The Pirate Professor Podcast
Dr.Thomas Vaughn

Dr.Thomas Vaughn

October 22, 2020

Dr. Thomas Vaughn is communication professor, colleague and friend.  He's spent a lot of time studying the world of cults and apocalyptic rhetoric.  When Tom isn't teaching, he's writing horror stories and has a new book coming out soon.  I decided to bring him onboard for this year's spooky Halloween episode where we talk about all of this, plus at the end I read one of his short stories, "Deleted Scenes."  It's not for the faint of heart so ye be warned.

Business and Professional Speaking Communication Chapter 13: Persuasive Presentations

Business and Professional Speaking Communication Chapter 13: Persuasive Presentations

October 22, 2020

Want to be better at getting others to buy into your ideas?  Want to have more insight into what makes some people more convincing than others?  Learn from the ancient Greeks: Logos, Pathos and Ethos.  The three building blocks of persuasion.  Or are they? Listen to find out. 

Alice Driver

Alice Driver

October 19, 2020

Alice Driver is a journalist and writer. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Oxford American, Columbia Journalism Review and many more. The child of parents who were and still are part of the back to the land movement, her childhood was spent crawling in dirt and exploring the world of the Ozarks. These days you can find her in Mexico and we talk about writing, immigration, and the mental fatigue of being a journalist in the world today.

You can find her work at www.AliceDriver.com

Intro to Multimedia Chapters 8 & 9: Audio and Video

Intro to Multimedia Chapters 8 & 9: Audio and Video

October 15, 2020

We move from still photography to motion and sound, talk about stories and all the basics to get yourself started.

Business and Professional Speaking Communication Chapter 9:  Small Group Communication and Problem Solving

Business and Professional Speaking Communication Chapter 9: Small Group Communication and Problem Solving

October 13, 2020

Trying to get things accomplished with your team?  Maybe this will help.

Seamus McGraw

Seamus McGraw

October 12, 2020

Seamus McGraw is an old school journalist and author of The End of Country, Betting the Farm on the Drought and A Thirsty Land.  His new book, From a Taller Tower will be released soon.  We talk about Hunter S. Thompson, motorcycles, our mutual love of Texas, writing and then jump into the subject his new book covers, mass shootings in the the United States.   This is a good one that you don't want to miss.

Business and Professional Speaking, Chapter 8: Employment Interviews

Business and Professional Speaking, Chapter 8: Employment Interviews

October 5, 2020

This week we talk about job interviews, networking and some other stuff that may be way more important than either.  

Greg Kendall-Ball

Greg Kendall-Ball

October 5, 2020

Greg Kendall-Ball is a photo editor for the New York Times who left seminary to become a photojournalist in West Texas after a life-changing trip to Rwanda. We talk about that, the modern state of journalism, baking bread and how an alien mutant super egg made him famous.

David Scott Holloway

David Scott Holloway

September 30, 2020

David Holloway is one of the most interesting humans I know.  He just happens to also be a phenomenal photographer too.  I first met Dave when we were both journalism students at Arkansas Tech University in the early 90's.  Since then he's traveled the world taking photos for the biggest publications in the United States and spent extensive time working with everyone from Jane Goodall to Anthony Bourdain.  As you'll soon find out, he's also a never ending fountain of interesting stories and this podcast is hopefully the first of many future episodes with him.  Of all his attributes, my favorite thing about him is that I get to call him my friend.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the one and only David Scott Holloway.

Intro to Multimedia Chapter 6: Writing

Intro to Multimedia Chapter 6: Writing

September 28, 2020

On this episode we talk about why good writing matters and the basics of writing for the web... and why it can be important to ignore some of those rules. 

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