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We are two CUNY librarians who like to talk. We’re finding people from all around the university who also like to talk – about their work, their play or the connection therein. We talk to them indoors, but you can listen to them wherever you are on your favorite device, eating your favorite snack. We encourage using headphones or earbuds, though a boom box might be appropriate in some situations. You be the judge.

We are two CUNY librarians who like to talk. We’re finding people from all around the university who also like to talk – about their work, their play or the connection therein. We talk to them indoors, but you can listen to them wherever you are on your favorite device, eating your favorite snack. We encourage using headphones or earbuds, though a boom box might be appropriate in some situations. You be the judge.

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United States

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We are two CUNY librarians who like to talk. We’re finding people from all around the university who also like to talk – about their work, their play or the connection therein. We talk to them indoors, but you can listen to them wherever you are on your favorite device, eating your favorite snack. We encourage using headphones or earbuds, though a boom box might be appropriate in some situations. You be the judge.

Language:

English


Episodes

Victoria Bond on Zora & Me: The Summoner

10/26/2020
John Jay College English dept. colleagues Allison Pease and Victoria Bond discuss Bond's finale to the award-winning trilogy, Zora and Me: The Summoner, a fictional series based on the life and work of anthropologist and writer Zora Neale Hurston.

Duration:00:53:28

Episode 48: Frederick Wasser on Twentieth Century Fox

10/12/2020
Frederick Wasser, Professor in the Department of Television, Radio and Emerging Media at Brooklyn college, chronicles the sweeping account of the Twentieth Century Fox film studio. His book serves as a survey of American film history and “at times it becomes a history of the century itself.”

Duration:00:45:25

Char Adams on amplifying COVID stories

9/14/2020
Char Adams is a race and identity journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Teen Vogue, People Magazine, and more. She is also the digital editor of CUNY SUM, the website for research, books, and creative works generated at CUNY. Char is also the co-creator of a new podcast, COVID University New York. Visit our blog at indoorvoicespodcast.com for more info about Char, her work, and the podcast.

Duration:00:21:11

Storefront signs and place-making in Brooklyn

8/10/2020
Shonna Trinch is a sociolinguist and faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at John Jay College, and Edward Snajdr is a cultural anthropologist and faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at John Jay College. Their book, What the Signs Say: Language, Gentrification, and Place-Making in Brooklyn (Vanderbilt University Press), is the result of a decade of ethnographic research that deconstructs the public language of storefronts and the wide-ranging but often nuanced...

Duration:00:51:18

Margot Mifflin on Miss America

7/30/2020
Margot Mifflin, Professor of English at Lehman College and the Newmark Journalism School is the author of Looking for Miss America: A Pageant’s 100-Year Quest to Define Womanhood which will be released by Counterpoint Press on August 4. In this episode, she talks with Beth Harpaz, editor of CUNY SUM.

Duration:00:45:48

Jean Halley Returns

6/21/2020
Jean Halley is Professor of Sociology at the College of Staten Island (CUNY). She discusses her memoir-in-progress that includes themes of the Western U.S., race, violence, and memory itself.

Duration:01:05:25

Episode 43: Stationery in the Time of...You Know...

4/6/2020
Kathleen and Steve catch up on stationery, online learning, and don't even get too into why video conferencing is a pain.

Duration:00:45:34

Legacy of Blood: Jews, Pogroms, and Ritual Murder in the Lands of the Soviets

3/16/2020
In her newest book, Legacy of Blood: Jews, Pogroms, and Ritual Murder in the Lands of the Soviets (Oxford University Press, 2019), Elissa Bemporad explores two extreme manifestations of tsarist antisemitism in the Soviet Union from 1917 to the early 1960s. Elissa is assistant professor of history at Queens College and the Graduate Center, where she specializes in Russian and Eastern European Jewish history, gender, and genocide studies. She is interviewed by Beth Harpaz.

Duration:01:05:11

Episode 41: Sharon Zukin on the Innovation Complex

2/26/2020
Sharon Zukin, Professor Emerita of Sociology at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, discusses her book, The Innovation Complex: Cities, Tech, and the New Economy, with Richard Ocejo, Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center.

Duration:02:56:10

Trópico en Manhattan

2/20/2020
Bret Maney, assistant professor in the English department at CUNY’s Lehman College and Cristina Perez Jimenez, assistant professor in English at Manhattan College, talk about the English translation of Guillermo Cotto-Thorner’s 1951 novel, Manhattan Tropics (Trópico en Manhattan), published by Arte Público Press.

Duration:03:02:13

Episode 39: Podcasts - prose & pedagogy

1/6/2020
Christen Madrazo and Alan Winson, both faculty members in the English department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Nora Almeida, a library faculty member at New York City College of Technology, talk about how they use podcasting in their work with students at CUNY.

Duration:01:38:07

Twelve years of creative writing on justice

12/9/2019
Adam Berlin and Jeffrey Heiman are faculty members in the English department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and are the editors of J Journal: New Writing on Justice. The biannual literary journal, which features fiction, poetry, and personal narrative about contemporary justice issues, has been published biannually since 2008. The 24th issue will be available later this month. Visit indoorvoicespodcast.com for more information on our guests.

Duration:00:46:44

Episode 37: Julia Miele Rodas

11/18/2019
Julia Miele Rodas is Professor in the English Department at Bronx Community College and the author of Autistic Disturbances: Theorizing Autism Poetics from the DSM to Robinson Crusoe. In this episode, she has a conversation with fellow disability studies scholar, Olivia Moy, Assistant Professor of English at Lehman College.

Duration:02:40:05

Episode 36: Mark Carpentieri on the flat tire shuffle

11/4/2019
Mark Carpentieri teaches public speaking at Queensborough Community College and is the owner of M.C. Records, a blues/roots music label based on the South Shore of Long Island. Mark is also a graduate of Queens College. In this interview, Mark shows the connection between public speaking and running a label, talks about the need for online teaching and learning, and explains what makes a good blues drummer. Suffice it to say, this interview covers a lot of ground. As someone who loves...

Duration:01:06:50

Ray Patton on the contested story of punk

10/28/2019
In this episode, you’ll hear David Pearson, adjunct faculty in the music and general studies departments at CUNY Lehman College, in conversation with Ray Patton, Associate Professor of History and Faculty Director of the Honors Program and Macaulay Honors College at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. They discuss Ray’s book, Punk Crisis: The Global Punk Rock Revolution (Oxford U. Press 2018). Visit indoorvoicespodcast.com for more information.

Duration:01:39:27

Digital humanities with Matt Gold

10/21/2019
Beth Harpaz, editor of CUNY SUM, talks with Matthew K. Gold, associate professor of English and director of the M.A. program in digital humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center and co-editor of Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019.

Duration:01:24:44

Heidi Diehl on writing, teaching, and zeitgleich

9/17/2019
Heidi Diehl, an adjunct lecturer and assistant director of the freshman composition program at Brooklyn College, discusses her new novel, Lifelines.

Duration:00:51:12

Jill Grose-Fifer

8/21/2019
Dr. Jill Grose-Fifer is an associate professor in the psychology department at John Jay College. She thinks deeply about her teaching and works hard to keep it interesting, effective and relevant. She is thus far the only two time winner of John Jay's Distinguished Teaching Prize. Earlier this year, she co-authored a book with Patricia J. Brooks and Maureen O'Connor called Teaching Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach. It’s a practical and scholarly guide for teachers whether they're new...

Duration:00:47:05

David Puglia on the Baltimore "Hon"

5/16/2019
David Puglia explains the story and implications of "hon" in his book Tradition, Urban Identity, and the Baltimore Hon: The Folk in the City (Lexington Books 2018). David is a folklorist, an assistant professor in the English Dept of Bronx Community College and a native Bawlmorean.

Duration:00:40:07

Jean Halley: Horse Crazy

4/15/2019
Jean Halley is a professor of Sociology at the College of Staten Island and she teaches in the Women’s and Gender Studies Masters Degree Program. She studies and writes about gender, sexuality, race and cultural normativity and many subsets therein. Her most recent book, and the one we really focus on in this episode, is Horse Crazy: Girls and the Lives of Horses, will be out in July and is published by the University of Georgia Press. To learn more about Jean’s work, visit...

Duration:00:44:46