I am currently recording the second season of my podcast Itinera, in which I interview a wide range of classicists about the relationship between their lives and work. I find out how my guests became classicists, learn about their approach to research and teaching, discover their major influences, and hear about the chance accidents that led them to where they are today. For instance, in Episode 10, Amy Richlin recounts how her experiences of sexism in the academy led her to identify as a feminist and pursue feminist scholarship that has changed our field. Aspiring classicist Christine Wong described how studying Grec0-Roman religion gave her insight into her own religious background in Episode 8. In Episode 4, Alexis Whalen described how her personal relationship with her Latin teacher led her to teach Latin as a living language. My goal for the podcast is to make the field more accessible through sharing the stories of why and how people become classicists.
Other Season 1 guests include Alex Purves, Ellen Finkelpearl, Helen Morales, Christelle Fischer-Bovet, Ichiro Taida, Hannah Čulík-Baird, Amy Pistone, and Ryan Stitt. You can download and listen through the iTunes store here or listen at Libsyn.com here.
Season 2 guests include Jackie Murray, Emily Hauser, Ariane Schwartz, Joel Christensen, Stamatia Dova, Sonya Wurster, Lisl Walsh, Patrick Burns, Hamish Cameron, and Aven McMaster. Season 2 will be released in September.
The email account for the show is ItineraPodcast@gmail.com. You can follow the show on Twitter @itinerapod.