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Alias Grace: The Quilting Point

from Ralph Beliveau: If you listened to this episode, you will hear about Jacques Lacan’s idea of a “quilting point”. Here is a bit of cocktail napkin Lacan (ooohhh…this sounds painful!). When we learn language we enter a realm called the symbolic. We are separated from the “real” which is what we experience before language […]

005 – Alias Grace

Adam and Ralph are joined once again by Yvette Walker and transported to 19th Century Ontario to discuss the Netflix mini-series Alias Grace. Show Notes Alias Grace: How a teenager’s letter to Margaret Atwood finally got the TV series made (Independent)

003 – Charlie Rose, Charles Manson, and Net Neutrality

In this episode, Adam and Ralph discuss two newsworthy men named Charles as well as the upcoming vote on net neutrality from the FCC. Show Notes Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them — with nudity, groping and lewd calls (Washington Post) 6 Songs Written by Charles Manson That Super Famous Bands Covered (Ranker.com) […]

002 – James Bond and Wonder Woman

On this episode, Adam and Ralph have their first guest, Dr. Lisa Funnell. Dr. Funnell’s research explores the performance and intersection of identities—specifically gender, race, sexuality, nationality, and ethnicity—in Hong Kong martial arts films, Hollywood blockbusters, and the James Bond franchise. We recognize we should have held out this discussion for episode 007, but we […]

001 – The First Amendment, LA Times and Disney, and Harvey Weinstein

In this episode, Adam and Ralph discuss the news’ news of the week including Tim Wu’s latest New York Times opinion piece, Disney’s ban and subsequent retraction on the LA Times, and The New Yorker’s story on how Harvey Weinstein hired private investigators to track women and journalists. Show Notes How Twitter Killed the First […]