Episode 105 - Schools Out

Friend of the podcast Moriah sits down with us to discuss life as a grad student during the pandemic. Then, we dive into Wendell Berry, a brief history of the start of some universities, the school-to-sports pipeline, competition in the workforce, and we ask what is the purpose of education anyway? Join us on a meandering walk down the hallway of another broken system (don't worry, we'll be back on this soon for deeper dives).

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  • 03:44 Moriah Catches Up
  • 23:47 Degrees for Cops
  • 27:16 Profits Over Education
  • 30:50 Sports
  • 47:24 Packers
  • 51:33 What Are People For?
  • 01:12:21 Land Grant Universities
  • 01:48:42 What is the Purpose?

From the Show


@book{Berry_2010, place={Berkeley, CA}, edition={Second Edition}, title={What Are People For?: Essays}, ISBN={978-1-58243-487-2}, publisher={Counterpoint}, author={Berry, Wendell}, year={2010}, month={May} } @book{Carney_2002, place={Cambridge, Mass.}, edition={1st Edition}, title={Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas}, ISBN={978-0-674-00834-2}, publisher={Harvard University Press}, author={Carney, Judith A.}, year={2002}, month={Mar} } @article{Nash_2019a, title={Entangled Pasts: Land-Grant Colleges and American Indian Dispossession}, volume={59}, ISSN={0018-2680, 1748-5959}, DOI={10.1017/heq.2019.31}, number={4}, journal={History of Education Quarterly}, publisher={Cambridge University Press}, author={Nash, Margaret A.}, year={2019}, month={Nov}, pages={437–467} } @article{Nash_2019b, title={Perspective | The dark history of land-grant universities}, ISSN={0190-8286}, url={https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/11/08/dark-history-land-grant-universities/}, journal={Washington Post}, author={Nash, Margaret A.}, year={2019}, month={Nov} } @misc{Robert Lee_Kalen Goodluck_Tristan Ahtone_2020, title={The land-grant universities still profiting off Indigenous homelands}, url={https://www.hcn.org/articles/indigenous-affairs-the-land-grant-universities-still-profiting-off-indigenous-homelands}, author={Robert Lee and Kalen Goodluck and Tristan Ahtone}, year={2020}, month={Aug} } @misc{Savannah Shange_2019, title={Duke University Press - Progressive Dystopia}, url={https://www.dukeupress.edu/progressive-dystopia}, author={Savannah Shange}, year={2019}, month={Nov} } @book{Shirley_Stafford_2015, place={Oakland, CA}, title={Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South}, ISBN={978-1-84935-207-9}, publisher={AK Press}, author={Shirley, Neal and Stafford, Saralee}, year={2015}, month={May} } @book{Stefan Collini_2017, title={Speaking of Universities}, author={Stefan Collini}, year={2017}, month={Mar} } @misc{Virginia Gewin_2017, title={How African Knowledge Helped Shape the New World}, url={https://www.sapiens.org/culture/african-rice-new-world/}, journal={Sapiens}, author={Virginia Gewin}, year={2017}, month={Jan} } @book{Cottom_William, title={For-Profit Universities- The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education}, publisher={Palgrave Macmillan}, author={Stefan Collini}, year={2017}, month={Apr} }