Cole Cuchna: Discussing Sensitive Topics Effectively

Season 1 Episode 15 of the Dissect podcast analyzed Kendrick Lamar’s song “The Blacker The Berry” off of his album To Pimp A Butterfly. Cole Cuchna, the host of Dissect, is a 33 year old, white, American from Sacramento, California. Having analyzed albums such as IGOR, good kid, m.A.A.d city, and To Pimp A Butterfly,…

The True Meaning

While browsing different options for podcasts to listen to, I came across the possibility of picking any episode from Dissect, a podcast on Spotify that analyzes different albums across the course of an entire season. While looking through the seasons, it was almost impossible to decide which episode to start on. The podcast has already…

An honest conversation in “Why Do I Stay”

I listened to the podcast episode titled “Why Do I Stay” by Radio Rookies Podcast. This episode was a retelling of the young female host’s story regarding an abusive relationship and included many recordings as the story unfolded as well as after she had left the relationship. It was a very vulnerable and raw account of her personal relationship and found that the…

Another COVID-19 Update

During “This Podcast Will Kill You: ‘COVID-19 Chapter 1: Virology.’” the two hosts, graduate students in Disease Ecology, cover news about the coronavirus. In order to share information, these hosts implement the rhetorical strategies of kairos, a specific structure, and informal language. Primarily, this podcast evokes kairos as the subject of the podcast is timely. During…

Thank you for the incentive to re-watch “Black Panther”

For this assignment, I listened to “The Bechnal Cast: ‘Black Panther.” For our first essay assignment, I wrote about Marvel’s Black Widow and am aware of the Bechnal Test, so I assumed this podcast would be “right up my alley.” I was right. The podcast was very informal. The two hosts, Jamie and Caitlin, had…

Blog Post 5 Prompt

Blog Post 5 Prompt – Analyze the Rhetoric of a PodcastDue date: Friday, April 21st to our course blog by 5 p.m. For your blog post, please complete the following: To prepare for your final podcast project, you will select a podcast from the list below and conduct a short rhetorical analysis of roughly 300-500 words….

Father Daughter Herky

The Father Daughter Herky statue has the typical stance of a Herky, and is dressed in traditional black and gold, but remains unique, thanks to the little baby Herky on its chest. Herky is dressed in all black t-shirt and pants, with a belt and white tennis shoes. The brightest splash of color is the…

Happy Little Herky

The Happy Little Herky sports a large dark hairo, a thick beard, a light jean jacket, and appears to be the spitting image of Bob Ross. The detailed Herky even exhibits a small paint pallet and brush. On the Herky’s jean jacket is a small button that reads “happy trees”, an ode to Bob Ross’…

Baker Herky

Baker Herky is in the standard Herky pose, hands on his hips, legs apart, big smile, but he is decked out in baking attire. He has a giant cupcake-shaped baker’s hat, an apron with cooking utensils, a towel, oven mitts, and stands next to bowls of ingredients. Usually, Herky is impressive or intimidating, but here…

1SG. H. Hawk Herky

This Herky is in an Army combat uniform. At first, it shared the rank honors of Clarence Brown III of the US Army Recruiting Station in Cedar Rapids. It had a flag patch that was similar to the one MAJ Tara Bowman had, when she was deployed in Afghanistan. Although all of the unit patches…