Best Academic podcasts we could find (Updated November 2018)
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Academic life is changing and many of us are drowning in increasing work demands. What are the choices each of us can make to change our own situations for the better? And can we change the academic game more generally? Academics and thought leaders share experiences, tips...
 
Inside Higher Ed is pleased to bring you The Academic Minute. The brainchild of Albany's WAMC and its president, Alan Chartock, The Academic Minute features professors from top institutions around the country, delving into topics from the serious to the light-hearted, keeping listeners abreast of what's new and exciting in the academy with topics ranging from updates on groundbreaking scientific research to an explanation of how the board game Monopoly can help explain the economic recession ...
 
Dr. Mark Stout, Director of the MA in Global Security Studies at Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs and former intelligence officer, welcomes the leading minds in Global Security for lively discussions on the challenges and events of our time.
 
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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.
 
Our show highlights business success stories that came from failure. Guests share lessons from failure not taught in business school that successful business owners know. These stories are based on failure to inspire you to keep going when the going gets tough, to understand and embrace failure and its purpose. Our focus is on the process of failure, the process through failure as seen by those business owners who have made friends with failure to help you understand the true path to unlocki ...
 
A radio show, community, and podcast exploring the transition from high school to college.Co-hosted byMatthew Damschroder, Assistant Dean of Students for Campus Life, and Brexton Isaacs, an IWU Sophomore, with production and technical expertise and support, as well as contributions and participation from Associate Dean of Students Darcy L. Greder.The show is a weekly productionwith content directed towardshelping parents to understandthe experiences of their incomingstudents, and the develop ...
 
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svetkrb on Narro
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svetkrb uses Narro to create a podcast of articles transcribed to audio.
 
The podcast for academic librarians.
 
"The Homework Help Show" is our new weekly show 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
 
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You're the Expert
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Three comedians try to guess what a leading expert does all day and learn why their research is important. You're the Expert brings academia out of the Ivory Tower and into your iPhone. Hosted by Chris Duffy. Produced by Pretty Good Friends.
 
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The Impact
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In Washington, the story often ends when Congress passes a law. For The Impact, that’s where the story begins. Each season, Sarah Kliff investigates the way policy shapes people’s lives. This season, she’s crisscrossing the country to explore how cities and states are trying to solve our country’s biggest problems. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
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.
 
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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Everything Hertz
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A podcast by scientists, for scientists. Methodology, scientific life, and bad language. Co-hosted by Dr. Dan Quintana and Dr. James Heathers
 
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Xathlon Talk
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All sorts of audio content on Academic Decathlon, education, coaching, academic competitions, and learning ✅ Sponsored by Xathlon. Check out our $50 MiniQuizzes ⬇️
 
Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics
 
Hosted by the WMS Counseling Staff. Mr. Spinner, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Yoder will cover a variety of topics such as college/careers, stress management, and other social, emotional and academic areas. The mission is to create a toolbox of resources for parents to use.
 
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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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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Academic OB/GYN
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The Blogcast for the Academic OB/GYN Physician
 
Discussions with artists, scientists, writers
 
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Futility Closet
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Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.
 
Religious Studies News is the webmagazine of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), the world's largest scholarly and professional association of academics, teachers, and research scholars dedicated to furthering knowledge of religions and religious institutions in all their forms and manifestations.
 
Curious about what biomedical science PhDs do for their career? In the "Beyond the Lab" podcast series, the Vanderbilt BRET Office of Career Development interviews biomedical science PhD and postdoctoral alumni about their career path.
 
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Nordic Centre
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This podcast features interviews with researchers and students connected to the 25 member institutions of Nordic Centre in Shanghai, and focuses on projects they are engaged in within a variety of academic areas.
 
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St Edmund Hall
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St Edmund Hall is a friendly, informal college with a strong sense of community; an excellent place for academic and social life. We admit about 115 undergraduates every year, evenly divided between sciences and arts, who bring a wide range of intellectual, sporting and other interests. We take a keen interest in students' careers: our Bridge to Business programme, funded by the generosity of a former student, is particularly popular.We also have a strong commitment to graduate students and ...
 
At Microsoft, research plays a crucial role in driving those breakthroughs. Our researchers, scientists, and engineers have influenced virtually every Microsoft product we have released in the past three decades, including Cortana, Azure ML, Office, Xbox, HoloLens, Skype, and Windows. These leading industry thinkers also contribute to important basic and applied research in fields ranging from healthcare to economics. They also provide thought leadership to both business and engineering lead ...
 
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St Edmund Hall
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St Edmund Hall is a friendly, informal college with a strong sense of community; an excellent place for academic and social life. We admit about 115 undergraduates every year, evenly divided between sciences and arts, who bring a wide range of intellectual, sporting and other interests. We take a keen interest in students' careers: our Bridge to Business programme, funded by the generosity of a former student, is particularly popular.We also have a strong commitment to graduate students and ...
 
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ACUNS
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The Academic Council on the United Nations System
 
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Hello PhD
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A podcast for scientists, and the people who love them.
 
Interviews with Biblical Scholars about their New Books
 
Welcome to UNC Study Abroad Podcast. With 300 study abroad programs spanning 70 countries, UNC Study Abroad has a lot to offer. In this podcast we sit down with UNC students and alumni and learn how study abroad has led to personal and academic growth.Website: https://studyabroad.unc.edu/
 
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Hello PhD
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A podcast for scientists, and the people who love them.
 
“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?
 
Science and comedy collide as physicist Dr. Kevin Peter Hickerson is joined by comedians Jimmy O Yang, Mitch Burrow, Owen Benjamin, Griff Pippin and Matthew Broussard, discuss the absurdities of the universe with intriguing and inspiring guests from the best of the academic and entertainment world.
 
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Academic Trax
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Welcome to Academic Trax, where two junior faculty members provide expert advice on topics beyond their expertise!
 
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Dear HBR:
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Work can be frustrating. How can you get along with that maddening coworker? Figure out what your unapproachable boss really wants? Motivate your demoralized team? "Dear HBR:" is here to help. With empathy, experience, and humor, veteran Harvard Business Review editors and co-hosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn explore solutions to your workplace dilemmas. Bolstered by insights from guests and academic research, they help you navigate thorny situations to find a better way forward.
 
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IELTS podcast
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Pass IELTS with expert help.
 
The Cato Daily Podcast allows Cato Institute scholars and other commenters to discuss relevant news and libertarian thought in a conversational, informal manner. Hosted by Caleb O. Brown.
 
Interviews with Authors about their New Books
 
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In Depth, Out Loud
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A selection of long form stories written by academic experts for The Conversation UK and read out loud for your listening pleasure.
 
ASCD: Learn Teach Lead Radio, where you'll hear engaging conversations between ASCD Emerging Leaders and leading authors, experts, and practitioners on the topics that matter to today's educators and impact the success of each child.
 
Interviews with Scholars of Religion about their New Books
 
Interview with Scholar of Judaism about their New Books
 
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Sociocast
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Sociocast develops and hosts academic sociology-themed podcasts.
 
Exploring Cybersecurity, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective!
 
A production of the Way of Improvement Leads Home, a blog dedicated to reflections at the intersection of American history, religion, politics, and academic life. www.thewayofimprovement.com
 
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This week on Cyber Frontier Christian dives into the state of affairs in the cryptocurrency battle for adopters and the ultimate future of blockchain. We discuss some of the origins of what made Bitcoin popular and misunderstood, while re-tracing how it enabled blockchain technology to gain stronger visibility in the eyes of technologists. From ...…
 
The impeachment of Andrew Johnson might offer a few lessons for today. Gene Healy is author of "Indispensable Remedy: The Broad Scope of the Constitution’s Impeachment Power.”
 
22% of New Yorkers are obese. In Chicago it is more than a quarter of the city. Obesity puts people at risk of diabetes, heart disease, even certain kinds of cancer. A couple of years ago, both cities decided to do something about it. But the policies they implemented were incredibly different. New York made healthy food more accessible. Chicag ...…
 
Social media gives a big opportunity to brag about yourself. But should you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton’s Erin O’Mara explains that being a braggart might not be the best way to get more friends. O’Mara is an associate professor and the director of the graduate program in general psychology at Dayton. A transcript of t ...…
 
Dan and James discuss a new journal of "controversial ideas" that will allow authors to publish articles anonymously. They also launch their Patreon page, in which listeners can support the show and get bonus features.Here's the episode lowdown- James describes his first experience eating a “ding dong”- Why James and Dan do the show- What is Pa ...…
 
https://northernsoundings.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/111318-ns-whole-show-no-breaks.mp3 I first met sculpture Dennis Gaboury years ago when he and his wife, writer Elinor Burkett, were in Fairbanks. Elinor and Dennis met when she was writing one of the first books on the Catholic Church’s Clergy Sex abuse scandal. Dennis was abused by Fr. Jame ...…
 
China's trade practices are questionable, but are tariffs the proper response? Simon Lester is author of the new Cato paper, "Disciplining China's Trade Practices at the WTO: How WTO Complaints Can Help Make China More Market-Oriented."
 
Is your teamwork not working? Dan and Alison answer your questions with the help of Amy Edmondson, a professor at Harvard Business School. They talk through what to do when your team isn’t communicating, doesn’t respect its leader, or has one employee who’s causing problems. From Alison and Dan’s reading list: HBR: The Three Pillars of a Teamin ...…
 
Chris discovers a new species of dinosaur with paleontologist Dr. Mike D'Emic. This is a special two part mini-series / experiment where we leave the theater and go into the field to see science as it's happening. Let us know what you think!
 
Welcome back! This week we are joined by guest Dan Zitofsky, founder of Creating True Passive Wealth. Come visit with us as Dan shares his experience as best-selling author, wealth builder, and professional speaker. For well over two decades, Dan has specialized in working with clients to build equity in their wealth portfolios through investme ...…
 
Money may be the root of all evil, but it can also be used for good. In today's Academic Minute, Amherst College's Katharine Sims looks into paying landowners to help with environmental management. Sims is an associate professor of economics and environmental studies at Amherst. A transcript of this podcast can be found here. Section: Academic ...…
 
President Trump has endorsed legislation that would make some federal drug sentencing reform retroactive. Molly Gill of Families Against Mandatory Minimums discusses the proposal and what a new Congress should focus on in the next term.
 
It’s a tragic fact: many jaw-dropping, eye-opening, and heart-pounding research results never makes an impact on the scientific community. And it’s partly your fault. By “your,” of course, I mean all of us. Because when we waste the opportunity to share our results in their best light at a scientific conference or poster session, our […] The po ...…
 
It’s a tragic fact: many jaw-dropping, eye-opening, and heart-pounding research results never makes an impact on the scientific community. And it’s partly your fault. By “your,” of course, I mean all of us. Because when we waste the opportunity to share our results in their best light at a scientific conference or poster session, our […] The po ...…
 
Have you ever had challenging experiences with group work? Does the thought of group work frustrate you? This week on Episode 36 we discuss Tuckman's 5 Stages of Group work along with 4 other strategies to help you navigate the challenges of group work. Join the conversation!"The Homework Help Show" is our weekly show where we teach, assist, an ...…
 
Billie Holiday is one of the most iconic jazz performers of all time. Her voice is certainly unmistakable but for many her religious sensibilities may be invisible. In Religion Around Billie Holiday (Penn State University Press, 2018), Tracy Fessenden, Professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at...…
 
Billie Holiday is one of the most iconic jazz performers of all time. Her voice is certainly unmistakable but for many her religious sensibilities may be invisible. In Religion Around Billie Holiday (Penn State University Press, 2018), Tracy Fessenden, Professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at...…
 
Joe talks to Philip Cohen (University of Maryland, College Park) about commercial publishers’ efforts at vertical integration, and concerns about maximizing the openness of science.
 
Having a purpose is a great first step for college graduates. In today's Academic Minute, the College of New Jersey's Tim Clydesdale explores how students can find their purpose. Clydesdale is a professor of sociology at the College of New Jersey. A transcript of this podcast can be found here. Section: Academic Minute File: 11-14-18 College of ...…
 
In this episode of Practically Christian Podcast Debbie and Josh discuss how Christians sometimes act like masked superheroes trying to fit into a world they were not made for. As Christians we are called to be in this world, but not of it, not conforming to the image of it but being transformed by the renewing of our minds. Take a listen and s ...…
 
For this four-part series, Bill speaks with Becky Brasington Clark, the head of the Library of Congress’ publishing office and Carol Saller, chief copyeditor of the Sixteenth Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Their conversation weaves together the mission of publishing at the Library of Congress and the ethical and moral considerations th ...…
 
John W. Cairns of the University of Edinburgh discusses the remarkable pamphlet that in 1758 roasted barbers’ claim to an exclusive privilege to cut hair. Download MP3
 
Some of the large drivers of financial problems facing consumers are the regulators who are trying to protect us. New Cato senior fellow Todd Zywicki comments.
 
Human beings have long seen themselves as the center of the universe, as specially-created creatures who are anointed as above and beyond the natural world. Professor and noted scientist David P. Barash calls this viewpoint a persistent paradigm of our own unique self-importance and argues that it is as dangerous...…
 
How do you find out what infants do and do not know? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Kelsey Lucca discusses this question. Lucca is a postdoctoral researcher in psychology at UW. A transcript of this podcast can be found here. Section: Academic Minute File: 11-13-18 Washignton - Infant's Persistence.mp3 Event's date: ...…
 
Learn more about the role of a tenure-track faculty member at a large state school from Michelle Mazei-Robison, PhD, alumna of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Biomedical Research Education and Training Program.
 
Before Cesar Sayoc sent pipe bombs to prominent Democrats, he threatened Cato adjunct scholar Ilya Somin.
 
See http://www.changingacademiclife.com/blog/2018/11/11/leysia-palen for a time-stamped overview of the conversation and related links.
 
Jake Gilbert is the Dean of Wellness at Westfield High School. He is also a state champion football coach and has always found himself in positions working with youth. In this episode he discusses the importance of mentoring and what WHS is doing to connect with incoming students and widen their "web of support."…
 
In A History of Jews in Germany Since 1945: Politics, Culture, and Society (Indiana University Press, 2018), edited by Michael Brenner, Professor of Jewish History and Culture at the University of Munich and Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies at the American University in Washington DC, has assembled a number...…
 
In A History of Jews in Germany Since 1945: Politics, Culture, and Society (Indiana University Press, 2018), edited by Michael Brenner, Professor of Jewish History and Culture at the University of Munich and Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies at the American University in Washington DC, has assembled a number...…
 
Shenila Khoja-Moolji’s Forging an Ideal Educated Girl: The Production of Desirable Subjects in Muslim South Asia (University of California Press, 2018) is a pathbreaking and incredibly timely monograph that combines tools of education studies, gender studies, and post-colonial genealogy to interrogate the promises and paradoxes invested in the ...…
 
How to write an IELTS “Agree or Disagree” Essay What is an “agree or disagree” essay? An “agree or disagree” essay offers a statement and invites you either to agree or disagree with it. You are expected (1) to state your opinion clearly (2) to address all parts of the statement with which you are agreeing or disagreeing (3) fully to support yo ...…
 
Making a rhyme every time is great for children’s minds. In today's Academic Minute, Santa Clara University's Kirsten Read explains why rhymes help preschool children along faster on the path to reading. Read is an assistant professor of psychology at Santa Clara. A transcript of this podcast can be found here. Section: Academic Minute File: 11 ...…
 
Lyudmila Pavlichenko was training for a career as a history teacher when Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941. She suspended her studies to enlist as a sniper in the Red Army, where she discovered a remarkable talent for shooting enemy soldiers. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll trace the career of "Lady Death," th ...…
 
Our guest encourages school leaders to ask a series of challenging self-reflective questions about whether or not they are making a positive difference. In this interview, he explains how the answers to these questions provide a roadmap to better leadership and better schools. Award-winning educator Baruti Kafele is a leading keynote speaker an ...…
 
Contents What happens on the test? Improving Your Core Listening Skills Five Step Method for Improving your Listening Skills For IELTS Quick IELTS Listening Tips Sample IELTS Vocab Ebook Download the Podcast about IELTS listening Tips IELTS Listening Exams can be really confusing. Many students only listen out for specific keywords and are ofte ...…
 
Voters in Lyon County, Nevada rejected a proposal to ban brothels there. Meanwhile, brothel owner Dennis Hof won election to state office despite his death weeks earlier. Alice Little, a sex worker in Nevada, describes what's next for defending and advancing sex worker freedom.
 
While the federal government is trying to deport as many immigrants as possible, Oakland, California, is running a policy experiment to help immigrants stay in their communities. The city is giving as many immigrants as possible attorneys in court, free of charge. In this episode, find out how Oakland pulls this off when the federal government ...…
 
You could hear this more clearly if you could see me talking. In today's Academic Minute, part of Carleton College Week, Julia Strand explains how seeing a talking face gives us clues even if we can’t fully hear what is being said. Strand is an assistant professor of psychology at Carleton. A transcript of this podcast can be found here. Sectio ...…
 
Donald Trump's protectionist tendencies may have reached their natural limit. Scott Lincicome discusses his new trade bulletin on the subject.
 
Patrick Zajak, from the Hart Career Center, has a post-show bonus for parents--In this short segment, Patrick gives parents a little more information about Handshake--our new online career services management system. Handshake is a state-of-the art and robust online system used by universities, students, and employers across the nation. Handsha ...…
 
Warren Kistner and Patrick Zajak from the Hart Career Center talk about the many services and programs available to support students as they find their passion and purpose. The Hart Career Center's staff are dedicated to career guidance, internship facilitation, graduate school advising, and job search assistance. A wide variety of career relat ...…
 
Arlene M. Sánchez Walsh‘s Pentecostals in America (Columbia University Press, 2018) offers a critical look at the history, key figures, and ideas that make Pentecostalism unique and challenges the narrative gloss offered by its adherents and church historians. She surveys the often contentious history of the movement, including its innovators at...…
 
Arlene M. Sánchez Walsh‘s Pentecostals in America (Columbia University Press, 2018) offers a critical look at the history, key figures, and ideas that make Pentecostalism unique and challenges the narrative gloss offered by its adherents and church historians. She surveys the often contentious history of the movement, including its innovators at...…
 
Welcome back! This week we are joined by guest Linda Patten, founder of Dare2Lead Leadership Training. Come visit with us as Linda shares her experiences as both international best selling author, military leader, and professional speaker. With decades of leadership experience, Linda shares with us that “great movements start with a single idea ...…
 
Demand for adoptable children is on the rise. In today's Academic Minute, part of Carleton College Week, Elizabeth Raleigh examines why transracial adoption is becoming more common. Raleigh is an assistant professor of sociology at Carleton. A transcript of this podcast can be found here. Section: Academic Minute File: 11-08-18 Carleton - Trans ...…
 
This week, Autumn and Tiffany discuss the value and importance of Black teachers historically, in their own lives, and in the days of DeVos.
 
Jeff Sessions has resigned as Attorney General, a move that opens up many questions about the future of investigations into the White House and harsh federal law enforcement. Trevor Burrus and Alex Nowrasteh comment.
 
Democrats will run the U.S. House and Republicans will hang onto the Senate. What does that mean for limited government? What were the bright spots for liberty at the state level? Michael Tanner comments.
 
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