments. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet. 
49:45
September 26, 2022
Episode 109: Dr. Amy C. Sullivan
Episode 109: Dr. Amy C. Sullivan
Episode 109 of TBR Podcast features an interview with Dr. Amy C. Sullivan. Dr. Amy C. Sullivan is an independent scholar and history professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is the author of the book, Opioid Reckoning: Love, Loss, and Redemption in the Rehab State. Her teaching and research focus on personal narratives, community healing, and social change via oral history, public history, and digital archive projects. She lives in Minneapolis with her family. For more information on TBR Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet.
56:09
September 19, 2022
Episode 108: Elena Kalodner-Martin
Episode 108: Elena Kalodner-Martin
Episode 108 features a discussion with Elena Kalodner-Martin, winner of the 2022 TBR Podcast Emerging Scholar Award. This episode is part of the TBR Podcast Emerging Scholar Series. Elena Kalodner-Martin is a PhD candidate in Composition and Rhetoric at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where her research is at the intersection of technical communication, the rhetoric of health and medicine, and feminist studies. Her dissertation theorizes patient narratives on social media as a form of technical and technological expertise. Her latest work appears in Intercom and Programmatic Perspectives and is forthcoming from the Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics and the 2022 IEEE ProComm proceedings. Elena currently teaches writing in the disciplines courses in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at UMass and works as a research writer at Untold Content, an innovation storytelling firm. Visit thebigrhetorical.weebly.com or follow @thebigrhet on Twitter for more information about TBR Podcast.
41:02
September 12, 2022
Episode 107: Dr. Madison P. Jones (2022 TBR Podcast Carnival Keynote)
Episode 107: Dr. Madison P. Jones (2022 TBR Podcast Carnival Keynote)
This episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, hosted by Charles Woods, was produced as a part of the 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival, Rhetoric: Places and Spaces In and Beyond the Academy, and features a Keynote Interview with Dr. Madison P. Jones. Madison Jones is an assistant professor in the departments of Writing & Rhetoric and Natural Resources Science at the University of Rhode Island where he is a Senior Fellow at the Coastal Institute and Director of the DWELL Lab. He researches the rhetoric of science through social and historical perspectives, teaches courses on science writing and environmental advocacy, and practices community-engagement with science and environmental advocacy using location-based technologies as well as applying creative and digital/visual approaches to science and environmental communication. His research intersects place-based writing and digital rhetoric to understand how locative media provide new possibilities for environmental advocacy and science storytelling. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
53:52
August 25, 2022
More Than Memos/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
More Than Memos/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
This episode of More than Memos was produced as a part of the 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival, Rhetoric: Places and Spaces In and Beyond the Academy. The 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival takes places August 22-25 with new podcasts released each day. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
31:41
August 25, 2022
Rhetoricity/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
Rhetoricity/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
This episode of Rhetoricity was produced as a part of the 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival, Rhetoric: Places and Spaces In and Beyond the Academy. The 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival takes places August 22-25 with new podcasts released each day. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
01:25:15
August 24, 2022
Writing Remix Podcast/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
Writing Remix Podcast/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
This episode of Writing Remix Podcast was produced as a part of the 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival, Rhetoric: Places and Spaces In and Beyond the Academy. The 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival takes places August 22-25 with new podcasts released each day. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
58:44
August 24, 2022
10-Minute Tech Comm/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
10-Minute Tech Comm/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
This episode of 10-Minute Tech Comm, hosted by Ryan Weber, was produced as a part of the 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival, Rhetoric: Places and Spaces In and Beyond the Academy. The 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival takes places August 22-25 with new podcasts released each day. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
24:50
August 24, 2022
Live Theory/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
Live Theory/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
This episode of Live Thoery: Living Writing & Rhetoric was produced as a part of the 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival, Rhetoric: Places and Spaces In and Beyond the Academy. The 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival takes places August 22-25 with new podcasts released each day. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
01:00:06
August 24, 2022
The Podcast of Podcasts/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
The Podcast of Podcasts/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
This episode of The Podcast of Podcasts, hosted by Joseph Robertshaw, was produced as a part of the 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival, Rhetoric: Places and Spaces In and Beyond the Academy. The 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival takes places August 22-25 with new podcasts released each day. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
23:55
August 23, 2022
Defend & Publish/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
Defend & Publish/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
This episode of Defend & Publish Podcast, hosted by Christine Tulley, was produced as a part of the 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival, Rhetoric: Places and Spaces In and Beyond the Academy. The 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival takes places August 22-25 with new podcasts released each day. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
11:52
August 23, 2022
Kairoticast/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
Kairoticast/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
This episode of Kairoticast, hosted by M. Elizabeth Thorpe, was produced as a part of the 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival, Rhetoric: Places and Spaces In and Beyond the Academy. The 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival takes places August 22-25 with new podcasts released each day. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
18:12
August 23, 2022
TC Talk/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
TC Talk/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
This episode of TC Talk Podcast was produced as a part of the 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival, Rhetoric: Places and Spaces In and Beyond the Academy. The 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival takes places August 22-25 with new podcasts released each day. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
55:28
August 22, 2022
Gender, Sex and Tech/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
Gender, Sex and Tech/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
This episode of Gender Sex and Tech Podcast was produced as a part of the 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival, Rhetoric: Places and Spaces In and Beyond the Academy. The 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival takes places August 22-25 with new podcasts released each day. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
58:20
August 22, 2022
Re:Verb/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
Re:Verb/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
This episode of Re:Verb Podcast was produced as a part of the 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival, Rhetoric: Places and Spaces In and Beyond the Academy. The 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival takes places August 22-25 with new podcasts released each day. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
01:01:34
August 22, 2022
Pedagogue/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
Pedagogue/TBR Podcast Carnival 2022
This episode of Pedagogue, hosted by Shane Wood, was produced as a part of the 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival, Rhetoric: Places and Spaces In and Beyond the Academy. The 2022 Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival takes places August 22-25 with new podcasts released each day. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com. 
08:43
August 22, 2022
Episode 106: Dr. Aja Martinez (Keystone Perspectives)
Episode 106: Dr. Aja Martinez (Keystone Perspectives)
Episode 106 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with Dr. Aja Martinez as part of our Keystone Perspectives series on our Season 6 finale. Dr. Aja Martinez conducts research on and teaches a range of courses concerning rhetorics of race and ethnicity, including the rhetorics of race within both Western and non-Euro-Western contexts, and beginning, professional and advanced writing courses. Her award-winning book, Counterstory: The Writing and Rhetoric of Critical Race Theory (NCTE 2020), presents counterstory as a method by which to actualize critical race theory (CRT) in rhetoric and writing studies research and pedagogy. Dr. Martinez's work argues specifically that counterstory provides method and methodology for other(ed) perspectives to contribute to conversations about narrative, dominant ideology, and their intersecting influence on curricular standards and institutional practices. Dr. Martinez's body of scholarship provides an interdisciplinary understanding of how counterstory functions, while accomplishing a further goal of establishing counterstory as a pedagogically employable method in writing classrooms. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow the podcast on Twitter @thebigrhet.
01:04:25
May 30, 2022
Episode 105: Sounds from Computers & Writing 2022
Episode 105: Sounds from Computers & Writing 2022
Episode 105 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features a series of interviews with attendees at the 2022 Computers & Writing Conference, which was held May 18-21, 2022, at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow the podcast on Twitter @thebigrhet. 
49:33
May 23, 2022
Episode 104: Dr. Cheryl E. Ball
Episode 104: Dr. Cheryl E. Ball
Episode 104 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with Dr. Cheryl E. Ball. Dr. Cheryl E. Ball guides scholars, editors, and publishers to create sustainable digital scholarship that centers their self-care in the process. Her academic credentials include a PhD in rhetoric and technical communication, a long CV from several institutional affiliations as a professor for 14 years, a library publisher for nearly 5 years, and editor of the longest continuously running scholarly multimedia journal in the world. She is also editor of several other pedagogical publications and directs a non-profit organization for journal editors. She is currently a digital nomad, traveling the US in her hybrid car and consulting on digital scholarly publishing projects wherever the universe takes her. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet.
01:09:01
May 23, 2022
Episode 103: Dr. J. Logan Smilges
Episode 103: Dr. J. Logan Smilges
Episode 103 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with Dr. J. Logan Smilges about his new book, "Queer Silence: On Disability and Queer Silence." J. Logan Smilges is an Assistant Professor of Language, Culture, and Gender Studies at Texas Woman’s University. Led by commitments to transfeminism and disability justice, their scholarship and teaching lie at the nexus of Disability Studies, Trans Studies, Queer Studies, and rhetoric. Their first book, Queer Silence: On Disability and Rhetorical Absence, is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press, and their other writing can be found in Disability Studies Quarterly, College Composition and Communication, Rhetoric Review, and elsewhere. Currently, Smilges serves as the co-chair for the Disability Studies Standing Group at the Conference on College Composition and Communication. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet. 
54:04
May 16, 2022
Episode 102: Dr. Beverly J. Moss & Michael J. Benjamin
Episode 102: Dr. Beverly J. Moss & Michael J. Benjamin
Episode 102 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features our inaugural TBR Podcast Fellow interview featuring Dr. Beverly J. Moss, Associate Professor at Ohio State University & Michael J. Benjamin, the 2021-2022 TBR Podcast Fellow and a Ph.D. student at the University of Louisville. Dr. Beverly J. Moss is an associate professor of English at The Ohio State University where she specializes in composition and literacy studies. Michael J. Benjamin, a Ph.d. student at the university of Louisville and his current research interests include writing center studies, critical pedagogy, popular culture, and literacy. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
01:14:50
May 09, 2022
Episode 101: Dr. David Grant
Episode 101: Dr. David Grant
Episode 101 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with Dr. David Grant. Dr. David Grant is an associate professor at the University of Northern Iowa. For the first phase of his career, he served as Writing Program Administrator managing his department's composition courses, offering professional development for instructors, and being a voice for writing on campus. That was phased out in 2015, so he retooled his research agenda to combine his concern with Native American/ First Nation literacies and ecological sustainability. That led to his article in CCC, "Writing Wakan: The Lakota Pipe as Rhetorical Object,” his collaborative work in Rhetoric Review, and a forthcoming collection co-edited with Jennifer Clary-Lemon titled Decolonial Conversations in Posthuman and New Materialist Rhetorics (forthcoming Fall 2022, Ohio State UP). For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow the podcast on Twitter @thebigrhet
01:02:44
May 02, 2022
Episode 100: Jer Thorp
Episode 100: Jer Thorp
Episode 100 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with Jer Thorp. Jer Thorp is an artist, writer and teacher living in New York City. He is best known for designing the algorithm to place the nearly 3,000 names on the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan. Jer was the New York Times' first Data Artist in Residence, is a National Geographic Explorer, and in 2017 and 2018 served as the Innovator in Residence at the Library of Congress. Jer is one of the world's foremost data artists and is a leading voice for the ethical use of big data. Jer’s talks on TED.com have been watched by more than a half-million people. He is a frequent speaker at high profile events such as PopTech, and The Aspen Ideas Festival. His book, Living in Data: A Citizen’s Guide to a Better Information Future, was published in 2020. Follow The Big Rhetorical Podcast on Twitter @thebigrhet and visit our website, thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
01:01:02
April 25, 2022
Episode 99: Dr. Rob Goodman
Episode 99: Dr. Rob Goodman
Episode 99 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with Dr. Rob Goodman. Dr. Rob Goodman is Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. He is the author of Words on Fire: Eloquence and Its Conditions (Cambridge University Press, 2022) and the co-author of A Mind at Play (Simon & Schuster, 2017) and Rome’s Last Citizen (Thomas Dunne, 2012). He is also the co-editor of a forthcoming volume on Populism, Demagoguery, and Rhetoric in Historical Perspective (Oxford University Press). His academic work has been published in journals including the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, the Review of Politics, and History of Political Thought. Before beginning his doctoral studies, Rob was a speechwriter in the U.S. House and Senate. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit our website www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow the podcast on Twitter. 
57:34
April 18, 2022
Episode 98: CPTSC Graduate Student Committee
Episode 98: CPTSC Graduate Student Committee
Episode 98 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with members of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) Graduate Student Committee (GSC). We focus on their piece in Programmatic Perspectives: "Identity, Agency, and Precarity: Considerations of Graduate Students in Technical Communication." Featuring Morgan Banville, Katlynne Davis, Emily Gresbrink, Elena Kalodner-Martin, and Meghalee Das. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit our website thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow the podcast on Twitter and Facebook @thebigrhet.
01:00:42
April 11, 2022
Episode 97: Dr. Shawn Ramsey
Episode 97: Dr. Shawn Ramsey
Episode 97 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with Dr. Shawn Ramsey. Dr. Shawn Ramsey is a scholar and teacher of writing at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. He studies the history of ideas and the relationship of ancient and modern myth to rhetoric and writing. This interest is historical, anthropological, and psychological. He is currently writing about the relationship of myth to the idea of the autonomy and volition of ideas. He has written about rhetoric in the Medieval Europe, Roman antiquity, 19th century America, Ancient Greece, Egypt and Mesopotamia. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet
50:54
April 04, 2022
Episode 96: Andrew Yim
Episode 96: Andrew Yim
Episode 96 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with Andrew Yim as a part of The Big Rhetorical Podcast Emerging Scholar Series. Andrew Yim is currently a Ph.D. student in the Composition and Applied Linguistics (CAL) program at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He serves as the assistant director of the IUP Jones White Writing Center, the graduate co-editor of the Peer Review, and president of the Composition and TESOL Association that serves graduate students in the CAL program. In addition, he works as an English instructor at Huaqiao University in Quanzhou, China, and serves as an intern for the Conference on College Composition and Communication's Wikipedia Initiative Cohort. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet. 
55:18
March 28, 2022
Episode 95: Dr. Jessica Jorgensen Borchert
Episode 95: Dr. Jessica Jorgensen Borchert
Episode 95 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with Dr. Jessica Jorgenson Borchert as a part of TBR Podcast Emerging Scholar Series. Dr. Jessica Jorgenson Borchert is an Associate Professor and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at Pittsburg State University. She teaches classes on technical and professional communication. Her recent research has focused on concerns of academic motherhood and has appeared in journals like the Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics and Survive and Thrive: A Journal of the Medical Humanities. Her current research is focused on how academic mothers use online communities to learn about their children’s health, along with how academic mothers use these spaces for social and emotional support. She is a proud mom of twins and a first-generation PhD. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet. 
54:06
March 21, 2022
Episode 94: WAC Clearinghouse 25th Anniversary Roundtable
Episode 94: WAC Clearinghouse 25th Anniversary Roundtable
Episode 94 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features a roundtable discussion with key figures from the WAC Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse was founded in 1997 to provide open access to teaching resources and scholarly publications. As an open-access publisher, the Clearinghouse is dedicated to providing barrier- and cost-free access to scholarly work, including journals and journal articles, monographs, edited collections, conference proceedings, and professional and pedagogical resources. Over more than two decades, the members of the Clearinghouse publishing collaborative have developed approaches to publishing that have significantly reduced the cost of publishing scholarly work while maintaining standards that put our journals and books among the top in the field of writing studies.Panelists include Mike Palmquist, Sue McLeod, Chuck Bazerman, Caleb Gonzalez, and Lindsey Harding. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow the podcast on Twitter @thebigrhet. 
01:15:55
March 14, 2022
Episode 93: Walter Lucken IV (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 93: Walter Lucken IV (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 93 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with Walter Luckin IV as a part of The Big Rhetorical Podcast Emerging Scholar Series. Walter Lucken IV is Assistant Director of Composition at Wayne State University, where he is a PhD candidate studying Rhetoric and Writing. His research focuses on abolitionist histories and historiographies of literacy and rhetorical education in the Americas, especially in the fields of basic writing and community literacy. In addition to his work at Wayne State, he co-facilitates the Writer’s Block writing workshop at the Macomb Men’s Correctional Facility, and recently co-edited Absent but Present: Voices from the Writer’s Block, a collection of poetry from writers incarcerated at Macomb CF. His writing has appeared in Runner, ROAR, Michigan Quarterly Review, Art & The Public Sphere, and Freedom Arts Journal. He lives in Detroit. For more information, or to be featured on an episode, visit our website www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet
01:07:58
February 28, 2022
Episode 92: Michael J. Benjamin (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 92: Michael J. Benjamin (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 92 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with Michael J. Benjamin, the 2021-2022 The Big Rhetorical Podcast Fellow. Michael J. Benjamin is a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville. He earned an M.A. in English at St. John’s University, where he served as a graduate assistant in the University Writing Center. He has also taught English in Slovakia as a Fulbright Fellow and taught first-year composition at multiple universities across New York. His current research interests include writing center studies, critical pedagogy, popular culture, and literacy. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us @thebigrhet.
39:33
February 14, 2022
Episode 91: Drs. Amanda Licastro & Benjamin M. Miller
Episode 91: Drs. Amanda Licastro & Benjamin M. Miller
Episode 91 features a discussion with Amanda Licastro & Benjamin M. Miller about their new book Composition and Big Data available through the University of Pittsburgh Press. Amanda Licastro is the emerging and digital literacy instructional designer at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research explores the intersection of technology and writing, including book history, dystopian literature, and digital humanities, with a focus on multimodal composition and extended reality. Benjamin Miller is an assistant professor of composition in the English department at the University of Pittsburgh, focusing on digital research and pedagogy. He is the author of the poetry collection Without Compass and the forthcoming monograph Distant Readings of Disciplinarity: Knowing and Doing in Composition/Rhetoric Dissertations. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit our website www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet 
01:13:19
February 07, 2022
Episode 90: Drs. Jonathan Alexander & Timothy Oleksiak
Episode 90: Drs. Jonathan Alexander & Timothy Oleksiak
Episode 90 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast--the Season 6 Premiere--features Drs. Jonathan Alexander & Timothy Oleksiak discussing their forthcoming Special Issue of QED focusing on Queer Generosity. Jonathan Alexander is Chancellor's Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine, where he is also associdate dean in the Division of Undergraduate Education. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of twenty-one books, including works of critical memoir and scholarly works on the fields of rhetoric and writing studies.  He is currently finishing a book tentatively entitled Writing and Desire. Timothy Oleksiak is a low-femme assistant professor of English and the Professional and New Media Writing program director at University of Massachusetts Boston. His work appears in Composition Studies, Pre/Text, Pedagogy, Peitho, College Composition and Communication and in edited collections. He loves opera and his given, chosen, and emerging families. Fore more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet
56:30
February 01, 2022
Episode 89: WPA-GO (Keystone Perspectives Series)
Episode 89: WPA-GO (Keystone Perspectives Series)
Episode 89 is Part 2 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast's 2-part Season 5 finale. This episode features a discussion with members of the WPA-GO (Writing Program Administrators--Graduate Organization) leadership team, including Jennifer Burke Reifman, Gabrielle Isabel Kelenyi, Misty D. Fuller, Turnip Van Dyke, and Laura Hardin Marshall. WPA-GO works with the Council of Writing Program Administrators to support WPA preparation for graduate students and strengthen connections between graduate students and professional WPAs through grants, mentoring, networking, professional development, and resources. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weeble.com and follow us @thebigrhet.  
51:22
December 20, 2021
Episode 88: Dr. Asao B. Inoue (Keystone Perspectives Series)
Episode 88: Dr. Asao B. Inoue (Keystone Perspectives Series)
Episode 88 is Part I of The Big Rhetorical Podcast's 2-part Season 5 finale. This episode features an interview with Dr. Asao B. Inoue about his new book Above the Well: An Antiracist Literacy Argument from a Boy of Color. Dr. Inoue is professor of Rhetoric and Composition in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University. His research focuses on antiracist and social justice theory and practices in writing assessments. Among his award-winning books are Race and Writing Assessment," an edited collection, and Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing for a Socially Just Future. He was the 2019 Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, and has been a past member of the CCCC Executive Committee, and the Executive Board of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. All royalties from, Above the Well: An Antiracist Literacy Argument from a Boy of Color (2021) are donated to the Asao and Kelly Inoue Antiracist Teaching Endowment at their alma mater, Oregon State University. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us @thebigrhet.  
53:51
December 20, 2021
Episode 87: Noor Ghazal Aswad (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 87: Noor Ghazal Aswad (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 87 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast in another in entry in our Emerging Scholar Series and features a discussion with Noor Ghazal Aswad. Noor Ghazal Aswad is a doctoral candidate at the University of Memphis. Her research explores the forms of persuasion that mediate and situate broader ideological discourses surrounding refugees and immigrants and vulnerable others. Her dissertation “Syria as a litmus test: Towards a telos of solidarity” puts forth the Syrian revolution as a liberatory moment where revolutionaries rose from under an authoritarian regime’s historic eclipse. Noor is motivated by the conviction that we must centralize the voices of Syrians themselves as a source of epistemological agency and not just as “refugee figures” confined to undesirable humanitarian subjects or apolitical & “third persons” in search of a homeland. Her work has been published in Rhetoric & Public Affairs and Critical Studies in Media Communication, among others.  For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com. 
56:18
December 13, 2021
Episode 86: Drs. Bill Hart-Davidson, Jim Ridolfo, & Chris Lindgren
Episode 86: Drs. Bill Hart-Davidson, Jim Ridolfo, & Chris Lindgren
Episode 86 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features Drs. Bill Hart-Davidson from Michigan State University, Jim Ridolfo from the University of Kentucky, and Chris Lindgren from Virginia Tech, discussing "RhetCompromised: A February 2021 #RhetOps Special Report" which focuses on how paper mills are infiltrating universities and writing programs. From their report: "Actors working to the benefit of paper mills are infiltrating university systems via well-known vulnerabilities in their content management systems and in some cases replacing the university content with illicit paper mill materials.” For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
01:18:54
December 06, 2021
Episode 85: Dr. Adam Hubrig
Episode 85: Dr. Adam Hubrig
Episode 85 of The Big Rhetorical Podcasts features an interview with Dr. Adam Hubrig. Dr. Adam Hubrig (they/them) is an autistic, multiply-disabled caretaker of cats. They live in Huntsville, Texas, where they work as an assistant professor and English Education coordinator for the English Department at Sam Houston State University. Their research and teaching explore disability, especially at the intersection of pedagogy, queer rhetorics, community literacy, as well as teacher education. Adam’s research is featured in in College, Composition, and Communication, The Community Literacy Journal, The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics and Reflections: A Journal of Community Engaged Writing and Rhetoric and their words have also found homes in Brevity, the Disability Visibility Blog, andTaco Bell Quarterly. Adam is currently co-editor of the AntiAbleist Composition blog space and an advisory board member of the Coalition for Community Writing. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
51:39
November 22, 2021
Episode 84: Dr. Amber Buck & Dr. Devon Ralston
Episode 84: Dr. Amber Buck & Dr. Devon Ralston
Episode 84 features a discussion with Dr. Amber Buck & Dr. Devon Ralston their article, “I didn’t sign up for your research study: The ethics of using ‘public’ data,” that was included in the special issue of Computers and Composition called, “Rhetorics of Data: Collection, Consent, and Critical Digital Literacies,” edited by Les Hutchinson Campos and Maria Novotny. Dr. Amber Buck is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alabama. She completed her PhD in English and Writing Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2012. Her research interests include digital literacies, multimodal composition, new media and identity, and social media. Amber is the Social Media and Visibility Editor for Computers & Composition Digital Press. Dr. Devon Ralston is an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center at Winthrop University She received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Composition with a focus on New Media Studies and Professional Writing in 2008 from Illinois State University. At Winthrop, she teaches courses in composition, rhetorical theory, professional writing, and digital rhetorics. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com. 
57:41
November 15, 2021
Episode 83: Dr. Roy Schwartzman
Episode 83: Dr. Roy Schwartzman
This episode features an interview with Dr. Roy Schwartzman. Dr. Roy Schwartzman is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He serves as a faculty affiliate with the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies; the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering; and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at UNCG. Author of more than 150 scholarly articles/chapters and 350 poetry publications, he has won more than 20 research awards and 60 literary awards. He is Principal Investigator of Cultivate Resilient Communities, the grant that established UNCG as the inaugural NCA Center for Communication, Community Collaboration, and Change.. He is the founding administrator of the Facebook mega-group Pandemic Pedagogy and has been named a Facebook Power Administrator. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
58:53
November 08, 2021
Episode 82: Dr. M. Elizabeth Thorpe
Episode 82: Dr. M. Elizabeth Thorpe
Episode 82 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with Dr. M. Elizabeth Thorpe. M. Elizbeth Thorpe was raised in various west Texas towns. As a child of an oil field rough neck and a public-school teacher, she an her family followed the booms and busts of the oil industry throughout west Texas until settling in the Permian Basin when she was a teenager. Then she went to Baylor University where she majored in English. She took two years off, then got her M.A. in English from Texas A&M University. Afterward, she received her PhD in Rhetoric and Public Affairs from the Communication department at Texas A&M. After school, she moved to the Rochester, NY area for a Visiting Assistant Professor job, and within two years had secured a tenure track position at SUNY Brockport. She is now an Associate Professor focusing on constitutive rhetoric, legal rhetoric, and free speech. She teaches classes in protest, political rhetoric, propaganda, and the first amendment. And she lives in Brockport with her amazing husband, and their astounding eleven-year old daughter. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
51:55
November 01, 2021
Episode 81: 2022 Computers & Writing Conference Organizers
Episode 81: 2022 Computers & Writing Conference Organizers
Episode 81 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with the 2022 Computers & Writing Conference Organizers: Drs. Erin Frost, Michelle Eble, and Will Banks, all from East Carolina University. Our field, perhaps, does not talk enough about the labor that goes into planning conferences; certainly, we have not talked at length about the decisions to cancel conferences and to consider all of the implications of those decisions, especially during the coronavirus. In this episode, we amplify those topics along with promoting Computers and Writing Conference. This episode also includes the launch of The Big Rhetorical Podcast Fellowship Program. For more information The Big Rhetorical Podcast please visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
01:05:26
October 25, 2021
Episode 80: Eric Korankye (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 80: Eric Korankye (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 80 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features a discussion with Eric Korankye as a part of our Emerging Scholar Series.Eric Korankye earned his Master's degree in English (Technical Writing and Rhetoric) at Illinois State University after completing his Bachelor's degree at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. He advocates the design of writing pedagogies shaped by globalization and culture, where students' diverse linguistic, cultural, and rhetorical traditions are valued as resources instead of problems. Eric's Master's thesis was an autoethnographic study of his experiences as a teacher and student in first-year composition in Ghana. In this research work, he sought to acknowledge the pluralistic nature and relevance of writing traditions worldwide; thus, the need for culturally-responsive pedagogies and a new paradigm shift for inclusionary rhetoric and citizenship in the classroom. He is currently an online teacher of English and a Sub-Editor in the Hansard Department of the Parliament of Ghana. Visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us @thebigrhet.
53:06
October 20, 2021
Episode 79: Dr. Antonio Byrd
Episode 79: Dr. Antonio Byrd
Dr. Antonio Byrd is an assistant professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he teaches courses in professional and technical communication, multimodal composition, and Black/African American literacies and rhetoric. He uses qualitative research and critical race studies to understand how Black adults learn and use computer programming to address racial inequality in their lives. Byrd has served on the Conference on College Composition and Communication's (CCCCs) Social Justice at Convention Committee since its inception in 2018 and he will begin a three-year term on the CCCCs Executive Committee Fall 2021. His work has appeared in Literacy in Composition Studies and College Composition and Communication. He is the recipient of the 2021 Richard Braddock Award. Among other writings, Byrd is currently drafting his first book manuscript on Black adults learning coding literacy at a computer code bootcamp.
51:38
October 11, 2021
Episode 78: Ashley M. Beardsley (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 78: Ashley M. Beardsley (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 78 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast is another entry in our Emerging Scholar Series. Ashley M. Beardsley holds an MFA in Writing and Poetics with a concentration in poetry from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (Naropa University) and a certificate in publishing from the Denver Publishing Institute (University of Denver). She is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Writing Studies at the University of Oklahoma where her research focuses on food and cookbooks as multimodal, collaboratively written community texts; digital and community literacy; the rhetoric of food; and feminist rhetoric. She also works as the Assistant Director of Technical Writing and Communication, teaches technical writing, and is an assistant editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Follow us @thebigrhet.
43:25
October 04, 2021
Episode 77: Kris Lotier
Episode 77: Kris Lotier
Episode 76 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with Kris Lotier, Associate Professor of Writing Studies and Rhetoric at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he teaches courses on professional communication, rhetorical theory, digital culture, and first-year writing. He recently published the book Postprocess Postmortem with the Perspectives on Writing series from the WAC Clearinghouse; it’s available for free online now. He has also published articles in College Composition and Communication, Pedagogy, and Enculturation. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Penn State and bachelor's degrees in English and Marketing from the University of South Carolina. A fourteenth-generation Pennsylvanian, he currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
01:14:05
September 27, 2021
Episode 76: Martin Camper
Episode 76: Martin Camper
Episode 76 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with Dr. Martin Camper is associate professor of writing at Loyola University Maryland, where he teaches courses in rhetoric, writing, argument, and style. He is also director of Loyola’s Center for the Humanities, which supports humanities initiatives that benefit faculty, students, and the broader community. His book, Arguing over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation, published by Oxford University Press, offers a rhetorical method for examining how people use argument to construct the meaning of texts. Research for his current book project, tentatively titled How the Bible’s Meaning Changes: Argument and Controversy in the Christian Church, has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the International Society for the History of Rhetoric. Visit The Big Rhetorical Podcast website www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet.
57:58
September 20, 2021
Episode 75: Morgan Banville (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 75: Morgan Banville (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 75 features an interview with Morgan Banville as a part of our Emerging Scholar Series.Morgan Banville (she/her) is a native of Dartmouth, MA, and is a 2018 and 2019 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. In 2018, she graduated as a Massachusetts Commonwealth Scholar and summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Criticism, and Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication. She immediately pursued her Master of Arts in Teaching, graduating in 2019 with her license to teach secondary education (grades 5-12). As a third-year PhD student, her research interests include the intersection of technical communication and privacy/surveillance studies, often informed by feminist methodologies. She is currently the Graduate Co-Editor of The Peer Review journal, and recently published in the proceedings of the 39th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication (SIGDOC ’21). You can find more information about The Big Rhetorical Podcast at www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
46:48
September 13, 2021
Episode 74: Abbie DeCamp
Episode 74: Abbie DeCamp
Episode 74 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features a discussion with Abbie DeCamp, the winner of the inaugural The Big Rhetorical Podcast Emerging Scholar Award. Abbie DeCamp is a PhD candidate in English, focusing on Writing and Rhetoric, at Northeastern University. She commits to justice, feminism, antiracism, and queerness in every aspect of her work. Her dissertation, “Queer Memes: Forms, Communities, Genres” traces queer memes as community-making practices that centralize humor, joy, and identity exploration. Her mixed-methods approach—which prioritizes community members’ voices through interviews—builds off her Computers and Composition article, “XM: A Schema for Encoding Queer Identities in Qualitative Research.” Her teaching philosophy centers students as community writers to help them develop and transfer skills in new and meaningful ways, seamlessly weaving deep engagements with memes and other genres.
57:06
September 07, 2021
Episode 73: Renee Hobbs (TBR Podcast Carnival Keynote)
Episode 73: Renee Hobbs (TBR Podcast Carnival Keynote)
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom concludes with an episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast hosted by Charles Woods. This episode features a Keynote Interview with Renee Hobbs about her new book, Mind of Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age. Renee Hobbs is an internationally-recognized authority on media literacy education. Through community and global service and as a researcher, teacher, advocate and media professional, Hobbs has worked to advance the quality of digital and media literacy education in the United States and around the world. She is the Founder and Director of the Media Education Lab, whose mission is to improve the quality of media literacy education through research and community service. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
01:04:32
August 19, 2021
In the Bin/TBR Podcast Carnival
In the Bin/TBR Podcast Carnival
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of In the Bin Podcast hosted by Steve Llano. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
01:01:21
August 19, 2021
Creating Coalitional Gestures/TBR Podcast Carnival
Creating Coalitional Gestures/TBR Podcast Carnival
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of Creating Coalitional Gestures hosted by Iris Ruiz. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
01:17:32
August 19, 2021
Rhetoric-O-Rama/TBR Podcast Carnival
Rhetoric-O-Rama/TBR Podcast Carnival
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of Rhetoric-O-Rama hosted by David R. Dewberry and Timothy McGee. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
17:46
August 18, 2021
Writing Remix Podcast/TBR Podcast Carnival
Writing Remix Podcast/TBR Podcast Carnival
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of Writing Remix Podcast hosted by Dan Dissinger and Katie Robison. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
59:52
August 18, 2021
10-Minute Tech Comm/TBR Podcast Carnival
10-Minute Tech Comm/TBR Podcast Carnival
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of 10-Minute Tech Comm hosted by Ryan Weber. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
55:49
August 18, 2021
Kairoticast/TBR Podcast Carnival
Kairoticast/TBR Podcast Carnival
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of Kairoticast hosted by M. Elizabeth Thorpe. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
21:33
August 17, 2021
Defend & Publish/TBR Podcast Carnival
Defend & Publish/TBR Podcast Carnival
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of Defend & Publish Podcast hosted by Christine Tulley. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
11:04
August 17, 2021
Sleep In Cinema/TBR Podcast Carnival
Sleep In Cinema/TBR Podcast Carnival
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of Sleep In Cinema hosted by Gareth Jones and Craig Ceravolo. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
01:17:00
August 16, 2021
May It Displease the Court/TBR Podcast Carnival
May It Displease the Court/TBR Podcast Carnival
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of May It Displease the Court hosted by Mary Whiteside. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
41:20
August 16, 2021
Pedagogue/TBR Podcast Carnival
Pedagogue/TBR Podcast Carnival
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom kicks off with an episode of Pedagogue hosted by Shane Wood. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com. 
08:54
August 16, 2021
Episode 72: Dr. Brian Gaines (Keystone Perspectives)
Episode 72: Dr. Brian Gaines (Keystone Perspectives)
The Season 4 Finale features Dr. Brian Gaines as a part of the Keystone Perspectives: A Capstone Podcast series. Brian Gaines is a designer, writer, and the Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he teaches a variety of Media and Professional and technical Writing courses, including Writing and Digital Media. Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Brian graduated from Clemson University’s interdisciplinary Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design (RCID) PhD program where he was the last graduate student of the “Bad Boy of Rhetoric,” Victor Vitanza. His research interests reside at the nexus of visual rhetoric, surveillance studies, détournement, and hauntology. His work has appeared in Textshop Experiments, Sweetland DRC, and Parlor Press, among others. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit our website thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com. 
01:12:26
May 12, 2021
Episode 71: Anna Zeemont (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 71: Anna Zeemont (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 71 features a discussion with Anna Zeemont as a part of The Big Rhetorical Podcast Emerging Scholar Series. Anna Zeemont is a PhD candidate in English at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center concentrating in Composition-Rhetoric and American Studies. She’s currently a Dissertation Fellow at the Gittell Urban Studies Collective, a fellow with CUNY’s New Media Lab, and a consultant at Baruch College’s Writing Center. Anna’sresearch draws on queer-feminist decolonial and abolitionist frameworks to interrogate the politics and movement of literacy across educational institutions and urban geographies. Other interests include multimodal pedagogies and rhetorics “critical university studies” archival methodologies and science and technology studies.For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
01:00:49
May 03, 2021
Episode 70: Dr. Cara Messina (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 70: Dr. Cara Messina (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 70 features Dr. Cara Marta Messina as a part of our Emerging Scholar Series. Dr. Cara Marta Messina recently received her PhD from Northeastern University English Department focusing on Writing & Rhetoric. Her digital dissertation, "The Critical Fan Toolkit: Fanfiction Genres, Ideologies, and Pedagogies," (http://www.criticalfantoolkit.org/) explores critical fanfiction writing practices, critical fan authors' processes, and their pedagogical values inside and outside traditional classrooms. She received the 2019 Kairos Graduate Student Teaching Award. Starting in Fall 2021, Cara will be an Assistant Professor of English, in Professional Writing, at Jacksonville State University. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
01:16:31
April 27, 2021
Episode 69: Alex Hanson (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 69: Alex Hanson (Emerging Scholar Series)
(Alex Hanson (she/her/hers) is a currently a PhD candidate in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric at Syracuse University. Her research interests include composition pedagogy, WPA, institutional rhetoric, language politics, and feminist rhetorics. Her dissertation project, “Not Appropriate for Children: A Look at the Composition Practices and Rhetorical Strategies of Single Moms in Academia” explores how single moms’ parental identities shape their composition work, as well as how they navigate academia.
55:17
April 19, 2021
Episode 68: Dr. Whitney Jordan Adams (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 68: Dr. Whitney Jordan Adams (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 68 features Dr. Whitney Jordan Adams join the The Big Rhetorical Podcast parlor as part of the Emerging Scholar Series. Whitney Jordan Adams  is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. She is a 2020 PhD graduate from Clemson University’s interdisciplinary Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design program. Her dissertation, “A Rhetoric of Resentment: Dismantling White Supremacy Through Definition, Scholarship, and Action,” examines the role of resentment in white supremacy, and how this rhetoric can be dismantled not only through scholarship, but also through positive pedagogical disturbance, rhetorical listening, and action in the classroom and community. At Berry, Whitney is invested in diversity and equity initiatives, and will be teaching a class in Spring 2021 where Berry students will be reading, writing, and engaging in rhetoric for social change. Whitney has also taught at the Université de Versailles in Versailles, France, and at the Harbin Institute of Technology in Harbin, China. In her free time, Whitney enjoys playing golf and traveling. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit our website thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
01:02:30
April 12, 2021
Episode 67: Dr. William Duffy
Episode 67: Dr. William Duffy
Dr. William Duffy joins The Big Rhetorical Podcast to discuss his new book, "Beyond Conversation: Collaboration and the Production of Writing." Dr. William Duffy is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication Program at the University of Memphis. His scholarship has been published in Rhetoric Review,  Composition Studies, College English, and Present Tense, as well as in various edited collections. His new book Beyond Conversation: Collaboration and the Production of Writing is available now from Utah State University Press.
54:52
April 05, 2021
Episode 66: John Archibald
Episode 66: John Archibald
Pulitzer Prize winning writer John Archibald joins the podcast parlor to chat about his new book, "Shaking the Gates of Hell: A Search for Family and Truth in the Wake of Civil Rights Revolution,” which was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2021. In 2018, John won the Pulitzer Prize for his commentary on politics in the state of Alabama and, in 2020, was awarded a Nieman Foundation Fellowship to study the future of digital media at Harvard University. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook @thebigrhet. 
52:30
March 29, 2021
Episode 65: Gareth Jones
Episode 65: Gareth Jones
Episode 65 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features a discussion with Gareth Jones, Assistant Director of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Gareth has taught Film Studies for 13 years in three states including at Wesleyan College, Brewton Parker College, and currently the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In addition, he has worked for over twenty years for the Sundance Film Festival as a consultant for festival logistics in parking and transportation.  He also co-hosts a radio show about film called Sleep In Cinema on the internet radio station, Substrate Radio.
01:04:31
March 22, 2021
Episode 64: Zac Hyden, The Automotive Free Clinic
Episode 64: Zac Hyden, The Automotive Free Clinic
Episode 64 features a discussion with Zac Hyden from The Automotive Free Clinic. Zac holds a degrees from Auburn University and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from the University of California Berkeley. His research interests include popular education, The American South, and Just Sustainability, among other subjects, and he has published on food justice and racial and socio-economic disparity in the South. In 2019, Zac published his book Memoirs of a Mad Redneck with Guillotine Press. Futhermore, he holds an Automotive Service Excellence Certification in Brakes and runs the Automotive Free Clinic.
01:03:40
March 16, 2021
Episode 63: Kyle Larson & Dr. Guy McHendry
Episode 63: Kyle Larson & Dr. Guy McHendry
Episode 63 features a discussion with Kyle Larson and Dr. Guy McHendry about their article "Parasitic Publics." Kyle Larson is a Ph.D. Candidate at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His dissertation is titled "Emergent Counterpublicity: Social Movement and Anti-Racist Student Organizing," and his work can be found in RSQ, Peitho, and the Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric. Dr. Guy McHendry is an Associate Professor at Creighton University. Along with numerous book chapters and a textbook, Dr. McHendry’s recent work can be found in RSQ and Argumentation and Advocacy. Their article, “Parasitic Publics,” in RSQ is the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Article Award from the Critical Cultural Studies Division of the National Communication Association.
01:18:24
March 08, 2021
Episode 62: Dr. Stephanie Vie & Jessica Kester
Episode 62: Dr. Stephanie Vie & Jessica Kester
Episode 62 features a discussion with Jessica Kester & Dr. Stephanie Vie about their article Social Media in Practice: Assignments, Perceptions, Possibilities in the newest issue of Currents in Teaching and Learning. Jessica Kester is a Professor of English in the School of Humanities and Communication and the Quanta-Honors College at Daytona State College. Dr. Stephanie Vie is Associate Dean of the Outreach College and Professor of English at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. This episode includes the announcement of The Big Rhetorical Podcast Emerging Scholar Award. For more information visit our website thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
01:22:06
March 01, 2021
Episode 61: Dr. Matthew Boedy
Episode 61: Dr. Matthew Boedy
Episode 61 features a discussion with Dr. Matthew Boedy to talk about his newest book May, 1970. Dr. Boedy is an assistant professor of rhetoric and composition at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville. He teaches first-year composition and courses in professional writing. He published his first book, Speaking of Evil, in November 2018 with Rowman & Littlefield. His new book, May, 1970, is published through Intermezzo. His research interests include rhetorical theory and its relationship to religion. For more information on the podcast visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com. 
01:03:23
February 23, 2021
Episode 60: William Repetto (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 60: William Repetto (Emerging Scholar Series)
On the 60th episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast Charles chats will William Repetto. William Repetto is a PhD student in English at the University of Delaware. He is interested in developing a historicist lens that recovers broad economic historical movements from the minutiae of exchange in novels. He is also interested in the overlap of English literature and entrepreneurship, particularly the application of literary methods to understanding business leadership. His recent coursework has covered digital intimacy, Post-Civil-War literary history, and literary theory. He has just submitted a brief chapter to Threshold Conscripts, a book project seeking to capture the pandemic-era observations of early-career intellectuals – which will be available in Spring 2021. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet.
45:24
February 16, 2021
Episode 59: Dr. Mohamed Yacoub (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 59: Dr. Mohamed Yacoub (Emerging Scholar Series)
In this episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast Charles chats with Dr. Mohamed Yacoub. Dr. Yacoub is an assistant teaching professor in the Writing and Rhetoric Program in the English Department at Florida International University.  He graduated with a Ph.D. in Composition and Applied Linguistics from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May 2020. His dissertation explores the narratives of multilingual Muslim students in undergraduate required composition courses and investigates how writing program structures that implement integration or separation practices affect the identity of multilingual Muslim students. Dr. Yacoub has published in different scholarly journals such as The Journal of Language, Identity & Education; Studies In Contrastive Grammar; International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research; and The Qualitative Report.  Dr. Yacoub has English teaching experience in Dalian, China; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Cairo, Egypt; Missouri, USA; Pennsylvania, USA, and now in Miami, FL.
56:19
February 08, 2021
Episode 58: Alexander Williams (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 58: Alexander Williams (Emerging Scholar Series)
This episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features a discussion with Alexander Williams as a part of the Emerging Scholar Series. Alexander Williams is currently a Master’s candidate in Literature and a member of the Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholars cohort at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His poetry and scholarship is heavily rooted in hauntology and as a musician he explores the persona created by the Black male rapper in the United States. Because the persona created by the Black male rapper in the United States is, for all intents and purposes, a social experiment, Alexander’s work becomes the ultimate case study for his scholarly pursuits as poet, persona, and critic. In addition to deepening his creative canon, Alexander also conducts community projects and wellness workshops designed for students of color.
49:22
February 01, 2021
Episode 57: Deb Dimond Young (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 57: Deb Dimond Young (Emerging Scholar Series)
On Season 4, Episode 2 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles talks to Deb Dimond Young as a part of the Emerging Scholar Series. Deb Dimond Young teaches first-year integrated communication and writing at the University of Northern Iowa and is currently working on a PhD in rhetoric and professional communication at Iowa State University. Her research interests include composition pedagogy, community-engaged writing, and feminist rhetoric. Deb also has a nerdy interest in the pedagogical possibilities of fandom podcasts and an abiding love of really old cookbooks. You can follow her on Twitter @debdimondyoung. For more information, follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet.
58:06
January 25, 2021
Season 4 Premiere: Dr. Gavin P. Johnson (Emerging Scholar Series)
Season 4 Premiere: Dr. Gavin P. Johnson (Emerging Scholar Series)
In the Season 4 Premiere of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles Woods talks with Dr. Gavin P. Johnson. Dr. Gavin P. Johnson (he/his) is a teacher-scholar specializing in multimodal composition, queer rhetorics, writing assessment, and digital activism. He currently works as an assistant professor at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN, where he teaches courses in cultural rhetorics, professional communications, and writing. He completed his PhD at The Ohio State University (2020) where he served as co-associate director of the international Digital Media and Composition Institute (DMAC). He earned his MA from North Carolina State University (2015) and BA from Nicholls State University (2013). His research and service receive national recognition, including the Gloria Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award from CCCC in 2017 and the Kairos Service Award in 2019 as part of the nextGEN listserv start-up team. His research is published or forthcoming in College Literacy and Learning, Composition Studies, Computers and Composition, Constellations, Peitho, Pre/Text: A Journal of Rhetorical Theory, Teacher-Scholar-Activist, and various edited collections. Dr. Johnson is a proud first-generation college graduate from southeast Louisiana.
01:05:57
January 18, 2021
Keystone Perspectives: The Best of the Journals in Rhetoric & Composition
Keystone Perspectives: The Best of the Journals in Rhetoric & Composition
The Season 3 finale of The Big Rhetorical Podcast is the second installment in our Keystone Perspectives: A Capstone Podcast. This episode features a discussion with the editors of The Best of the Journals in Rhetoric & Composition. Guests include Drs. Brian Bailie, Kristi Girdharry, Steve Parks, Jessica Pauszek, and Charles Lesh. 
01:06:36
November 16, 2020
Episode 54: Dr. Stephen M. Underhill
Episode 54: Dr. Stephen M. Underhill
The 54th episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features host Charles Woods chatting with Dr. Stephen M. Underhill about his book, The Manufacture of Consent: J. Edgar Hoover and the Rhetorical Rise of the FBI. Stephen M. Underhill is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Marshall University. His interest in rhetoric is grounded in the interplay of history and politics, especially as it is recorded in primary source documents. More to the point, he is interested in studying institutionalized power in critical and cultural contexts, which directs his focus to matters of law enforcement and national security discourse. Stephen is interested in how law enforcement speaks to and about its different publics to preserve and defend power structures. He is published in Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Quarterly Journal of Speech, and Western Journal of Communication. His recent book from Michigan State University Press, The Manufacture of Consent: J. Edgar Hoover and the Rhetorical Rise of the FBI, is a formative project that coupled his interests in rhetoric and archival research.
59:30
November 09, 2020
Episode 53: Election Eve Special Episode
Episode 53: Election Eve Special Episode
The 53rd episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast is an Election Eve Special Episode. Host Charles Woods incorporates rhetoric & popular culture to historicize our current moment and look to the future of our democratic systems. 
14:58
November 02, 2020
Episode 52: Dr. Amanda Sladek (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 52: Dr. Amanda Sladek (Emerging Scholar Series)
This episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast is another entry in our Emerging Scholar Series. Dr. Amanda Sladek is an Assistant Professor of English and Composition Coordinator (her University’s term for WPA) at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Her research focuses on language diversity and multiliteracies in introductory composition and Basic Writing. She teaches Basic Writing, First-Year Writing, and graduate and undergraduate courses in World Englishes, literacy studies, and composition pedagogy. She is Chair of the CCCC Untenured and Alternative-Academic WPA Standing Group, which advocates for the needs of WPAs who operate without the protection of tenure, including pre-tenure faculty, academic support staff, and graduate students. When not teaching, writing, or administrating, she enjoys yoga, online advice columns, and watching Netflix with her 10-year-old cocker spaniel, Scout.
40:57
October 26, 2020
Episode 51: NYU ReVision & ReForm Symposium
Episode 51: NYU ReVision & ReForm Symposium
The 51st episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features a discussion with Nicole Callihan about the upcoming NYU ReVision & ReForm: Writing Across the Borders symposium. Poet and writer Nicole Callihan is a Senior Language Lecturer in New York University’s Expository Writing Program where she serves as Assistant Director of EWP at Tandon’s School of Engineering. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma with two advanced degrees from NYU, Nicole began teaching first-year composition in 2002. Her research interests include Contemporary poems and poetics; digital pedagogies; intersections of class and gender; integrations of sciences and humanities; the essay; collaborations between poets and other artists (literary, visual, performative); the first-year writer; archives in the undergraduate classroom; pedagogies of inclusion and accessibility; and pedagogies for multilingual learners. She is the founder and coordinator of NYU’s 2020 Symposium ReVision & ReForm: Teaching Writing Across Borders which will take place via Zoom October 23 & 24.
23:27
October 19, 2020
Episode 50: Dr. Bonnie Kyburz
Episode 50: Dr. Bonnie Kyburz
In the 50th episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast Charles talks with Dr. Bonnie Kyburz. dr. bonnie lenore kyburz teaches writing, rhetoric and digital media. She supports creative vision and composes reflective, rhetorically timely texts via digital filmmaking, installations, multimodal composing, and print. She makes short digital films, documentaries and experimental pieces that hope to resonate as entertaining, provocative arguments for evolving scholarly scenes. Her current book is Cruel Auteurism: Affective Digital Mediations Toward Film-Composition, in the #writing series at The WAC Clearinghouse and University of Colorado Press. kyburz’ work appears in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, Enculturation: A Journal of Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture, Composition Studies, College English, and other NCTE publications. 
01:05:53
October 12, 2020
Episode 49: Jordan Guido & Carlos Rosa
Episode 49: Jordan Guido & Carlos Rosa
Episode 49 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features a discussion with Jordan Guido & Carlos Rosa, graduate students at Nova Southeastern University, about their presentation at the 2020 Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference. Jordan Guido (He/Him) is a Master's Student in the Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Master's Program at Nova Southeastern University. He is also a graduate assistant coordinator in the NSU Writing & Communication Center. His research focuses on Queer rhetorics and he has presented at regional and national conferences, including SWCA. Carlos Rodriguez Rosa (he/him/his) is a Master's Student in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at Nova Southeastern University. He currently holds a position as a Graduate Assistant Coordinator at NSU’s Writing and Communication Center where he provides writing assistance to undergraduate students, mentors undergraduate consultants, and serves as a Composition Fellow for first year writing courses. Rodriguez Rosa's research focuses on the intersection between composition studies and identity studies. His work takes up topics including queer inclusion in writing centers, identity formation within online role-play writing communities, and the role of politics within academic practices.
36:46
October 05, 2020
Episode 48: Samantha Dean & Toria Folsom
Episode 48: Samantha Dean & Toria Folsom
Episode 48 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features a discussion with Samantha Dean and Toria Folsom about their presentation at the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference. Samantha Dean is a master’s student at Mississippi State University.  She received her bachelor’s degree in English Writing at Mississippi College and also earned her TESOL certificate while completing her undergrad.  She is now pursuing a M.A. in English literature, and she works as a graduate/teaching assistant with the Mississippi State University English department.  Sam also works as a tutor with the Writing Center on campus and teaches English Composition. Her research interests include American literature and Composition and Rhetoric studies. Toria Folsom was born in Holly Springs, MS, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English at Mississippi State University. She has previously conducted research regarding the declining use of public libraries in America and the rate of extra-curricular institutional support for English majors as compared to STEM majors. She has worked as a writing tutor at the MSU Writing Center since 2019 and has since been conducting research regarding ESL students in the American academic context and in writing centers. She is also currently researching the relationship and history between food, identity, and literature in the Native American community.
40:50
September 28, 2020
Episode 47: Florianne Jimenez (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 47: Florianne Jimenez (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 47 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast is another entry in the Emerging Scholar Series. Florianne "Bo" Jimenez is a PhD candidate in rhetoric and composition at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is currently Assistant Director of the UMass Writing Center. Her research interests lie in postcolonial theory, multilingual writing, literacy history, and Filipino studies, and she is writing her dissertation on resistance in Filipino student writing in the American colonial classroom at the turn of the 20th century. She was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. When she’s not writing her dissertation, Bo loves working out, reading, testing new recipes in the kitchen, and spending time with her husband and their two cats.
43:41
September 21, 2020
Episode 46: Dr. Gregory Bruno (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 46: Dr. Gregory Bruno (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 46 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast is another entry in the Emerging Scholar Series and features a discussion with Dr. Gregory Bruno, Assistant Professor in English at Kingsborough Community College in the City University of New York where he serves as a specialist in first year writing studies. He designs and teaches co-enrolled exchange program courses at correctional facilities in the greater New York City area. His current research emphasizes a dialogical approach to pedagogy in prison, both as a means of establishing a classroom approach rooted in meaningful exchange as well as a way of reconceptualizing the manner in which we discuss such programs’ impact or effectiveness. He earned his doctorate in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2019. Outside of the profession, Greg enjoys weight-training, running, and playing guitar. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Find more information about the podcast at www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
45:39
September 14, 2020
Episode 45: Dr. Jessica Pauszek (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 45: Dr. Jessica Pauszek (Emerging Scholar Series)
Episode 45 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features a discussion with Dr. Jessica Pauszek and is another entry in our Emerging Scholar Series. Dr. Jessica Pauszek is Director of Writing and Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University – Commerce. She is from the small industrial city of Dunkirk, New York and a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan. Her research interests bring together working-class studies, local and transnational community literacy and community engagement, and archival methods. Since 2013, she has led a team of international scholars and community members in the curation of print (in London) and digital archives of transnational working-class writing by the Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers (1976-2007). She was awarded a 2018 CCCC Emergent Researcher Award and her dissertation received the 2018 Honorable Mention for the CCCC James Berlin Outstanding Dissertation Award. Her current book project is entitled “Writing From ‘The Wrong Class’: Archiving Labor in the Context of Precarity.”  Her work appears in CCC, Community Literacy Journal, Literacy in Composition Studies, Labor History Today podcast, Reflections and more.
50:22
September 07, 2020
Episode 44: Drs. Jennifer Mercieca, Donnie Johnson Sackey, & Ryan Skinnell
Episode 44: Drs. Jennifer Mercieca, Donnie Johnson Sackey, & Ryan Skinnell
Season 3, Episode 3 features a roundtable of rhetoric scholars discussing current political discourse in America. With the 2020 election less than 70 days away, panelists dive into a variety of topics including Donald Trump, demagoguery, police violence, immigration policy to discuss what rhetoric has taught us about US political discourse, and what it can teach us going forward.  Panelists include Dr Jennifer Mercieca, a historian of American political rhetoric and Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University; Dr. Donnie Johnson Sackey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric & Writing at the University of Texas-Austin; and, Dr. Ryan Skinnell, Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Writing in the Department of English at San José State University. Find TBR Podcast online: thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com & on Twitter @thebigrhet. 
01:23:53
August 31, 2020
Episode 43: Dr. James Chase Sanchez: TBR Podcast Carnival Keynote
Episode 43: Dr. James Chase Sanchez: TBR Podcast Carnival Keynote
The Season 3 debut of The Big Rhetorical Podcast also serves as the Keynote for The Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival 2020: The Digital Future of Rhetoric & Composition. Dr. James Chase Sanchez is assistant professor of writing and rhetoric at Middlebury College in Vermont. His research interests are in cultural and racial rhetorics, public memory, and protest, and his research has appeared in College Composition and Communication, Pedagogy, Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, and Present Tense. Sanchez currently has two books forthcoming: a co-authored manuscript titled Race, Rhetoric, and Research Methods and a single-authored manuscript tentatively titled Salt of the Earth: Rhetoric, Preservation, and White Supremacy. The latter manuscript is based upon a documentary Sanchez produced, Man on Fire, which won an International Documentary Association Award in 2017 and aired on PBS via Independent Lens in 2018. Lastly, Sanchez is finishing production of a second documentary, titled In Loco Parentis, which focuses on an elite New England boarding school with a history of covering up sexual assault.
01:07:19
August 27, 2020
Writing Remix Podcast: TBR Podcast Carnival Episode
Writing Remix Podcast: TBR Podcast Carnival Episode
This episode of Writing Remix Podcast is a special episode produced for The Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival 2020: The Digital Future of Rhetoric & Composition. You can find more information about Writing Remix Podcast at their website, https://writingremixpodcast.com, and on Twitter @WritingRemixPod. 
57:53
August 26, 2020
re:verb: TBR Podcast Carnival Episode
re:verb: TBR Podcast Carnival Episode
This special episode of re:verb is was produced for The Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival 2020: The Digital Future of Rhetoric & Composition. Make sure to check out more episodes of re:verb on their website https://www.reverbcast.com and follow the podcast on Twitter @reverb_cast.
01:14:54
August 25, 2020
Kairoticast: TBR Podcast Carnival Episode
Kairoticast: TBR Podcast Carnival Episode
This special episode of Kairoticast hosted by M. Elizabeth Thorpe is an episode produced for The Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival 2020: The Digital Future of Rhetoric & Composition. Find more information on re:verb at the website https://kairoticast.com and follow the podcast on Twitter @kairoticast.
20:30
August 25, 2020
Global Rhetorics Podcast: TBR Podcast Carnival Episode
Global Rhetorics Podcast: TBR Podcast Carnival Episode
In this special episode, the team at Global Rhetorics Podcast discuss the digital future of rhetoric and composition as a part of The Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival 2020.  Make sure to listen to other episodes of Global Rhetorics Podcast https://globalrhetorics.com, and follow them on Twitter @globalrhet.
01:03:19
August 24, 2020
Rhetoricity: TBR Podcast Carnival Episode
Rhetoricity: TBR Podcast Carnival Episode
This special episode for The Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival comes from the podcast "Rhetoricity" and it's host Eric Detweiler. In this podcast carnival episode, Eric discusses the digital future of rhetoric and composition, which is the theme for the carnival. Make sure to listen to other Rhetoricity episodes https://rhetoricity.libsyn.com, and follow the podcast on Twitter @RhetCast. 
22:40
August 24, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 42: Keystone Perspectives: Dr. Samantha Blackmon/NYMG
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 42: Keystone Perspectives: Dr. Samantha Blackmon/NYMG
In the season two finale of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles talks with Dr. Samantha Blackmon, Professor at Purdue University and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Not Your Mama's Gamer (NYMG), for the inaugural Keystone Perspectives: A Capstone Podcast. Samantha Blackmon (she/her) is a parent, gamer of more than 4 decades, and games researcher who studies rhetoric at the intersection of video games and identity politics. She loves playing games with her daughter and talking about games with anyone else who will listen or watch on stream (mixer.com/saffista). She is passionate about games and making the games community a more inclusive space. Samantha loves video games, books, crafting, and coffee, definitely coffee. She is also the co-founder of the Not Your Mama’s Gamer podcast and blog and the Editor-in-Chief of NYMG, a middle state Feminist Game Studies journal. Music for this episode contributed by Music contributed by: Silva de Alegria - Vuelve a la Luz; Silva de Alegria - Una Maana Dorada; Justin Hodges - Mellow Fellow; David Hilowitz - Equal Proportions; Ketsa - Slow Vibing. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast, visit our website thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
01:07:60
May 11, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 41: CFSHRC
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 41: CFSHRC
In the forty-first episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles collaborates with members of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (CFSHRC). From their website: "The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition fosters inquiry in feminist histories, theories, and pedagogies of rhetoric and composition. As a network of diverse teachers and scholars, the Coalition promotes intersectionality, collaboration, and communication in the following areas:  1. the advancement of feminist research and pedagogy across histories, locales, identities, materialities, and media; 2. the education and mentoring of feminist faculty and graduate students in scholarship, research methods, praxis, and the politics of the profession. The Coalition cultivates a dynamic, intellectually challenging, and professionally nurturing community. We welcome and sustain all who do feminist work, inclusive of all genders, sexualities, races, classes, nationalities, religions, abilities, and other identities, in their research and/or classrooms." Music for this episode contributed by: Silva de Alegria - Vuelve a la Luz; Silva de Alegria - Una Maana Dorada; Chad Crouch - Moonrise; Ketsa - The Stork; Justin Hodges - Mellow Fellow; David Hilowitz - Equal Proportions; Ketsa - Slow Vibing; Florian Decros - Sun Tan Lines. Visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com or reach out to us at thebigrhetorical@gmail.com
02:06:44
May 04, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 40: Dr. John R. Gallagher
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 40: Dr. John R. Gallagher
In the fortieth episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles talks with Dr. John R. Gallagher about his new book, "Update Culture and the Afterlife of Digital Writing." John R. Gallagher is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. He studies interfaces, digital rhetoric, participatory audiences, and technical communication. He has been published in Computers and Composition, enculturation, Rhetoric Review, Transformations, Technical Communication Quarterly, and Written Communication. His monograph, Update Culture and the Afterlife of Digital Writing, is available from Utah State University Press. He also co-edited a 77-chapter collection with Danielle Nicole DeVoss titled Explanation Points: Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition. Music for this episode contributed by: Silva de Alegria - Vuelve a la Luz; Silva de Alegria - Una Maana Dorada; Chad Crouch - Moonrise; Ketsa - The Stork; Justin Hodges - Mellow Fellow.
52:06
April 27, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 39: Emerging Scholar Series: Noah Wason
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 39: Emerging Scholar Series: Noah Wason
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles talks with Noah Wason as a part of the Emerging Scholar Series. Noah Wason is a PhD candidate in Syracuse University's Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program where he serves as a Teaching Assistant. Noah's teaching focuses on composition and rhetoric, digital humanities, and surveillance in addition to popular culture and antiracist pedagogy; his teaching often incorporates popular culture and intertextuality. His research focuses on the intersections between rhetorical theory and technology, notably the connections between ethos and the algorithmic technologies that power social media platforms. His dissertation project, "Algorithmic Dwelling: The Consequences of Ethos on Social Media Platforms," examines how a critical posthuman conception of ethos can help us to understand how technologies shape our information processing and community formation. In his free time, Noah enjoys spending time with his family, visiting local coffee shops, and watching horror films.
49:02
April 21, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 38: Emerging Scholar Series: Dr. Jonathan Osborne
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 38: Emerging Scholar Series: Dr. Jonathan Osborne
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles chats with Dr. Jonathan Osborne. Originally from Louisiana, Dr. Osborne moved to Maine after finishing his master’s degree at Tulane University to work in Multicultural Affairs at the University of New England. Currently, he is a newly minted Ph.D.  in the English Department at Northeastern University and a Diversity Fellow in the Writing Department at Ithaca College. His dissertation, titled “Difference within Difference: A Study of Modern Black Conservative Rhetoric” argues that scholars of African American rhetoric(s) neglect conservative political perspectives latent within the larger African American rhetorical tradition. Through his research he contends that Black conservative rhetoric contains several rhetorical techniques generally reserved for more mainstream means of persuasion, thus questioning the status of Black conservatives residing on the fringes of social consciousness and Black communities. This podcast features the music by Silva de Alegria - "Una Maana Dorada" and "Vuelve a la"; Florian Decros - "Sun Tan Lines"; and Justin Hodges - "Mellow Fellow."
58:19
April 13, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 37: Emerging Scholar Series: Dr. Sarah Young
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 37: Emerging Scholar Series: Dr. Sarah Young
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles chats with Sarah Young as a part of the Emerging Scholar Series. Sarah is a LEaDing Fellows Postdoc (Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Programme) in the Media, Algorithms, Privacy & Surveillance (MAPS) group in the Media & Communications department at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She studies digital surveillance, predictive investigations, rhetoric, and technical communication. In this episode, Charles and Sarah discuss her time as a field agent, graduate school at Arizona State, and her new role at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
54:47
April 07, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 36: Emerging Scholar Series: Megan J. Busch
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 36: Emerging Scholar Series: Megan J. Busch
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles chats with Megan. J. Busch. Megan is a PhD Candidate in the University of South Carolina’s English Composition and Rhetoric program. Her research interests include rhetorical stylistics, rhetoric of the American South, and digital composition pedagogies. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of the University of South Carolina’s First-Year Writing program and as the Editorial Assistant of Composition Studies.
38:40
March 30, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 35: Dr. Devon Ralston & Michelle Ralston
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 35: Dr. Devon Ralston & Michelle Ralston
Last fall, The Big Rhetorical Podcast put out a call for participants for a unique series of episodes focusing on labor in the academy. In the newest episode of podcast, Charles chats with respondents to that call: Dr. Devon Ralston & Michelle Ralston. Devon Ralston is an Assistant Professor at Winthrop University where she directs the writing center, and teaches rhetoric and writing courses. Her research focuses on intellectual property, identity in online spaces and queer rhetorics. She is an avid podcast listener. Michelle Ralston holds a Master's in Library Science and is a training consultant for Innovative Interfaces, a library software company. She is a dedicated fitness enthusiast who loves racquetball, being outdoors, and has a difficult time sitting still. The couple met in 2004 and have been married since 2011. They reside in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
55:55
March 23, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 34: Responses to COVID-19
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 34: Responses to COVID-19
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast Charles covers academic and institutional responses to the COVID-19 global pandemic. This episode features three guests: Dr. Jenn Trivedi, Assistant Professor and Core Faculty Member at the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware, Allegra Smith, Ph.D. student and Assistant Director of the Purdue Professional Writing Program at Purdue University, and Alek Janakievski, an undergraduate student at the University of Dayton. 
01:10:42
March 16, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 33: Emerging Scholar Series: Amber Lee
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 33: Emerging Scholar Series: Amber Lee
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles chats with Amber Lee, doctoral candidate at the University of South Carolina, as a part of The Big Rhetorical Podcast Emerging Scholar Series. Amber Lee is a doctoral candidate in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of South Carolina and has an MFA in Creative Writing (fiction) from Emerson College in Boston. Her research focuses on rhetorical theory and memory, problematizing conventional conceptions of memory and its relationship to human oration, history, forgetting, and monumentalization. She teaches first-year English courses at the University of South Carolina, and her pedagogy often mixes rhetorical theory and scholarship with creative writing exercises. She is actively involved in the University of South Carolina’s RSA chapter, and enjoys running, baking, watching stand-up comedy, and entertaining her cat, Raja, in her spare time.
37:31
March 09, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 32: Emerging Scholar Series: Jesse Rice-Evans
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 32: Emerging Scholar Series: Jesse Rice-Evans
In Season 2, Episode 7 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles chats with Jesse Rice-Evans as a part of The Big Rhetorical Podcast: Emerging Scholar Series. Jesse (she/her/hers) is a neuroqueer femme poet and rhetorician from North Carolina, now based in NYC (unceded Lenape territory). Read her work in Visible Pedagogy, WUSSY, FIVE:2:ONE, among many others, and in her first collection of poetry, The Uninhabitable (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019). Currently she works as a Digital Pedagogy Fellow at the OpenLab at City Tech and with the CUNY Humanities Alliance as a Web Development and Documentation Fellow.
43:28
March 02, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 31: Sounds from SWCA
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 31: Sounds from SWCA
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles travels to Birmingham, Alabama, to bring you Sounds from the Southeastern Writing Centers Association Conference. Featuring a live recording from The Woolworth in historic Five Points South, Charles chats with incoming SWCA President Janine Morris, as well as professors, graduate students, and other conference attendees about the work they are doing and their experiences at the conference. This recording took place on Friday, February 21, 2020. 
44:56
February 25, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 30: Invisible Histories Project
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 30: Invisible Histories Project
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles chats with Joshua Burford and Maigen Sullivan of the Invisible Histories Project. The Invisible Histories Project is working to preserve the archival history of LGBTQ life in the US South. IHP acts as an intermediary between the Queer community and various institutions to create trust and locate archival collections. The project will preserve, collect, research and protect the diverse living history of Queer community and experiences both urban and rural across the South.
58:38
February 17, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 29: Dr. Kristin LaFollette & Justin Samson
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 29: Dr. Kristin LaFollette & Justin Samson
Last fall, The Big Rhetorical Podcast put out a call for participants for a unique series of episodes focusing on labor in the academy. In the newest episode of podcast, Charles chats with respondents to that call: Dr. Kristin LaFollette and her husband Justin Samson. Kristin LaFollette (PhD Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH) is a writer, artist, and photographer. She is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Southern Indiana and serves as the Art Editor at Mud Season Review. Justin Samson has a BA in psychology from Indiana University (South Bend) and an MMin in ministry and counseling from Bethel University (Mishawaka, IN); he is currently on staff with Impact Campus Ministries. Kristin and Justin met as undergraduates and have accompanied each other through several advanced degrees, career changes, and moves. They've been married since 2012 and live in Evansville, IN, with their greyhound.
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February 10, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 28: Emerging Scholar Series: Dr. Erin Kathleen Bahl
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 28: Emerging Scholar Series: Dr. Erin Kathleen Bahl
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles talks with Dr. Erin Kathleen Bahl as a part of The Big Rhetorical Podcast: Emerging Scholar Series. Dr. Bahl is an assistant professor of applied and professional writing at Kennesaw State University (Atlanta, Georgia). She graduated with her PhD (English, rhetoric & composition) from the Ohio State University in May 2018 with focuses in digital media, composition, and folklore. She is part of the Praxis & Topoi section editor collective for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, as well as design editor for Computers & Composition Online, and she publishes on webtexts, comics, multimodal design, and folklore.
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February 04, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 27: NARA Controversy
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 27: NARA Controversy
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles chats with multiple scholars working in rhetoric and composition about the recent image altering controversy surrounding the National Archives and Records Administration. Guests Dr. Alexis E. Ramsey-Tobienne, Lee Hibbard, and Katelyn Lusher each bring a unique perspective to the podcast. 
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January 27, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 26: Nkeiruka Ruth Nwobodo
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 26: Nkeiruka Ruth Nwobodo
In the second season premiere of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles chats with Nkeiruka Ruth Nwobodo, a graduate student at Illinois State University. Nwobodo is a 25-year-old woman who loves to be extra. She was born and raised in Nigeria. As a child her father always read to her and her siblings “letter of Abraham Lincoln to his son’s teacher." She became fascinated with the man Lincoln as such, intrigued by anything he was associated with. When she discovered he was from Illinois she became obsessed with Illinois. She would pronounce Illinois as a child with the “s." She had no idea that fate had destined that she would come to this land with cold winters. When she moved to the US in 2018, it was a dream come true; she thought of herself as a character in a 60s movie setting off to a distant land in search of knowledge. She was excited by the new prospect of studying outside the shores of her home country, she did not give any thought to the challenges that she would be facing as an international student. Nwobodo: "Has it been challenging? Yes it has, but it is a challenge I have learnt to live and deal with it and a challenge I would take up again."
45:39
January 20, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 25: NextGen Moderators: Part II
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 25: NextGen Moderators: Part II
In this episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, part two of a two-part season finale, Charles talks to the NextGen Listserv Moderators. This roundtable discussion features original moderators Sweta Baniya, Ashanka Kumari, and Kyle Larson, as well as new moderators Cana Itchuaqiyaq, Katelyn Lusher, Nupoor Ranade, and Kayla Sparks, talking about the conception of this community as a response to actions on the WPA-L, their roles as moderators, and the ways the NextGen community can make an impact beyond the listserv, including through the publication of an International Scholar Anti-Discrimination Open Letter and a solidarity statement on #NotAgainSU. Make sure to visit The Big Rhetorical Podcast website at thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
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December 09, 2019
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 24: NextGen Moderators: Part I
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 24: NextGen Moderators: Part I
In this episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, part one of a two-part season finale, Charles talks to the NextGen Listserv Moderators. This roundtable discussion features original moderators Sweta Baniya, Ashanka Kumari, and Kyle Larson, as well as new moderators Cana Itchuaqiyaq, Katelyn Lusher, Nupoor Ranade, and Kayla Sparks, talking about the conception of this community as a response to actions on the WPA-L, their roles as moderators, and the ways the NextGen community can make an impact beyond the listserv, including through the publication of an International Scholar Anti-Discrimination Open Letter and a solidarity statement on #NotAgainSU. Make sure to visit The Big Rhetorical Podcast website at thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
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December 02, 2019
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 23: Emerging Scholar Series: Kimberly Turner
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 23: Emerging Scholar Series: Kimberly Turner
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast: Emerging Scholar Series, Charles chats with Kimberly Turner, Ph.D. student at the University of Tennessee. Kimberly is a 5th year Ph.D. student in the RWL program. Her field of interest is writing program administration, with a special emphasis on graduate student writing. Before coming to the University of Tennessee, Kimberly taught composition courses at a Florence-Darlington Technical College, the University of North Carolina (Charlotte), and Francis Marion University. Although she has taught composition courses to a wide range of students, she particularly enjoys teaching first generation and non-traditional students, and she is especially thrilled to be able to share her love of writing with her students at UTK.
48:43
November 19, 2019
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 22: Phil Choong and Brianna Best
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 22: Phil Choong and Brianna Best
In this episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles talks to Phil Choong and Brianna Best, graduate students from Indiana University, about the How to Do Things with Worlds: 18th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference to be held in Bloomington, Indiana on April 10-11, 2020. To submit to this conference, email your submission to iugradconference@gmail.com. In your email, please submit your abstract (both in the body of the email and as an attachment), along with your name, institutional affiliation, degree, email, and phone number. We are also happy to address questions about the conference via email. 
34:53
November 11, 2019
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 21: Emerging Scholar Series: Cody Jackson
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 21: Emerging Scholar Series: Cody Jackson
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles chats with Cody Jackson. Cody Jackson is currently a second-year PhD student in rhetoric-composition at Texas Christian University. His research and pedagogy are focused on the intersections between queerness, disability, and archival praxis. Cody explores the material implications and influences of anti-ableist composition, theories of time and composing, and queer composition studies. Cody is currently working on a larger project that addresses the ways that  material conditions of graduate students and contingent faculty impact larger circulations of knowledge and disciplinarity.
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November 04, 2019
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 20: Emerging Scholar Series: Jason Markins
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 20: Emerging Scholar Series: Jason Markins
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles talks with Jason Markins, a Ph.D. candidate at Syracuse University. Jason has recently joined Colgate University in Hamilton, NY where he will teach for the 2019-2020 year as a Visiting Instructor. He will commute to Hamilton from Syracuse where he is wrapping up his graduate work in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric. His dissertation is titled “The Head and the Hand: A Comparative Rhetorical Analysis of Craft and Technology in The Craftsman (1901-1916) and Make: (2005-2019).” His dissertation chair is Dr. Krista Kennedy. Jason’s teaching specialties include composition and rhetoric, writing studies, digital humanities, and critical making. His research interests include looking at traditional craft practices, such as woodworking, crocheting, or ceramics, alongside high-tech innovations such as 3-D printing, computer coding, and robotics to see how various craftspersons discuss both how they learned their craft and the unique rhetorical ecologies surrounding what it means to be a craftsperson. He does this, in an effort to draw from these different communities to better understand what it means to be a writer-as-craftsperson at a time when technology is drastically affecting how our students compose texts. Hobbies/Interests: Hiking and backpacking in the Adirondacks, baking bread and brewing beer, and collecting and tinkering with older or historic pieces of technology. 
01:02:35
October 29, 2019
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 19: Emerging Scholar Series: Lee Hibbard
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 19: Emerging Scholar Series: Lee Hibbard
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles talks with Lee Hibbard, a graduate student from Purdue University. Lee Hibbard is a PhD Candidate in Rhetoric and Composition at Purdue University. His research interests include archive theory and practice, game studies and game design, new media texts, digital rhetorics, fandom communities, queer studies, and identity formation, and a lot of his interest  intersects with his experiences as a queer transgender man. When he’s not in the classroom or playing video games, he can be found lurking in the darkest depths of the internet, where he’s usually ranting about fictional characters while playing tabletop RPGs and drinking too much coffee.
49:18
October 21, 2019
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 18: Emerging Scholar Series: Lacy Hope
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 18: Emerging Scholar Series: Lacy Hope
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles chats with graduate student Lacy Hope. Lacy is a PhD candidate in English at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Broadly speaking, her research explores the intersections of digital rhetoric, public discourse, and capitalism, while her dissertation investigates how profit-driven personalizing algorithms influence a user’s likelihood to engage civilly on online public comment threads. As an instructor, she helps students develop critical strategies for using digital tools to promote public change. Currently, she teaches Digital Technology & Culture 101 at WSU, as well as an online writing course for Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. She’s also taught technical communication, basic writing, and FYC. Lacy currently serves as a Publicly Engaged Fellow at WSU and has also served as a graduate fellow for the Computers and Composition Digital Press. Her published works can be found in Res Rhetorica and Kairos. In her downtime, she enjoys watching basketball with her husband and playing with her pets Jazz and Rudy.
58:58
October 15, 2019
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 17: Emerging Scholar Series: Dr. Trevor Meyer
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 17: Emerging Scholar Series: Dr. Trevor Meyer
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast: Emerging Scholar Series, Charles talks with Dr. Trevor Meyer from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri in the United States. Trevor is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Composition in the Department of Language, Literature, and Writing and also serves as the internship coordinator for the department. His scholarship focuses broadly on rhetorical and composition theory, with special interest in the ancient and comparative rhetorical and pedagogical theory, as well as questions of conflict, violence, and death throughout many discourses. His current project uses professional wrestling as a lens for engaging with Platonic dialogues. Check out this episode, and all episodes, wherever you get podcasts. If you like what you hear, leave a review! If you want to support the expansion of the Big Rhetorical Podcast, make sure to buy some merchandise: https://www.cafepress.com/tbrpodmerch.
01:14:59
October 07, 2019
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 16: Sounds from the Mindfulness, Media, & Misinformation Symposium
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 16: Sounds from the Mindfulness, Media, & Misinformation Symposium
In this special episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles travels to Kokomo, Indiana to attend the inaugural Mindfulness, Media, and Misinformation in the Digital Era Symposium at Indiana University-Kokomo. Charles was able to catch up with part of the team behind the symposium, including English Professor Dr. Paul Cook and Dean of the Library Polly Boruff-Jones, about the competitive grant they won last year in Washington D.C. to produce the 3M Symposium. Charles was also able to chat with 3M Symposium keynote speaker Michael Caulfield from Washington State University-Vancouver and the American Democracy Project about his interactive workshop and gallery of resources for teaching misinformation in the academy. The Mindfulness, Media, and Misinformation in the Digital Era Symposium was held September 13, 2019
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September 30, 2019
 The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 15: Dr. Kirk St. Amant
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 15: Dr. Kirk St. Amant
In this episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles talks to Dr. Kirk St. Amant from the Louisiana Tech University about two upcoming events. Fist, Charles and Kirk discuss the Louisiana Tech Symposium on Visual Communication & Visual Literacy to be held Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2020, in Shreveport, Louisiana; proposals for this event are due September 30, 2019. Then, Charles and Kirk shift gears to promote the The University of Strasbourg Symposium on Usability and Design Done in collaboration with Louisiana Tech University to be held in Strasbourg, France, April 3-4, 2020; proposals for this event are due November 1, 2019. Of course, Charles & Kirk make time to talk about other important things, too! More information on the conferences can be found here: https://la-viscom.weebly.com/call-for-proposals.html.
34:10
September 23, 2019
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 14: Emerging Scholar Series: Apurba Chatterjee
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 14: Emerging Scholar Series: Apurba Chatterjee
In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast: Emerging Scholar Series, Charles talks with Apurba Chatterjee from Sheffield University in the United Kingdom. Apurba is a Ph.D. student in History at Sheffield University where she studies visual rhetoric at the intersection of Indian culture, British colonialism, power, and the body. Check out this episode, and all episodes, wherever you get podcasts. If you like what you hear, leave a review!
40:25
September 16, 2019
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 13: Dr. Jaci Wells
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 13: Dr. Jaci Wells
In this episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles talks to Dr. Jaci Wells from the University of Alabama at Birmingham about the 2020 Southeastern Writing Centers Association Conference to be held in Birmingham, Alabama at UAB on February 20-22, 2020. Of course, Charles & Jaci make time to talk about other important things, too, like the emerging food scene in Birmingham and Travis, Jaci's social media superstar pup. More information on the conference can be found here: https://southeasternwritingcenter.wildapricot.org/proposal-submission.
27:50
September 09, 2019
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 12: Dr. Ryan Skinnell
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 12: Dr. Ryan Skinnell
In this episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles talks to Dr. Ryan Skinnell from San Jose State University about his book "Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump," rhetoric and demagoguery, and his work as a professor and WPA. More information on Dr. Skinnell can be found at his website: https://ryanskinnell.com
55:48
September 03, 2019
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 11: Dr. Paul Cook
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 11: Dr. Paul Cook
In this episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles talks to Dr. Paul Cook from Indiana University Kokomo about the upcoming, "Mindfulness, Media, and Misinformation in the Digital Era," September 13, 2019 in Kokomo, Indiana: https://iuk.libguides.com/3MSymposium2019.
28:16
August 26, 2019
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 10: Emerging Scholar Series: Dr. Ben Harley
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 10: Emerging Scholar Series: Dr. Ben Harley
In the longest episode so far, Charles talks to Dr. Ben Harley about his time at the University of South Carolina, where he earned his PhD, and his role as an Assistant Professor at Northern State University. 
54:48
August 20, 2019
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 9: Emerging Scholar Series: Emily N. Smith
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 9: Emerging Scholar Series: Emily N. Smith
In this episode of "The Big Rhetorical Podcast: Emerging Scholar Series," host Charles Woods interviews Ph.D. student Emily N. Smith about her time at Penn State and the University of Maryland, as well as her scholarship focusing on Pittsburgh, the American Bicentennial, her work with RSA, and her plans for part of her dissertation project. 
34:37
August 13, 2019