the Sociologist's Dojo's Podcast
The Sociologist's Dojo is a blog and podcast that analyzes film and popular culture.
info_outline Episode 11: Streaming Culture with Dr. David Arditi 08/18/2021
Episode 11: Streaming Culture with Dr. David Arditi 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.
info_outline Episode 10: The Godfather Saga with Dr. Ellen Meiser 07/29/2021
Episode 10: The Godfather Saga with Dr. Ellen Meiser 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.
info_outline Episode 9: TV Reboot Fever with Alisha Kirchoff 06/04/2021
Episode 9: TV Reboot Fever with Alisha Kirchoff 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.
info_outline Episode 8: Mulholland Drive w/ Dr. Courtenay Stallings 05/06/2021
Episode 8: Mulholland Drive w/ Dr. Courtenay Stallings 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."
info_outline Episode 7: Cloud Atlas with Dr. Rebecca Gibson 04/11/2021
Episode 7: Cloud Atlas with Dr. Rebecca Gibson 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"
info_outline Episode 6: Star Trek First Contact W/ Dr. Liz Faber 03/16/2021
Episode 6: Star Trek First Contact W/ Dr. Liz Faber On This Month's Episode: Dr. Liz Faber of Labour`e College, and author of The Computer's Voice: From Star Trek to Siri, shepherds me through the vast world of Star Trek as we talk about and analyze Star Trek: First Contact. We talk about Feminism, Psychoanalysis, The Cold War, and what it takes to create a socialist utopia.
info_outline Bonus Episode: Avatar Studios and Supply and Demand of Pop Culture Content 02/27/2021
Bonus Episode: Avatar Studios and Supply and Demand of Pop Culture Content EMERGENCY BONUS EPISODE!
info_outline Episode 5: The HBOMAX Warner Bros. deal and The State of Cinema 02/20/2021
Episode 5: The HBOMAX Warner Bros. deal and The State of Cinema In this month's episode I am taking a break from Interviews to discuss the state of Cinema due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic resulting in the unprecedented deal between streaming service HBOMAX and Warner Bros. Studios. I analyze the history of movie going and how it has lead us to this point. Buckle up for a lot of questions, but few answers...like any good academic :)
info_outline Episode 4: The Big Lebowski Featuring Ellen Meiser 01/30/2021
Episode 4: The Big Lebowski Featuring Ellen Meiser On this Month's Episode the Dojo is diving into the world of Jeffery "The Dude" Lebowski with The 1998 film The Big Lebowski. Ellen Meiser from The Social Breakdown Podcast is here to discuss cult classics, favorite Coen films, Dudeism, and cultural appropriation.