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Fordham Conversations

Fordham Conversations: Shakespeare and Pop Culture

by Robin Shannon, Daniel Murphy

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Born nearly 450 years ago, Shakespeare is arguably one of the most widely read and recognized playwrights of all time. From tragedies like Hamlet and Macbeth to comedies like Much Ado About Nothing—Shakespeare’s works are still alive and thriving.

Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks to Fordham Professor and Shakespeare scholar Mary Bly about share her thoughts on Shakespeare’s legacy, and what students think about his work.

Fordham Conversations: Laughing It Up With Fordham's Comedy Crowd

by Robin Shannon, Daniel Murphy, Alen Kanlic
FET members.

Robin Shannon, WFUV

This week, we're talking about comedy with members of Fordham Experimental Theater. Ryan Creamer, Amanda Pell, and Jeff Sharkey tell us what it's like to perform comedy, what makes them laugh, and their different styles. Several FET students produced a comedy show "Do You Get It?" that's currently airing on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. 

Fordham Conversations: You Are What You Eat

by Chris Williams
food face

Francois Meehan, flickr

This week’s show is all about food and how it’s more than just a source of energy. Food can shape our bodies, identity, and culture. Jonathon Appels teaches a class at Fordham called ‘You Are What You Eat: The Anthropology of Food.’ He talks about the lack of discourse around food culture, and his own experience with food. Also, Emma Boast (program director at the Museum of Food and Drink) talks about a project aimed at opening a food museum in New York City.

 

Music heard on the show:

Fordham Conversations: Ecology in the Concrete Jungle

by Robin Shannon, Daniel Murphy

Flickr, Grey van der Meer

This week on Fordham Conversations we look at Ecology in the Concrete Jungle. Fordham Ecology graduate student William Haffey talks about  testing the effectiveness of bird friendly glass. Urban Ecologist and Fordham PHd Candidate Jason Aloisio discusses why City's are usually warmer than other areas and how to decrease your carbon footprint.

 

Music In The Show (Order of Appearance):

American Boy (Instrumental) - Estelle

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