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We're low key, DIY and open to exploration. This is a free flowing pod centered on history, culture and politics. AKA: Whatever interests us!

We're low key, DIY and open to exploration. This is a free flowing pod centered on history, culture and politics. AKA: Whatever interests us!
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN

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We're low key, DIY and open to exploration. This is a free flowing pod centered on history, culture and politics. AKA: Whatever interests us!

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English

Contact:

3174086594


Episodes

Christmas in July

7/17/2019
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Franklin suggests ways the Christmas story connects with America's treatment of refugees. Plus, important news from Charlie Brown and Linus! Also, Franklin's newest poetry collection, Dreams and Premonitions is available via Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/y38oymvo

Duration:00:10:06

Amaiya Parren

7/12/2019
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Franklin chats with his niece, Amaiya, a recent high school graduate, about her experiences at two large public schools on this super fresh edition of The WhoDeannyPod. Please check out Dreams and Premonitions, Franklin's new book of poetry!

Duration:00:17:30

A Church For All

6/26/2019
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As a longtime teacher at Brebeuf, Franklin shares his reflections on this critical moment of decision for Catholic schools. He hopes it will bring about important conversation regarding more fundamental issues in Catholicism. Please check out Dreams and Premonitions, Franklin's new book of poetry!

Duration:00:07:50

Basketball Reasons Finals Preview 2019

5/30/2019
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Franklin shares his surprising predictions for how quickly this NBA season might be over. Enjoy this short look at the Finals!

Duration:00:08:00

May Poetry Pod

5/23/2019
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I'm reading some poems from my new book Dreams and Premonitions and an older Indy 500 favorite! Also, this podcast is the first time I’ve shared Neighborhood Watch. I think it’s the most important poem I’ve written. Listen to it twice. Here's the promised link to Dreams and Premonitions! http://tinyurl.com/y38oymvo All you need is $7 and an open heart.

Duration:00:08:25

Cool Villains

5/15/2019
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Caroline Todd comes back to share her theory on why Batman should be considered villainous and much, much more! Enjoy this super fun conversation.

Duration:00:31:59

Learning to Learn

5/8/2019
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Grant Whitsett makes a return to the WhoDeannyPod to speak with Franklin about the true value of education, possibilities for growth and Grant's future. Listen in to this fun and fascinating conversation!

Duration:00:22:45

Which Words Are Allowed?

5/1/2019
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Franklin sits with a student, Anthony Gómez, and the two chat about a host of issues. Anthony even spends time exploring the complicated politics of Venezuela, using that country's political turmoil to explain why censorship is so problematic. He's a deep kid!

Duration:00:35:37

Since Parkland

4/24/2019
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MaryClaire Molloy returns to the podcast! This time she chatted with Franklin about her work on the Since Parkland project. This effort to memorialize young victims of gun violence has been a powerful voice advocating for transforming America's gun culture. MaryClaire is herself one of these powerful voices and has been featured on multiple national platforms as a representative of both young people and the dearly departed.

Duration:00:18:14

Making Connections

4/18/2019
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Franklin chats with one of his Sociology students, Mac Perkins, about making personal, intellectual, and community connections. Here's a taste of one of the many concepts we reference: https://hbr.org/2017/04/a-new-more-rigorous-study-confirms -the-more-you-use-facebook-the-worse-you-feel http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0069841

Duration:00:31:31

Basketball Reasons: Regular Season Awards

4/13/2019
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Franklin finishes the NBA regular season review by sharing his thoughts on league awards. There are some big surprises here!

Duration:00:07:11

Basketball Reasons: All-NBA Teams!

4/12/2019
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Franklin continues dissecting the NBA regular season by announcing his All-NBA teams. Enjoy!

Duration:00:09:42

Basketball Reasons: NBA First Round Predictions

4/12/2019
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Franklin shares his predictions for the first round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs! Spoiler Alert: 6 games is the max.

Duration:00:09:05

Go Create!

3/28/2019
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"The act of creation is valuable in itself. So please. Go create." Franklin celebrates the release of his new book, Dreams and Premonitions, by encouraging others to be creative in whatever form works best. Enjoy this short, encouraging podcast!

Duration:00:05:16

Dreams and Premonitions

3/20/2019
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Here's our last preview of Dreams and Premonitions, Franklin Oliver's new collection of poetry. This e-book will be available on March 28. Enjoy this sample!

Duration:00:07:16

Michael Jordan, the G.O.A.T.

3/14/2019
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Franklin puts on his NBA fan boy hat to dive into the greatness of Michael Jordan and discovers that Jordan's success was largely a product of some of the greatest timing of all time. Enjoy!

Duration:00:08:06

Dreams and Premonitions

3/6/2019
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Here's a sneak preview of Dreams and Premonitions, Franklin's new collection of poetry. This e-book will be available on March 28. Enjoy this sample!

Duration:00:08:40

The Greatest!

2/25/2019
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Muhammad Ali is the subject of this Black History Month mini-pod. The focus is on Ali as a man of peace, not a practitioner of violence. Enjoy!

Duration:00:04:02

Hiram Revels

2/25/2019
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Learn more about America's first Black Senator!

Duration:00:02:42

W.E.B. DuBois

2/23/2019
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DuBois helped give us concepts ranging from double consciousness in “The Souls of Black Folk" to pan-Africanism and from the "Talented Tenth" to Black Power. Franklin continues his Black History Month mini-pod series with a look at one of the most versatile and important thinkers of the 20th century, W.E.B. DuBois. Enjoy!

Duration:00:03:19