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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: 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

A Conversation With Human Rights Attorney Almudena Bernabeu

by Robin Shannon, Daniel Murphy

Granito

This week on Fordham Conversations we hear from Human rights attorney Almudena Bernabeu. She has prosecuted some of the worst perpetrators of crimes against humanity as an International Attorney and Transitional Justice Program Director for The Center for Justice and Accountability.  Almudena was also in the documentary How To Nail A Dictator and was on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People.

Fordham Conversations: Holler If Ya Hear Me

by Robin Shannon, Daniel Murphy
Saul Williams (actor) and Todd Kreidler of Holler If Ya Hear Me.

Robin Shannon, WFUV News

On this week’s show we hear from two members of a new Broadway show inspired by the life and music of Tupac Shakur, Holler If Ya Hear Me. Both actor Saul Williams and playwright Todd Kreidler sit down to talk about the show’s message, Tupac Shakur’s legacy, and how both of those found a way to mix on the stage. 

 

Music Featured on the Show in Order of Appearance: 

"Holler If Ya Hear Me" - Tupac

"Dear Mama" - Tupac

 

Fordham Conversations: Inside the Minds of Psychopaths

by Chris Williams
Head sculpture.

Eric Kilby, Flickr

This week, we’re going inside the minds of psychopaths. There isn’t a way to diagnose someone as a “psychopath,” there’s only a test to determine how many psychopathic traits a person has. It’s not as easy to determine who is or isn’t a psychopath as you might think….
 
Forensic clinical psychologist and Fordham professor Barry Rosenfeld helps clear up the idea of how psychopathy is measured and the potential to treat it. Then, Dr.

Fordham Conversations: Freaks, Monsters, and Disgust

by Chris Williams
Freak show

Ross, Flickr

 
This week on Fordham Conversations is about the monstrous, the grotesque, human oddities, and why we’re drawn to things that aren't the norm.
 
Adam Rinn grew up on Coney Island and now he teaches a sideshow class for people who want to learn to eat fire, walk on broken glass, or survive an electric shock.

Fordham Conversations: Mark Street and "Hasta Nunca"

by Chris Williams
Rufo Martinez in Hasta Nunca

Rufo Martinez in Hasta Nunca, photo courtesy of Mark Street

This week on Fordham Conversations we talk to Mark Street about his film Hasta Nunca and how it was made. The film tells the story of a middle aged DJ in Uruguay who hosts a call-in radio show. Throughout Hasta Nunca, people reveal their secrets and insecurities on air. 

Fordham Conversations: Spies and Surveillance

by Chris Williams, Connor Ryan
Spy hat

Chris Williams, WFUV

This week, Fordham Conversations is all about spies and surveillance. WFUV's Connor Ryan reports on NYC's surveillance cameras and how some people feel their privacy is being invaded. Then, Chris Williams talks to Spy Store NYC owner Bob Leonard about different types of spying equipment and the reasons for using them. Fordham University professor Al Auster discusses how spies have been portrayed in film, and how that differs from actual espionage. 

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