Mediacy
with Neil Andersen and Carol Arcus
Carol Arcus and Neil Andersen from the Association for Media Literacy gather each Monday evening to look at 21st Century culture and current events through a media literacy lens. From politics to popular culture, we guarantee that you won't leave an episode thinking quite the same way ever again.

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Digital Parenting & Teaching- How has the virus pushed us to think differently about learning, work, and parenting?

Neil and Carol chat with Ethan and Glenys, experts in learning, parenting, and mental health, in an effort to understand why we’re feeling like hamsters on a wheel. Surprisingly, we discover that 2020 taught us lessons that the “before times” never could.

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The Reality of Parenting for a Digital Future- Grounding Sonia Livingstone’s Work

Neil and Carol ask a thoughtful parent about the struggle to raise future digital citizens. How do we manage the balance between screentime and other experiences such as exploring and appreciating nature?

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Parenting for a Digital Future

Children & Screens?! What’s a parent to do? Wouldn’t it be great to have reliable, informed advice? Listen in as Neil and Carol chat with Sonia Livingstone, world expert on how families negotiate digital environments & how they can make effective choices.

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The Domestic Terrorism Edition of Mediacy –  Taking Figure-Ground into New Territory

Neil, Carol, and guest Paul Levinson deconstruct the bizarre intersections of social media, popular culture, and politics on Capitol Hill during the week of January 4.

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Paying Attention—not Tuning Out—is Key to Media Literacy PT II ft. Julie Nilsson Smith

Neil and Carol welcome back Julie Smith to discuss effective privacy strategies for parents and students, acknowledging that true critical media literacy is never negative, but instead develops confidence, enjoyment, and agency.

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Why Paying Attention, not Tuning Out, is key to Media Literacy ft. Julie Nilsson Smith

Neil, Carol, and special guest Julie Nilsson Smith ask, ‘How is our privacy at risk?’ ‘How might WE be part of the problem?’ ‘What should we know?’ And ‘what might our media literacy do about it?’

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The Rise of Joe Biden- Revival of Camelot – or Man of La Mancha?

Might Joe Biden be a new character in the JFK/Camelot meta-narrative? Or is the national story Man of la Mancha? Join Paul Levinson, Carol Arcus and Neil Anderson in this episode of Mediacy as they explore the new twists in the American national saga.

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The Search for CItizen “Canine”

In his inimitable droll style, Bill Smart (with Neil and Carol) explores dog films – the good, the ugly, and the excellent – and asks whether a dog feature film can ever reach the heights of film artistry.

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Trump (and Biden) Hot and Cold

Neil and Carol – with the help of Paul Levinson – attempt to understand the Trump/Biden personas and the Pro-Trump rallies of the last week through the lens of McLuhan’s “hot” and “cool” media.

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