SEPodcast

This podcast series includes important conversations regarding equity in forensics. Each episode will tackle what we believe to be a crucial issue affecting students, coaches, and administrators within our activity. However, we don’t want to pretend like we have all the answers. If you have an idea or story you’d like us to tackle, go ahead and enter it on the feedback link down below. Otherwise, just let us know if you have any suggestions or areas of improvement moving forward, and thank you for listening.

Epsiode 2: Forensics, Zoomed-In

In this second episode of the Speech Equity Podcast, we discuss how the forensics community has adapted to the Coronavirus Pandemic through online tournaments. The episode begins with a historical examination of how forensics has previously handled distance competition before delving into a dialogue about how current technology can handle the challenge. Professor Trent Webb of Nassau Community College talks to us about his training seminars for online competition, the challenges of being a coach and director during a pandemic, and how online competitions may shape the future of forensics.

Host: Jim Welty

Production & Editing: Lucas Muratore 

Theme Music: Alex Thiel

 

Epsiode 1: Black Coaches Matter

In this first episode of the Speech Equity Podcast, we talk about the current status of racial equity in forensics, how far we’ve come, and where work still needs to be done. The episode begins with an examination of race in education from a historical context. Then, we delve into an interview with Dr. Deion Hawkins, professor of Argumentation and Advocacy as well as the Director of Forensics over at Emerson College in Boston, MA. In total, we conclude that although the activity has made great strides as an inclusive space for black competitors and coaches, it still has much further to go on issues of allyship and institutional support.

Host: Jim Welty

Production & Editing: Lucas Muratore 

Theme Music: Alex Thiel

 

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