Thursday, February 9, 2012

Podcast: No Hyperbole Allowed (Episode 11)

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This week, we recap Super Bowl XLVI with special guest Curt Warrington. In a rematch of their 2008 battle, the Giants of New York defeated the Patriots of New England. A most riveting match in which they kicked a ball made of pigskin through a giant "H"!

Also, Rich finally saw "The Descendants" and loved it, though you already knew that after reading his review. We also read some new listener mail which only serves to stroke our ego. Ego, consider yourself stroked!

Lastly this week, we're talking race. Rich and Colin read a piece called "Notes on White Racial Identity" in Salmagundi, a literary journal that comes out of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. The conversation sometimes lacks direction and coherent thought, but we hope you'll bear with us as we begin what is to become a several-podcast theme. Race is an important topic, and through discussion can we further our understanding of one another. This is just the beginning of the conversation that Rich and Colin plan to have with one another and friends of several backgrounds, cultures, religions and races.

From Salmagundi's website -

An instructive and provocative column on the role of identity politics in the academy (and well beyond it) by JENNIFER DELTON, an historian of race and a writer allergic to easy nostrums. “If whiteness is ‘not black’ and if blackness is defined by deprivation and exclusion, then those Asians, Latinos, and middle class blacks who’ve ‘made it’ in American society are de facto ‘white.’ It turns out that white- ness is a lot more diverse than we thought, and may have nothing at all, or very little, to do with race.”

0:00 - Intro
1:10 - "The Descendants"
4:50 - Notes on White Racial Identity
35:30 - SuperBowl XLVI with Special Guest Curt Warrington
1:11:35 - Listener Mail
1:16:30 - Will Podcast for Food

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