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The Global Media Cultures podcast introduces scholarship about the world to the world. Every episode of the podcast showcases an academic article about media in a global context. The author of the article engages in conversation with the podcast host and discusses the research process, context on the subject matter, and any connections between their research and relevant current events. This public humanities project aims to connect researchers of global media studies, particularly junior sc ...
 
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In this week's episode, guest Channette Romero discusses her article "Toward an Indigenous Feminine Animation Aesthetic," which analyzes the aesthetics and politics of animation shorts created by Indigenous women situated in North America. Romero argues that these women's innovative animation styles draw attention to the pervasive colonial gaze in …
 
In this week's episode, guest Bruno Guaraná discusses his article "Taís Araújo: The Black Helena against Brazil's Whitening Television," which traces key moments in the television career of one of Brazi's most popular television celebrities Taís Araújo, including the several times she has been slated as "the first black protagonist" on different te…
 
In this week's episode, guest Xiomara Cervantes-Gómez discusses her article "Where Blackness Dies: The Aesthetics of a Massacre and the Violence of Remembering," which analyzes the digital altar created to commemorate the lives of 72 Central American migrants massacred in Mexico in 2010. Cervantes-Gómez builds on this analysis to interrogate the se…
 
In this week's episode, guest Mohan Ambikaipaker discusses his article "Music Videos and the 'War on Terror' in Britain: Benjamin Zephaniah's Infrapolitical Blackness in Rong Radio," which analyzes the political project of the music video Rong Radio, created by British artist Benjamin Zephaniah based on his own dub poem. Ambikaipaker argues that Ro…
 
In this week's episode, guest Jasmine Nadua Trice discusses her article "Manila's New Cinephilia," which analyzes the informal circulation of DVDs through Manila's street vendors during the early 21st century. Trice demonstrates how these pirate forms of film distribution and consumption are quotidian practices in the Global South and why they repr…
 
In this week's episode, guest Curran Nault discusses his article "Documenting the Dead: Call Her Ganda and the Trans Activist Afterlife of Jennifer Laude," which analyzes the production and circulation of the documentary that Nault co-produced about the murder of transpinay Jennifer Laude by a US marine. Informed by his roles as both producer and m…
 
n this week's episode, guest Moon Charania discusses her article "Ethical Whiteness and the Death Drive: White Women as the New War Hero," which examines how contemporary films use white women protagonists to justify drone warfare and military intervention in the Middle East. Charania argues that media mobilize the figure of the suffering brown gir…
 
In this week's episode, guest Michael Curtin discusses his article "Post Americana: Twenty-First Century Media Globalization" a wide-reaching examination of the political and social forces that shaped the United States' dominance in global media during the 20th century. Curtin argues that, after nearly a century of American hegemony, media industri…
 
In this week's episode, guest Eszter Zimanyi discusses her article "Digital Transience: Emplacement and Authorship in Refugee Selfies" which analyzes "refugee selfies" collected from Instagram's Explore Places map feature as an alternative viewpoint on the so-called 2015 European refugee crisis. Zimanyi argues that that refugee selfies are best con…
 
In this week's episode, guest Ronak Kapadia discusses his article "Sonic Contagions: Bird Flu, Bandung, and the Queer Cartographies of MIA" which analyzes the work of Sri Lankan diasporic musician, producer, and designer Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam (a.k.a. MIA). MIA's music offers an opening to explore the unlikely intimacies between the diverse his…
 
In this week's episode, guest Lorena Alvarado discusses her article "Never Late: Unwelcome Desires and Diasporas in Chavela Vargas’ Last Works" which analyzes how the last two albums of musical performer Chavela Vargas, Cupaima (2006) and ¡Por mi Culpa! (2010), continue making aesthetic choices that de-form the classic repertoire of rancheras and b…
 
In this week's episode, guest Laurena Bernabo discusses her article "Progressive Television, Translation, and Globalization: The Case of Glee in Latin America" which analyzes the behind-the-scenes production process to dub the TV show Glee into Spanish for Latin American audiences. Bernabo demonstrates how managerial choices, talent availability, a…
 
In this week's episode, guest Camilo Diaz Pino discusses his article "Weaponizing collective energy: Dragon Ball Z in the anti-neoliberal Chilean protest movement" which analyzes how the 2011 student-led protests in Chile borrowed icons from the popular anime show to foster a sense of collective struggle. The mobilization of the "genki dama" captur…
 
In this week's episode, guests Aswin Punathambekar and Sriram Mohan discuss their article "A Sound Bridge: Listening for the Political in a Digital Age" which analyzes how catchy sounds become sonic cues for political participation. In their analysis of the popular refrain “Why This Kolaveri” (“Why This Murderous Rage”), the authors demonstrate how…
 
In this week's episode, guest Bianka Ballina discusses her article "Juan of the Dead: Anxious Consumption and Zombie Cinema in Cuba," which analyzes the complex material and ideological transformations in Cuban film over the past two decades. Ballina argues that Alejandro Brugués's film Juan de los muertos offers an opportunity to explore the circu…
 
In this week's episode, guest Michelle Cho discusses her article "Genre, Translation, and Transnational Cinema" which analyzes Kim Jee-woon’s Korean western film The Good, the Bad, the Weird as emblematic of both the transnational adaptation of popular genres and the international rise of South Korean cinema in the early 21st century. Cho proposes …
 
In this week's episode, guest Karrmen Crey discusses her article "Screen Text and Institutional Context: Indigenous Film Production and Academic Research Institutions" which analyzes post-secondary institutions and the intellectual traditions that shape how Indigenous filmmakers engage the politics and ethics of representation. By comparing two doc…
 
In this week's episode, guest Laura Beltz Imaoka discusses her chapter "Rain with a Chance of Radiation: Forecasting Local and Global Risk after Fukushima," which traces the news coverage of the fallout of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Imaoka analyzes how the distinct organizations of the Japanese and U.S. news industries contributed…
 
In this week's episode, guest Jason Farman discusses his article "Mapping the Digital Empire: Google Earth and the Process of Postmodern Cartography" which analyzes how the political and social implications of cartography take on new significance in the digital age, with the proliferation of interactive maps and geographic information systems (GIS)…
 
Christian sits down with Jaime Owens to discuss his background, coming out to California and landing jobs at Skateboarder Magazine, filming the first season of MTV's Jackass, and the odd twists and turns that eventually landed him the job as Editor-In-Chief at Transworld Skateboarding Magazine.Intro and outro music provided by Caulk.https://soundcl…
 
Herd Global Media Empire sits down with Hockey Skateboards professional Andrew Allen for our first Podcast episode to discuss his Orange County origins, moving to Los Angeles, leaving the legendary Anti Hero Skateboards team for a spot at the FA Worldwide camp, getting jammed up by Colin Farrell, filming for the epic Vans Skateboarding Film "Propel…
 
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