Anthony Haigh on Centre Point.

Professor Tony Haigh discusses the theatricality of politics on Centre Point Ep. 5

Posted by Centre News in News, Politics 28 Oct 2016

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As Election Day 2016 draws nearer, important discussions about political issues continue on Centre Point, an eight-part podcast series in which Centre College faculty discuss the pertinent issues. Listeners will gain a better understanding of political complexities as well as get a glimpse of the fascinating conversations that take place in Centre classrooms every day.

In the fifth episode of Centre Point, host Bill Goodman talks with Professor of Dramatic Arts Anthony Haigh about the theatricality of politics. Haigh discusses not only politics as improvisatory theater but also compares the 2016 presidential candidates to historical figures and fictional characters.

Earlier episodes of Centre Point heard Goodman speak with Centre professors Dina Badie, Lori Hartmann-Mahmud, Ben Knoll, Daniel Stroup and Beau Weston on such issues as teaching the 2016 election, the potential future impact of this election and how culture wars are shaping the electorate. Future episodes include these and other faculty exploring politics in a variety of ways.

The Centre Point 2016 election series is hosted by veteran journalist Bill Goodman, who also hosts the Kentucky Tonight television program. Sound engineering for the podcast is provided by Dynamix Productions.

More episodes of Centre Point will become available continually through Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. To listen to the first four episodes—and to have future episodes download directly to your electronic device as they become available—subscribe to the podcast through iTunes and SoundCloud. All eight episodes of Centre Point will be available on these podcast platforms.

by Elizabeth Trollinger
October 28, 2016