Best Scholars podcasts we could find (Updated November 2018)
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Welcome to my cave drawing. This podcast is a work in progress reflective of me being a work in progress. For the last few years My life has been in turmoil. I realized that the way I have been doing things has led to the same results. This opened my eyes, I did the deep dive and began to really look at who I am. Something had to change. So I began to change. The world breaks us all from time to time, we emerge stronger in the broken places. I've lit the fire in the great hall. If you find y ...
Global Scholars
Welcome to the Global Scholars podcast! These are student voices—these are the leaders of the next generation.
Scholars Circle
Pastor Pods
MDPC Pastors and biblical scholars from our staff have paired up for this podcast. This summer they discuss “Wrestling with Scripture,” the summer sermon series that tackles some of the toughest texts of the Bible.
Hosted by Ben Domenech, The Federalist Radio Hour is a daily podcast featuring engaging and in-depth conversations with journalists, scholars, authors, politicians, and thinkers of all stripes. Along with guest hosts Mollie Hemingway, David Harsanyi, and Mary Katharine Ham, Domenech delivers smart and compelling dialogues on politics, culture, religion, and entertainment every day of the week. Support the show by subscribing, rating, and writing a review!
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.
Forever LDS
Hosted by Chris Heimrdinger, author of The Tennis Shoes Adventure Series and director of the feature film Passage to Zarahemla. Forever LDS features the intellectual and spiritual thoughts of its host as well as stimulating discussions with guest authors, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, scholars, and other members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from a variety of exhilarating fields and backgrounds.
Interviews with Scholars of Folklore about their New Books
Two soldier-philosophers discuss war, ethics, and why philosophy matters outside the wire, with world-leading scholars at Oxford.
Ethnomusicology Today is a podcast series produced by the Society for Ethnomusicology, an organization committed to the research, study, and performance of music in all historical periods and cultural contexts. Ethnomusicology Today features stories and interviews aimed at engaging a broad audience of educators, scholars, musicians, and a listening public interested in contemporary issues in global music studies.
Interviews with Scholars of Systems and Cybernetics about their New Books
Interviews with Scholars of Secularism about their New Books
Interviews with Scholars of Central Asia about their New Books
A podcast devoted to research methods in practice. Listen to top scholars introduce a multitude of approaches to answer important questions and share stories about their experiences studying the social world. Designed for students, scholars, and society.
New Books in Film
Interviews with Scholars of Film about their New Books
The Bible was first translated into English some time in the 7th century by an unnamed monk known to us as the Venerable Bede. This was the Old English version and the work of translation from Vulgate Latin into Middle English was taken up again in the 14th century by the famous religious dissenter John Wycliffe. Modern translations date from the 16th century onwards and these were sourced from Greek and Hebrew versions as well as Latin. Most translations are made by a large group of scholar ...
Catch On the Record, hosted by Sheilah Kast, weekdays from 9:30 to 10:00 am, following NPR's Morning Edition. We'll discuss the issues that affect your life and bring you thoughtful and lively conversations with the people who shape those issues -- business people, public officials, scholars, artists, authors, WYPR reporters and other journalists who can take us inside the story. If you want to share a comment, question, or an idea for an interview you?d like to hear, email us at
Interviews with Scholars of Architecture about their New Books
It is a privilege to serve as Principal at Capital Prep Harbor Lower School and work with such a dedicated and professional staff. Our school has an outstanding reputation, and I am proud to be part of such a wonderful community. Harbor Lower School is filled with enthusiastic scholars willing to learn, supportive families interested in their children’s education, and a dedicated professional staff committed to providing the scholar with the highest quality education. At Harbor Lower School ...
Interviews with Scholars of East Asia about their New Books
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 Scholars of Buddhism about their New Books
Interviews with Scholars of Asian America about their New Books
New Books in Art
Interviews with Scholars of Art about their New Books
Cato Audio
Every month, CatoAudio puts you right in the middle of important policy debates in Washington. Through highlights from the Cato Institute’s dynamic Policy Forums, speeches, debates, and conferences, you can listen to in-depth discussions from well-known political leaders, authors, political experts, pundits, journalists, and other nationally respected scholars.
Korean Kontext
News and analysis of issues affecting the Korean Peninsula. Discussions on culture, politics, human rights, economics, and more.
Healing X Outreach radio is an apologetics countercult based podcast ministry! We interview scholars, former cultists, and host moderated timed debates on important theological issues striking the Christian church today! We are listener supported radio! We are a ministry affiliate of EMNR (Evangelical Ministries to New Religions find out more at
Interviews with Biblical Scholars about their New Books
Interviews with Scholars of Education about their New Books
Interviews with Scholars of the American West about their New Books
The Mirror of Antiquity features portraits of classical scholars that blend storytelling and academic research. Guests explore how their work on ancient Greece and Rome helps them understand the contemporary world and their own lives. Produced by Curtis Dozier with support from the Vassar College Department of Greek and Roman Studies.
Giving people a different perspective as well as insight on different issues going on within the black community. I teach when necessary, I love knowledge, and I also do my best to offer solutions to problems in life that may seem hard to figure out.
The Art of War is a 6th Century BC Chinese treatise on war and military strategy known for its timeless examples of strategy and planning. There is intense interest in this ancient work since it teaches how to be victorious in conflict and that the final victory ultimately is to see war as an effort to win minds and hearts rather than a mere acquisition of territory and wealth. The Art of War by Sun Tzu is a two thousand year old work, reputedly authored by a famous military general and stra ...
Join us as we feature interviews with leading scholars on our cultural heritage and how we can think about our own times more insightfully.
Interviews with Scholars of Popular Culture about their New Books
Each week on the Bart Ehrman Blog Podcast, John Mueller will read two posts from the Bart Ehrman Blog – the first will be a post from the not too distant past, and the second will be from the blog archives (one published roughly the same calendar week but from years 2012 to 2016). The Bart Ehrman Blog was created in 2012 to raise money for charities devoted to fighting poverty, hunger, and homelessness. Each week, Dr. Ehrman publishes 5 or 6 posts (approximately 1000 words each post) providi ...
Latest News
The latest news stories from 89.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio.
Conversations with scholars on recent books in Political Theory and Social and Political Philosophy.Image: Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778), After a model by Jean Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris), in the public domain courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
A weekly podcast for K-12 Christian educators and parents about thinking and teaching in the light of a Christian worldview.
Interviews with Scholars of Literature about their New Books
Essay Questions
Essay Questions is the podcast in which your hosts, Joe & Josh, read an essay that's interesting to them and/or of historical importance, and then talk about it. Pretty simple, right? Well, we like to think we're using these essays as a starting point for conversations that end up going in strange and surprising directions. Nothing makes us happier than dragging luminaries like Mencken, Orwell, Adorno, and Didion into our own long-standing obsessions with conspiracy theories, the National Se ...
Welcome to the BeastNet brought to you by the Beasts Obstacle Course Racers! This is a podcast for people who love obstacle course racing, obstacle centric workouts, rucking and endurance. I started this podcast because I am always looking for people to run obstacle course races with and wanted people to talk to about OCR and getting healthy. I run OCRs and other races in the Pacific Northwest as well as 5ks and other "road races" and more. I am all about supporting the OCR community, creati ...
Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. Find show notes, plus our blog about anthropology's role in the world, at Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange.Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, and Simon Theobald, with s ...
Interviews with Scholars of Genocide about their New Books
Interviews with Scholars of Christianity about their New Books
Blue and Goldcast
The Blue and Goldcast is a podcast from the University of British Columbia that explores the big issues in higher education.Each episode is hosted by UBC President Santa Ono and UBC Assistant Professor Jennifer Gardy. Each month, you'll hear leading scholars discussing their own work, and their perspectives on how universities are changing--from UBC, to campuses across North America.
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A conversation with John McCormick about his recent book, Reading Machiavelli: Scandalous Books, Suspect Engagements, and the Virtue of Populist Politics (Princeton UP).
California-born poet Dana Gioia has wrapped up his time as the state's poet laureate. During his two-year term, which ended in October, he made it his goal to visit all 58 counties in the state.
Eating nutritious food is an important step toward a healthy lifestyle. For some, making nutritious food is a main ingredient to improving self-confidence and finding a path to gainful employment. We talk with Deborah Haust, director of School of Food, and we visit the social enterprise City Seeds in East Baltimore, to meet chef Aharon Denrich ...…
Wounds caused by military service can stay with troops long after they leave the armed forces.
Pretty Mike sits down with Tatianna and Jesse from West Coast Obstacles and chat about there trip to Sparta for the Spartan Trifecta weekend and a whole lot more.
Arabic script is astounding! Not only because it represents one of the most commonly spoken languages today –that is, the Arabic language– but because it has represented dozens of other languages over the course of human history from the Middle East to Asia, to Europe, and to the tip of...
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 his new book, Nomads and Soviet Rule: Central Asia under Lenin and Stalin (I.B. Tauris, 2018), Alun Thomas examines the understudied experiences of Kazakh and Kyrgyz nomads in the NEP period. Thomas begins his book by examining enduring problems nomads faced such as increased European settlement that lead to sharp conflicts...…
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 ...…
Two years ago, when Dr. Suzanne Harrison ran for a seat in Utah’s House for the first time, she lost by three votes. But in this year’s midterms, she beat out her opponent by nearly 2,000 votes. Harrison joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk about her campaign in a community where people knew from experience that every vote does matter.…
As rescue teams scoured ashes for signs of life after a wildfire destroyed the town of Paradise in northern California, the death toll rose to at least 23. And with hundreds still missing, it may become the deadliest fire in the state’s history. Meanwhile, the Woolsey fire near Los Angeles has killed at least two. Julia Sulek from the Bay Area ...…
A record 200 military veterans ran for the House and Senate this year, with at least six Democrats pulling upsets are taking open seats. Claudia Grisales, who reports on Congress for Stars and Stripes, recently called this group a “new generation of Democratic politicians with military experience,” who helped get out the vote and secure the Hou ...…
In an attempt to “do it the right way,” developer Syd Kitson is building Babcock Ranch, an 18,000-acre planned community just north of Ft. Meyers, with hope that it can operate almost entirely on solar power. So far about 200 people have moved in, though Kitson is aiming to lure as many as 50,000 in coming decades, while setting a precedent for ...…
"The body of the people is in that landscape so when its mined and crushed and dug up, you’re not just doing it with rock, you’re also doing it with people, with the remains of people, and we know that happened on Banaba.”Katerina Teaiwa, Associate Professor at the School of Culture, History and Language at ANU, author of ‘Consuming Ocean Islan ...…
In the first reading (post published November 4, 2018) Dr Ehrman answers a blog member’s question about comma placement in Luke 23:43. In the second reading (post published November 6, 2014) Dr Ehrman writes about changing his description of Gnosticism in his New Testament Textbook. Join the blog at and read up to 6 new ...…
Deadly fires are closing major highways and threatening the homes of thousands under evacuation as they continue to grow in Butte and Los Angeles counties. And in Southern California, many were also mourning the recent shooting of 12 people at a Thousand Oaks bar. Sharon McNary from Southern California Public Radio joins Hari Sreenivasan for th ...…
In a politically divided America, the results of the midterm elections in several states are still up for debate with accusations of voter fraud, summons for recounts and more. Miles Parks, a reporter for NPR who is keeping track of the tallies, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
More than 60 percent of voters in Florida chose on Election Day to restore voting rights to 1.5 million people with prior felonies, amending state policy enforced during the 19th century and upheld until Tuesday. Myrna Perez, who leads the Brennan Center’s Voting Rights and Election Project at New York University joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk ...…
When Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in the late 1800s built a neo-Gothic mansion in Milan, he envisioned a bustling sanctuary for professional musicians who were not earning livable incomes. Since then, Casa Verdi has hosted 1,500 residents and become an exclusive retirement home for elderly players. Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay r ...…
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The Food and Drug Administration is set to ban sales of e-cigarettes at gas stations and convenience stores, which is where teens often go to buy them.
In Northern California, the town of Paradise has been ravaged by a fast-moving wildfire. Officials say a campfire started the blaze, which has grown to cover more than 70,000 acres and destroyed buildings and cars in its path. William Brangham reports, and Amna Nawaz speaks with KQED's Jeremy Siegel for details on the 'increased intensity and i ...…
Friday in our News Wrap, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation that would block immigrants who illegally cross the southern border of the United States from seeking asylum. Also, the president appeared to be attempting to put some distance between himself and Matthew Whitaker, the newly appointed acting attorney general.…
Although Election Day has passed, races in several states have yet to be finalized--and may not be without legal action. Florida’s Republican governor, Rick Scott, has already filed a lawsuit in a tight Senate race against Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson. Outcomes in Arizona, California, and Georgia are also unknown. Lisa Desjardins speaks wit ...…
A sheriff’s deputy about to retire, an aspiring soldier, a Marine Corps veteran, a survivor of the Las Vegas massacre and a Pepperdine University freshman were among the dead in Wednesday night’s mass shooting at a bar in Thousands Oaks, California. In all, 12 people were killed, and communities in California and across the country mourned the ...…
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Amna Nawaz to discuss the results of the 2018 midterm elections, the staff shakeup at the Justice Department and an ‘ugly moment’ between the president and the press.
A century ago, the conflict then known as the Great War was finally coming to an end, after four years and 17 million deaths. Among those who fought in many of the most important battles was the great-grandfather of special correspondent Malcolm Brabant. He shares a personal report on the legacy of the war that was supposed to end all wars.…
Robert Finley, a 64-year-old blues guitarist and singer, relaunched his career in music after years of working as a carpenter. Before he knew it, he was playing with Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys and other prominent artists. Finley spoke to the NewsHour before a performance at Washington’s Anthem Theater to talk about his meteoric rise as a ...…
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.
Robert Wilkie is President Trump's second VA secretary; his first was fired after clashing with political appointees. Wilkie insists he's put an end to infighting at the department.
Fast-growing fires along the 101 freeway are forcing evacuations in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.
When we think about the threat posed by North Korea, we tend to narrowly talk about the missiles and nuclear weapons that are inside North Korea. But North Korea is also a prolific international arms dealer - it is largely responsible for the missile programs in Iran and Pakistan, not to mention small arms proliferation in sub-Saharan Africa. D ...…
Today is a special jazz edition of the show -- Alexander Jarman, tells us about founding the Baltimore Kissa Society, a monthly jazz ‘vinyl record’ listening party, and DJ Mills, whose skills can be heard at the Otto Bar and the Crown, gives us a taste of what he’ll be offering this month at ‘A Night of Latin Jazz.’…
Kate Parker Horigan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University, and a co-editor of the Journal of American Folklore. In Consuming Katrina: Public Disaster and Personal Narrative (University of Mississippi Press, 2018), she explores some of the numerous narratives generated by...…
Sohrab Ahmari, op-ed editor at the New York Post, joins Ben for a conversation on faith, populism, and the shrinking existence of religion in media and politics. They discuss the Left's favorite phrase, "the right side of history," and how the Right could offer solutions for progressive voters.By
In Thousand Oaks, California, a bar’s “College Country Night” turned into carnage as a gunman opened fire on revelers. Frantic patrons used bar stools to smash windows and escape, but 12 people were killed before the shooter apparently turned the gun on himself. Police identified the gunman as a 28-year-old former Marine who had served in Afgha ...…
The Trump administration has announced a plan that would limit the number of non-citizens permitted to claim asylum by barring those who have crossed the border at places other than designated checkpoints. Judy Woodruff learns more from Yamiche Alcindor and Alan Gomez of USA Today about the rationale and potential challenges.…
In our news wrap Thursday, officials in Northern California ordered an entire town of 27,000 people to evacuate as high winds drove fast-moving flames. Also, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suffered three broken ribs after falling in her court office. The court’s public information officer says the 85-year-old was taken to the hospita ...…
As America reels from yet another shooting massacre, less than two weeks after one at a Pittsburgh synagogue, scrutiny of our gun policies persists. Rep.-elect Jason Crow, D-Co., this week won election to a Colorado district that includes Aurora, site of a mass shooting in 2012. He speaks with Judy Woodruff about the “common sense” gun regulati ...…
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