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The Critical Lede

Gregory Mitchell

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The Critical Lede
The Critical Lede

The Critical Lede

Gregory Mitchell

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11
Plays
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The Critical Lede is a gender and sexuality studies podcast focused on interviews with authors of new and innovative works. Originally a qualitative communication studies show, The Critical Lede now serves as a platform for authors to discuss new works that bring critical perspectives on gender and sexuality. Although we are open to roundtable discussions and other formats, we focus on recently released books (primarily monographs) with special attention to feminist studies, queer studies, queer of color critique, sexual economies, critical race studies, American studies, anthropology, sociology, and performance studies.

Latest Episodes

Megan Rivers-Moore on Gringo Gulch: Sex, Tourism, and Social Mobility in Costa Rica

"The story of sex tourism in the Gringo Gulch neighborhood of San José, Costa Rica could be easily cast as the exploitation of poor local women by privileged North American men—men who are in a position to take advantage of the vast geopolitical inequalities that make Latin American women into suppliers of low-cost sexual labor. But in Gringo Gulch, Megan Rivers-Moore tells a more nuanced story, demonstrating that all the actors intimately entangled in the sex tourism industry—sex workers, sex tourists, and the state—use it as a strategy for getting ahead." - U Chicago Press

42 MIN2018 MAR 12
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Megan Rivers-Moore on Gringo Gulch: Sex, Tourism, and Social Mobility in Costa Rica

Elaine Carey on Women Drug Traffickers; Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime

Elaine Carey on Women Drug Traffickers; Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime

-1 s2017 JUL 26
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Elaine Carey on Women Drug Traffickers; Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime

Kimberly Hoang Discusses “Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work”

Kimberly Hoang Discusses "Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work"

35 MIN2017 JUN 19
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Kimberly Hoang Discusses “Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work”

Shauna Pomerantz Discusses “Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism”

Shauna Pomerantz Discusses “Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism”

45 MIN2017 JUN 9
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Shauna Pomerantz Discusses “Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism”

Donna Haraway Discusses Staying with the Trouble

We are back after a long hiatus with the amazing Donna Haraway talking about her new book!

45 MIN2017 JUN 6
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Donna Haraway Discusses Staying with the Trouble

Jenn Tyburczy Discusses “Sex Museums”

Jenn Tyburczy Discusses "Sex Museums"

34 MIN2016 APR 23
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Jenn Tyburczy Discusses “Sex Museums”

Uri McMillan on Embodied Avatars

Uri McMillan on Embodied Avatars

42 MIN2016 MAR 2
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Uri McMillan on Embodied Avatars

Ramzi Fawaz on “The New Mutants”

Ramzi Fawaz on "The New Mutants"

45 MIN2016 FEB 18
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Ramzi Fawaz on “The New Mutants”

Brian Herrera Interview on “Latin Numbers”

Brian Herrera Interview on "Latin Numbers"

49 MIN2015 NOV 6
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Brian Herrera Interview on “Latin Numbers”

Jane Ward on “Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men”

Jane Ward on "Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men"

44 MIN2015 OCT 13
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Jane Ward on “Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men”

Latest Episodes

Megan Rivers-Moore on Gringo Gulch: Sex, Tourism, and Social Mobility in Costa Rica

"The story of sex tourism in the Gringo Gulch neighborhood of San José, Costa Rica could be easily cast as the exploitation of poor local women by privileged North American men—men who are in a position to take advantage of the vast geopolitical inequalities that make Latin American women into suppliers of low-cost sexual labor. But in Gringo Gulch, Megan Rivers-Moore tells a more nuanced story, demonstrating that all the actors intimately entangled in the sex tourism industry—sex workers, sex tourists, and the state—use it as a strategy for getting ahead." - U Chicago Press

42 MIN2018 MAR 12
Comments
Megan Rivers-Moore on Gringo Gulch: Sex, Tourism, and Social Mobility in Costa Rica

Elaine Carey on Women Drug Traffickers; Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime

Elaine Carey on Women Drug Traffickers; Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime

-1 s2017 JUL 26
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Elaine Carey on Women Drug Traffickers; Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime

Kimberly Hoang Discusses “Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work”

Kimberly Hoang Discusses "Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work"

35 MIN2017 JUN 19
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Kimberly Hoang Discusses “Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work”

Shauna Pomerantz Discusses “Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism”

Shauna Pomerantz Discusses “Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism”

45 MIN2017 JUN 9
Comments
Shauna Pomerantz Discusses “Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism”

Donna Haraway Discusses Staying with the Trouble

We are back after a long hiatus with the amazing Donna Haraway talking about her new book!

45 MIN2017 JUN 6
Comments
Donna Haraway Discusses Staying with the Trouble

Jenn Tyburczy Discusses “Sex Museums”

Jenn Tyburczy Discusses "Sex Museums"

34 MIN2016 APR 23
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Jenn Tyburczy Discusses “Sex Museums”

Uri McMillan on Embodied Avatars

Uri McMillan on Embodied Avatars

42 MIN2016 MAR 2
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Uri McMillan on Embodied Avatars

Ramzi Fawaz on “The New Mutants”

Ramzi Fawaz on "The New Mutants"

45 MIN2016 FEB 18
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Ramzi Fawaz on “The New Mutants”

Brian Herrera Interview on “Latin Numbers”

Brian Herrera Interview on "Latin Numbers"

49 MIN2015 NOV 6
Comments
Brian Herrera Interview on “Latin Numbers”

Jane Ward on “Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men”

Jane Ward on "Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men"

44 MIN2015 OCT 13
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Jane Ward on “Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men”

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