Communication Matters: The NCA Podcast
Sports Communication

Sports Communication

November 25, 2020

Hear from Professors Jason Edward Black, Daniel A. Grano, and Abraham Khan on a variety of topics within sports communication, including the health risks associated with playing football, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic; issues with sports mascots, particularly the Washington football team’s recent name change; and political activism by athletes related to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Conversation with NCA Second Vice President Candidates

Conversation with NCA Second Vice President Candidates

November 12, 2020

Hear from the two candidates running for NCA Second Vice President: Professor Walid Afifi of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Professor Bonnie Dow of Vanderbilt University. Afifi and Dow will each share their experience and vision for NCA.

Virtual 106th NCA Annual Convention Update

Virtual 106th NCA Annual Convention Update

October 29, 2020

Hear from NCA First Vice President David T. McMahan about some highlights of the upcoming NCA 106th Annual Convention as thousands of scholars will attend the fully virtual 2020 convention to engage in deep discussions on many topics related to communication.

BONUS: VEEPs 2020: Kamala Harris vs. Mike Pence

BONUS: VEEPs 2020: Kamala Harris vs. Mike Pence

October 19, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this fall’s public programs will be reimagined as a special series of the Communication Matters podcast. In this bonus episode, hear from Karrin Vasby Anderson, Darrian Carroll, Sumana Chattopadhyay, Kimberley Hannah-Prater, Shawn J. Parry-Giles, Kristina Horn Sheeler, Mary Douglas Vavrus, and Tammy R. Vigil on the topic of Vice Presidents 2020: Kamala Harris vs. Mike Pence.

Family Communication and COVID-19

Family Communication and COVID-19

October 15, 2020

Hear from Professors Jeffrey Hall, Mei-Chen Lin, and Jordan Soliz about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on communication in families and romantic relationships.

BONUS: Communicating about the Role of Race and Social Change in Politics

BONUS: Communicating about the Role of Race and Social Change in Politics

October 9, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this fall’s public programs will be reimagined as a special series of the Communication Matters podcast. In this bonus episode, hear from Glenn Bracey, Josue David Cisneros, Lisa A. Flores, and Isaac Hale on the topic of communicating about the role of race and social change in politics.

Civil Rights Episode

Civil Rights Episode

October 1, 2020

Hear from Professors Robin M. Boylorn, Maegan Parker Brooks, and Armond Towns about civil rights, the passing of the civil rights generation, the new civil rights generation, and issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

BONUS: The Politics of Health and Healthcare: Communicating about Health in a Presidential Election Year

BONUS: The Politics of Health and Healthcare: Communicating about Health in a Presidential Election Year

September 30, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this fall’s public programs will be reimagined as a special series of the Communication Matters podcast. In this bonus episode, hear from Ambar Basu, Eduardo J. Gómez, Susan Mello, and Heather Zoller on the topic of communicating about health in a presidential election year.

Conversation with Current and Past NCA Journal Editors

Conversation with Current and Past NCA Journal Editors

September 17, 2020

Hear from Deanna Dannels, Kory Floyd, Shiv Ganesh, and Ronald Jackson II about their experiences as current or past editors of NCA journals and their thoughts on the challenges facing academic publishing.

BONUS: Labor Day Episode

BONUS: Labor Day Episode

September 7, 2020

Hear from José G. Izaguirre III and Alicia Massie about their experiences as graduate employee labor organizers and the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic may have on graduate employee organizing.

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