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Post by plaidsicle » January 6th, 2019, 3:04 pm

I'm excited to see this episode so soon after the last one-- but my podcast app isn't able to download it for some reason. is there something wonky in the code somewhere that might be preventing it?

I'll find a way to listen one way or another, but I thought I'd mention it in case it can be fixed easily.
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Post by mightyfelix » January 12th, 2019, 5:47 pm

I hope someone figured this out. I wouldn't know where to start. I just made the thing! :lol:

I didn't listen on an app, I just went straight to the archive page. I hope, when you are able to listen, that it was worth your while. :wink:

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Post by plaidsicle » February 20th, 2019, 6:53 pm

finally made time to listen via browser-- what a very nice episode this was. lovely work!
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Post by loon » June 29th, 2019, 6:49 pm

Hello podcast folks. Have there been any segments on sexism / racism in recent ‘casts? If not, I’d love to hear suchlike. 100-year-old books are full of stuff that doesn’t agree with modern sensibilities ( ao it’s in your interest to look at a book/chapter before you volunteer to record it!
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Post by plaidsicle » July 1st, 2019, 5:03 pm

I don't think there have been-- not recently and not ever the focus of a podcast episode that I know of. it would be a really fascinating one! possibly a touchy subject for some, though.
but if people would be willing to share, we should collect some stories from everyone and get working on a new episode...
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Post by Cori » July 2nd, 2019, 12:04 pm

The Podcasts page lists the main theme of each recording, and if you scan back through this topic, you'll find the show notes which give more detail for each one. Combining both hopefully also gives an idea about the tone of the show ... these topics would need sensitive handling to be open to anyone to listen, which is a key goal of the podcast for me. Always family-friendly and generally positive and encouraging. :D
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Post by KevinS » July 14th, 2019, 7:29 pm

loon wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Hello podcast folks. Have there been any segments on sexism / racism in recent ‘casts? If not, I’d love to hear suchlike. 100-year-old books are full of stuff that doesn’t agree with modern sensibilities ( ao it’s in your interest to look at a book/chapter before you volunteer to record it!
It's certainly an interesting and important topic, but I don't know how it would be covered without it sounding like a lecture.
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Post by annise » July 14th, 2019, 8:10 pm

Podcasts are more about LV than world problems and really everything that could be said about racism in literature and LV has been said in the threads, you either don't sign on for the chapter or read it as it was written. It's a personal choice. And that's really all I can say without it becoming controversial.

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Post by lethargilistic » December 12th, 2019, 11:17 am

loon wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Hello podcast folks. Have there been any segments on sexism / racism in recent ‘casts? If not, I’d love to hear suchlike. 100-year-old books are full of stuff that doesn’t agree with modern sensibilities ( ao it’s in your interest to look at a book/chapter before you volunteer to record it!
I think about this a lot, and it would be a cool topic to talk about if it's possible to get non-white readers together for the discussion. It's easy to dismiss it as "reader beware," but part of the reality of the public domain ending in the 1920s is that keeping it alive very frequently involves signal-boosting white supremacist ideas. Especially the most popular stuff, because English writing from ~1600s and on was generally written at least implicitly for a white supremacist public. Yet, at the same time, it provides us with the opportunity for sharing stories of resistance that may have been little-known in their time and little-known now. Personally, I find that far more interesting than modern attempts at essentially rewriting history to make it more palatable. It would behoove LibriVox readers to think critically about this rather than take a passive "reader beware" stance on individual threads because it's very easy to perpetuate white supremacist and sexist values with this platform.

I wouldn't be worried about it turning into a lecture so much as I'd be worried about how unpredictable the tension can be when people talk about racial trauma on air. I wouldn't even expect broad consensus except on dead-basic stuff like "It's bad to read racist stuff because you want to be racist." It would be interesting if a good panel can get together.
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