Monthly Archives: August 2016

Episode 41 – Race on TV with Alvyn Haywood

This week join us for a special conversation between Steve, Andrew, and Jonathan with Steve’s friend and colleague, Alvyn Haywood. Mr. Haywood, a professor of Communication at Mercer County Community College, brings his knowledge, gleaned from years as an educator both in the classroom and out in the community, to the topic of race on television during the 1980s. Steve moors the conversation around Sut Jhally’s early 1990s analysis of The Cosby Show, but the conversation also touches upon issues of class, cultural representation, and the medium’s tendency towards cultural amnesia at best, and invisibility at worst.

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Episode 40 – 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee

This week join Steve as he drags Andrew kicking and screaming into the 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee Special, while Jonathan attempts to deconstruct all the deep thoughts flying around the pianos and gorillas. What exactly were The Monkees trying to say with the special? Why were there no subsequent specials? Why is Little Richard present? Will Andrew walk out of the studio in disgust? These answers and much more on this week’s episode. You can also listen to a previous episode we recorded about The Monkees and representations of 60s youth counterculture here: link

Check out this wonderful resource for info on The Monkees and 33 1/3: The Monkees Live Almanac

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