Domestic violence is just one of the many problems of violent sports. We’ll take a close look at American Football and its discontents. We are joined by Steve Almond. [ dur: 28 mins. ]
- Steve Almond is the author of Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto
Then, on the Scholars’ Circle panel, we look at the origins, philosophy and politics of humor. [ dur: 30 mins. ]
- Amber Day is a Professor of Performance studies in English and Culture Studies Department at Bryant University. She is the author of Satire and Dissent: Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate.
- John Morreall is a Professor of Philosophy Department Chair at Religious Studies at William and Mary College. He is the co-author of Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor.
- Peter McGraw is a Professor of Marketing and Psychology at University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the co-author of The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny.
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This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.