On this week’s episode, our own resident movie expert, Michael Huber, interviews his former professor, Dr. Victoria Sturtevant, of the University of Oklahoma. Professor Sturtevant teaches courses on film history, theory and criticism.
After the Mental Health Download released an episode about how “The Joker” stigmatized mental illness, Michael asked Dr. Sturtevant to discuss the portrayal of mental illness and suicide in cinema. As a jumping-off point for their wide-ranging discussion, they start with the 1976 film, “Network,” which was a key inspiration for “The Joker.”
The classic film was honored with four major Academy Awards, including best actor and best actress.
It is best known for its famous line, "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
Jan 06 2020
This week's guest is Andy Moore, of the Let's Pod This podcast and the nonprofit Let's Fix This advocacy organization based in Oklahoma City. Let's Fix This is a grassroots effort to get regular, everyday people involved in politi...Listen now
Jan 13 2020
On this week's Mental Health Download podcast, Eden Nay talks in detail about The Prism Project, a far-reaching, needs-assessment survey that was commissioned to raise awareness about issues related to Tulsa's sexual and gender minority com...Listen now
Jan 17 2020
We’ve invited Tahira Taqi back to talk about her work as the Senior Project Manager for Urban Strategies on the Eugene Field choice neighborhood project here in Tulsa. Tahira will give us all the details, but, in short, within 5 years, 25 acres of la...Listen now