Episode 4.3 ENTHUSED!!!

Here are some things to look forward to in this minisode: the sound of my voice with a pretty bad head cold; a characteristic quantity of grappling; and the announcement of the new minisode segment [fanfare sound effect]. And while we’re at it, here are some links:

  • My favourite piece on the culture of academic cool is Lisa Ruddick’s “When Nothing Is Cool,” which was the launching point for my article on podcasting and fandom as examples of “tiny acts of courage in which people say the uncool things.”
  • Want to read more about gender-based bias in student evaluations of teaching? Here’s a recent study that concludes “that the relationship between gender and teaching evaluations may indicate that the use of evaluations in employment decisions is discriminatory against women”!
  • My favourite piece on America’s toxic cult of positivity is Barbara Ehrenreich’s iconic “Welcome to Cancerland”
  • No spoilers, but the new segment has a lot to do with this previous episode.

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. Follow me @hkpmcgregor and tweet about the podcast using #SecretFeministAgenda. Want to email a submission for the new segment? Send it to secretfeministagenda(at)gmail(dot)com.

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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