PLU communication, religion and theatre professors discuss superheroes, Martin Luther and what it means to “interpret”
TACOMA, WASH. (Feb. 24, 2016)- The sixth episode of “Open to Interpretation” features a discussion of the word “interpret” among host and Associate Professor of Communication Amy Young, Assistant Professor of Religion Michael Zbaraschuk and Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Kane Anderson.
3:25: What comic book character would make the best President of the United States?
6:10: First thoughts on “interpret” – hermeneutics and production.
11:40: The responsibility of professional “interpreters.”
18:40 Similarities in modernizing super hero stories and the Bible.
22:10 The role of “edutainment” –why many interpretations prioritize being “interesting and fun.”
24:20 Common mistakes made by interpreters of theater and religion.
30:25 How religious and legal authorities adjust antiquated interpretations of culturally defining documents like the Bible and the U.S. Constitution?
“Open to Interpretation” is a new podcast devoted to exploring the meanings and implications of words commonly used in the news, on social media and on college campuses. Previous OTI topics include “Climate,” “Gender,” “Violence” and “Advocacy.” Episodes of OTI are released once per month. If you have feedback, comments or ideas for episodes, please email producer Zach Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org.