Professor Labs Podcast
Episode 36 — Social Media, Advocacy, and Politics With Ayyan Zubair

Episode 36 — Social Media, Advocacy, and Politics With Ayyan Zubair

May 26, 2021

What is the value (and future) of social media, politics, and advocacy? How does studying rhetoric help us to more competently navigate such often hostile realms? Join us this week as we welcome back former student Ayyan Zubair to discuss these topics, and more!

Episode 35 — Analyzing “Sticks” by George Saunders

Episode 35 — Analyzing “Sticks” by George Saunders

March 3, 2021

Join us this week as we analyze the short story "Sticks" by George Saunders--and discuss the relevant value of tangible literary analysis, whether as a student of literature or a student of life!

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Episode 34 — Why Rhetorical Analysis is Vital

Episode 34 — Why Rhetorical Analysis is Vital

February 8, 2021

Yada Yada, Board, Insignificance, Conventional Wisdom

Join us this week as we discuss what rhetorical analysis really is--and why it's vital to know and practice for your professional as well as personal life!

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Bank Scam Email

Apocalypse Bunker Rhetorical Exercise

Cover Letter Writing

 

Episode 33 — Finding Creative Writing Space

Episode 33 — Finding Creative Writing Space

February 1, 2021

Desktop, White, Flatlay, Office, Design, NotebookWhat exactly is "creative space"? And in our age of pandemics and professional pressures, where do you go to find such a place? Join us this week as we discuss these questions--and much more--with our very special guest, Andrew Rimby.

Andrew is an instructor/PhD Candidate in English, Associate Editor of the Watchung Review, and co-host of The Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast.

He researches 19th-century American and Victorian literature from a queer transatlantic perspective. He was a 2020 Humanities NY fellow and created virtual Whitman walking tours in collaboration with the Whitman Birthplace. 

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Episode 32 — One Year Pandemic Reflection

Episode 32 — One Year Pandemic Reflection

January 21, 2021

Corona, World, Mask, Virus, Disease, Quarantine

Join us this week as we recap some of the impacts of a year of dealing with the pandemic.

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Episode 31 — Why You Should Write to Yourself

Episode 31 — Why You Should Write to Yourself

August 24, 2020

Why should you write to yourself? Maybe a better question is: how do you know where you are and where you are going? Join us this week as we discuss the value of teaching (and practicing yourself) the personal, professional, and academic value of writing reflectively about yourself!

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Episode 30 — How to Write a Modern Article

Episode 30 — How to Write a Modern Article

August 13, 2020

Join us this week as we discuss the art of writing a modern article--the goals you can accomplish and through what platforms!

Here is a link to the medium article read in this episode.

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Episode 29–Will History Repeat Itself?

Episode 29–Will History Repeat Itself?

July 28, 2020

Join us this week as we discuss the challenges of assessing history through a modern lens. What can we learn, and what can we do to change our own fates?

 

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Episode 28 — How Writing Improves Your Life

Episode 28 — How Writing Improves Your Life

May 22, 2020

Join us this week along with our very special guest--alumni and former undergraduate student body president, Ayyan Zubair--as we discuss how writing (and effective communication) can yield personal and professional benefits far beyond the college classroom environment!

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Episode 27 — Omelas: Would You Walk Away?

Episode 27 — Omelas: Would You Walk Away?

May 8, 2020

Join us this week as we discuss Ursula K. Le Guin's stunning world of Omelas--and ask the ultimate question: would you walk away?

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