Exploring Bias and Censorship in High School Debate with James Fishback

Saint Louis In Tune

Mar 7 2024 • 55 mins

In this episode of "Saint Louis In Tune," hosts Arnold Stricker and Mark Langston interview James Fishback, the founder of Incubate Debate. They discuss the significance of debate in education, the problems with high school debate formats, and the inception of Incubate Debate to offer a nonpartisan platform for students. Fishback addresses the challenges of judges' biases and the need for diverse viewpoints in school libraries. The episode also touches on the importance of open communication, understanding idioms and acronyms, and the value of being receptive to new ideas and perspectives.

[00:00] Introduction to High School Debate

[00:10] The Importance of Idioms and Acronyms

[00:52] Exploring the Word 'Retinue'

[02:22] The Power of Listening and Understanding

[03:41] The State of High School Debate

[04:43] Interview with James Fishback

[04:46] The Goals and Challenges of Debate

[05:16] The Birth of Incubate Debate

[06:02] The Problem with Judge Paradigms

[08:16] The Growth and Impact of Incubate Debate

[16:59] The Importance of Diverse Viewpoints in Libraries

[22:54] Closing Remarks and Reflections

[38:04] Exploring Idioms and Their Origins

[40:17] Diving into Acronyms and Their Meanings

[47:41] Fun Facts and Jokes to Lighten the Mood

[51:50] Celebrating National Days and Their Significance

[55:04] Wrapping Up and Encouraging Continuous Learning


This is Season 7! For more episodes, go to stlintune.com

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