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Bonus Episode: Mandy Commentary

The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast

Release Date: 10/29/2020

Episode 21: The Lord of the Rings with Dr. Ellen Meiser show art Episode 21: The Lord of the Rings with Dr. Ellen Meiser

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On this month's episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast Dr. Ellen Meiser of and I tackle the epic High Fantasy Trilogy: The Lord of the Rings . We talk about terrorism, tourism, and meme culture before getting into The Masculinity, sexuality, racism and power dynamics in Middle Earth. Listen up, or "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"   Intro: 0:00-5:15 Not being a Good student  Dr. Meiser's Previous Episodes  Peter Jackson's Version  Basics: 5:15-21:42 Production  Trivia  Plot Filling in the Gaps  Historical Context: 21:55-54:05 Dr. Meiser's Initial Thoughts ...

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Episode 20: The Nic Cage Episode with Dr. Courtenay Stallings show art Episode 20: The Nic Cage Episode with Dr. Courtenay Stallings

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This month's episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast we embrace the Chaos of Nic Cage. Dr. Courtenay Stallings of Pepperdine University and I talk through the cultural icon of Nic Cage by curating three unique films from his long and varied career. We talk about the difficulty of Parenting, The Rape Culture, and the healing from Grief, loss, and Trauma. Enjoy! Intro and Format specifications (0:00-4:00)' Disclaimer and set up Dr. Stallings and Brian's Relationship with Cage (4:12-12:12) 'Raising Arizona' as an Inception point Naturalism vs. Nicolas Cage  From Hate to Love  "The...

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Episode 19: Single Women's Depictions in Film with Kim Martinez Philips show art Episode 19: Single Women's Depictions in Film with Kim Martinez Philips

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On this month's episode of The Sociologist's Dojo we are talking about the social analysis of single women's depictions in film with Kim Martinez Philips, Doctorial Candidate and Sociology Instructor at Memorial University Newfoundland. We also talk Jaws, Will Smith, and the existential torture of having to update our aging pop culture references for our students.   Getting to Know Kim Philips 2:25-25:50    Background and Education  The Oscar Slap  Changing References  International TV   Film and the Single Girl: Damaging Depictions of Single Women:...

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Episode 18: Queer Representations in Horror with Dr. Jaime Hartless show art Episode 18: Queer Representations in Horror with Dr. Jaime Hartless

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On This month's episode of the Podcast, I talk to Dr. Jaime Hartless, Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology at Farmingdale State College about Queer Representations in Horror. We talk about Witchcraft , Wizzards and everything on the Gender and Sexuality Spectrum. Listen to us give a lot of praise for Karyn Kusama and Diablo Cody's "Jennifer's Body", while throwing a lot of (deserved) shade at Joss Whedon and J.K. Rowling.  Basics: 1:39-8:39 Dr. Hartless's Educational Background and Research Interests  Sociology of Horror   Horror as a Tool For Teaching Sexuality...

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Episode 17: The Matrix Franchise with Dr. Rebecca Gibson show art Episode 17: The Matrix Franchise with Dr. Rebecca Gibson

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On this Month's Episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast, Return guest Dr. Rebecca Gibson and I tackle the Sci-Fi Cyberpunk Dystopian Franchise of The Matrix. From the original to its gliorious 'resuurection', Dr. Gibson and I talk synergistic media marketing, American Ethnocentrism, problematic interpretations, Disability, Capitalism, some Baudrillard and a lot of Foucault. Come Join us, and we will show you just how deep the rabbit hole goes...   Intro: (1:07-8:00) Catching up with Dr. Gibson and her work. A Mythology/Folklore aside This episodes overlap with the Blog Basics:...

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Episode 16: The Terminator Franchise with Dr. Liz Faber show art Episode 16: The Terminator Franchise with Dr. Liz Faber

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This month's episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast marks the heralded return of the "Queen of the Recap" Dr. Liz Faber to talk about the long running Sci-Fi Cyborg Dystopian Franchise of "The Terminator". After Dr. Faber's engrossing walk through of The Terminator, T2, and Dark Fate, we talk about Historical perceptions of humanity through tech, Legacy sequels, Capitalist Traps, James Cameron's White-Dude "feminism and A LOT more! Remember, "there is No fate than what we make", and what we newed is a socialist utopia  Intro and Dr. Faber's New Manuscript (1:09-6:23) Topic and...

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Episode 15: The Exorcist with Dr. Courtenay Stallings  show art Episode 15: The Exorcist with Dr. Courtenay Stallings

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On this month's episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast, return guest Dr. Courtenay Stallings of Pepperdine University and I tackle the spiritual horror classic: The Exorcist.  In this episode we go over the impact of 70's social and political strife and its effect on filmmaking, especially on white male gazey Hollywood and those "Mavericks" of the time. Stick around for a discussion of science, belief, and religion through the context of the Sociology. Sadly, Poncho was cut for time.   

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Episode 14: Battlestar Galactica with Dr. Leigh McKagen  show art Episode 14: Battlestar Galactica with Dr. Leigh McKagen

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On this month's episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast we look to the stars as we analyze the acclaimed 2004 series Battlestar Galactica with Dr. Leigh McKagen of Virginia Tech University. We colonialism, Body rights, masculinity, Epic Heroism vs. Everyday Heroism, and of course, the dangers of Capitalism. 

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Bonus Episode: Ancillary Justice and The Matrix: Resurrections Trailer Discussion with Dr. Rebecca Gibson  show art Bonus Episode: Ancillary Justice and The Matrix: Resurrections Trailer Discussion with Dr. Rebecca Gibson

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On this Bonus Episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast Dr. Rebecca Gibson is back on the Pod to talk about Ann Leckie's 2013 Hugo and Nebula Award winning novel Ancillary Justice. We talk a lot about Gendered Pronouns, Consciousness and Colonialism. Later, we both engage in "delighted Flailing" as we geek out over the first trailer for The Matrix: Resurrections trying to understand what it all means before the film is released Dec 21st. 

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Episode 13: Repo Man with Dr. Brian Cogan  show art Episode 13: Repo Man with Dr. Brian Cogan

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On this month's Episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast I am covering the Synergistic punk rock, sci-fi satire Repo Man with Guest Dr. Brian Cogan Professor in the Dept. of Communications at Molloy College and author of the book The Encyclopedia of Punk After we get to know Dr. Cogan we dive into the film's production, the history of Punk, Anti-Reaganite Capitalism, and the Marginalization of Movements. Get ready to embrace the anti-establishment and jump into the pit.

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B-B-Bonus Episode!!!!! (Spooky Air Horn!!!!!)

Because I love Holloween and "T'is the season" I thought it would be fun for all of my fellow Horror fans out there to do a Sociological Commentary Track for the 2018 Panos Cosmatos film MANDY Staring Nicolas Cage and Andrea Risebourough.

It is the Greatest Phantasmagoric Love Story you will EVER SEE!

 

Episode Notes:

Commentary begins at 3:43

The Sociologist's Dojo's Mandy Review 

Elliot Rodger and INCELs 

Great article on White Feminism 

Seminal work: R.W Connell's book Masculinities 

Mandy Merchandise From Legion M