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Chenjerai Kumanyika

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The two times i met Laurence Fishbourne. By DR Chenjerai Kumanyika. From The moth.

Lecture sans Frontieres

A motivational story telling us never to give up. 💚🌿


15 Jul 2021

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Chenjerai Kumanyika

Servant of Pod with Nick Quah

Chenjerai Kumanyika is a man of many roles: academic, artist, organizer, journalist. He’s also a maker of podcasts, most notable for his work as the co-host of the Peabody award-winning Uncivil along with two acclaimed seasons of Scene on Radio, “Seeing White” and “The Land That Has Never Been Yet.” All three projects are united by a radical sensibility: to fundamentally rethink a core aspect of American society. This week, Nick talks to Chenjerai about how — and why — he has come to integrate podcasting as part of his larger intellectual output. Servant of Pod sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order at buyraycon.com/servant Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com Visit my exclusive link ExpressVPN.com/SERVANT and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package. UCLA Extension Fall Quarter starts September 28. Enroll now at https://www.uclaextension.edu/


9 Sep 2020

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#39 - 🇬🇧 Getting Uncivilised. Live Show with Chenjerai Kumanyika.


An all English Episode | We had the pleasure of hosting a live show Chenjerai Kumanyika, a Peabody Award winning co-executive producer and co-host of Uncivil Podcast. Chenjerai is an activist, a researcher, journalist, an artist who works as an assistant professor at Rutgers University’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies. He was invited to Amsterdam to give a keynote speech at the annual Oorzaken (Podcast) Festival. For the ol skool listeners he was the founding members of the rap group The Spooks who were active in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Even Mariam recognised Things I've Seen! We discuss the genealogy & politics of our names, being the only or few black people ☠ at Podcast events & festivals even in the U.S.A...😱🤯, how he ended up in the world of podcasting and what he likes the most about it, how podcasting has disrupted US media and why we (Dipsaus) decided to turn our backs on the public broadcasting & podcasting world in the Netherlands. We also subjected him to our recurring segments: the BBBBBBBBBBBBs as well as our DDDs... Chenjerai recommends reading Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon, Mariam recommends watching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Ebissé recommends binging on the Netflix Series Turn Up Charlie starring her Mancrush All Day Every Day. 😍🤪Listen to Episode #39!Show notesThe Civil War Stories We Didn’t Learn in SchoolThe Art and Craft of StorytellingThe Manny Isn’t Just a Man, He’s Idris ElbaThe Personal Cost of Black SuccessChris Rock on White ProgressExamine racial structures through lens of oppressorsInto the Spider-Verse is dazzling, hilarious, and uniqueWhy we mourn Christchurch (Dutch)Nominate Dipsaus for the Dutch Podcast Awards!We are dedicating this space to Dutch Podcasts with a different flavour other than your generic, Dutch boterham-met-kaas podcasts #sorrynotsorryOlaveTalksDe Schemerzone 🥰CWC PodcastKoninkrijkskwestiesCONVO TalkshowBonte Was PodcastWilde HarenZie het privacybeleid op https://art19.com/privacy en de privacyverklaring van Californië op https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 17mins

3 Apr 2019

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Power and Pleasure of Podcasting (part three): Amber J. Phillips & Chenjerai Kumanyika on Podcasting as a vehicle for counterhistory

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Amber J. Phillips (aka the High Priestess of Black Joy), podcaster and Participatory Civic Media Fellow at USC, takes the reins to interview Chenjerai Kumanyika, Assistant Professor ofJournalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University, and host of Uncivil Podcast. Following our podcasting event at USC (see episodes 32 and 33), they speak about some differences of black voices, performativity, and expectations of "authenticity" in podcasting. We also discuss what is considered professionalism in radio, and where the definition of what radio should be emerged. How was the standard set, and who was excluded from public radio? How do black podcasters negotiate code-switching, in order to be "inclusive" of the wider public, while also being able to speak to their own communities? We delve into trying to bring marginalized stories to mainstream listeners. We get into how and why Chenjerai chose the stories he did for the Uncivil podcast: what are the questions that will help us understand history with the most clarity? Civil war stories for example, are focused on the larger narratives of battles and policies, but the marginalized stories do not get told because of a lack of imagination. We also talk about the word "innovation" and criteria for it, but how the word is being used by opposite communities.


27 Mar 2019

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Match Volume: Chenjerai Kumanyika

Match Volume

Match Volume is an interview podcast featuring the people shaping our world today. New episodes are released every other Friday on USC Annenberg Media and available on iTunes. On today's show, we hear from Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, assistant professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University and co-host and co-executive producer of Uncivil, a Peabody award-winning podcast from Gimlet Media. It attempts to “ransack America’s past” by reexamining the civil war through stories left out of the official history. Kumanyika was also a member of the hip hop group the Spooks.


22 Feb 2019

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Chenjerai Kumanyika "Uncivilization"

Team Human

Playing for Team Human today: activist, professor, podcast producer, journalist, and musician Chenjerai Kumanyika. Chenjerai joins Douglas in the basement Media Squat at CUNY Queens College for a conversation about why studying history matters more than ever as we fight for a just future. Chenjerai also shares a bit of his own unique personal history; how he went from working in an emergency room to a touring as an international hip hop artist, to his most recent work as an activist/journalist and now, college professor at Rutgers University. Drawing from these diverse contexts, Chenjerai helps us understand media and activism in a time of renewed racism and repression. A spirit of deep conviction and empathy animates Chenjerai’s work and shines through in this conversation with Douglas.Check out Chenjerai’s Peabody Award winning podcast, Uncivil, from GimletListen to Things I've Seen featured in today’s show, from Chenjerai’s group The Spooks."You won't believe the things I've seenFar beyond your wildest dreamsI've seen chaos and order reign supremeI've seen the beauty of the universe so peaceful and sereneIn seconds turn to violence and screams"A clip from Chenjerai's recent lecture at Penn State is featured in this episode. Find this and more here: https://www.soc119.org/2018/10/25/class-18-being-an-activist-w-dr-chenjerai-kumanyika/This week's TH Music Credits: Mike Watt: beak-holding-letter-man in the intro and outro, segue music by R.U. Sirius: President Mussolini Makes The Planes Run On Time, and Herkimer Diamonds in the Midroll. Support Team Human by visiting teamhuman.fm/supportVersions of Douglas's monologues as well as streams of this podcast can be found on Medium Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 13mins

14 Nov 2018

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34: Quit (ft. Chenjerai Kumanyika)

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This is The Decision: The podcast where people try to convince me to finally abandon The Knicks, and become a fan of their favorite team.This is Episode 34: Quit, featuring Chenjerai Kumanyika, Rutgers SCI JMS Professor and Co-host and Co-executive producer of Gimlet Media's Uncivil podcast. You can follow him at twitter.com/catchatweetdown.The Decision is produced by Alex Kapelman. Original music from Louis Stein, Alessio Romano, and Scott Kapelman. Follow Alex on Twitter at twitter.com/alexkapelman.


17 Oct 2017

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MK95: High Kicking 4 Jesus (Labor Day, DACA, MaxFunCon East, Climate Change, Cristela Alonzo, Chenjerai Kumanyika, Dolores Huerta)

Minority Korner

James is back from the Poconos, making Pizza Delivery guys high kick for a tip and Nnekay is MELTING and shouting from the roof tops that climate change is here and showing it's ugly lil head. Just like Nnekay did in MaxFunCon West, James had a BLAST at MaxFunCon East!!! There he met comedian Cristela Alonzo, and also comedian Janine Brito. He taught people to P.E.E- provoke, enlighten, and entertain and of course... started a Conga Line. James leaves us with some amazing tips from Chenjerai Kumanyika (@catchatweetdown) who spoke at Max Fun Con. In James' Korner he is celebrating Labor Day by talking about and honors the POCs who are normally not recognized all that they do for this holiday. In Nnekay's Korner, she is going over what the DACA Program is, how Trump and Sessions are repealing it, and what people who benefited from this program can do and know what their rights are. We are still gearing up for our 100th episode which means, we're aiming to reach 100 reviews for the drawing for our Minority Korner Care Package, so please keep the reviews coming to be entered into the running!   Links!   http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/349095-trump-to-end-daca-with-6-month-delay-report http://remezcla.com/lists/culture/irli-daca-recipients-rights/

1hr 17mins

8 Sep 2017

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Chenjerai Kumanyika on Career Transitions

The Other F Word: Conversations About Failure

Ever wonder what it's like to be a rock star, touring Europe first class and hobnobbing with the likes of Coldplay, only to have your band fail and your career end? Chenjerai Kumanyika had that very experience. Join Morgan, Sara and Melissa in their conversation of how he recovered from his failure and became a college professor. You can follow Chenjerai @catchatweetdown www.theotherfwordpodcast.com


21 Jun 2017

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The C.O.W.S. w/ Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika: The Cost Of White Comfort


Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika visits The Context of White Supremacy. Dr. Kumanyika is an artist, scholar and assistant professor in Clemson University's department of communication studies. He also holds a professorship in the College of Architecture, Art and Humanities. He recently articulated his participation at a Charleston vigil for the victims of the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. church. The congregation was asked to take the hand of the person standing next to him. He was seated next to a White woman and couldn't bring himself to extend a hand. He described being unable to shake the feeling that: "When black people and white people clasped hands in the arena that night, the comfort wouldn't be evenly distributed. The healing wouldn't flow both ways." We're anxious to hear his thoughts on the removal of the Confederate flag as well as how South Carolina has evolved in the month since Charleston shooting. INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 760.569.7676 CODE 564943# SKYPE: FREECONFERENCECALLHD.7676 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p

15 Jul 2015