Fordham Conversations
Tapping into the Fordham University community to discuss and uncover issues that impact our world locally and beyond.
A look at the “mommy wars?, and how—and why-- we look at working mothers the way we do today. My guest is Fordham historian Kirsten Swinth.
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Christmas time is toy time...but what are we playing at when we talk about toys? An look at the emergence of the modern toy industry with Fordham historian David Hamlin. Also, we'll look at why it is that jingles are so memorable.
Direct download: FOCON122207.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

We take a look at--and pay a visit to-- the Hasidic neighborhood of Boro Park, Brooklyn. Our tour guide is Fordham anthropologist Ayala Fader--she's working on a book about Yiddish among Hasidic girls and women.
Direct download: focon121507.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

Did you ask for an X-Files box set for christmas this year? Spending Hanukah with your giant Darth Vader cutout? Mapping out your holiday drive so that you never lose NPR reception? Then you might be...a fan. We explore fandom with Fordham professor Jonathan Gray. He’s one of the editors of the book “Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World.?
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

This week on Fordham Conversations...Birdsong. We speak with Fordham Biologist Alan Clark about the songs that penguins sing to each other--and we visit a canary singing competition in Michigan.
Direct download: focon120107.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

Feel like taking a walk? How about a 275 mile walk? We’ll speak to author and Fordham grad Chris Lowney about his pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela; and for those of us who can’t even seem to get out of bed on these wintry mornings, a look at how seasonal light affects our bodies, and what we can do about it.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

A crash course in Low Power FM, media activism, pirate radio and why we should care about it, with Christina Dunbar-Hester, of  Fordham's McGannon Communication Research Center.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

We get our freak on with a post-halloween conversation about the American Freak Show, with Fordham English professor Leonard Cassuto.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

We look at AIDS in Malawi, with filmmakers Doug Karr and Eddie Boyce. Their new film follows Fordham Law School’s Crowley Scholars on their 2007 mission to Malawi to study the effects of AIDS on women there.
Direct download: focon102707.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

If you have something to say in America, you know that at least in theory you have the right to stand in any public place and say it. But if you want to say it on TV, do you have a right to do it in prime time? A conversation about how the right to free speech plays out in today's media universe, with Fordham communications scholar Phil Napoli.
Direct download: focon102007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47am EDT