There will be no new episode this week. We recommend going back and listening to episodes 3 or 4! [Read More]
Welcome to a special episode of Kairoticast! This episode is part of The Big Rhetorical Podcast’s annual podcast Carnival.
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival takes place August 16-19, 202. This is the 2nd Annual Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival, and they hope to grow their list of participants and listenership going forward.
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival hashtags: #tbrpodcastcarnival2021 and #contendingwithmisinformation.
The Big Rhetorical Podcast will feature a keynote interview for the podcast carnival. This episode will be released August 19th. The keynote speaker for The Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival is Dr. Renee Hobbs, Professor of Communication Studies at the Harrington School of Communications and Media and Founder of the Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island. [Read More]
I know lots of people who were too woke for the Olympics this year. But now they all have an opinion on Olympic gymnastics.
In the last week mental health has been in the forefront of America’s mind because Simone Biles removed herself from Olympic competition for mental health reasons.
But that conversation had already been going on because of Naomi Osaka who refused to speak to the press at the French Open because of mental health reasons and ultimately withdrew from that tournament. [Read More]
Before we get into the meat of today’s podcast, I want to acknowledge a message I got from a listener this week about last week’s podcast. I got a lot of response to my thoughts on honorifics, and it’s great to know I struck a chord.
But one listener, Michael, had a bit of a quibble with me, and I think it’s worth mentioning. Michael grew up in the South, where calling people by the right title is a big deal. And so his thoughts are definitely worth considering. [Read More]
Academic Twitter has been all a buzz in the last week in their semi-regular dust-up about honorifics. What should you call people and what does it say about you as a person if you asked to be called something specific?
This is kind of an interesting question because no matter what you ask to be called, you are making a rhetorical choice. You are making some statement about your identity and how you relate to the people around you. So I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of these choices and consider why people get so up in arms about them. [Read More]