She co-hosts That's a Thing?! with her daughter, who explains her teen media culture to her. She is also president of the Alberta Podcast Network, and is otherwise involved in many local independent media ventures.
This episode will sort of make sense on its own, but it will be even more satisfying if you first listen to Part 1.Here are links to the things we mentioned: Steal Like an Artist For a refresher on praxis, listen to Episode 20 Examples of meme accounts and bots bringing one platform to another: @luigi_atthedisco — pretty personality-heavy and advertises infrequently or never @textpostgiant — a very commercial-seeming meme account on Instagram Classical Studies Memes for Hellenistic Teens — a Twitter meme account run by a person Am I the A**hole? — a Twitter Reddit-post account run by a mod me_irl — a Twitter Reddit-post account run by a bot (also a good example of reposting and cross-posting)  Moldy Memes — a subreddit Jon wanted us to share The Lincoln Project is accused of stealing memes  Beverley Theresa’s post about being on Twitter just to screenshot for Insta @_citizen_dane’s super-long Instagram captions about heritage buildings in Edmonton Definition of desire path  Elizabeth has two poems in the Edmonton Youth Anthology, Volume 1, from Ink Movement. Here’s the book launch video (Elizabeth reads her poem at 12:18). Salute to Mack Male, my business partner at Taproot Publishing and a blogger since 2003! Many thanks to our sponsors:  Unbelts — Use the offer code APN to get a free mini laundry bag with your cloth masks. Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta That's a Thing?! is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network — Locally grown. Community supported.You can subscribe to us in all the places, and most of them let you rate and review, too, which would be lovely.Questions? Comments? Email us at thatsathingyeg@gmail.com or tweet at us: @thatsathingyeg.Do you want a That’s a Thing?! button? Send us your address by Twitter DM or email and we will send you one. Many thanks to Transistor for hosting our showOur theme music is Ragtime Dance by Scott Joplin.
Here are links to the things we mentioned: Tom Eastman’s tweet that perfectly encapsulates what this episode is about How the blogosphere used to work This new rating thing YouTube seems to be trying out Video on Worlds Online, an early chat room with avatars What we mean by walled garden Anil Dash: The Web We Lost and Rebuilding the Web We Lost That Jurassic Park quote Harold Innis on the “bias of communications” GeoCities If you like hearing us talk about lost media, there’s more in Episode 21 Episode 46 of Let’s Find Out: Marriage and Murder at the Mirama The deep web Internet Archive Wayback Machine Adobe Flash Player is dying The Ragtag Squad That Saved 38,000 Flash Games from Oblivion  BlueMaxima’s Flashpoint Heritage Posts on Tumblr Sarah Z on Onceler x Onceler, we’re so, so sorry. Fallen Titans Sarah Z on Dashcon Internet Historian and Whang! Down the Rabbit Hole Stay tuned for Part 2, coming out Sept. 7-ish.Many thanks to our sponsors:  Unbelts, maker of the best stretch belts around and our favourite cloth masks Edmonton Community Foundation, maker of The Well Endowed Podcast and presenting sponsor of YEGPodfest That's a Thing?! is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network — Locally grown. Community supported.You can subscribe to us in all the places, and most of them let you rate and review, too, which would be lovely.Questions? Comments? Email us at thatsathingyeg@gmail.com or tweet at us: @thatsathingyeg.Do you want a That’s a Thing?! button? Send us your address by Twitter DM or email and we will send you one. Many thanks to Transistor for hosting our showOur theme music is Ragtime Dance by Scott Joplin.
Here are links to the things we mentioned, plus some extras that were in our heart: Article about the moon incident Wikipedia, a reliable resource for research The Twitter thread in question Urban dictionary entries for speedcore, nightcore and hardcore Don’t forget mumblecore (Karen didn’t) The kidcore aesthetic  The cottagecore aesthetic The witchcore aesthetic  Urban dictionary discusses goth, punk, scene, emo and hipster The Articles of Interest episode on punk style Jana Pruden’s obit for Mr. Chi Pig Mal Blum On Nostalgia by David Berry Goths by the Mountain Goats Worst Year Ever podcast on furries fighting the alt-right YouTube documentary on furries “Fly Me to the Moon” parody Our lost media episode That dark academia quiz  Fun dark academia activities to do Article with the Alison Bechdel quote and the picture  That moth meme. Cottagecore TikToks! Dead Girl’s Guide to Surviving Cottagecore Sapphic Waffle House (Cottagecore) Sapphic Waffle House (Dark Academia) WLW Jamba Juice And here’s some masc lesbian content! Is she... you know? WitchTok on gatekeeping WitchTok on appropriation Kat Blaque on YouTube Reply All on appropriated ball culture (starts at about 17:55) Many thanks to our sponsors:  Straight from the CPA’s Mouth from the CPA Education Foundation and the Hesje CPA Knowledge Centre Putting It Together, which had Karen on to talk about Who’s That Woman? from Follies. That's a Thing?! is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network — Locally grown. Community supported.You can subscribe to us in all the places, and most of them let you rate and review, too, which would be lovely.Questions? Comments? Email us at thatsathingyeg@gmail.com or tweet at us: @thatsathingyeg.Do you want a That’s a Thing?! button? Send us your address by Twitter DM or email and we will send you one. Many thanks to Transistor for hosting our showOur theme music is Ragtime Dance by Scott Joplin.
Here are links to the things we mentioned: The kids were not into celebrity grad ceremonies. Elizabeth got Jon to read American Gods. We read Frankenstein out loud after reading Welcome to Night Vale. Alberta Ballet’s Frankenstein was really good. There is a movement afoot to rename the Oliver neighbourhood due to Frank Oliver’s racist harm. Find more at #UncoverOliver. Let’s Find Out did an episode on the KKK in Edmonton and an update. We talked about school resource officers, or SROs, who have been stationed at some Edmonton schools since 1979. Lots has happened on this file, and the story is evolving. Some background: CBC: School board to reconsider school resource officer motion following trustee resignation Edmonton Journal: Edmonton Public School Board chair pushing for re-vote on suspending the SRO program Bashir Mohamed’s SRO research and commentary is compiled in his Edmonton Anti-Black Racism Toolkit. Speaking Municipally discussed the issue in Episode 90. Recommended reading and watching for Pride Month: Questionable Content by Jeph Jacques Punderworld by Linda Sejic The Sea in You by Jessi Sheron Peritale/Life of Melody by Mari Costa Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu Jessica Kellgren-Fozard on YouTube Many thanks to our sponsors:  World on Fire from CBC Edmonton Straight from the CPA’s Mouth from the CPA Education Foundation and the Hesje CPA Knowledge Centre That's a Thing?! is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported.You can subscribe to us in all the places, and most of them let you rate and review, too, which would be lovely.Questions? Comments? Email us at thatsathingyeg@gmail.com or tweet at us: @thatsathingyeg.Do you want a That’s a Thing?! button? Send us your address by Twitter DM or email and we will send you one. Many thanks to Transistor for hosting our showOur theme music is Ragtime Dance by Scott Joplin.
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Birthdate
Feb 3rd, 1970
Location
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Episode Count
33
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
1 day, 2 hours
PCID
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