This year I took an elective module whose assessment method was podcast. You might have noticed that I produced a few podcasts in anticipation.
The podcast aimed to use Fox hunting as a case study for how protest was changing over time. However it ended up as an analysis of the way the power of the people might be articulated within structures of power. Have a listen and let me know what you think.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Professor John McEldowny; an astonishingly accomplished man whom I admire greatly. He and I discuss the nature of protest and the impact of modern times on how people protest.
At the beginning you’ll notice a clip from Fantastic Mr Fox. As the module convener pointed out in my assessment feedback, this is in”direct contravention of the requirement to secure permissions/rights for all of the materials used”. I’m glad I managed to rile him as much as he did me, standing in empty parking lots holding up cardboard signs for 75% of our lectures.
Of course it goes without saying that if Wes Anderson should so desire, I will remove the first 12 seconds or so of this podcast. It is the least I can do, and I always do the least I can.
The glorious watercolour featured above was created by John Frederick Herring.