Mickey’s guests for the hour are the creators of a forthcoming graphic book that explores the far-reaching consequences of replacing classroom teaching with remote instruction and increased technology during the coronavirus pandemic. Author Adam Bessie and illustrator Peter Glanting collaborated on Going Remote: A Teacher’s Journey. The book is also a personal memoir in which Bessie recounts issues such as his cancer diagnosis. In addition, Mickey and the guests examine disturbing trends in the administration of higher education that resulted from decades of neoliberal policies.
Adam Bessie teaches literature, English composition, and critical thinking at a community college in Northern California. Peter Glanting is an illustrator and product designer based in Portland, Oregon. Their book is scheduled for release in early 2023, from The Censored Press and Seven Stories Press.