ASLE EcoCast Podcast
Plastic, Plastic Everywhere: Poetry and Conversation with Craig Santos Perez

Plastic, Plastic Everywhere: Poetry and Conversation with Craig Santos Perez

March 1, 2021

This episode, Jemma and Brandon are joined by Craig Santos Perez, poet and English professor at the University of Hawai’i, Mānoa. They discuss Craig’s newest book, Habitat Threshold, and the ways his poetry addresses ecological concerns and their impacts on Pacific Island people and communities. 

Habitat Threshold: https://www.omnidawn.com/product/habitat-threshold-craig-santos-perez/

For more on Craig and his work:

Website: http://craigsantosperez.com/ 

Twitter: @craigsperez

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Brandon: @BeGalm

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Episode recorded September 26, 2020.

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Climate Changes Teaching: A Conversation with Sarah Jaquette Ray and Stephen Siperstein

Climate Changes Teaching: A Conversation with Sarah Jaquette Ray and Stephen Siperstein

February 1, 2021

With the start of a new semester for most of us, it felt like the perfect time to release a great conversation on climate change pedagogy (this episode’s Root Word!) with Sarah Jaquette Ray and Stephen Siperstein. Sarah is professor and head of the Environmental Studies BA program at Humboldt State University, and Stephen lives at the Environmental Immersion Program at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut where he teaches courses in environmental humanities and interdisciplinary environmental research methods, and directs the school’s Writing Center.

UC-CSU NXTerra: https://www.nxterra.orfaleacenter.ucsb.edu/

Find Sarah on Twitter @sjaquetteray or her website: www.sarahjaquetteray.com

Find Stephen on Twitter @ssiperstein or email: ssiperstein@choate.edu

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Brandon: @BeGalm

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Episode recorded November 21, 2020.

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Living to Tell a Tale: Stories of Risk and Adventure with Kristin J. Jacobson

Living to Tell a Tale: Stories of Risk and Adventure with Kristin J. Jacobson

January 1, 2021

ASLE EcoCast kicks off the new year with an episode talking with Kristin J. Jacobson, Professor of American Literature at Stockton University to discuss her recent book The American Adrenaline Narrative. Jemma gets the adventure rolling with the Root Words on, well, adventure, and what follows is a thrilling conversation on the connections between these narratives, environmental consciousness, and toxic masculinity. 

You can follow Kristin on Twitter: @drkj

The American Adrenaline Narrative is available through the University of Georgia Press: https://ugapress.org/book/9780820357188/the-american-adrenaline-narrative/ 

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Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast

Jemma: @Geowrites

Brandon: @BeGalm

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Episode recorded November 21, 2020.

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Thinking with Trees: Poetry and Conversation with Jason-Allen Paisant

Thinking with Trees: Poetry and Conversation with Jason-Allen Paisant

December 2, 2020

In this month’s episode, Jemma and Brandon talk with Jason-Allen Paisant, poet and Director of the Institute for Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies at the University of Leeds, and use the connection between writing and trees to discuss his poetry that engages with environmental concerns, time, and black identity. 

His first full length book of poems, Thinking with Trees, will be released June 2021.

Find Jason on Twitter: @jallenpaisant

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Or you can find us on Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast or @BeGalm (Brandon) and @geowrites (Jemma).

Episode recorded August 14, 2020.

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Forest Rhythms: The Hip Hop Environmentalism of Thomas Rashad Easley

Forest Rhythms: The Hip Hop Environmentalism of Thomas Rashad Easley

November 1, 2020

In this month’s episode, Jemma and Brandon sit down with Thomas Rashad Easley, Hip Hop artist and Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion at the Yale School of the Environment. He uses what he calls “Hip Hop Forestry” as a means to creatively address issues of environmental justice and inclusionboth within and outside of academia.

For more about Thomas:

Website: rashadeasley.com 

Twitter/Instagram: @RashadEas

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Or you can find us on Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast or @BeGalm (Brandon) and @geowrites (Jemma).

 

Episode recorded July 17, 2020.

 

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Ashes to Ashes: Poetry and Conversations with Cheryl J. Fish

Ashes to Ashes: Poetry and Conversations with Cheryl J. Fish

October 1, 2020

This month Jemma and Brandon sit down (virtually, of course) with scholar, fiction writer, and poet Cheryl J. Fish to discuss her most recent book of poetry, Crater & Tower. This collection explores questions of trauma, memory, and environmental justice by considering the 1980 Mt. St. Helen’s eruption in conjunction with September 11, 2001.

 

Cheryl’s Website: https://www.cheryljfish.com

Twitter: @CherylJoyFish

Crater & Tower is available through various booksellers online.

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Changing the Anthropo-scene: Una Chaudhuri and Eco-Theatre

Changing the Anthropo-scene: Una Chaudhuri and Eco-Theatre

September 1, 2020

This month Jemma and Brandon have a wonderful conversation with Una Chaudhuri, Collegiate Professor and Professor of English, Drama, and Environmental Studies at New York University, and the Director of NYU’s XE: Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement. They discuss Una’s work in the early development of eco-theatre as a field of study, the ways that theatre is uniquely suited to engage with environmental concerns, and her ongoing Dear Climate project.

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More information about Dear Climate can be found here: http://dearclimate.net/.

You can find Jemma and Brandon on twitter: @geowrites and @begalm

 

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Justice Matters: Bénédicte Boisseron, Animal Studies, and Racial Justice

Justice Matters: Bénédicte Boisseron, Animal Studies, and Racial Justice

August 1, 2020

In this episode, Jemma and Brandon have a conversation with Bénédicte Boisseron, Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies at University of Michigan, and author of Afro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question. Building off the Root Word “matter,” they discuss Bénédicte’s scholarshipsituated at the intersection of animal studies and racial justiceand the implications for our present moment.

Afro-Dog available here: http://cup.columbia.edu/book/afro-dog/9780231186650

 

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Forming Roots, Sowing Seeds: An Introduction to the Podcast

Forming Roots, Sowing Seeds: An Introduction to the Podcast

July 9, 2020

In the pilot episode, co-hosts Jemma and Brandon introduce themselves, the podcast, and have a discussion about what's happening in the world during Summer 2020 and how this podcast hopes to serve as a medium for all voices to be heard and shared.

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ASLE EcoCast: Interview with Scott Slovic

ASLE EcoCast: Interview with Scott Slovic

June 30, 2020

Scott Slovic, editor of ASLE's journal Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE) for the past 25 years, joins Jemma and Brandon to discuss his career, environmental studies past and future, and his upcoming retirement from the position. Recorded June 24, 2020.

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