rhetoric podcasts

Subalternity and Transnational Literacy: An Interview with Raka Shome

At the 2015 Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute in Madison, Wisconsin, Raka Shome led a three-day workshop...

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Libraries, Videos, Bodies: An Interview with Virginia Kuhn

This episode of Rhetoricity comes to you from the 2016 Modern Language Association Convention in Austin, Texas. At...

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Byron Hawk on the Shape of Composition to Come

This Rhetoricity episode takes a return trip to the 2016 Modern Language Association Convention in Austin, Texas. At...

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Sensational Sounds: Steph Ceraso on Sonic Composition & Pedagogy

This episode of Rhetoricity features Steph Ceraso. Dr. Ceraso is currently an assistant professor at the University...

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The Value of Rhetoric and Composition: An Interview with Joyce Locke Carter

This episode of Rhetoricity is a rebroadcast of a 2014 interview with Joyce Locke Carter, associate professor at...

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Progymnasmata Robotica

In this episode, Eric tries to discuss the limits of rhetorical mastery as well as a series of rhetorical exercises...

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The Source Awakens: An Interview with Derek Mueller

Rhetoricity returns, coming to you from its new home base: Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro,...

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Rhetoricity Revisited: An Interview with Diane Davis

This episode features an interview with Diane Davis, who also appeared in Rhetoricity's first episode and directed...

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69: The Power of Persuasion with John Saunders

How do we prevent ourselves from being duped? The Stoic school didn't focus only on ethics. They also taught physics...

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How to Make Speeches

I’m going to ask you to not read these notes yet. Listen to today’s audio piece first at least once. It’s short, two...

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Episode 035 -- Let the Audience React and Ancient Rhetoric Today

  2-Minute Tip: Let the Audience Respond   When you tell a joke, make a humorous aside, show an entertaining...

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Episode 079 -- Know You Can Do It and Meet Dr. Denise Vaughan

  2-Minute Tip -- Know You can do It   The first thing to know about a talk is that this IS something you can do....

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Episode 081 -- Be Alive and Meet 16-Year Old Entrepreneur Bilal Moin

2-Minute Tip: Be Alive   When giving a talk, focus less on scripted words, especially those scripted by someone...

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How politicians misuse and mangle science

Exploring the issues behind Dave Levitan's timely new book Not a Scientist.

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Rhetorics in a Populist Age

Harvey Redgrave, Yascha Mounk and Phil Collins sit down to discuss speeches in recent political campaigns, their role...

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The Theory, Practice, and Ethics of Rhetoric

David Isaksen and award-winning public speaker Simon Day discuss the relationships between rhetorical practice and...

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Style, Memory, and Delivery: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking

UK award-winning public speaker, Simon Day, shares his journey from being terrified of public speaking to mastering...

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Slaying the Tyrant: How the Topos of the Tyrant Was Used to Defend Democracy

The topos of the tyrant was a rhetorical weapon to defend democracy. The current "authoritarian moment" calls for a...

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Speech Writing and Defense Against the Dark Arts in Communication

Debate champion and communication consultant Daniël Schut joins Dr. Isaksen to discuss how he coaches his clients for...

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Procatalepsis: The Art of Anticipating Counterarguments.

Dr. Isaksen explains how to anticipate counterarguments in your speeches, using Barack Obama's "We the people" speech...

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