#88 Pt 1 – A Calm Conversation Amidst Chaos: Speaking Multiple Languages & Educating In Lockdown With Tony Farina & Megan Gritti
May 3rd, 2020
This week Mike is joined by Tony Farina; creator & host of Indie Comics Spotlight (found on the feed of Comics In Motion), as well as the Assistant Professor of Humanities at Siena Heights University, reviewer of comics & audiobooks & early adopter of online education – Mike’s girlfriend & occasional co-host Megan also joins the conversation!
This week is part 1 of their chat where Mike, Tony & Megan talk about a great many things, including Tony teaching online university which he’s been doing for several years, how the US & UK’s respective educational systems have responded to the COVID crisis differently (as Megan is also a teacher), which leads onto a discussion on language (as Megan speaks 4 including English) including how English itself is such a difficult language to learn. They also talk about regional dialects, how Tony & Megan got into teaching, the American Labour & Memorial days, the Spanish Flu and more!
Part 2 is out next week and the trio discuss how Megan & Mike and Tony & his partner have been handling the COVID lockdown, they also talk about passing down interests to children, they speak about the younger generation, have a fairly lengthy discussion on Star Wars, how “back in the day” before streaming the trio would make their own CDs/mixtapes, Megan’s lockdown birthday, cancelled events, theatre and more!
In case you missed last week’s episode, Mike had his girlfriend Megan Gritti on to talk about video games she’s been getting into while on lockdown (including Animal Crossing), as well as talking about video games from each of their childhoods, such as the Pokémon games & their spin-offs, mario & mario party, Sims, games for the N64, board games like Monopoly and more!
Mike appeared on Tony Farina’s Indie Comics Spotlight to talk about the comic series Second Coming (episode 13) – it can be found on the feed of Comics In Motion in the usual podcast places.
Promo for the podcast ROOM where episode 1 of season 2 shows Mike’s voice-acting debut on the episode called “All Roads Lead To Room”
Mike has another show, called Star Wars: Comics In Canon – all episodes can be found on Comics In Motion’s podcast feed and episodes will be out every Saturday; episodes 0-7 are now out, speaking about The Rise Of Kylo Ren, Darth Maul beyond The Phantom Menace, how C-3PO got his red arm, Operation: Cinder, Captain Phasma, The Last Jedi comics, Mon Cala & more - https://apple.co/39mut2Y
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