This week we’re continuing the mini-arc on feminists who use podcasting for public scholarship, with the brilliant and delightful Ames Hawkins, scholar and artist and podcaster behind Masters of Text (that name tho). This episode seriously pushed forward my thinking on podcasting as creative-critical practice and conversation as the feminist co-creation of knowledge, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Also, here are some links:
- You can find the rest of Ames’s work at her online portfolio, and you can preorder her new book, These Are Love(d) Letters.
- My references to the potential ethical problems with some contemporary podcasts–including “Missing Richard Simmons”–came from this excellent article on how podcasts are a seductive, and sometimes slippery, mode of storytelling.
- If you’d like to know more about the SpokenWeb project I mentioned, you can do that here!
- And here’s the article I wrote about podcasting as maker pedagogy!
- Ames and I talk a little bit about the feminist labour of editing, my thoughts on which are always inspired by the excellent article “Labours of Love and Cutting Remarks: The Affective Economies of Editing” by Kate Eichhorn and Heather Milne.
- There’s a ton of stuff on altmetrics and open access online, but this blog post is a nice primer. It has graphs!
- On the topic of feminist podcasting and women’s voices, here’s a lovely piece on “taking up sonic space” by the folks behind the podcast Feminist Killjoys, PhD
- Ames and I talk about (and praise) the excellent work of Kathleen Fitzpatrick, whose books Planned Obsolescence and Generous Thinking (I’ve linked here to the openly available version, but you can read them as books, too!) have been hugely important for my understanding of how we might transform scholarly communication.
- Here’s the twitter convo I mentioned about the complexity of measuring impact in public scholarship.
- And finally, the podcasts Ames is listening to right now: How to Survive the End of the World, Strangers, Where Should We Begin, Invisibilia, and How To Be a Girl.
The podcast theme song is “Mesh Shirt” by Mom Jeans off their album “Chub Rub.” Listen to the whole album here or learn more about them here. Ames’s theme song is “We Used to Wait” by Arcade Fire.
Secret Feminist Agenda is recorded and produced by Hannah McGregor on the traditional and unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.
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I’m currently about halfway through this episode and what Ames said about writing scholarly papers not allowing her to play with the sentence and how she always resisted writing them resonated with me so intensely I’m still feeling it. That is everything I didn’t realize I struggled with in academic literature courses in a nutshell.
I don’t necessarily have a point to this comment, and in haven’t even finished listening to the entire episode. I felt the strong need to share this epiphany I had.