The Get

Smart. Snark. Shade.  This is how the show describes itself:

“THE GET’S CREATIVE TEAM is crew of women of color who are committed to social justice, living, and being free. We are inspired by LaVerne Cox’s concept of “possibility models” and the growing representation of marginalized voices in all forms of social media. The Get is our effort to take up space, to share our voices, and to encourage our listeners to do the same.

We’re manspreading in the podcast world. Won’t you join us? ”

Especially teachable episode

   Thoughts, Guts and Feelings:  every episode of the podcast lends itself to teaching critical race theory, existentialism and media studies.  This episode is particularly great, teaching-wise; one suggestion is to assign the episode, before class, and then in class, re-listen to a short segment (6.07 to 7.11) that draws out the absurdities (and macabre comedy, in addition to the harmful presumptions) that Eva, Ivy and Rhiana detect in the story of Rachel Dolezal.

   To teach alongside this episode, consider Kimberly TallBear’s article on the complex relations between “identity” (especially when cast in the form of genomics), “race” and indigeneity, “Genomic Articulations of Indigeneity”; in turn, consider pairing TallBear’s article with the Open Letter From Indigenous Scholars Regarding Discussions of Andrea Smith as a way to draw out the colonizing implications of “claims to identity.”