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Episode 29: The Handmaid's Tale Franchise with Dr. Rebecca Gibson

The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast

Release Date: 03/25/2023

Episode 39: Freddy Got Fingered with Dr. Ellen Meiser show art Episode 39: Freddy Got Fingered with Dr. Ellen Meiser

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On this Month's Episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast, Dr. Ellen Meiser Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Co-Host of returns to talk about the 2001 Shock Comedy "Freddy Got Fingered." We talk about the Gen X laidened, Mtv fueled Aggrievedly entitled incel Masculinity that birthed this film and its foundational legancy to Tom Green's Cultural footprint. Enjoy!   Production Notes: Intro: 0:00-1:15 Update from Dr. Meiser  1:16-4:28 Podcast Hiatus New Publications ( , , ) Basics of Freddy Got Fingered 4:29-19:10 Opinion Disclaimer: We...

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Episode 38: The Dojo's 2024 State of Cinema Addres show art Episode 38: The Dojo's 2024 State of Cinema Addres

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 On this month's  guestless episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast, the host gives their "2024 State of Cinema Address." covering the 2023 Writers and Actor's Strike, placing it in a Marxian and Weberian Context, followed by a discusion of the 2024 Oscar Nominations and the social discourse surrounding them. Enjoy! Production Notes  Intro 0:00-1:56 The Writers and Actor's Strike 1:57-44:40 Marxian Analysis  Writer's Strike Basics  Alenation and the mechanisms of striking  The Power of Black Women's Activism  The Individualizing of White Feminism...

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Episode 37: The Dojo's Top Ten Films of 2023 show art Episode 37: The Dojo's Top Ten Films of 2023

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On this month's episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast we are capping off the end of the year with a best of List. This episode is designed to be a companion piece to my Final essay for 2023 on the blog: . This list is far more upbeat and interesting. As with the list on the blog, this episode's list is not a list of the films that are the most Sociologically relevent, but the films that I saw in 2023 that I gave 4 stars and above to on Because of the function of lists, I will not be including detailed production Notes that will inevitably spoil the films on this list. However, in the...

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Episode 36: The Doctor Who Episode with Dr. Jjenna Hup Andrews show art Episode 36: The Doctor Who Episode with Dr. Jjenna Hup Andrews

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  On this month's episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast, Together with return guest Dr. Jjenna Hup Andrews of Mott Community College, we are T.raveling A.nd R.elative D.imension I.n S.pace as companions of our favorite Time Lord: The Doctor; discussing the British Sci-Fi TV series Doctor Who. Come along with us as we talk about Dalek's, Cybermen, regenerations and a whole lot of running. Sound the cloister bell! Wooo Weeee OOOOOH!    Production Notes: Basics  An Update on Dr. Hup Andrews work  Basic Plot and origin of the Series Trivia  Who is our...

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Episode 35: The Invitation with Dr. Courtenay Stallings show art Episode 35: The Invitation with Dr. Courtenay Stallings

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On this month's episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast ,in honor of Spooky Season, return guest Dr. Courtenay Stallings of Pepperdine University and I talk about the 2015 Hitchcockian Horror/Thriller The Invitation, directed by Karyn Kusama. Join us as we talk about Religion, Cults and their relationship to politics, Grief, Trauma, and a lot of Erving Goffman. This Podcast episode will have you pondering when DO you decide to break the social contract, and will that just save your life?  Happy Halloween from The Sociologist's Dojo!   Basics  Dr. Stallings Previous...

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Episode 34: Pop Culture Adaptations with Jenn Storey show art Episode 34: Pop Culture Adaptations with Jenn Storey

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Episode 33: The Ring Franchise with Dr. Jaime Hartless show art Episode 33: The Ring Franchise with Dr. Jaime Hartless

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Episode 32: The Menu with Dr. Rebecca Gibson show art Episode 32: The Menu with Dr. Rebecca Gibson

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Episode 31: The Tudors with Bre Crosby show art Episode 31: The Tudors with Bre Crosby

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Episode 30: House of the Dragon with Dr. Simone Kolysh show art Episode 30: House of the Dragon with Dr. Simone Kolysh

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This month on The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast, we are traveling to Westeros. The host is joined by Sociologist author of to talk the Game of Thrones prequel Series: "House of the Dragon". After an engrossing conversation about Dr. Kolysh's book, we dive into the series discussing everything from: Fantasy shows as shields for misogyny and canvas for contemporary criticism, to the power of media to create change, and the cyclical nature of social justice battles...plus dragons :)    Intro: 0:00-2:08 Basics of Dr. Kolysh: 2:09-6:40 Background in Medicine and Public Health How they...

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On this Month's Episode, Dr. Rebecca Gibson returns to talk about Margaret Atwood's speculatively "fictional" dystopia: "The Handmaid Tale" Franchise. We talk how the adaptation(s) is a reflection of historical events, cogent to current events, and a possible oracle for the future. Get ready for a discussion of Commodification, Rape Culture, and the interlocking systems of oppression.   "Blessed Be."

Intro: 0:00-2:00

Update on Dr. Gibson's work: 2:11-8:20

  • Upcoming books
  • Preview of Dr. Gibson's next episode 

Basics of The Handmaid's Tale Franchise 8:21-50:10

  • The Franchise's Components and Structure 
  • The Anthropological Bookends 
  • Product of it's time?
  • The Adaptation 
  • Timeline of the Franchise 
  • Trivia 

Historical Context 50:24-85:40

  • Personal Discovery of the original Text 
  • Historical Influences on Atwood's work 
  • No Shame in Current Politics 
  • Atwood's ending too Hopeful?
  • Marketplace Activism 
  • "The Gibson Standard"
  • Historical Impact of the Books and the Series 
  • The importance of Choice 

Social Analysis 85:55-137:30

  • A Social Justice Nighmare 
  • "Better, doesn't mean better for everyone."
  • Men harmed by the Patriarchy 
  • Commodification of Atwood's work 
  • Can you Fully Deconstruct a System?
  • Canceling Academics in our Fields 
  • The Partiarchical Bargain in Gilead 
  • Masculinization, Militarization and Knowledge Suppression
  • Systemization of Emotion 
  • 'The System's' defense mechanisms 

Outtro: 137:31-142:22

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