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Philosophy Mixed Podcast

A Podcast Collaboration Between KTSW and the Philosophy Dialogues

Philosophy Mixed 1: Race and Black Identity in the 21st Century

Rebecca Farinas of the Texas State Philosophy department and Other Side Drive Executive Producer, Kimberly Clay, invite you to a new podcast series: Philosophy Mixed, a study of the nature of things. With guest Tafari Robertson, founder of the Pan African Action Committee at Texas State, we dive into the topic of black identity and the role media plays in covering stories of race and free speech.

For more studies on this topic, we recommend researching black philosophers W.E.B. DuBois and Alain Locke, and activists like Kimberlé Crenshaw.

For interesting events and lectures covering this topic even further, don’t forget to check out the Texas State Philosophy Dialogue series schedule.

Featured illustration by Erin Garrigan.

Philosophy Mixed 2: Body and Culture

In the second installment of Philosophy Mixed, Kimberly Clay and Dr. Craig Hanks talk with Caroline Gnagy, author of Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prion Band History, and Dr. Flore Chevaillier, professor in the Texas State English department and author of The Body of Writing: an Erotics of Contemporary American Fiction (The Ohio State University Press, 2013) and Divergent Trajectories: Interviews with Innovative Fiction Writers (The Ohio State University Press, 2017).

In this episode, we discuss freedom versus control over human bodies and the effect that has on our autonomy.

For more research on this topic, we recommend The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, the writings of Hélène Cixous, Caroline Gnagy’s Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prion Band History, and Vas: An Opera in Flatland by Steve Tomasula

Philosophy Mixed 3: Free Speech and Deliberative Dialogue

Dr. Rebecca Farinas sits down with Dr. Joann Carson and Dr. John J. Theis to talk about the difference between free speech and deliberative dialogue and what communities can do to facilitate constructive conversation.

PHilosophy Mixed 7: DACA and Immigration

As a Hispanic-serving institution and a school with a large population of Latinx students, DACA and immigration policy impacts Texas State University, the faculty and students that call it home. For years, DACA has allowed undocumented students who were brought to the U.S. as children to get an education and start their careers. These DREAMers are now facing uncertainty about the future of their education and documentation.

In this episode, Kimberly sits down with women who study immigration policy, philosophy, and who are impacted by decisions on DACA.