Description:In this final episode of the 2020-21 academic year, "Speaking Well" host Greg Dickinson talks about the origins of the "Speaking Well" project, his reflections on surviving with the massive upheaval COVID-19 cast on all our lives, getting comfortable with uncertainty and how rhetoric offers a framework for a way forward. … [Read more...] about Origins, challenges, a way forward with Greg Dickinson
The Department of Communication Studies would like to welcome you to a new podcast that discusses important and pressing items of our times with department faculty.
Dive into communication research topics such as freedom of speech, race and rhetoric, and social support, and learn how these ideas can be applied to our every day lives.
Description:Department of Communication Studies Associate Professor Nick Marx talks with Speaking Well host Greg Dickinson about comedy’s communicative role (it’s a crucial aspect of who we are as humans), the rise of conservative media comedy (Jon Stewart provided the form and function) and comedy’s ultimate role (listen to the podcast to hear his take). More … [Read more...] about Let’s be serious: Comedy is communication with Dr. Nick Marx
Description:Elizabeth Williams discusses her research on High Reliability Organizations – businesses/organizations where failure to act or respond could be catastrophic (think of fighting fire) – and how the five characteristics that HROs share have emerged among essential services throughout the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Tension and temporality: Lessons from High Reliability Organizations
Communication studies professor Eric Aoki has explored the notion of community through ethnographic research in the small town of Biola, California, located in the heart of the Central Valley. He talks with "Speaking Well" host Greg Dickinson about the ways in which communication defines community, the forces that reshape our understanding of it and approaches to exploring … [Read more...] about Community, conversation, difference with Eric Aoki
Film and media studies scholar from Colorado State University Kit Hughes connects virtually with host of Speaking Well, Greg Dickinson as they both explore the rise and role of corporate TV and other influencers that shape the way we consume and share information. … [Read more...] about The rise, role of workplace media with Kit Hughes