Welcome to the “holiday office party” of Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, associate professor of literacy, culture, and international education in the Graduate School of Education; Julia Ticona, assistant professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication; and Dwayne Booth, aka “Mr. Fish,” a lecturer in Annenberg.
Here, in the spirit of the season, the trio of “Office Hours” podcast returnees unite to discuss holiday traditions, reflect on the 2010s, and imagine what awaits in the new decade. “Office Hours” is a production of Penn Today and can be discovered on Apple Music.
5:05: Ticona’s favorite part of the holiday season
8:25: Thomas quips about HGTV trends
12:45: Mr. Fish on experiencing winter after California
16:00: Thomas explains the reaction to her new book, “The Dark Fantastic”
20:45: Ticona’s biggest Penn accomplishment this year
28:20: Thomas on quitting Twitter
35:15: Mr. Fish on political activism
49:00: All the guests consider what they've previously described as “overrated virtues”
57:00: Ticona looks back at her past decade and emphasizes gratitude