Communication Matters: The NCA Podcast
BONUS: Valentine’s Day Episode – COVID and Interpersonal Relationships

BONUS: Valentine’s Day Episode – COVID and Interpersonal Relationships

February 14, 2021

Hear from Interpersonal Communication scholars Liesel Sharabi and Stephanie Tom Tong about the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our relationships, including the differences in our use of dating apps and the acceleration of romantic relationships.

Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism

February 11, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, hear from Professors Reynaldo Anderson and Lonny J. Avi Brooks about topics related to Afrofuturism, including definitions of Afrofuturism, examples of Afrofuturism, the importance of Afrofuturism today, and how Afrofuturism can be incorporated in the Communication classroom. 

Inaugural Addresses

Inaugural Addresses

January 28, 2021

Hear from four scholars of presidential rhetoric: Stephen Browne, Theon Hill, John Murphy, and Allison Prasch as they address some historical inaugural addresses, as well as President Biden’s recent address.

Virtual Martin Luther King, Jr. Project

Virtual Martin Luther King, Jr. Project

January 14, 2021

Hear from the project’s North Carolina State University principal investigators Drs. Victoria Gallagher, Derek Ham, and Keon Pettiway about the vMLK project which recreates one of Dr. King’s iconic speeches through digital technology.

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.

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