Communications November 27, 2020

Irony and Outrage

The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States

Dannagal Goldthwaite Young

Hosted by Lee Pierce
On this episode of the New Books Network, Dr. Lee Pierce (s/t) Dr. Dannagal Goldthwaite Young (s/h) about why liberals love satire and conservative love outrage and how the two …

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Popular Culture November 25, 2020

Batman and the Joker

Contested Sexuality in Popular Culture

Chris Richardson

Hosted by Rebekah Buchanan
In Batman and The Joker: Contested Sexuality in Popular Culture (Routledge, 2020), Chris Richardson presents a cultural analysis of the ways gender, identity, and sexuality are negotiated in the rivalry …
Sports November 25, 2020

ABC Sports

The Rise and Fall of Network Sports Television

Travis Vogan

Hosted by Keith Rathbone
Today we are joined by Travis Vogan, Associate Professor of Journalism and American Studies at the University of Iowa, and the author of ABC Sports: The Rise and Fall of …
Critical Theory November 23, 2020

Identity, Mediation, and the Cunning of Capital

Ani Maitra

Hosted by Stephen Dozeman
The politics of identity have played center stage in many political debates in the last few years, and is often seen somewhat pejoratively as an epiphenomenal manifestation of the dynamics …
Education November 20, 2020

Writing Support for International Graduate Students

Enhancing Transition and Success

Shyam Sharma

Hosted by Daniel Shea
Listen to this interview of Shyam Sharma, author of Writing Support for International Graduate Students: Enhancing Transition and Success (Routledge, 2020). We talk about international students and rhetoric, international students …
Food November 19, 2020

Diners, Dudes, and Diets

How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture

Emily J. H. Contois

Hosted by Carrie Tippen
In Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture (UNC Press, 2020), Emily Contois argues that the figure of The Dude was invented (or …
SSEAC Stories November 19, 2020

Social Media, Grassroots Activism and Disinformation in Southeast Asia

A Discussion with Dr Aim Sinpeng and Dr Ross Tapsell

Aim Sinpeng and Ross Tapsell

Hosted by Thushara Dibley
Social media has become a crucial avenue for political discourse in Southeast Asia, given its potential as a “liberation technology” in both democratising and authoritarian states. Yet the growing decline …
Anthropology November 18, 2020

Manufacturing Celebrity

Latino Paparazzi and Women Reporters in Hollywood

Vanessa Diaz

Hosted by Reighan Gillam
While Hollywood’s images present a veneer of fantasy for some, the work to create such images is far from escapism. In Manufacturing Celebrity: Latino Paparazzi and Women Reporters in Hollywood …
Princeton UP Ideas Podcast November 16, 2020

Conspiracy Theories are More Dangerous Than Ever

A Discussion with Russell Muirhead and Nancy L. Rosenblum

Nancy L. Rosenblum and Russell Muirhead

Hosted by Marshall Poe
Conspiracy theories are as old as politics. But conspiracists today have introduced something new—conspiracy without theory. And the new conspiracism has moved from the fringes to the heart of government …
Critical Theory November 16, 2020

A Piece of the Action

Race and Labor in Post–Civil Rights Hollywood

Eithne Quinn

Hosted by Dave O'Brien
What is the history of equal rights in Hollywood? In A Piece of the Action: Race and Labor in Post–Civil Rights Hollywood (Columbia UP, 2019), Eithne Quinn, a senior lecturer …
National Security November 11, 2020

The Internet in Everything

Freedom and Security in a World with No Off Switch

Laura DeNardis

Hosted by John Sakellariadis
Most people recognize that the internet is growing at an exponential rate. But few have thought as deeply as Laura DeNardis, a Professor and Interim Dean at the School of …
Scholarly Communications November 9, 2020

The Work and Value of University Presses

A Discussion with Niko Pfund

Niko Pfund

Hosted by Marshall Poe
What do university presses do? And how do they contributed to public discourse? November 9 is the beginning of University Press Week, and today I had the honor of talking …
Communications November 5, 2020

Promiscuous Knowledge

Information, Image, and Other Truth Games in History

Kenneth Cmiel and John Durham Peters

Hosted by Marci Mazzarotto
Sergey Brin, a cofounder of Google, once compared the perfect search engine to “the mind of God.” As the modern face of promiscuous knowledge, however, Google’s divine omniscience traffics in …
Literary Studies October 30, 2020

Scholarly Communication

Kit Nicholls on the Writing Center and the University

Kit Nicholls

Hosted by Daniel Shea
Listen to this interview of Kit Nicholls, Director of Cooper Union Center for Writing. We talk about writing, thinking, the university, and what everyone cares about. Interviewer : "That's the …
American Studies October 28, 2020

Democracy Without Journalism?

Confronting the Misinformation Society

Victor Pickard

Hosted by Bruce Wark
"Few freedoms in the United States are as cherished as freedom of the press." So begins Chapter One of Democracy Without Journalism?: Confronting the Misinformation Society (Oxford University Press, 2020) …
Literary Studies October 23, 2020

Getting it Published

A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books (3rd Edition)

William Germano

Hosted by Daniel Shea
When I put down Getting it Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books (University of Chicago Press, 2016), I looked up and began to wonder …
British Studies October 21, 2020

The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain

Francesca Sobande

Hosted by Dave O'Brien
What are the possibilities and what are the inequalities of the digital world? In The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain (Palgrave, 2020), Francesca Sobande, a lecturer in Digital …
Communications October 14, 2020

Scholarly Communication

An Interview with Joerg Heber of PLOS

Joerg Heber

Hosted by Daniel Shea
Open Access is spelled with a capital O and a capital A at the Public Library of Science (or PLOS, for short), a nonprofit Open Access publisher. Among PLOS's suite …
Communications October 14, 2020


The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life

Rory Sutherland

Hosted by Dan Hill
What are the limitations of relying on logic as an upfront filter in pursuing ideas? Find out as I talk to Rory Sutherland about his new books Alchemy: The Dark …
Art October 14, 2020

Still Life

Ecologies of the Modern Imagination at the Art Museum

Fernando Domínguez Rubio

Hosted by Alize Arıcan and Nushelle de Silva
How do you keep the cracks in Starry Night from spreading? How do you prevent artworks made of hugs or candies from disappearing? How do you render a fading photograph …