Podcast

Welcome the The Cultural Studies Podcast, produced in conjunction with the 2018-19 Colloquium Series titled "Capitalism, Climate, and Culture."

Episode 1: "Climate Science Denial and Information Inoculation" with John Cook
Episode 2: "Petrocultures and the Energy Humanities" with Imre Szeman
Episode 3: "Toxic Risk, Corporate Negligence, Public Reckoning" with Merlin Chowkwanyun
Episode 4: "Cheap Nature, or, the Cultural Logic of Historical Capitalism" with Jason W. Moore
Episode 5: "Greenwashing Culture" with Toby Miller
Episode 6: "Planning the Good Anthropocence" with Leigh Phillips
Episode 7: "The Storm State: The Political Economy of Government in the Age of Climate Crisis" with Christian Parenti
Episode 8: "Just Urban Futures" with Ashley Dawson
Episode 9: "Everything is Connected" with Sheila Watt-Cloutier

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This podcast is produced by the Cultural Studies Department at George Mason University. The theme of our 2018-19 Colloquium is "Capitalism, Climate, and Culture." The industrial revolution liberated human beings from the cycles of nature — or so it once seemed. It turns out that greenhouse gases, a natural byproduct of coal- and petroleum-burning industries, lead to global warming, and that we are now locked into a long warming trend: a trend that will raise sea levels, enhance the occurrence of extreme weather events, and ultimately could threaten food supplies and other vital supports for modern civilization. 

This podcast series examines the cultural and political-economic dimensions of our ongoing, slow-moving climate crisis. We engage experts from a variety of fields and disciplines to ask questions about capitalism and the environment. How did we get into this mess? How bad is it? Where do we go from here? What sorts of steps might mitigate the damage — or perhaps someday reverse it? 

At stake are deep questions about humanity’s place in and relationship to nature — and what our systems of governance, production, and distribution might look like in the future. 

— Roger Lancaster, Colloquium Organizer

 

Podcast: "Just Urban Futures" with Ashley Dawson

Podcast: "Just Urban Futures" with Ashley Dawson

The eigth episode of the Cultural Studies Podcast features an interview with Ashley Dawson by Eric Ross. They discuss urban climate adaptation, loss, and damage; the role of the state in addressing climate change; and the politics of the Green New Deal and other significant political moments focused on mitigation and adaptation.

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Podcast: "Planning the Good Anthropocene" with Leigh Phillips

Podcast: "Planning the Good Anthropocene" with Leigh Phillips

The sixth episode of the Cultural Studies Podcast features an interview with Leigh Phillips by Todd Stafford. They discuss Phillips's argument for a more democratic approach to planning and the control of social institutions in order to generate efficacious solutions to the climate crisis.

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Podcast: "Greenwashing Culture" with Toby Miller

Podcast: "Greenwashing Culture" with Toby Miller

In the fifth episode of the "Capitalism, Climate, and Culture" podcast series from GMU Cultural Studies, Pavithra Suresh talks with Toby Miller about the relationship between corporate and culture industries and the environment.

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