Business, Management, and Marketing

Business, Management, and Marketing

episodes

Interviews with scholars of business, management and marketing about their new books.

More Than A Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech

June 13, 2024

More than a Glitch

Meredith Broussard

Today’s book is: More Than A Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech (MIT Press, 2024), by Meredith Broussard. When technology rein…

Using History to Better Finance and Build Social Wealth

June 6, 2024

Using History to Better Finance and Build Social Wealth

Paul Katz
Hosted by Patryk Babiracki

Esoteric and frequently disinterested in the public good, financial institutions can be hard to navigate for those seeking to advance social welfare. …

CEO Secrets with Dougal Shaw

June 4, 2024

CEO Secrets

Dougal Shaw

Richard interviews BBC Journalist Dougal Shaw about his book CEO Secrets based on the BBC Series CEO secrets in which he interviewed 100s of CEOs. W…

Tom Mueller, "How to Make a Killing: Blood, Death and Dollars in American Medicine" (Norton, 2023)

May 29, 2024

How to Make a Killing: Blood, Death and Dollars in American Medicine

Tom Mueller
Hosted by Meghan Cochran

Dialysis is a medical miracle, a treatment that allows people with kidney failure to live when otherwise they would die. It also provides a captive cu…

American Innovation, American Vitality: A Conversation with Chris Buskirk

May 22, 2024

American Innovation, American Vitality

Christopher Buskirk
Hosted by Annika Nordquist

How can we restore America's frontier spirit, foster innovation, and stave off decay? Chris Buskirk sits down to discuss his new book America and the …

Elizabeth O’Brien Ingleson, "Made in China: When US-China Interests Converged to Transform Global Trade" (Harvard UP, 2024)

May 16, 2024

Made in China

Elizabeth O’Brien Ingleson
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

For centuries, the vastness of the Chinese market tempted foreign companies in search of customers. But in the 1970s, when the United States and China…

Kevin Woodson, "The Black Ceiling: How Race Still Matters in the Elite Workplace" (U Chicago Press, 2023)

May 13, 2024

The Black Ceiling

Kevin Woodson
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

America's elite law firms, investment banks, and management consulting firms are known for grueling hours, low odds of promotion, and personnel practi…

History, Data Science and Journeys of Discovery with Francisco Ramos

May 2, 2024

History, Data Science and Journeys of Discovery

Francisco Ramos
Hosted by Patryk Babiracki

I had the pleasure of talking to Francisco Ramos about how his study of history shaped his approach to data science, and public policy, and his effort…

Jennifer M. Black, "Branding Trust: Advertising and Trademarks in Nineteenth-Century America" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2023)

May 1, 2024

Branding Trust

Jennifer M. Black
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

In the early nineteenth century, the American commercial marketplace was a chaotic, unregulated environment in which knock-offs and outright frauds th…

Adia Harvey Wingfield, "Gray Areas: How the Way We Work Perpetuates Racism and What We Can Do to Fix It" (Amistad Press, 2023)

April 30, 2024

Gray Areas

Adia Harvey Wingfield
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Labor and race have shared a complex, interconnected history in America. For decades, key aspects of work—from getting a job to workplace norms to adv…

Teri Finneman et al., "Reviving Rural News: Transforming the Business Model of Community Journalism in the US and Beyond" (Routledge, 2024)

April 25, 2024

Reviving Rural News

Teri Finneman, Nick Mathews. and Patrick Ferrucci
Hosted by James Kates

Based on extensive research into weekly rural publishers and rural readers, Reviving Rural News: Transforming the Business Model of Community Journali…

Cultural Insights, Historical Perspectives and Business Strategy

April 5, 2024

Cultural Insights, Historical Perspectives and Business Strategy

Charles Halvorson
Hosted by Patryk Babiracki

On this episode of "Practical History," I talk with Charles Halvorson, a history PhD, author, and business strategist. With experience that spans wor…

Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, "The Big Myth: How American Business Taught Us to Loathe Government and Love the Free Market" (Bloomsbury. 2023)

April 5, 2024

The Big Myth

Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

In their bestselling book Merchants of Doubt, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway revealed the origins of climate change denial. Now, in The Big Myth: Ho…

Rachel S. Gross, "Shopping All the Way to the Woods: How the Outdoor Industry Sold Nature to America" (Yale UP, 2024)

March 26, 2024

Shopping All the Way to the Woods

Rachel S. Gross
Hosted by Brian Hamilton

Rachel S. Gross's Shopping All the Ways to the Woods (Yale University Press, 2024) tells the fascinating history of the profitable paradox of the Amer…

Heather Akou, "On the Job: A History of American Work Uniforms" (Bloomsbury, 2024)

March 21, 2024

On the Job

Heather Akou
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Through a variety of archival documents, artefacts, illustrations, and references to primary and secondary literature, On the Job: A History of Americ…

Searching for Future STEM Leaders to Address the World's Greatest Challenges

March 7, 2024

Searching for Future STEM Leaders to Address the World's Greatest Challenges

Nick Cohen
Hosted by Patryk Babiracki

On Episode 7 of "Practical History" I chat with Nick Cohen of the philanthropic organization Schmidt Futures. Nick's graduate training in history ha…

Francesca Sobande, "Big Brands Are Watching You: Marketing Social Justice and Digital Culture" (U California Press, 2024)

March 3, 2024

Big Brands Are Watching You

Francesca Sobande
Hosted by Dave O'Brien

Can brands really support positive social change? In Big Brands are Watching You: Marketing Social Justice and Digital Culture (U California Press, 20…

Richard A. Detweiler, "The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs: Lives of Consequence, Inquiry, and Accomplishment" (MIT Press, 2021)

February 11, 2024

The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs

Richard A. Detweiler
Hosted by David Finegold

We speak with Richard Detweiler about his new book The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs: Lives of Consequence, Inquiry and Accomplishment (MIT Press, 2021)…

The Historian as a Detective (History & Consulting, Part 1)

February 1, 2024

The Historian as a Detective (History & Consulting, Part 1)

Jackie Gonzales
Hosted by Patryk Babiracki

Being a historical consultant is like being a detective. In Ep. 6 of "Practical History" I talk to Jackie Gonzales about how her work as a historical…

Paul Franke, "Feeling Lucky: The Production of Gambling Experiences in Monte Carlo and Las Vegas" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023)

January 29, 2024

Feeling Lucky

Paul Franke
Hosted by Shu Wan

Monte Carlo and Las Vegas have become synonymous with casino gambling. Both destinations featured it as part of a broad variety of leisure and consump…