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Book 5, Episode 7 | Media Studies: The Wand is the Message

In this episode Marcelle leads us through an overview of famous Edmontonian and Media Studies scholar, Marshall McLuhan! We tackle McLuhan's “Tetrad of Media Effects” (a chart!) and use it to think through the DA's gold coins, Umbridge's Educational Decrees, The Daily Prophet, and other forms of communication that flood Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. We also draw on previous episodes about ideology, class, magical capital, books and archives.

We're pretty sure this is the most fun two people have ever had with McLuhan's work but maybe you'll listen and have even MORE fun. Let us know by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your shows!

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