Imagine Otherwise

A podcast about bridging art, activism, and academia to build more just futures

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On each episode, host Cathy Hannabach interviews the scholars, dancers, authors, artists, and filmmakers imagining collective freedom and creating it through culture.

Latest episodes

Imagine Otherwise: Wazhmah Osman on Autoethnography and Afghan Documentary Film

Imagine Otherwise: Wazhmah Osman on Autoethnography and Afghan Documentary Film

Wazhmah Osman addresses the politics of memoir, what the trauma of war does to archival research, and her critically acclaimed documentary film, Postcards from Tora Bora, which recounts Wazhmah’s return to her childhood home of Kabul, Afghanistan nearly 20 years after her family fled Cold War violence.

Episode collections

Queer studies

Ethnic studies

Critical race studies

Indigenous studies

Gender studies

Disability studies

Environmental studies

Performance studies

Food studies

Visual art

Film and TV

Why Imagine Otherwise?

To make more of us.

We need 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 social justice activism to create the worlds we want. We need more brilliant books that ignite ideas, more art that sparks protests, more activism that historicizes and critiques, and more communities that can enact the change they need.

This show highlights the kick-ass, worldmaking cultural productions that people are collaboratively generating at the nexus of art, activism, and academia. Maybe it will inspire you to create your own.

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Meet the crew

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Show Notes & Marketing

Start your own podcast

How to Start an Academic Podcast is a self-paced, online course that helps you go from a great idea to a published show.

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Be a guest on our show

We welcome guest pitches for artists, academics, and activists whose work braids together these three realms.

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