Cathy Hannabach Introduces the Podcast

Jan 11, 2016

Welcome to the Imagine Otherwise podcast!

In this pilot episode, host Cathy Hannabach introduces the Imagine Otherwise podcast and explains why she created the show.

She also outlines what’s to come in future episodes, and what you can expect from the show, our guests, and the discussions.

About Imagine Otherwise

Imagine Otherwise is a podcast about the people and projects bridging art, activism, and academia to build better worlds. Episodes offer in-depth interviews with creators who use culture for social justice, and explore the nitty-gritty work of imagining and creating more just worlds. Check out full podcast episodes and show notes at Imagine Otherwise is hosted by Cathy Hannabach and produced by Ideas on Fire, an academic editing and consulting agency helping progressive, interdisciplinary scholars write and publish awesome texts, enliven public conversations, and create more just worlds.

Episode transcript

Cathy Hannabach [00:03]: Welcome to Imagine Otherwise, the podcast about the people and projects bridging art, activism, and academia to build better worlds. Episodes offer in-depth interviews with creators who use culture for social justice and explore the nitty-gritty work of imagining otherwise. I’m your host, Cathy Hannabach.

[00:24] Welcome to the Imagine Otherwise Podcast! I’m your host, Cathy Hannabach here in a short pilot episode. I want to introduce you to the show and why I started it as well as let you know about the guests and topics coming up in future episodes.

So let’s start off with why imagine otherwise. This podcast grew out of my long time commitment to progressive social justice work that harnesses the braid of art, activism, and academia.

In short, I want more of us.

I want more progressive, social-justice-oriented folks who combine the intellectual platform and methodologies of academia, the creativity and wonder of art, and the fire and rage of activism to create the worlds we want. I want more brilliant books that ignite ideas, more art that sparks protests and more activism that historicizes and critiques as well as more communities that can enact the change they need.

[01:27] The most vibrant and world-changing work happens at the intersections of feminist, racial justice, disability, queer, anticapitalist, and transgender social justice movements by artists, scholars, performers, bloggers, filmmakers, novelists, zine makers, women’s studies and ethnic studies professors, nonprofit directors, community organizers, and public intellectuals.

Thanks for joining us and be sure to check out our first full episode featuring an interview with Minh-Ha T. Pham who is a media studies professor and truly interdisciplinary cultural producer. Minh-Ha’s academic research, her public writing, and her two awesome critical fashion blogs—Of Another Fashion and Threadbared (coauthored with Mimi Nguyen)—push for a more critical conceptual framework of fashion, particularly in relationship to racially gendered labor.

[02:24] [upbeat music in background] Thanks for listening to another episode of Imagine Otherwise. Editing for this episode was done by Julie Lenard. Make sure to check out our website for show notes, episodes, and links to the books, projects, and people we discuss. You can also subscribe to the Imagine Otherwise podcast on iTunes. [music fadeout]


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