The Questioning Everything Podcast

The Questioning Everything Podcast

The Questioning Everything Podcast is your go-to for lively discussions and possibly answers to all your burning questions about pop culture, life, religion, psychology, and more. There are no stupid questions and everything is up for discussion.

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Can the Various Isms of the Arts and Higher Education in the Arts World Ever Be Dismantled?
Oct 27 2021
Can the Various Isms of the Arts and Higher Education in the Arts World Ever Be Dismantled?
In this episode of the Questioning Everything podcast, my guests, Celeste Cruz Carandang, Joe Sherren, and Mallory Ruymann discuss efforts to dismantle the many isms (i.e., racism, sexism, classism, and more) that plague the Arts world. Each individual has a unique background and connection to the arts. Celeste works at the University of Chicago where she received her master’s in Art History and where she oversees activities related to a Mellon Grant the institution received nearly two years prior. Joe has 7 years of experience working in small museums and historic houses as a Collections Manager and is an Adjunct Professor in Information Studies. Joe received his master’s in Art History from George Mason University. Mallory is a Jane of all art trades serving as an art historian, curator, art advisor, writer, and works as an Art Business Consultant to art galleries, art studios, and art organizations. In addition to these many positions and roles, Mallory is the Principal and Head of Curatorial Projects at a firm called Art Works. Mallory received her master’s in Art History from Tufts University.  For more information on this topic, check out some of the links below:Links/Galleries shaking up the status quo:Galleries run by people of color, such as Commonwealth and Council or Housing Gallery, are not only widely admired for their commitment to queer artists and artists of color but also for prioritizing their community over commercial success.Deli Gallery - NY, Praise Shadows - Boston, MAInterpreting LGBTQ in the historical sites - “Rich Gay”? Small Museums & Funding “Difficult” History by Kelsey Brow & Joshua Buckner: Humanities - The Power of LGBTQ Storytelling: America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History: accounts to check out:Cancel Art Galleries:  Change the Museum: education links of interest: any episode ideas you’d like to share? Send us an email at q.e.podcast2020@gmail.com.
Can the Various Isms of the Arts and Higher Education in the Arts World Ever Be Dismantled?
Oct 27 2021
Can the Various Isms of the Arts and Higher Education in the Arts World Ever Be Dismantled?
In this episode of the Questioning Everything podcast, my guests, Celeste Cruz Carandang, Joe Sherren, and Mallory Ruymann discuss efforts to dismantle the many isms (i.e., racism, sexism, classism, and more) that plague the Arts world. Each individual has a unique background and connection to the arts. Celeste works at the University of Chicago where she received her master’s in Art History and where she oversees activities related to a Mellon Grant the institution received nearly two years prior. Joe has 7 years of experience working in small museums and historic houses as a Collections Manager and is an Adjunct Professor in Information Studies. Joe received his master’s in Art History from George Mason University. Mallory is a Jane of all art trades serving as an art historian, curator, art advisor, writer, and works as an Art Business Consultant to art galleries, art studios, and art organizations. In addition to these many positions and roles, Mallory is the Principal and Head of Curatorial Projects at a firm called Art Works. Mallory received her master’s in Art History from Tufts University.  For more information on this topic, check out some of the links below:Links/Galleries shaking up the status quo:Galleries run by people of color, such as Commonwealth and Council or Housing Gallery, are not only widely admired for their commitment to queer artists and artists of color but also for prioritizing their community over commercial success.Deli Gallery - NY, Praise Shadows - Boston, MAInterpreting LGBTQ in the historical sites - “Rich Gay”? Small Museums & Funding “Difficult” History by Kelsey Brow & Joshua Buckner: Humanities - The Power of LGBTQ Storytelling: America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History: accounts to check out:Cancel Art Galleries:  Change the Museum: education links of interest: any episode ideas you’d like to share? Send us an email at q.e.podcast2020@gmail.com.
Can Washington and Lee University Move on from Its Controversial Name?
Feb 21 2021
Can Washington and Lee University Move on from Its Controversial Name?
In this episode of the Questioning Everything podcast, we explore the movement to remove Robert E. Lee’s name from Washington and Lee University. This contentious issue has long been discussed by students, faculty, and alumni alike. With the growing discord between political parties and the continued rise of domestic terrorism with members who are far too often draping themselves in the flag of the Confederacy, this issue of the school’s name has become too difficult to ignore. Will a name change help transform the culture of the institution to one that is more welcoming and inclusive or will it be a bandaid fix for issues that go deeper than Lee’s influence? For more information on this topic, check out some of the links below:Washington and Lee University History:  Letting Go of Robert E. Lee at Washington and Lee University, by Toni Locy: W&L Trustees Argue for Keeping Lee’s Name: Brandon Hasbrouck’s Article - White Saviors: Foundation:  Slavery at Arlington House:  Students and Faculty ask Washington and Lee to change its name: War History:  Kappa Alpha Order: Article on Kappa Alpha Order:  Celebrating the life of Ted Delaney:  Full conversations with the individuals in this episode, as well as a bonus conversation with a current W&L student named Tanajia Moye-Green will be made available with video on our forthcoming Youtube Channel. Subscribe today so you can be the first to see all our great videos and upcoming content: any episode ideas you’d like to share? Send us an email at q.e.podcast2020@gmail.com.
EDITED Live Episode - Was the 2020 Election Fair?
Nov 23 2020
EDITED Live Episode - Was the 2020 Election Fair?
This is the very first episode of Questioning Everything (QE). It’s light on content because this show is designed to be a conversation between everyday folks. Do you ever get annoyed by the fact that much of what we discuss everyday is dictated by mainstream media, political pundits, and “influencers”/celebrities? If so, this podcast is OUR chance to talk about anything and everything in an honest, open and inclusive environment. QE is a nonpartisan podcast, though our host, Go Zee, does discuss her own personal beliefs. The goal of this podcast is to engage communities through the greater Washington DC area around issues that impact them and deserve to be addressed. But it won’t always be so serious. Humor will always be a big part of the Questioning Everything Podcast. Additionally, the episodes are designed for adult audiences so there may future episodes that include expletives and candid conversations around adult themes such as sex, assault, and criminal cases. Though the show will be an honest opportunity to hear from different points of views and engage in rewarding information exchanges, there are general guidelines for participating in the show, commenting, and communicating with the show, its host(s) and guests. Those general guidelines will be shared later this week.Thanks for tuning into Questioning Everything. New episodes will be uploaded every Thirsty Thursday at 8:00pm. Sign up here (scroll to the very bottom of the webpage) to receive reminders about when new episodes or updates are available. As noted in the episode, you can find QE’s host, Go Zee, on Instagram - @GototheZee and Twitter - @GototheZee. Follow Questioning Everything on Instagram (@q_e_podcast), Twitter (@q_e_podcast) and Facebook (/QuestioningEverythingPodcast). Lastly, please find the This American Life episode regarding voter fraud to see just how common or uncommon it actually is. Share your feedback in the comments or send us an email at q.e.podcast2020@gmail.com.Cheers!-QELINKS OR ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE: CBS News: Understanding DC:  www.oudc.orgSouthern Poverty Law Center's Hate Map: American Life Excerpt: Navy Summer Seminar:
LIVE - Was the 2020 Election Fair?
Nov 15 2020
LIVE - Was the 2020 Election Fair?
This is the very first episode of Questioning Everything (QE). It’s light on content because this show is designed to be a conversation between everyday folks. Do you ever get annoyed by the fact that much of what we discuss everyday is dictated by mainstream media, political pundits, and “influencers”/celebrities? If so, this podcast is OUR chance to talk about anything and everything in an honest, open and inclusive environment. QE is a nonpartisan podcast, though our host, Go Zee, does discuss her own personal beliefs. The goal of this podcast is to engage communities through the greater Washington DC area around issues that impact them and deserve to be addressed. But it won’t always be so serious. Humor will always be a big part of the Questioning Everything Podcast. Additionally, the episodes are designed for adult audiences so there may future episodes that include expletives and candid conversations around adult themes such as sex, assault, and criminal cases. Though the show will be an honest opportunity to hear from different points of views and engage in rewarding information exchanges, there are general guidelines for participating in the show, commenting, and communicating with the show, its host(s) and guests. Those general guidelines will be shared later this week.Thanks for tuning into Questioning Everything. New episodes will be uploaded every Thirsty Thursday at 8:00pm. Sign up here (scroll to the very bottom of the webpage) to receive reminders about when new episodes or updates are available. As noted in the episode, you can find QE’s host, Go Zee, on Instagram - @GototheZee and Twitter - @GototheZee. Follow Questioning Everything on Instagram (@q_e_podcast), Twitter (@q_e_podcast) and Facebook (/QuestioningEverythingPodcast). Lastly, please find the This American Life episode regarding voter fraud to see just how common or uncommon it actually is. Share your feedback in the comments or send us an email at q.e.podcast2020@gmail.com.Cheers!-QELINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE: CBS News: American Life Excerpt: