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An Ethical Guidebook to the Zombie Apocalypse with Bryan Hall

Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

Release Date: 05/29/2020

The War on Disabled People with Ellen Clifford, Part One show art The War on Disabled People with Ellen Clifford, Part One

Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

In 2016, a United Nations report found the UK government responsible for ‘grave and systematic violations’ of disabled people’s rights. Ellen Clifford, a disabled activist, has been at the heart of the resistance against the war on disabled people for over twenty years. 

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Hip Hop Architecture with Sekou Cooke, Part Two show art Hip Hop Architecture with Sekou Cooke, Part Two

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As architecture grapples with its own racist legacy, Hip-Hop Architecture outlines a powerful new manifesto-the voice of the underrepresented, marginalized, and voiceless within the discipline. In part two of this episode, we discuss Sekou’s now finished exhibit at the MoMA, how the transformation of public spaces has been used to displace marginalized communities, architecture’s response to social justice movements like Black Lives Matter, Sekou’s ultimate “desert island” hip-hop track, and much

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Hip-Hop Architecture with Sekou Cooke, Part One show art Hip-Hop Architecture with Sekou Cooke, Part One

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As architecture grapples with its own racist legacy, Hip-Hop Architecture outlines a powerful new manifesto-the voice of the underrepresented, marginalized, and voiceless within the discipline. In part one of this episode, we discuss the production of spaces, buildings, and urban environments that embody the creative energies in hip-hop, as well as the expanding design philosophy which which uses hip-hop as a lens through which to provoke new architectural ideas.

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A History of Private Policing in the United States with Bill Miller, Part Two show art A History of Private Policing in the United States with Bill Miller, Part Two

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In part two of this episode, Bill Miller, author of A History of Private Policing in the United States, discusses the history of privatization in the police force, and how, in tandem with the US military and prison system, it has served as a major component of authority in America as an auxiliary of the state. Our conversation covers everything from gun violence, the role of police in suppressing the American labor movement in the 60s, and the current campaign to defund the police.

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A History of Private Policing in the United States with Bill Miller, Part Two show art A History of Private Policing in the United States with Bill Miller, Part Two

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In part two of this episode, Bill Miller, author of A History of Private Policing in the United States, discusses the history of privatization in the police force, and how, in tandem with the US military and prison system, it has served as a major component of authority in America as an auxiliary of the state. Our conversation covers everything from gun violence, the role of police in suppressing the American labor movement in the 60s, and the current campaign to defund the police.

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A History of Private Policing in the United States with Bill Miller, Part One show art A History of Private Policing in the United States with Bill Miller, Part One

Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

In part one of this episode, Bill Miller, author of A History of Private Policing in the United States, discusses the history of privatization in the police force, and how, in tandem with the US military and prison system, it has served as a major component of authority in America as an auxiliary of the state. Our conversation covers everything from gun violence, the role of police in suppressing the American labor movement in the 60s, and the current campaign to defund the police.

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Back to Black seeks to show us the long, powerful and painful history of Black radical politics. Born out of resistance to slavery and colonialism, its rich past encompasses figures such as Marcus Garvey, Angela Davis, the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter activists of today. In part two of this episode, we discuss systemic racism in academia, the future of the Black Lives Matter movement, and much more. 

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Back to Black with Kehinde Andrews, Part One show art Back to Black with Kehinde Andrews, Part One

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Back to Black seeks to show us the long, powerful and painful history of Black radical politics. Born out of resistance to slavery and colonialism, its rich past encompasses figures such as Marcus Garvey, Angela Davis, the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter activists of today. In part one of this episode, we discuss Kehinde’s work as a Black activist and educator, the history of Black intellectual thought, and what a renewed politics of Black radicalism might look like in the 21st century.

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Back to Black with Kehinde Andrews, Part One show art Back to Black with Kehinde Andrews, Part One

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Back to Black seeks to show us the long, powerful and painful history of Black radical politics. Born out of resistance to slavery and colonialism, its rich past encompasses figures such as Marcus Garvey, Angela Davis, the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter activists of today. In part one of this episode, we discuss Kehinde’s work as a Black activist and educator, the history of Black intellectual thought, and what a renewed politics of Black radicalism might look like in the 21st century.

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Hole's Live Through This with Anwen Crawford, Part Two show art Hole's Live Through This with Anwen Crawford, Part Two

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Live Through This is an album about girlhood and motherhood; desire and disgust; self-destruction and survival. There have been few rock albums before or since so intimately concerned with female experience. It is an album that changed lives – so why is Courtney Love's achievement as a musician still not taken seriously? In part two of this episode, we continue our discussion of how Courtney Love both challenged and parodied ideals of womanhood, the gendered connotations of fandom, and more.

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Everyone knows that in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, what is considered normal or rational human behavior goes out the window. How would you react to a world-ending crisis? Author Bryan Hall has some ideas. In this episode, we discuss cultural relativity and philosophical theory both in the fictional context of ethics in an ungoverned, zombie-infested society and in the very real context of our current moral obligations during COVID-19—to wear masks, voice opinions on social media, refrain from hoarding food and supplies, among other ethical considerations in the face of an international virus.