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We Should Be Grading

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Heath and Laurel take a break from the after hours demands of their education careers to talk about texts other than the ones that they are supposed to be grading. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weshouldbegrading/support

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United States

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Heath and Laurel take a break from the after hours demands of their education careers to talk about texts other than the ones that they are supposed to be grading. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weshouldbegrading/support

Language:

English


Episodes

WSBG 007: “Star Trek: Picard” S01E07 "Nepenthe"

8/25/2020
Heath and Laurel find fondness for Kestra and Soji, fawn over the return of Troi and Riker, and fume at everyone else in this rewatch of episode seven of Star Trek: Picard. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weshouldbegrading/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weshouldbegrading/support

Duration:02:20:13

WSBG 006: “Star Trek: Picard” S01E06 "The Impossible Box"

8/4/2020
In an episode that clarifies the strengths and weaknesses of both the Picard series and our podcast, we discuss episode 6 of Star Trek: Picard, "The Impossible Box." During the conversation, Laurel has a major reversal on her take on the character Soji, and Heath talks about his feeling of giving up on the series while still appreciating small moments in each episode. Heath and Laurel are also joined by special guest Cleo the cat, who evidently has a lot to say about Picard. --- Send in a...

Duration:02:22:24

WSBG 005: “Star Trek: Picard” S01E05 "Stardust City Rag"

6/30/2020
In this one Heath and Laurel discuss Star Trek: Picard, episode 5, “Stardust City Rag.” Heath questions the darker tone of the series, and Laurel wonders whether the show’s creators are actually doing what they think they’re doing. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weshouldbegrading/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weshouldbegrading/support

Duration:01:56:26

WSBG 004: “Star Trek: Picard” S01E04 "Absolute Candor"

6/16/2020
In this one, Heath and Laurel discuss episode 4 of Star Trek: Picard, "Absolute Candor," and they express ambivalence about the representation of Romulan culture. Were the creators being intentional or are we reading "too much" into it? Does it even matter if the meanings were intended or not? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weshouldbegrading/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weshouldbegrading/support

Duration:01:51:29

WSBG 003: “Star Trek: Picard” S01E03 "The End is the Beginning"

6/3/2020
In this episode, Health and Laurel discuss episode 3 of Star Trek: Picard, “The End is the Beginning.” We get into some interesting disagreements during this episode, particularly around our differing feelings toward the character, Raffi. Also, we laugh heartily at a dropped pomegranate. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weshouldbegrading/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weshouldbegrading/support

Duration:01:54:17

WSBG 002: “Star Trek: Picard” S01E02 "Maps and Legends"

5/20/2020
In this one, Heath and Laurel take a break from grading to discuss Episode 2, "Maps & Legends." During the discussion, Laurel reflects on the structure of conspiracy narratives and Heath explains some futuristic technology featured in the episode (and Laurel's not buying it). We've marked this one explicit not because of us but because the episode plays unbleeped as we discuss it. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weshouldbegrading/message Support this...

Duration:01:39:11

WSBG 001: “Star Trek: Picard” S01E01 "Remembrance"

5/5/2020
In this episode Heath and Laurel watch and discuss Episode 1 of the Picard miniseries, starting with some of the aesthetic and narrative influences of the "JJ-verse" on this new series. Heath drops some serious Star Trek knowledge while Laurel expresses reservations about narrative and character development. We are still experimenting with sound recording technology and format, but in the meantime we hope you enjoy the fun conversation! --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:01:45:57

WSBG 000: “Star Trek: Picard” Introduction

4/22/2020
In this pilot episode, Heath and Laurel try putting the keyboard and pencils down for a bit to talk about why they like Star Trek so much and why they want to give Star Trek: Picard a try. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weshouldbegrading/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weshouldbegrading/support

Duration:00:38:15