A More Civil Discourse

A More Civil Discourse

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A podcast about productive disagreement. And other stuff.
Nine: When Will Antero Bring the Funny?
Oct 2 • 38 min
In this episode, Antero and I are reunited after a summer apart and we are in catchup mode. We discuss a talk from the Connected Learning Summit back in July, wherein Baratunde Thurston and Joi Ito discuss the role of humor in learning. We know. Talking…
Eight: Libraries are the Civic Hearts of Schools
Sep 14 • 58 min
In this episode, Bud talks with teacher, librarian, and facilitator Tavia Clark. If libraries are, as we believe, the “civic heart of schools,” what does that look like, and how do we build stronger ones? Tavia mentions collection development, community…
Seven: Debate!
Jul 3 • 55 min
In this week’s episode, we talk with Dr. Nicole Mirra, a frequent collaborator of ours and a professor at Rutgers University, who suggested we spend some time with an episode of Radiolab where we explore the world of debate. Along the way, we declare a…
Six: Get Off Our EdTech Lawn!
Jun 19 • 62 min
In this episode, old school edublogger Dean Shareski and I talk about some of our early explorations in online media spaces, then pivot into some of Dean’s recent writing and reflection on his concerns about how we can use social media for exploring…
Five: Citizen Science?
Jun 6 • 50 min
In this episode, Antero and I are joined by Joe Polman, a colleague of ours on the Compose Our World project. Joe’s done lots of work around citizen science and journalism. We talk with him about what it means to do that sort of work and why “citizen…
Four: The Electric Grandmother
May 31 • 59 min
Join us for the exploration of machines and care as commodity. Stick around for the coffee puns. In this episode, we unpack what the 1982 Project Peacock film The Electric Grandmother has to say about the relationship between computers and care, and how…
Three: Let’s Be Nice to Robots
May 17 • 57 min
In this week’s episode, Antero and I return to talking about media literacy, though first we side trip through a couple different wolves, get a little distracted by Google’s Duplex, and argue about whether or not we should be kind to robots. What say you,…
Two: Antero & the Trolls
May 1 • 47 min
In this episode, Antero and I return to the conversation we tried to start a while back around civil discourse on the Internet. We intended to talk about Antero’s recent experiences with an angry Internet community of Dungeons and Dragons fans, and we do,…
One
May 22, 2017 • 39 min
In this episode, Diana and Bud talk about her experiences as a teacher and a not teacher, a little bit of Civics 101, and get into why she’d want to have lots of conversations about being “nice.” We also spot check our knowledge of the Constitution. Bud…
Zero
Apr 25, 2017 • 30 min
In this episode, Antero and Bud outline a couple of reasons why we want to do this project, some places we might focus on in the future, and, quite by accident, rediscover the corpus of one Nick Nolte. What, we wonder, did you take away from this episode?…