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We explore political science through the lens of an Academic and an Activist. Add some feminism and a whole lot of laughs coming at you, literally, from the middle of the North Atlantic ocean.

We explore political science through the lens of an Academic and an Activist. Add some feminism and a whole lot of laughs coming at you, literally, from the middle of the North Atlantic ocean.
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Canada

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We explore political science through the lens of an Academic and an Activist. Add some feminism and a whole lot of laughs coming at you, literally, from the middle of the North Atlantic ocean.

Twitter:

@2apodcast

Language:

English

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7097251270


Episodes

Academic And Activist Episode 10 - The NL Election Recap Episode: Strategies and Shenanigans

5/23/2019
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In this episode of the Academic and the Activist, Amanda and Jenny talk with journalist Ashley Fitzpatrick from The Telegram, and together they recap the 2019 provincial election in Newfoundland and Labrador. They talk about the results, the campaign, the shocking moments and the shenanigans that voters got to witness, and then reflect upon what we might expect over the coming weeks, months, and even years as our newly elected MHAs do their business. In their “phone a feminist” segment, they...

Duration:01:00:06

Academic And The Activist Ep 9 It's a Man's World

5/9/2019
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In this episode of the Academic and the Activist, Amanda and Jenny talk to Physicist Kris Poduska about gender bias in science and data, as they explore the book "Invisible Women" by Caroline Criado Perez. From male crash test dummies to medical testing done only on men to snow clearing, they explore the many ways in which the world was designed by and for men. They also talk a bit about the Newfoundland and Labrador election, spoiled ballots and protest votes, and then they Phone a...

Duration:01:15:43

Academic And The Activist Episode 8 Rage

5/2/2019
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In this episode, Amanda and Jenny discuss women's anger and women's RAGE, exploring work by Soraya Chemaly, Brittney Cooper, Lindy West, and Rebecca Traister, as well as academic research that focuses on anger in voters, and perceptions of anger in candidates. They also talk briefly about the 2019 election in Newfoundland and Labrador, and finish off the hour by talking with Flannery Dean, a Canadian freelancer, about her recent work for Chatelaine.

Duration:01:00:34

The Academic and the Activist Episode 7 - Social Movements

4/11/2019
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Today's exciting topic is movements! How do women (and diverse folk)-led movements effect change politically outside of typical government structures? How do we deal with the fact that the women who start movements for change -- usually in direct to response to the violence and harm they experience -- are often subjected to horrific backlash? Today's star-studded guest panel includes Heather Jarvis, SlutWalk co-founder and program coordinator of SHOP, the only sex worker rights program in...

Duration:01:19:46

The Academic and the Activist - Episode 6 Burnout

4/4/2019
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Today's theme is: burnout! Our hosts also dissect the federal budget, discuss the importance of active listening and feminist killjoys, and look to Sarah Ahmed for inspiration. Phone-a-feminist guest today is Erin Tolley, Political Science professor at the University of Toronto, who discusses how cutting corners can be a feminist act.

Duration:00:58:40

Academic And The Activist Episode 5 All Women All The Time Election Episode

3/28/2019
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In this episode of the Academic and the Activist, Amanda and Jenny speak in-studio with Melissa Royle (local lawyer and Chapter Chair of Equal Voice NL) and Gillian Pearson (local communications specialist, mom, and candidate for the PC party for the riding of Mt. Pearl-Southlands). They talk about elections, the challenges and benefits of getting women into politics, and local races in NL. Then, they phone a feminist, the very cool Raelene Vickers, Executive Director of the Mokami Status of...

Duration:00:43:21

The Academic and the Activist Episode 4 The Hope Show

3/21/2019
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In this episode of The Academic and the Activist we review the recent report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on the best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada (https://www.policyalternatives.ca/best-worst2017). St. John's City Councillor, Hope Jamieson, joins us on the show to talk about what it's like to be a representative on municipal council, and we phone Renee Sharpe to talk about feminist resistance.

Duration:01:02:54

The Academic And Activist Episode 3: To bias or not to bias? feat Dr. Max Liboiron

3/14/2019
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In this episode, our hosts discuss recent provincial and national news pertaining to women in politics. They also talk with Dr. Max Liboiron, a leading scholar in feminist and Indigenous science studies at Memorial University, about the relationship between research and activism. And finally, they talk to Juno award-winning singer-songwriter, activist and mental health activist Amelia Curran about life as a new mom, male feminists and allyship, Netflix, Friends, and more!

Duration:00:59:31

Academic And Activist Ep 2: Melanee's Math

3/7/2019
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Episode 2 of The Academic and the Activist, where we explore politics from the perspectives of an Academic and an Activist. Add some feminism and a whole lot of laughs, we're coming at you, literally, from the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Duration:00:54:24

The Academic and the Activist Episode 1

2/27/2019
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Episode 1 one of The Academic and the Activist, where we explore politics from the perspectives of an Academic and an Activist. Add some feminism and a whole lot of laughs, we're coming at you, literally, from the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Duration:00:56:01