Eternal Discourse: The Stanford Prison Experiment [Episode 1]
In the first episode of Eternal Discourse, a podcast centered on complex social issues, Salma and Ashley cover the Stanford Prison Experiment, the unethical psychological demonstration conducted by professor Philip Zimbardo in 1971.
Eternal Discourse was inspired by ongoing discussions and analytical debates between Salma and Ashley, two Brooklynites who can’t stop talking. Both Salma and Ashley have taken courses in psychology, sociology, and criminology, which has furthered their understanding of social phenomena. They also enjoy applying what they have learned to various media and current events. Throughout the past year, they’ve exchanged ideas about historic acts of oppression, human rights violations, and controversial problems happening around the globe. Despite only meeting virtually, they’ve transcended those limits and talked for hours and hours about their topics of interest. The Stanford Prison Experiment came up again and again during these discussions, so it seemed like the perfect topic to feature on their first episode of Eternal Discourse.
Two of our main sources were: – https://www.prisonexp.org/setting-up
Salma Elhandaoui was born in Morocco with a desire to achieve her dreams despite any obstacles that she may face. As she discovered the world of literature and art and became more globally conscious, she immersed herself in investigative journalism, contemporary literature and climate change activism. Now, she’s managing her own climate change campaign, as well as Dynarrative, an online literary magazine and community where writers have the creative freedom to explore their passions in multiple genres.
Ashley Albert is an aspiring novelist and art maker. She has worked in trade book publishing for more than six years and is currently an associate managing editor at Abrams Books. In 2021 she received her MFA in fiction writing from Hunter College. Her personal and creative obsessions include horror, true crime, folklore, gender and sexuality, and surrealism. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her two children, who are both cats.