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The Art of Political Storytelling with Philip Seargeant

Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

Release Date: 10/29/2020

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Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

Obscured behind razor wire, the lives of the incarcerated remain hidden from public view. Inside the walls, imprisoned people all over the world stage theatrical productions that enable them to assert their humanity. In part one of this episode, Ashley E. Lucas discusses her very personal experience with the carceral system growing up. We cover her in-depth research into the role that theatre plays in creating community, and how it can transform the lives of the people forced into the prison system.

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Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

Obscured behind razor wire, the lives of the incarcerated remain hidden from public view. Inside the walls, imprisoned people all over the world stage theatrical productions that enable them to assert their humanity. In part one of this episode, Ashley E. Lucas discusses her very personal experience with the carceral system growing up. We cover her in-depth research into the role that theatre plays in creating community, and how it can transform the lives of the people forced into the prison system.

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The Bloomsbury Academic Podcast is more than just a book talk. Each episode is its own unique forum, bringing Bloomsbury authors and experts to the front of the conversation and tackling key issues in today’s culture, both in academia and beyond. Season one is now available on our website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever it is you get your podcasts. Season 2 starts June 10 and is the same exciting format, with a whole host of new authors.

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In order for any politician to be successful, they need to tell a good story—one that grabs the voters attention. Philip Seargeant discusses how narratives are used by conservatives and progressives to create a political identity. Covering everything from the US presidential election to domestic terrorism to the climate strikes and Black Lives Matter protests, this is for anyone wondering how our leaders, our media, and people are manipulating facts in the era of social media.

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