A Chair On The Chair with Karen Tongson

Apple | Spotify | Google | Stitcher | TuneIn | CastBox | ListenNotes Last week Netflix released an original series, The Chair, starring Sandra Oh, and created by Amanda Peet and Annie Julia Wyman. The show tracks the personal and professional life of Ji-Yoon Kim, during her first semester as Chair of the English Department at fictional Pembroke University. Over the next few episodes of The American Vandal Podcast, we’ll be featuring conversations not only about the show itself, as a cultural […]

The Invisible Home of Frederick Douglass, John W. Jones, & Mark Twain with Jill Spivey Caddell & Shirley Samuels

Special Emancipation Week Episode of The American Vandal Podcast!

Why Trust in Antitrust? with Sanjukta Paul & Marshall Steinbaum

Final episode of second season of The American Vandal Podcast focuses on antitrust in Mark Twain’s Gilded Age and our own.

Generation Z, Mark Twain’s Poetry, & Teaching English From East Texas To Harvard with Jocelyn Chadwick

New episode of American Vandal preview Summer Teachers Institute.

Teaching With Tension & The Illusion of Postracialism with Philathia Bolton, Cassander Smith, & Lee Bebout

Apple | Spotify | Google | Stitcher | TuneIn | CastBox | ListenNotes A new episode of The American Vandal Podcast features the co-editors of Teaching With Tension: Race, Resistance, & Reality in The Classrooom (Northwestern, 2019). In their introduction to this collection, they write that the book “advances pedagogical scholarship by examining the discourse of race in a particular cultural moment when the idea of postraciality and color-blind logics […]

Mark Twain, Journalism, & The Search for Genus Americanus with Loren Ghiglione, Alyssa Karas, & Dan Tham

Apple | Spotify | Google | Stitcher | TuneIn | CastBox | ListenNotes In 2011, a Northwestern journalism professor invited two graduating students to join him for a three-month road trip. They loosely followed the path set by Mark Twain and it took them to 38 states, covering over 14,000 miles. Interviewing other journalists, scholars, immigrants, nomads, and many others, they were looking for what John Steinbeck had called Genus Americanus, or “what was uniquely American about Americans.” They reported their trip […]

Exterminate All The Brutes with Sheri-Marie Harrison, Andrew Hoberek, & Ignacio Sanchez Prado

New episode of The American Vandal Podcast focuses on Raoul Peck’s HBO documentary series.