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Imagine Otherwise: Yolanda Wisher on Poetry as a Community Engagement Practice

September 20, 2017 Podcast

Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher discusses how poetry can be a community engagement practice; blending academic, artistic, and activist experiences in one's everyday work; and how building a world where everyone is able to find and utilize their gifts is key to her way of imagining otherwise.

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Teaching with Podcasts

Teaching with Podcasts

September 19, 2017 Blog

Podcasts can help your students engage with course themes in new and more complex ways. Here are some ways you can integrate podcasts into your classroom as both scholarship and production assignments, as well as tips on how to ensure a great learning experience for everyone.

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Imagine Otherwise: Nia King on Supporting Queer and Trans Artists of Color and Self-Publishing

September 6, 2017 Podcast

Nia King shares how she came to host the podcast We Want the Airwaves, the racial politics of the publishing industry, how she has put her ethnic studies training to work beyond the academy, and why getting queer and trans artists of color paid fairly for their work is a key part of how she imagines otherwise.

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New IoF team members, Summer, Emma, & Christopher

Meet the New IoF Team Members: Summer McDonald, Emma Warnken Johnson, & Christopher Persaud

August 29, 2017 Blog

As you might have heard, we've been hiring lately here at Ideas on Fire. We're excited to welcome three new folks to the team and introduce you to Summer McDonald, Emma Warnken Johnson, and Christopher Persaud.

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Imagine Otherwise: Shanté Paradigm Smalls on Hip Hop’s Queer Aesthetics and Shambhala Buddhist Meditation

August 23, 2017 Podcast

Shanté Paradigm Smalls discusses their journey with Shambhala Buddhist Meditation, their research on the queer collision of race, gender, and sexuality in hip hop culture, building a critical practice around embodiment, and how working towards an enlightened society is critical to how they imagine otherwise.

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Imagine Otherwise: Tanisha C. Ford on Black Creative Genius & Being Bold in Work and Life

August 9, 2017 Podcast

Tanisha C. Ford discusses the cultural and political dimensions of Black fashion, the state of contemporary critical fashion studies and its possible futures, how creative practice and academic work can inform one another, and how Black art and creative genius help us imagine otherwise.

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Imagine Otherwise: Emily Hue on Burmese Performance Art & the Importance of Public Scholarship

May 17, 2017 Podcast

Emily Hue explains how Burmese performance artists navigate the asylum/refugee process, why academics should explore outlets beyond the academic monograph, what luxury hair markets and oil spill cleanup have to do with one another, and her contribution to this podcast’s giant wish list for imagining and creating better worlds.

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Podcasting & Public Intellectualism (the workshop)

May 5, 2017 Blog

Learn how grad students, staff, and faculty can use podcasts for public intellectual work; the process of producing your own podcast; how teachers use podcasts in the classroom as teaching materials; and the cultural politics of podcasting as independent media.

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Signal Boosting Miniseries: Coming May 2017

April 17, 2017 Blog, Podcast

Announcing Signal Boosting, a podcast miniseries collaboration between the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Ideas on Fire, and the Association for Asian American Studies! Each week during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we’re highlighting an emerging scholar who is building new audiences for the field of Asian American studies.

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Imagine Otherwise: Karen Jaime on Queer Puerto Rican Slam Poetry & the Classroom as Performance Space

April 5, 2017 Podcast

Karen Jaime chats about NYC queer and trans* Puerto Rican poets, how masculine-of-center and butch professors can use the classroom as an artistic/activist space, how poets paradoxically use language to bust through language barriers, and why queer and trans artists of color turn to multimedia work for social justice.

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Imagine Otherwise: E Patrick Johnson on Oral History, Black Gay Men, & Creativity Rituals

March 22, 2017 Podcast

E. Patrick Johnson shares his creative process, how he translates scholarly ideas into artistic work and vice versa, how Black gay men and women are crafting community-based oral histories, and how artistic and scholarly collaboration is a key way he imagines otherwise.

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Imagine Otherwise: Francisco Galarte on Chican@ Transgender Style & the Importance of Queer Brown Role Models

March 7, 2017 Podcast

Francisco Galarte considers the racialized politics of style for Chican@ queer and transgender subjects, the classroom as a social justice space, and how trans faculty of color can queer the academy.

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IoF Team Favorites: Podcasts

January 3, 2017 Blog

At Ideas on Fire, we know the value of a good podcast. A great episode can teach you something, expose you to exciting work, and inspire you. Here are our recommendations for some great podcasts that have entertained us, relaxed us, educated us, and sparked our creativity.

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Tips for Being a Good Podcast Guest

Tips for Being a Great Podcast Guest

November 8, 2016 Blog

Podcasts are a fantastic way for authors, artists, and cultural workers to get the word out about their work, market their books, and connect with new audiences. Here are our best tips on how to be a good podcast guest or how to best prepare for a podcast interview.

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Imagine Otherwise: André Pérez on Transgender Oral History & the Power of Storytelling for Trans People of Color

November 2, 2016 Podcast

André Pérez shares his approach to multimedia projects, why he focuses on work that empowers marginalized communities, and how storytelling helps us imagine otherwise.

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Imagine Otherwise: Wazhmah Osman on Queer Afghan Filmmaking & the Challenges of Autobiography

October 19, 2016 Podcast

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.

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Imagine Otherwise: Ronak Kapadia on Resisting Imperial Visuality & Why Activists of Color are Returning to the Body

October 5, 2016 Podcast

Ronak Kapadia shares how Middle East, Arab, and South Asian artists are using visual culture to critique US empire, the relationship between social justice activism and ethnic studies/women's studies scholarship, and self-care and community care as disability/healing justice ways to imagine otherwise.

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Imagine Otherwise: April Lynn James on Whimsical Poetry as a Healing Tool for Trauma & Building an Altac Career

September 21, 2016 Podcast

April Lynn James addresses how storytelling can help trauma survivors heal, the role of poetry in racial justice struggles, crafting an altac career that fits your unique skills and desires, and the political and personal importance of whimsy and laughter.

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Imagine Otherwise: Karma Chávez on Queer Migration Politics & Using Radio and Podcasts for Public Scholarship

September 7, 2016 Podcast

Karma Chávez discusses the intersectional politics of migration, how grassroots activism is essential to social change, the power of sound-based media, and how her work integrates art, activism, and academia.

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Imagine Otherwise: Minal Hajratwala on Queer South Asian Poetry & How to “Write Like a Unicorn”

August 24, 2016 Podcast

How can publishers promote voices from the margins, and how can writers do their part in insisting that their voices are heard? Minal Hajratwala talks about her genre-bending writing style, the joy of coaching other writers, and how publishing can be a form of activism.

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