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This week's episode comes to you from the 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Las Vegas, NV. Zeugma team members and guest contributors sit down to interview four scholars and conference attendees doing remarkable work at the intersections of rhetoric, composition, pedagogy, and technology. Those interviewees are Drs. Jim Brown, Ron Brooks, Jenny Rice, and Kathleen Blake Yancey.

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Direct download: CCCCing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02pm CDT

This week's episode of Zeugma focuses on the practice of Internet trolling. Starting with a quick consideration of the complex etymology of the term, we discuss trolls mythical and real, interview trolling scholar Dr. Whitney Phillips, and get stories and thoughts from two folks with deep ties to trolling communities on Reddit and the game Eve Online.

Trigger Warning: Due to discussions of last fall's Violentacrez controversy, as well as the sexist, racist, and homophobic tropes commonplace in many trolling practices, this episode contains references to potentially disturbing subject matter. 

Direct download: Trolling.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:08pm CDT

This episode of Zeugma focuses on procrastination, a storied American pastime that can be both facilitated and interrupted by the Internet. The Zeugma team considers and tests various methods of communal and individual procrastination prevention, speaks with a UT professor who's an expert on procrastination, and talks to a gamer who's an expert at procrastinating. And, of course, we do a little procrastinating of our own.

Direct download: Procrastinating_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm CDT

Today's episode focuses on the various ways in which digital technologies and online spaces are shaping, and in some ways reshaping, the ways in which commodities and information are shared. Cars, couches, music, and various forms of writing are all up for grabs as the Zeugma team members talk and interview their way around sharing. Featuring interviews with Stefan, a dedicated and well-traveled part of the Couchsurfing community, and Anthony Volodkin, creator of the music-blog aggregator Hype Machine.

Direct download: Sharing_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:42pm CDT

The Zeugma team considers how new media and digital texts are changing the ways we relate to and think about reading.

Direct download: Reading.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28am CDT

This is the introductory episode of Zeugma: A podcast on rhetoric and technology from The University of Texas at Austin's Digital Writing and Research Lab (DWRL). In this intro, two members of the Zeugma team introduce the DWRL, our title, what we mean by "rhetoric" and "technology," and some of the topics we'll be covering in upcoming episodes.

Transcript and more episodes coming soon!

Direct download: Introducing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:03pm CDT