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Out of the Blue: Stories from MetaFilter

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Bite-sized episodes focusing on one interesting story from the Metafilter community.

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Out of the Blue, episode #2: On emotional labor, with Jess Zimmerman

On July 13th, the writer Jess Zimmerman posted "Where's My Cut?": On Unpaid Emotional Labor on The Toast, an essay about how and why emotional work is often undervalued and treated as "women's work". Or, more to the point, not even work: just something women are inherently supposed to do. It's a good piece, and what it spawned was even more interesting: a huge, revelatory MetaFilter thread in which site members, women in particular, talked about all the ways this asymmetry and devaluation of emotional labor has affected their lives and their relationships. The resulting thread was immense, with surprising momentum: while many discussion threads tail off after a day or two, this one kept going for the entire month it was open (MetaFilter threads close after 30 days) and collected upward of 2100 comments by the end, from hundreds of different people. New folks signed up by the dozens to join in; members shared personal revelations, talked about the new vocabulary the discussion was gi...

13 MIN2015 SEP 16
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Out of the Blue, episode #2: On emotional labor, with Jess Zimmerman

Out of the Blue, episode #1: The Snail That Wouldn't Die

In 1846, a dead snail was glued to a specimen card in the British Museum. In 1850, somebody realized that the snail...wasn't so dead after all, kicking off a curious story of molluskular stoicism that charmed the mid 19th C. science-and-nature circuit. But what went on in the ensuing 150 years? Site user "nicebookrack" wanted to know, and posted question to Ask MetaFilter asking, well, whatever happened to the snail that wouldn't die? The answers she got put her on the path to reaching the Natural History Museum's Jon Ablett, Curator of Mollusca, who was able to help her put together the missing details, all of which she collated into a fantastic post on MetaFilter. In this episode, I talk with nicebookrack about the snail's story, how it caught her attention in the first place via Project Gutenberg, and her experiences putting the whole thing together. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download @MefiOOTB on Twitter

12 MIN2015 JUL 22
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Out of the Blue, episode #1: The Snail That Wouldn't Die
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Latest Episodes

Out of the Blue, episode #2: On emotional labor, with Jess Zimmerman

On July 13th, the writer Jess Zimmerman posted "Where's My Cut?": On Unpaid Emotional Labor on The Toast, an essay about how and why emotional work is often undervalued and treated as "women's work". Or, more to the point, not even work: just something women are inherently supposed to do. It's a good piece, and what it spawned was even more interesting: a huge, revelatory MetaFilter thread in which site members, women in particular, talked about all the ways this asymmetry and devaluation of emotional labor has affected their lives and their relationships. The resulting thread was immense, with surprising momentum: while many discussion threads tail off after a day or two, this one kept going for the entire month it was open (MetaFilter threads close after 30 days) and collected upward of 2100 comments by the end, from hundreds of different people. New folks signed up by the dozens to join in; members shared personal revelations, talked about the new vocabulary the discussion was gi...

13 MIN2015 SEP 16
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Out of the Blue, episode #2: On emotional labor, with Jess Zimmerman

Out of the Blue, episode #1: The Snail That Wouldn't Die

In 1846, a dead snail was glued to a specimen card in the British Museum. In 1850, somebody realized that the snail...wasn't so dead after all, kicking off a curious story of molluskular stoicism that charmed the mid 19th C. science-and-nature circuit. But what went on in the ensuing 150 years? Site user "nicebookrack" wanted to know, and posted question to Ask MetaFilter asking, well, whatever happened to the snail that wouldn't die? The answers she got put her on the path to reaching the Natural History Museum's Jon Ablett, Curator of Mollusca, who was able to help her put together the missing details, all of which she collated into a fantastic post on MetaFilter. In this episode, I talk with nicebookrack about the snail's story, how it caught her attention in the first place via Project Gutenberg, and her experiences putting the whole thing together. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download @MefiOOTB on Twitter

12 MIN2015 JUL 22
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Out of the Blue, episode #1: The Snail That Wouldn't Die
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