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The BetaFiles podcast is a place where Gen-X ideas, reactions to events, and basic babbling in a poor surfer boy / southern accent come together to create an hour of non-sense. So join us to kill an hour of your time!

September 18, 2020

The BetaFiles: Critical Race Theory Killed Literary Studies

In this episode I look at different English Department statements from across the country and where they appear to be taking Literary Studies.

September 16, 2020

The Optic Poet: The One about the Implosion of Universities

In this episode, Jay and I discuss how the Universities are falling apart through critical race theory.

September 11, 2020

The BetaFiles: The Case for Hester Prynne

In this episode I present a quick case of why I think Hester Prynne is one of the best female characters ever written.

September 9, 2020

The Optic Poet: The One about Safe Spaces

In this episode, Jay and I discuss what "safe spaces" mean and how we consider "triggers" in academic settings.

September 6, 2020

ShortFiles #11: Update on Critical Race Theory Memo

An update on the White House Memo on Critical Race Theory Training in the Federal Government

September 5, 2020

The BetaFiles: Critical Race Theory gets Kicked in the Naughty Bits

A really really really brief look at CRT and the SJW / BLM movement to explain what memo M-20-34 means for the rest of us.

September 2, 2020

The One about Fatphobic, Racist, Ageist, Ableist, Cisnormative, Capitalist Bulls%%t.

In this episode, we return to 83 Custom Coffee for better audio and a better conversation about a meme I found on Instagram.

August 27, 2020

ShortFiles #10: Moving to Substack

We're moving our written content in October...

August 26, 2020

The Optic Poet: The One about Gen-X Philosophy

In this rambling podcast, Jay and I try to discuss Gen-X philosophy and where we think the roots came from.

August 24, 2020

The BetaFiles: COVID in the Classroom

In this one I discuss my experience so far with COVID in my classrooms as we enter the second week of classes.