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Cultural Controversy with Shannon Fisher

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Cultural Controversy with Shannon Fisher examines hot-button societal issues from personal, political, and cultural perspectives. Shannon's in-depth interviews delve deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Other shows available on this channel: Our Lives with Shannon Fisher and The Authentic Woman on Shannon is the host and producer of Our Lives with Shannon Fisher on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, and episodes of the National Press Club’s Update-1 podcast hosted by Shannon. Twitter: twitter.com/MsShannonFisher Website: shannonfisher.com

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United States

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Cultural Controversy with Shannon Fisher examines hot-button societal issues from personal, political, and cultural perspectives. Shannon's in-depth interviews delve deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Other shows available on this channel: Our Lives with Shannon Fisher and The Authentic Woman on Shannon is the host and producer of Our Lives with Shannon Fisher on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, and episodes of the National Press Club’s Update-1 podcast hosted by Shannon. Twitter: twitter.com/MsShannonFisher Website: shannonfisher.com

Language:

English

Contact:

804-314-3268


Episodes

Superman's Not Coming: Erin Brockovich on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

11/1/2022
Today, Shannon spoke with revered environmental activist Erin Brockovich about our nation's water crisis. We assume our water supply is safe because it is tested and treated by municipalities, but that isn't always the case. Discovering impurities in a municipal water supply, and ultimately ensuring the situation is rectified, requires persistence, research, and commitment from community members. With the goal of educating and empowering communities in the fight for clean water, Erin...

Duration:00:27:32

Writing Horror for the Screen: Child's Play Creator Don Mancini on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

10/21/2022
Don Mancini created the character of Chucky and has written, directed, and/or produced every film in the Child's Play franchise. In this podcast, Don tells Shannon how his career began, why he loves horror movies, and what it's like working in television. He also dishes about future Child's Play projects in the works! Our Lives with Shannon Fisher explores personal, political, and societal perspectives of the American experience. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists,...

Duration:00:29:38

What Do We Need Men For? E. Jean Carroll on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

10/7/2022
Shannon welcomes E. Jean Carroll, the longest running advice columnist in history, to the show today. Writer of the “Ask E. Jean” column, which ran in Elle Magazine for decades, E. Jean Carroll has written a book entitled, “What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal.” In it, she recounts stories of experiences with "The Most Hideous Men of My Life" and the manner in which they affected her. E. Jean also shares her adventures during a recent road trip in search of the answer to her title...

Duration:00:35:52

Inside the World of Classic American Moviemaking: Rocky Lang on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

10/1/2022
Shannon welcomes writer, film director and producer Rocky Lang to talk about his new collaboration with historian Barbara Hall, "Letters from Hollywood: Inside the World of Classic American Moviemaking." This book contains letters written by filmmakers on nearly every aspect of the creation of the classic Hollywood films we all know and love. From direction to costume design to acting to interpersonal drama, this book offers the reader a glimpse into behind-the-scenes action during the...

Duration:00:27:02

Crisis Point: Senators Tom Daschle and Trent Lott with Shannon Fisher

9/21/2022
Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott, two of the most prominent political leaders of our time, join Shannon Fisher to discuss their book, Crisis Point: Why We Must - and How We Can - Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America. In Crisis Point, Daschle and Lott offer perspectives from opposing sides of the aisle. The book examines the polarizing partisanship that has made governing all but impossible in today's political climate. They offer solutions...

Duration:00:20:58

100 Things We've Lost to the Internet: Pamela Paul on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

9/15/2022
Pamela Paul oversees all books coverage for The New York Times as editor of The New York Times Book Review. The author and editor of seven books, Paul joins Our Lives with Shannon Fisher today to discuss her latest title, 100 THINGS WE'VE LOST TO THE INTERNET. The book examines some of the many social and cultural phenomena that all but vanished in the wake of the digital revolution. Our Lives with Shannon Fisher explores personal, political, and societal perspectives of the American...

Duration:00:21:11

Women Who Rock: Evelyn McDonnell on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

9/7/2022
Shannon welcomes Entertainment Journalist Evelyn McDonnell to discuss her recent book, Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl. The book profiles almost 100 years of female musicians, describing how the music industry historically progressed and the contributions each of the 104 women made to pop music. Entertainers from all music genres are represented, and the profiles - also all written by women and compiled by McDonnell into this fantastic book - are...

Duration:00:20:46

Urban Poverty and Racial Divides in America: Dr. Elijah Anderson with Shannon Fisher

9/1/2022
Elijah Anderson is the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University and one of the leading urban ethnographers in the United States. His published books include Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City and The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and is the former VP of the American Sociological Association. This podcast...

Duration:00:59:50

Black Site: Philip Mudd on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

8/21/2022
Shannon welcomes Philip Mudd, former Deputy Director of the CIA Counterterrorism Center and the FBI National Security Branch. He is also often seen as a commentator on CNN. His book, BLACK SITE: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World, explores the creation and management of the secret CIA detention centers and "The Program" of enhanced interrogation techniques used following the September 11 attacks. Mudd interviewed dozens of officials for the book, and he offers a deep understanding of how the...

Duration:00:19:45

The Neurobiology of Trauma: Harvard Medical School's Doctor Jim Hopper with Shannon Fisher

7/21/2022
Shannon Fisher welcomes Harvard Medical School Instructor Dr. Jim Hopper on the 50th episode of The Authentic Woman. The two discuss the neurobiology of trauma - the manner in which the brain responds to physical or psychological trauma. This show examines the scientific reasons those who have experienced or are experiencing trauma can exhibit uncharacteristic behavior. Hopper explores the science behind response to trauma, including the different ways men, women, and children react to...

Duration:00:49:28

Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African American Voting Rights - Historian Lawrence Goldstone on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

7/15/2022
Shannon welcomes Historian Lawrence Goldstone to discuss his vivid portrait of the systematic suppression of the African American vote. The book traces the injustices of the post-Reconstruction era and examines the legal cases that made the Supreme Court a partner of white supremacists in the rise of Jim Crow. Goldstone brilliantly draws direct links to today's creeping threats to suffrage in this important and timely book. Our Lives with Shannon Fisher explores personal, political, and...

Duration:00:23:04

Chatting or Cheating: Dr. Sheri Meyers with Shannon Fisher

5/7/2022
Renowned Relationship Expert Dr. Sheri Meyers discusses her book, Chatting or Cheating, with Shannon. The book examines the shocking ease with which we slide down the slippery slope from an innocent “friendship” to a full-blown affair in today’s technology-driven world. Dr. Sheri is a regular contributor to ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, television and radio talk shows, and the Huffington Post. Our Lives with Shannon Fisher explores personal, political, and societal perspectives of the American...

Duration:01:00:12

Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Pat Mitchell on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

5/1/2022
Shannon welcomes media superstar Pat Mitchell to the show today. Pat was the first female President of both PBS and CNN Productions, and she has been a champion for women in media for decades. In her recent memoir, Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World, Pat offers excellent career advice and opens up about her unexpected career trajectory – and the importance of taking risks in work and in life. Our Lives with Shannon Fisher explores personal, political, and...

Duration:00:25:37

My Dirty Life in Comedy: Lois Bromfield on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

1/16/2022
Lois Bromfield has had a storied career in comedy. Her Hollywood credits read like a who's who of comedy in its heyday. Still a working stand-up comedian and screenwriter, Lois now lives in Germany and has written a memoir about her crazy exploits in Hollywood. Some of her legendary stories will blow your mind, and they will all leave you in stitches. Lois and Shannon get together today to talk about My Dirty Life in Comedy! Our Lives with Shannon Fisher explores personal, political, and...

Duration:00:24:27

Sarah Bigham on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher Part 2

12/28/2021
Kind Chemist Wife: Musings at 3 a.m., is a collection of essays about moments in Sarah Bigham's life that range from the mundane to the monumental. In Part 2 of this conversation, Shannon and Sarah discuss the writing process, the human condition, and fundamental problems with the medical field's approach to treating chronic pain, especially in women. Our Lives with Shannon Fisher explores personal, political, and societal perspectives of the American experience. The show delves deeply into...

Duration:00:20:47

Sarah Bigham on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher Part 1

12/28/2021
Kind Chemist Wife: Musings at 3 a.m., is a collection of essays about moments in Sarah Bigham's life that range from the mundane to the monumental. In Part 1 of this conversation, Shannon and Sarah discuss creative expression, academia in the age of COVID-19, and living with chronic illness. Our Lives with Shannon Fisher explores personal, political, and societal perspectives of the American experience. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community...

Duration:00:24:36

America's Affordable Housing Crisis: Andrew Ross on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

12/22/2021
The United States is facing an affordable housing crisis, and Shannon welcomes sociologist Andrew Ross for a discussion about his latest book, Sunbelt Blues: The Failure of American Housing. The book examines the housing crisis through the lens of a central Florida county in Disney World's back yard, offering perspectives on the experiences of people who find themselves homelessness, or on the brink, and the economic factors that have caused affordable housing to be so elusive today. Our...

Duration:00:22:44

Trauma, Hope, and Resilience: Newyorican Girl Julia Torres Barden on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

12/12/2021
Shannon welcomes award-winning journalist, Hispanic leader, gubernatorial appointee, and PTSD survivor Julia Torres Barden to the show to discuss the recently published updated version of her memoir, Newyorican Girl: Surviving my Spanglish Life. A Puerto Rican girl from the South Bronx, Julia navigated a series of traumatic events during childhood that shaped her outlook on the world. After traveling to NYC for business on 9/11 and getting stuck on the island of Manhattan amid the aftermath...

Duration:00:30:29

The Light of Days: Judy Batalion on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

12/7/2021
Shannon welcomes Judy Batalion to talk about her new book, which was an instant New York Times bestseller, THE LIGHT OF DAYS: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos. The book chronicles a group of unsung-until-now resistance fighters in World War II: young Jewish women in Poland who used every tool at their disposal to escape from and win battles against Nazis. The story has been optioned as a major motion picture by Stephen Spielberg. Our Lives with Shannon...

Duration:00:07:48

The Rage of Innocence: Kristen Henning on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

11/21/2021
Shannon welcomes Kristen Henning, an attorney who has spent 25 years representing Black youth in the juvenile courts of Washington, D.C. Henning also serves as the Juvenile Justice Clinic & Initiative Director at Georgetown University. The two discuss Henning's book, The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth, which examines America's societal fear of Black children and what can be done to rectify the situation. Our Lives with Shannon Fisher explores personal, political,...

Duration:00:22:21