Banned Books Week (Scrawl S13 E02)

By October 9, 2015Scrawl Radio

Hello Scrawl Nation!

On last week’s episode of Scrawl, we focused on Banned Books Week.


DePaul librarian and organizer of DePaul’s Banned Books Week, Andrew Rea, appeared to speak about the history, criteria for banning a book, DePaul’s events to condemn the banning of books, and “just what is a banned book?”.

We were also joined by James Niesen and Avery Cunningham, Graduate Assistants of the UCWbL’s Outreach team, and part organizers of DePaul’s Banned Books Week. We discussed the Outreach team’s involvement in Banned Books Week and the various past and future events we can expect from them.

Lastly, a return of our favorite segment, the Rhetoric of Pop. A period in the show where we take current pop hits and perform rhetorical analysis on the song’s lyrics. This week’s feature is “What do you Mean?” by Justin Bieber. Listen as Ryan, who affectionally calls Justin Bieber Jesus, and Mariah tangle through the twist and turns of the song’s lyrics with the help of Avery and James.

This week’s episode is streamable through the player at the bottom of this post. You can listen to Scrawl radio every Friday from 11am-noon on the Radio DePaul and through the Radio DePaul app.

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