In Episode 67, Dan Dissinger talks with to Actor, Director, and Board Certified Music Therapist Spencer Frankeberger about adaptability in Music Therapy, how being scared of improv is the best reason to do improv, we discuss systemic ableism in standardized testing from the bar exam to the GREs, and this all somehow ends up inContinue reading “Episode 67: Learning to Adapt with Spencer Frankeberger”
In Episode 66, Dan Dissinger talks with recent graduate of USC’s Film and Television Production program Sydney Laws about how Black stories are represented in media, cultural anthropology, and Storytelling versus Story-breaking. Sydney Laws is a very proud ATLien and recent graduate of USC’s Film and Television Production program. She defines herself as a creative, particularlyContinue reading “Episode 66: Unpacking Cultural Anthropology with Sydney Laws”
In Episode 64, Dan Dissinger talks with Vocalist/Educator/Actor/Writer Viva Vinson about the positive impact of performing arts education, overcoming Dyslexia and ADHD, and harnessing the power of the performing arts to have deeper DEI discussions with students and teachers. Born of an Italian American mother, and African American father, Viva has always had multiple artisticContinue reading “Episode 64: Performing Arts Advocacy with Viva Vinson”
Content Warning: Discussion of sexual and domestic violence, please listen with care.
In Episode 61, Dan Dissinger & special guest host Danielle Lee talk to USC alum Emma Collins about being an advocate for survivors of relationship and sexual violence, working for RSVP (Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention Services) at USC, and rape culture on and off the college campus.
In Episode 52, we talk to Atia Sattar about the power of meditation groups and affinity spaces for people of color, how storytelling and the acknowledgement of our embodied experiences empowers both students and faculty, and the importance of community for creating a humanized academic experience.
In Episode 49, we reflect on some of the many impactful moments from our first year of doing the podcast, how our pedagogy and personal lives have changed as a result of this project, and how podcasting can help positively shift university culture.
In Episode 48, we talk to Christine Martorana about practicing student-centered pedagogy, teaching zines as rhetorical texts, and utilizing multiple modes and languages in the writing classroom.
In Episode 44, we talk to Carmen Kynard about about practicing radical pedagogy; centering Black language, rhetoric, and affect in the classroom; and holding universities accountable for upholding white supremacy.
In Episode 36, we talk to Anwar Uhuru about using literature to start conversations about racial justice, reprioritizing the mental health of faculty and students, and grappling with the construction of gender roles and categories.
In Episode 27 we talk to Taiyaba Husain about recent incidents of racism at USC and how to empower students to challenge racism in the classroom, the university, and everywhere they find it.