Big Ideas

Big Ideas

episodes

Interviews with scholars promoting big ideas.

Hippokratis Kiaris, "The End of the Western Civilization?: The Intellectual Journey of Humanity to Adulthood" (Vernon Press, 2022)

May 11, 2024

The End of the Western Civilization?

Hippokratis Kiaris
Hosted by Dessy Vassileva
Carl Zimmer, "Life's Edge: The Search For What it Means to be Alive" (Dutton, 2022)

May 10, 2024

Life's Edge

Carl Zimmer
Hosted by Renee Garfinkel
Celebration Studies

Celebration Studies

episodes

Interviews with scholars of celebration about their new books.

Hongwei Bao, "Queer Comrades: Gay Identity and Tongzhi Activism in Postsocialist China" (NIAS Press, 2018)

December 31, 2023

Queer Comrades

Hongwei Bao
Hosted by Laurie Dickmeyer
Isabel Machado, "Carnival in Alabama: Marked Bodies and Invented Traditions in Mobile" (UP of Mississippi, 2023)

September 10, 2023

Carnival in Alabama

Isabel Machado
Hosted by Katrina Anderson
Co-Authored

Co-Authored

episodes

Interviews with social scientists who work in teams.

Co-Authored: A Discussion of "The Party Decides"

September 9, 2020

A Discussion of 'The Party Decides'

Hosted by Heath Brown
Co-Authored: Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward

July 2, 2020

Co-Authored

Hosted by Heath Brown
Cover Story

Cover Story

episodes

Interviews with journalists and editors about their work.

Covering Donald Trump: A Conversation with Allen Salkin

September 14, 2021

Covering Donald Trump

Allen Salkin
Hosted by Agata Popeda
Local Long-Form Journalism: An Interview with David Schmalz

August 31, 2021

Local Long-Form Journalism

David Schmalz
Hosted by Agata Popeda
Historical Materialism

Historical Materialism

episodes

Interviews with scholars of historical materialism about their new books.

Todd Mcgowan, "Embracing Alienation: Why We Shouldn't Try to Find Ourselves" (Repeater, 2024)

May 18, 2024

Embracing Alienation

Todd Mcgowan
Hosted by Cody Skahan
Isaac Deutscher, "Lenin's Childhood" (Verso, 2024)

March 20, 2024

Lenin's Childhood

Isaac Deutscher
Hosted by Stephen Dozeman
History Ex Silo

History Ex Silo

episodes

History Ex Silo is place where historians step outside of their expertise silos to engage with the work of other historians who focus on different chronological or geographical contexts. Brought to you by the journal Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, History Ex Silo is hosted by Kritika’s Special Topics Editor, Stephen V. Bittner.

Legal Cultures in the Russian Empire

March 13, 2024

Legal Cultures in the Russian Empire

Nancy Kollmann and Paolo Sartori
Hosted by Erika Monahan
Writing the History of Money and Monetary Policy

November 8, 2023

Writing the History of Money and Monetary Policy

Ekaterina Pravilova and Rebecca Spang
Hosted by Stephen Bittner
Invested Investor

Invested Investor

episodes

A series of entrepreneurial podcasts, aimed at anyone who wants to create or is interested in successful start ups by learning from expertise, experience and war stories. Hosted by Peter Cowley.

Active Hotels, via Booking.com, to Angel Investing: A Discussion with Andy Phillipps (Part 2)

July 26, 2021

Active Hotels, via Booking.com, to Angel Investing

Andy Phillipps
Hosted by Peter Cowley
Active Hotels, via Booking.com, to Angel Investing: A Discussion with Andy Phillipps

July 19, 2021

Active Hotels, via Booking.com, to Angel Investing

Andy Phillipps
Hosted by Peter Cowley
Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

episodes

Interviews with landscape architects and scholars of landscape architecture about their new books.

Karsten Jørgensen et al., "Teaching Landscape: The Studio Experience" (Routledge, 2019)

May 4, 2021

Teaching Landscape

Karsten Jørgensen et al.
Hosted by Tricia Keffer
Karen Holl, "Primer of Ecological Restoration" (Island Press, 2020)

September 8, 2020

Primer of Ecological Restoration

Karen Holl
Hosted by Tricia Keffer
Mormonism

Mormonism

episodes

Interviews with scholars of Mormonism about their new books.

Brent M. Rogers, "Buffalo Bill and the Mormons" (U Nebraska Press, 2024)

March 24, 2024

Buffalo Bill and the Mormons

Brent M. Rogers
Hosted by Joseph Stuart
William R. Jankowiak, "Illicit Monogamy: Inside a Fundamentalist Mormon Community" (Columbia UP, 2023)

January 29, 2024

Illicit Monogamy

William R. Jankowiak
Hosted by Yadong Li
NBN Book of the Day

NBN Book of the Day

episodes

One book selected daily from those published on the New Books Network.

Priya Satia, "Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution" (Bloomsbury, 2019)

May 18, 2024

Empire of Guns

Priya Satia
Ambereen Dadabhoy, "Shakespeare Through Islamic Worlds" (Routledge, 2023)

May 17, 2024

Shakespeare Through Islamic Worlds

Ambereen Dadabhoy
NBN Seminar

NBN Seminar

episodes

Interviews with authors of books that will appeal to the entire NBN audience.

Brian Greene, "Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe" (Random House, 2020)

June 2, 2020

Until the End of Time

Brian Greene
Hosted by John Weston
Leslie M. Harris, "Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies" (U Georgia Press, 2019)

April 28, 2020

Slavery and the University

Leslie M. Harris
Hosted by Adam McNeil
Postscript

Postscript

episodes

A special series on current political affairs.

Postscript: How Firearms Fuel Domestic Violence in the US

September 18, 2023

How Firearms Fuel Domestic Violence in the US

Shannon Frattoroli, Kelly Roskam, and April M. Zeoli
Hosted by Susan Liebell
PostScript: The Barbie Movie: A Conversation about a Cinematic and Cultural Event

August 23, 2023

The Barbie Movie

Linda Beail, Danielle Hanley, Shuchi Kapila, and Susan Liebell
Hosted by Lilly Goren
Practical History

Practical History

episodes

Practical History is an NBN Special Series that explores the practical uses of historical knowledge in all realms of life, but especially in business and tech. We examine the power of historical understanding to solve real problems in the here and now. Your host is Patryk Babiracki is historian, researcher and writer; professor & MA student advisor at the University of Texas at Arlington. PhD from Johns Hopkins. Promoter of #AppliedHistory: using historical concepts, frameworks, and methodologies to solve real-world organizational problems.


Preparing for Life After Grad School

Preparing for Life After Grad School

episodes

Inspired by Bradley Sommer’s tweet this past summer about the ongoing challenges of the Humanities job market in the U.S., this four part podcast (produced by Erica Bennett, an M.A. student in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama) talks with an early career scholar now looking for work in academia, a senior scholar with a view from the inside, and those who either earned their doctorate and established a career outside the university or those who decided early on that graduate work was not their preferred career path.

Psychology and Climate Change

Psychology and Climate Change

episodes

Exploring the psychological impact of global warming. This channel is sponsored by the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America.

Charlie Hertzog Young, "Spinning Out: Climate Change, Mental Health and Fighting for a Better Future" (Footnote Press, 2023)

March 19, 2024

Spinning Out

Charlie Hertzog Young
Hosted by Karyne Messina
Parenting and Climate Change

October 11, 2023

Parenting and Climate Change

Jenni Silverstein and Elizabeth Bechard
Hosted by Karyne Messina
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Interpretive Political and Social Science

Interpretive Political and Social Science

episodes

A special series featuring interviews with authors and editors of books on the epistemologies and methodologies of interpretive political and social science, alternately with authors of exemplary interpretivist monographs; streaming through the New Books in Political Science channel.

José Ciro Martínez, "States of Subsistence: The Politics of Bread in Contemporary Jordan" (Stanford UP, 2022)

May 15, 2024

States of Subsistence

José Ciro Martínez
Hosted by Nick Cheesman
Samantha Majic, "Lights, Camera, Feminism?: Celebrities and Anti-Trafficking Politics" (U California Press, 2023)

March 10, 2024

Lights, Camera, Feminism?

Samantha Majic
Hosted by Nick Cheesman