TikTok teaching and activism with philoso-rapper Nathan Dufour Oglesby aka 'Nathanology' | S2E7

TikTok teaching and activism with philoso-rapper Nathan Dufour Oglesby aka 'Nathanology' | S2E7

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Key Topics

What's involved in being an artist, academic and activist on YouTube and TikTok. Musical influences from Bob Dylan to Public Enemy. Why make songs and videos about the history of words and ideas? Getting naughty for nature. Performing rap on tap. Teaching as performance. Meditations on the self and social media. BONUS: Nathan and Danu collaborate on a song about the history of school.

Recorded 25 March 2022


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Nathan's squiggly career

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๐Ÿงถ The Red Thread

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Decisive moments

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Synthesising for strength

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How Nathan likes to learn

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Reflections on practice

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Episode appetiser - Before there was writing, there was literature (23 sec)

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Nathan explains what 'didactic' means to a 10 year old (42 sec)

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The life changing learning experience Nathan would gift someone (59 sec)

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Nathan's Plan A (24 sec)

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The most important thing to understand about what Nathan does (32 sec)

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๐Ÿ‘ค About Nathan Dufour Oglesby

Nathan Dufour Oglesby (aka 'Nathanology') is a poet, producer and professor based in Brooklyn, NY who has built a distinctively didactic approach to hip-hop, using the form to explore concepts drawn from philosophy, history and the physical sciences. He is also one half of 'Nate and Hila' - eco-rappers who take a musical approach to environmental activism.

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Danu Poyner

Danu is the founder of Grokkist and host of the Still Curious Podcast. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand and has a career that has become more squiggly than a Norwegian fjord.