This week we talk about the sociology and economics of academic journal publishing, the Elsevier boycott, and whether the journal system as we know it is necessary anymore. Our decision: everybody can just podcast everything from now on. Starting with….
This episode we start with a discussion of violent protests prompted by a question from a listener (Which is great! Send more!). We then talk about Twitter, hashtags, Gmail, and passwords before moving on to a discussion about education and universal preschool.
Links from this episode:
- xkcd: Password Strength
- How passwords are cracked
- MySpace passwords
- Universal Preschool
- Douglas Downey on Office Hours
- Mike and Tom Eat Snacks
- Regular Show
- Adventure Time
- We talk with Shannon Golden about Kony 2012. Shannon provides some insight into the situation in Uganda while Chris cynically revels in the implosion of Invisible Children.
- We talk about the Mike Daisey/This American Life fiasco. Arturo defends liars, as usual, while I, er, Jon, stands strong as a defender of truth.
- The whacky world of Young Adult literature.
Links from the discussion:
- Amy Finnegan and Shannon Golden on Office Hours
- Visible Children
- This American Life: Retraction
- FLA Foxconn report
- Racist Hunger Games Fans
- The Implicit Racism test
Get Improv #35. (35 Improvs. Are we improving yet?)
- Elite Squad
- Politics and Money
- Office Hours Drop In #1
- This American Life: What Kind of Country
- The Superego Podcast
- Rhymesayers (for the Brother Ali and I Self Devine mixes)
Topics include the sociology of weather in an M Word state, the Super Bowl, stadiums, and guilt over the state of professional sports. Chris tries to get into a screaming match about Occupy Oakland, but Jesse just politely disagrees. Jesse also reveals how many tracks of hardcore punk you can get through in 24 hours.
- Extreme Metal by Keith Kahn-Harris
- Heavy Metal by Deena Weinstein
- Metal: A Headbangers Journey
- 24 Hours of Hardcore Punk
- Planet Money on The Future of American Manufacturing
- Occupy Wall Street
- Occupy Minnesota
- Planet Money on OWS
- Ballad of a Thin Man
- The 99 Percent
- The 53 Percent (About
- THe 1 Percent
- Sidney Tarrow on OWS
- Dean Zimmerman
- Elijah Anderson on Office Hours
- Kieran Healy on Steve Jobs
- Feminist Ryan Gosling
Second, we briefly try to make sense of the London riots, but ultimately Chris wins out by convincing Arturo and Jon they know nothing and should just stop talking.