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Arts & Ideas
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Leading artists, writers, thinkers discuss the ideas shaping our lives & links between past & present and new academic research.
 
In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions ...
 
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Academic Regale Ya
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Welcome to Academic Regale Ya. The podcast where I, Jacob Ward, regale you with stories from the history of higher education.
 
Werewolf Ambulance is a horror movie comedy podcast that reviews discusses horror movies of all eras and all qualities. Hopefully the name "Werewolf Ambulance" is enough to give you the impression that this is not exactly an academic discussion.
 
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This Is Hell!
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Long-form interviews with writers, thinkers and workers from around the world and across the spectrum of experience.
 
A show discussing the important academic and other research in the field of Psychedelics. We discuss how psychedelics relate to human potential and healing.
 
The Authority File is a weekly program featuring in-depth conversations about contemporary trends, best practices, and case studies important to the academic community. Hosted by Bill Mickey, the Editorial Director at Choice, the show spotlights authors, publishers, librarians, researchers and other higher education luminaries.
 
Exploring Cybersecurity, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective!
 
Do you want to get a band 7 on the IELTS exam? Your preparation doesn’t have to be hard or boring! It can be fun! Lindsay and Jessica from All Ears English are back with a new way to help you achieve the IELTS score you need for the General or the Academic exam! We’ll give you strategies, practice, tips, tricks, and secrets using real English examples. We’ll show you how to take control of the Speaking Section by reducing anxiety, panic, and fear. You’ll learn what to do when your mind goes ...
 
Already having a personal development podcast, Arsenio takes to the ESL world to get as much material as he can to his thousands of academic studying listeners around the world. My goal is to get every accent in the world on my podcast, so for those of you who are listening around the world, dare to ask me in my email down below how to come on for a conversation with me! Podcast on FM - https://player.fm/series/2288534 Podcast on TuneIn - https://tunein.com/podcasts/Language-Learning-Podcast ...
 
Exploring Cybersecurity, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective!
 
The science of the good life? Sorry this is not about booze, sex and the contemporary flavour of Rock n’Roll. We talk about the stuff that usually only tree huggers have the courage to embrace: appreciation of beauty, positive emotions, gratitude or positive relationships. However we, that is positive psychology researchers and practitioners bury ourselves in books, set out to experiment and then write it all up in a style that is usually about as engaging as watching an avocado turn brown. ...
 
A weekly podcast exploring academic research on religion and featuring top scholars in history, sociology, political science, economics and religious studies.
 
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Sociocast
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Sociocast develops and hosts academic sociology-themed podcasts.
 
The Department of Physics public lecture series. An exciting series of lectures about the research at Oxford Physics take place throughout the academic year. Looking at topics diverse as the creation of the universe to the science of climate change.
 
The Archaeology Show is produced by the Archaeology Podcast Network. It's hosted by a contract archaeologist and an academic. We will interview people from around the world in a variety of topics. Enjoy the ride.
 
Do you want to get a band 7 on the IELTS exam? Your preparation doesn’t have to be hard or boring! It can be fun! Lindsay and Jessica from All Ears English are back with a new way to help you achieve the IELTS score you need for the General or the Academic exam! We’ll give you strategies, practice, tips, tricks, and secrets using real English examples. We’ll show you how to take control of the Speaking Section by reducing anxiety, panic, and fear. You’ll learn what to do when your mind goes ...
 
Tune in to the Always Already Podcast for indulgent conversations about critical theory (in the broadest read of the term!). Our podcast consists of two episode streams. The first is a discussion of texts spanning critical theory, political theory, social theory, and philosophy. We work through and analyze main ideas, underlying assumptions, connections with other texts and theories, and occasionally delve into the great abyss of free association, ad hoc theory jokes, and makeshift puns. The ...
 
"The Homework Help Show" is our weekly podcast where we teach, assist, and offer valuable insights on different topics related to students' academic and personal lives. Want your questions answered? Ask your questions on social media using the hashtag #askHHG https://www.homeworkhelpglobal.com
 
Do you want to get a band 7 on the IELTS exam? Your preparation doesn’t have to be hard or boring! It can be fun! Lindsay and Jessica from All Ears English are back with a new way to help you achieve the IELTS score you need for the General or the Academic exam! We’ll give you strategies, practice, tips, tricks, and secrets using real English examples. We’ll show you how to take control of the Speaking Section by reducing anxiety, panic, and fear. You’ll learn what to do when your mind goes ...
 
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Millennial Commute
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Every week join host and Ivy League grad Ben Peters for conversations regarding college admissions, academic success, and career development. Great podcast for those aged 16-30, and parents of students.
 
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Analysis
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Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics
 
“How The Art World Works” is an inquiry into the logistics, values, ethics, expectations and operations of how an artist “makes it” in the art world. Unmarred by academic impetus and vocabulary, your hosts Karen Atkinson and Megan Flanders condense experiences commercial, academic and otherwise from their special guests, cut the sludge and get straight to the point: Can someone please tell us how the art world works?
 
Welcome to Fjörn’s Hall, where a friendly skáld recounts the stories and lore of the medieval North! In each episode of this podcast, we gather around the hearthside and explore a new aspect of the 'Viking' world by retelling their stories, spicing them up with a bit of academic research, and stimulating lively discussions that are informative, fun, and relevant.
 
The Castan Centre is a world-renowned academic centre using its human rights expertise to create a more just world where human rights are respected and protected, allowing people to pursue their lives in freedom and with dignity.
 
The AIQ podcast (Antiquity in Question) is an academic podcast on the topic of ancient history. It's goal is to combine an academic approach to topics of the ancient world whilst still being interesting and fun for listeners who know little about history. The AIQ podcast covers topics such as the Romans, classical Greece and important figures in history like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. You will listen to and be immersed into the fascinating world of Empires, Leaders and the comple ...
 
Get knowledge and inspiration to apply artificial intelligence to drug development. Discover startups applying machine learning to biomedical research. Hear how biotech and pharma companies use AI to speed discovery and cut costs. Learn from academic researchers pushing boundaries in applying computation to biology. We interview leaders transforming drug development with data and algorithms. Subscribe now and never miss an episode!
 
Secret Feminist Agenda is a weekly podcast about the insidious, nefarious, insurgent, and mundane ways we enact our feminism in our daily lives.
 
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Lighthouse of Hope
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Lighthouse of Hope, is a weekly half hour show dedicated to helping anyone with a mental illness or their family, friends, employers, teachers and many other people. Mental illness affects about 1 in 5 New Zealanders. With the right help and support the overwhelming majority of people who experience a mental illness can improve significantly, find ways to manage it and find a positive way through.The show combines the latest research, personal stories and practical advice to help anyone who ...
 
We are ducators connecting academic ideas to popular culture
 
The real estate industry has benefited from relaxation of securities regulations more than any other industry in recent years. For the first time since the advent of the Internet, you can now raise money for your deals by advertising to investors online. For investors this has opened a door to investment opportunities previously the exclusive realm of only the richest of Americans. Listen as Dr. Adam Gower speaks to the leaders of the real estate syndication industry - colloquially known as ...
 
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Nerd Monster Radio
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Nerd Monster Radio is the music podcast of Jose Aparicio of nerdmonster.net. The podcast explores new and old: indie, world, dance, pop, folk, punk tunes that are unqiue but approchable. While music is primarily in English, you should expect at least a song or two to be in other languages per show. Jose Aparicio is a an academic researcher with previous tiny stints as a DJ around Los Angeles.
 
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Blackademia
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Two Black women navigating the world of academia and sharing the experiences of Black folks in academic spaces.
 
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Learning @ Home
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At Tutor Doctor, we believe that there is more to academic success than just subject matter knowledge, and that many things can influence a student's academic career and life. Our podcast, Learning@Home, brings in experts from around the world to discuss various topics from developing a growth mindset, executive functioning skills, money management for teens and so much more, in the hopes that you can find some "aha" moments to help your student! Whether you're a parent, student or teacher, ...
 
Ethno-musicological finds from all our world with Dan, Andrew & Jason. Utilising an excellent and expanding network of obsessive collector enthusiasts and academic expert special guests, The Audible World focuses on specific regions, countries and cultures for an in-depth listen. Broadcast from Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday evenings from 9pm.
 
Anne of the Island is the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series following the adventures of its heroine Anne Shirley as she leaves for Redmond College in the busy city of Kingsport to study for her bachelor’s degree. The third installment in the series sees the beloved protagonist experience new adventures and challenges outside the familiar setting of Avonlea. The novel kicks off when Anne decides to pursue her dream of a higher education, and subsequently leaves her two year teachi ...
 
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ROMAN PTE
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The best place to get training for PTE Academic. We provide you the most authentic materials and the best strategies to practise them.
 
Podcasts and Resources on the Contemporary Social-Scientific Study of Religion
 
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The Psych Files
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The Psych Files is a podcast for anyone who wonders why we do what we do. Experienced educator Michael Britt, Ph.D., in an upbeat and friendly style, shows you how ideas from the field of psychology apply to everyday life. If you’re a life-long learner, a student or a teacher, you’ll find his 20-30 minute episodes enjoyable and educational. Over 14 million episodes have been downloaded to date with over 100,000 people listening every month. See what all the talk is about!
 
Journalists, policymakers, diplomats and academics discuss global news beyond the headlines.
 
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ChinaEconTalk
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A weekly conversation exploring China's economy and tech scene. Guests include a wide range of policy analysts, business professionals, journalists, and academics. A SupChina production, hosted by Jordan Schneider.
 
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Literary Merit
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Two queer WWU grads approach pop media with an academic eye, and dispel the myth of the guilty pleasure.
 
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The Rubin Report
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Care about free speech? Tired of political correctness? Like discussions about big ideas? Watch Dave Rubin on The Rubin Report. Real conversations, unfiltered rants, and one on one interviews with some of the most interesting names in news and entertainment. Comedians, authors, and influencers join Dave each week to break down the latest in politics and current events. Real people, real issues, real talk.New episodes every Friday!
 
If Then: is a show about technology, society, and power. Each week, Slate‘s April Glaser and Will Oremus take you on a lively tour of the tech news that actually matters, from fake news in your Facebook feed to the algorithms that want your job to the Uber drivers who want a job with benefits. With news-making interviews of key tech-industry figures, fascinating academics, and top tech journalists, they explore not only how the technology that’s shaping our world works, but the ideas, ideolo ...
 
Current Affairs goes behind the headlines in Malaysia to what is moving the news and why, with top academics, politicians, businesspeople and activists in the know. These socio-economic issues run the gamut, including press freedom, affirmative action policies, Islamisation, corruption, election reform, and political unrests. Past guests of Current Affairs include Khairy Jamaluddin, Shad Saleem Faruqi, Farish Noor, Uma Sambanthan and PG Lim. Any enquiries should be directed to morningrun@bfm.my.
 
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Baum on Books
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Joan Baum is a recovering academic from the City University of New York, who spent 25 years teaching literature and writing. She has a long career as a critic and reviewer, covering all areas of cultural history but particularly enjoys books at the nexus of the humanities and the sciences. With an eye on reviewing fiction and nonfiction that has regional resonance for Connecticut or Long Island, Joan considers the timeliness and significance of recently published work: what these books have ...
 
At Practically Christian Podcast we believe the life changing power found in the Good News of Jesus Christ, is not simply an academic pursuit. Having a relationship with Jesus is the single most important relationship a person can have. However, just like any relationship, we can have times when we are just going through the motions. We can be “practically” in a relationship, but that isn’t what the Bible teaches about our relationship with Jesus. So, we seek to show everyday “practical” way ...
 
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The World Today
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The World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.
 
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Economic Rockstar
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Economic Rockstar is created for you, the economist, financial analyst, teacher or student. If you are looking to expand your knowledge in economics and finance, Frank Conway delivers the information you just don't want to miss. Economic Rockstar brings to you each week an economist, financial analyst or business leader who shares their experiences, research interests or ideas. Hear their views on different schools of economic thinking - Chicago, Austrian, Keynesian and Classical, behavioral ...
 
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Did you know that you can remember content more easily if you use flashcards to study? Cath Anne discusses some of the ways flashcards can help you study more efficiently. ---- Follow Us Online Here: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: Medium: Spotify:
 
Today, the Annex interview Seth Abrutyn (University of British Columbia) and Anna Mueller (University of Chicago) about their work on teen suicide. The duo has published several pieces on the topic, including “Adolescents under Pressure: A New Durkheimian Framework for Understanding Adolescent Suicide in a Cohesive Community.” in the American S ...…
 
Live from Santiago, organizer Bree Busk explores the possibilities of Chile's transversal feminist wave. Bree wrote the articles "Chile’s feminist movement is here to stay" and "Chile’s feminists inspire a new era of social struggle" for ROAR Magazine. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen punches the face of the god of Lies.…
 
Australia's jobless rate dips to 4.9 per cent, but concerns persist about the health of the economy; Turkey's President still under pressure to apologise for his inflammatory remarks on Australians; and time is running out to save lives in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai.
 
The Federal Government says it's still trying to repair relations with Turkey, after incendiary comments from that country's leader about Australian visitors to the country. President Erdogan has tried to walk back from the remarks, but Australian officials are still assessing how safe it is to attend Anzac ceremonies there next month.…
 
In the week since the Christchurch massacre, Britain has experienced a series of far-right inspired hate crimes. They in turn have renewed questions about the UK's deradicalisation program, Prevent, which is being criticised for being overly focused on Muslims.
 
Time is running out to save people trapped by floods in devastated Mozambique after Cyclone Idai swept through the region. Over 2 million people have been affected.
 
There's good news for the economy this lunchtime with the official unemployment rate edging down to 4.9 per cent. The better than expected result comes despite storm clouds on the horizon after recent evidence that Australia's economy is slowing.
 
The PM says his Government won't be doing any preference deals with One Nation for the federal election. Pauline Hanson isn't convinced, saying several Coalition MPs have already been in touch. But would such a deal help or hinder the Government's chances?
 
As the Australian Defence Force grapples with post-traumatic stress disorder among troops, former and active personnel are calling for better access to emerging therapies like yoga and meditation.
 
Authors Max Porter, Samantha Harvey and Alisdair Benjamin discuss empathy and the role it plays in writing and reading. How does it work? Is it the same in fiction and non-fiction? And how is it faring in a world where data sometimes seems to have replaced feeling. Chris Harding talks to all three about their latest books, Lanny, Let Me Not be ...…
 
This week on ChinaEconTalk, host Jordan Schneider speaks with James Griffiths, senior producer for CNN International, to discuss his new book, The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet. Together, they trace the history of the internet in China, from the early, heady days of relative freedom thr ...…
 
This week on ChinaEconTalk, host Jordan Schneider speaks with James Griffiths, senior producer for CNN International, to discuss his new book, The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet. Together, they trace the history of the internet in China, from the early, heady days of relative freedom thr ...…
 
On today’s show, April Glaser and Will Oremus first talk to two researchers who’ve uncovered new information about the way the U.S. government trains its facial recognition software. According to their findings, the government uses photos of immigrants, children, and even deceased prisoners to train their programs. Then NBC News reporter Ben Co ...…
 
Developing writing! Using an array of adjectives in your writing to describe settings and actions! Oh, this is going to be a great developing writing task. I love this! I've missed putting so much into my writing, and now as English learners, it's time to learn a few things. Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7hdzplWx6xB8mhwDJYiP ...…
 
Welcome to Episode 51 of The Homework Help Show! We have just completed our 50th Episode and to celebrate we created a compilation of our favourite academic tips. Over the past year or so of the show we have created some valuable content with students in mind. On this Episode we have crammed our best tips into a cool video that we hope you will ...…
 
Before the computer, there was the typewriter. It revolutionized the way we worked and did business. It could also be a thing of beauty. A new book takes a look at both the utility, and the design, of the typewriter. Book critic Joan Baum has this review.By tsheridan@wshu.org (Terry Sheridan).
 
Using flashcards can help you retain more information. Follow these tips and tricks when you make your flashcards to study more efficiently. ---- Follow Us Online Here: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: Medium: Spotify:
 
Today, we discuss “cancel culture”, demands that cultural products are removed from public distribution and circulation when their creators are enmeshed in moral transgressions. The topic has come up in relation to several celebrities, including Roseanne, Louis C.K., R. Kelly, Michael Jackson, and Tucker Carlson. Discussants Seth Abrutyn is an ...…
 
In this episode Debbie and Josh discuss some of what they liked, didn't like, and what they hope for the future of the podcast! Celebrating 1 year was a big deal, and now we know why toddlers are so happy smashing cakes!! Take a listen, and don't forget to share!!
 
Police say 21 victims have now been identified out of the 50 that were killed in last week's mosque shootings; rising floodwaters have created an inland ocean in Mozambique, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless; and the author of The Future is Asian says Westerners need to start proving their relevance to the world's 5 billion Asians.…
 
In Canberra, a diplomatic rift with Turkey is developing over the extraordinary and inflammatory comments made by Turkey's President in relation to the Christchurch shootings.
 
Five days after the horrific shootings at two Christchurch mosques, burials for some of the victims have begun.
 
Journalist Candice Bernd reports on indigenous and environmental resistance to the border wall in South Texas. Candice is author of the article "A Tribal Camp in South Texas Is Vowing to Resist Trump’s Wall" for Truthout. / Student activists Anya Sastry and Isabella Johnson report on Friday's Youth Climate Strike, and the fight ahead. Anya and ...…
 
Prime Minister has unveiled his migration policies and says it will curb congestion in Australia's capital cities.
 
Authorities in south-eastern Africa say more than 1000 people could be dead in what's been described as one of the worst weather-related disasters on record in the Southern Hemisphere.
 
Channel Seven was forced to take down a photo of AFLW star player Tayla Harris in a terrific mid-kick after online trolls posted vile, derogatory and sexist comments.
 
In his new book The Future is Asian, Parag Khanna warns that unless we see Asia as more than just China, we're in danger of misunderstanding and mis-stepping in the new Asian century.
 
Valeria Luiselli talks to Laurence Scott about the desert border between Mexico and USA & capturing the sound, history and contemporary politics in her novel Lost Children Archive. The poet George Szirtes' first prose work brings his Hungarian mother superbly to life and works backwards through the years to explore the truth of being alive in t ...…
 
Download In this episode, Joe gets on the mic to chat about some current events in the psychedelic space such as the recent passing of psychedelic icon Ralph Metzner, the Psilocybin decriminalization initiatives in Denver and now Oakland, and psychedelic use in the Military. 3 Key Points: Psychedelic Icon, Ralph Metzner passed away on March 14t ...…
 
Getting bitten by a poisonous snake is not just an individual injury -- rather it is now recognized as a global health hazard. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that between 80,000 and 136,000 people die from snakebite in each year. To put that in perspective, that is more than the number of people who died from meningitis and wi ...…
 
Here we go! This is the first of its kind! Past tenses are breaking in the grammar episodes of upper-intermediate, and today will be a bit difficult with some good exercises down below. For those of you who have been following me for a long time, this is going to be a test for you. Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7hdzplWx6xB8m ...…
 
Today, The Annex discusses the College Cheating Scandal, in which several celebrities and wealthy people were caught using bribery and cheating to get their children into prestigious schools. Our guests are Anna Mueller (University of Chicago) and Seth Abrutyn (University of British Columbia). Discussants Seth Abrutyn is an Assistant Professor ...…
 
Academic articles are a specific type of literature - use these tips the next time you read one to ensure you're getting the most out of the research! ---- Follow Us Online Here: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: Medium: Spotify:
 
We speak to a New Zealand hate speech specialist who warns that politicians need to be more careful with their language so as not to normalise extremist views; And a potentially fatal blow to Theresa May's Brexit deal, with another vote blocked by the Speaker.
 
Social media has allowed users the freedom to express themselves openly, but what happens when that expression turns into a violent massacre?
 
New Zealand Police investigating last Friday’s mosque shootings have run into some roadblocks with online operators who are refusing to cooperate, while families are still waiting to bury their relatives.
 
Specialist in ultranationalist politics Professor Paul Spoonley says our politicians need to be a lot more careful that their language doesn't enable and normalise extremist views and violence.
 
Political economist Jerome Roos explains how sovereign debt swallowed global politics. Jerome is author of "Why Not Default? The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt" from Princeton University Press.
 
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