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Bonus Episode: Avatar Studios and Supply and Demand of Pop Culture Content

The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast

Release Date: 02/27/2021

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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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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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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On this month's episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast, we are wading into the waters of The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise with Historian Dr. Jamie L.H. Goodall author of the incredible book Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars.   

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On This Month's Episode, we are talking to Dr. David Arditi Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas Arlington, and author of Streaming Culture: Subscription Platforms and the Unending Consumption of Culture This episode not only dives into Dr. Arditi's fantastic book, we also discuss the ways various forms of content have been altered by the rising 'stream', leading us back to the common problem of Capitalism.

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Episode 10: The Godfather Saga with Dr. Ellen Meiser  show art Episode 10: The Godfather Saga with Dr. Ellen Meiser

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On this Month's episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast, we are tackling Frances Ford Coppola  The Godfather Saga with return guest, Dr. Ellen Meiser of The Social Breakdown Podcast. We talk about her recent publication in the Journal of Interpersonal violence titled "The Normalization of Violence in Commercial Kitchens through Food Media." with her Co-host Penn Pantumsinchi before going through each film of Coppola's Magnum Opus.

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Episode 9: TV Reboot Fever with Alisha Kirchoff show art Episode 9: TV Reboot Fever with Alisha Kirchoff

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On this month's episode of The Sociologist's Dojo we go a little off format to talk about Nostalgia and the TV Reboot Culture with Alisha Kirchoff Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at Indiana University.  We talk about the political, social and economic motivations behind this trend, its overall impact on history and our (mis)perceptions of it.  This Podcast may indeed create a few "spin offs" of its own by episode's end.

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Episode 8: Mulholland Drive w/ Dr. Courtenay Stallings  show art Episode 8: Mulholland Drive w/ Dr. Courtenay Stallings

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On This Month's episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast we are diving into the work of David Lynch, and his 2001 Neo Noir Mulholland Drive with guest Dr. Courtenay Stallings of Pepperdine University and author of the book Laura's Ghost: Women Speak about Twin Peaks .  Together, we are not only going to piece together the winding Lynchian narrative of the film, but we also interrogate a lot of Lynch's other work.  At the end of the episode will have you saying: "This is the girl." 

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Episode 7: Cloud Atlas with Dr. Rebecca Gibson show art Episode 7: Cloud Atlas with Dr. Rebecca Gibson

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On this Month's Episode of The Sociologist's Dojo we are discussing Cloud Atlas and the work of Lana and Lilly Wachowski. My guest Dr. Rebecca Gibson author of The Corseted Skeleton: a Bioarchaeology of Binding takes me through one of her favorite films. We talk the Myths of Corsets, Trans representation, The work of David Mitchell, and the complexities of the fight for social justice.  You may not have heard the episode yet, "but you know, you know it"

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EMERGENCY BONUS EPISODE!   

I needed to record an extra episode this month in order to talk about the recent developments with one of my favorite pieces of content.....AVATAR. No, not the Ableist, Racist trash from James Cameron, the Avatar the Last Airbender Universe! The creators are back, heading their own studio. I'll talk about what this means, with all of its sociological Impacts. Enjoy!  #Avatar Studios 

 

Time Codes:

 

Intro: 1:44-5:20

  • The Creation of Avatar Studios and the Creative Chain of Command 

 

Basics: 5:30-10:17

 

Historical Context: 10:31- 25:13

  • Themes of the Shows 
  • The Live Action Film
  • Racebending 
  • 'Korra' is treated poorly 
  • The Avatar Universe and Me

 

Social Analysis 25:27-40:44

 

Conclusion: 40:45-43:49

  • The Content I am looking forward to 
  • Reckoning with that Choice 

 

Coming Soon: 43:49- end

  • Episode 6: Star Trek: First Contact  with  Dr. Liz Faber  
  • Next Essay Preview- A little Howl.

 

Stick Around For:

  • The Reckoning with a Sociological Life 
  • My Hypocrisy

 

Show Notes 

 

Contacts 

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