Georgetown University Press Podcast

Georgetown University Press Podcast


Interviews with authors of Georgetown University Press books.

Larry Roeder and Barry Harrelson, "Dirt Don't Burn: A Black Community's Struggle for Educational Equality Under Segregation" (Georgetown UP, 2023)

May 27, 2024

Dirt Don't Burn

Larry Roeder and Barry Harrelson
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

The system of educational apartheid that existed in the United States until the Brown v. Board of Education decision and its aftermath has affected ev…

Charles E. Curran, "Loyal Dissent: Memoir of a Catholic Theologian" (Georgetown UP, 2006)

April 19, 2024

Loyal Dissent

Charles E. Curran
Hosted by Al Bertrand

Over the course of our 60th anniversary in 2024, we'll be revisiting some classic Georgetown books. First up is Loyal Dissent by Charles E. Curran. …

Kevin P. Reihle, "The Russian FSB: A Concise History of the Federal Security Service" (Georgetown UP, 2024)

March 26, 2024

The Russian FSB

Kevin P. Riehle

Since its founding in 1995, the FSB, Russia's Federal Security Service, has regained the majority of the domestic security functions of the Soviet-era…

Kami Fletcher and Ashley Towle, "Grave History: Death, Race, and Gender in Southern Cemeteries" (U Georgia Press, 2023)

January 11, 2024

Grave History

Kami Fletcher and Ashley Towle
Hosted by Julie Rugg

Kami Fletcher and Ashley Towle’s edited collection Grave History: Death, Race and Gender in Southern Cemeteries (University of Georgia Press, 2023), d…

Chhaya Kolavalli, "Well-Intentioned Whiteness: Green Urban Development and Black Resistance in Kansas City" (U Georgia Press, 2023)

December 2, 2023

Well-Intentioned Whiteness

Chhaya Kolavalli
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

Chhaya Kolavalli's book Well-Intentioned Whiteness: Green Urban Development and Black Resistance in Kansas City (U Georgia Press, 2023) documents how …

Heather Smith-Cannoy et al., "Sex Trafficking and Human Rights: The Status of Women and State Responses" (Georgetown UP, 2022)

November 16, 2023

Sex Trafficking and Human Rights

Heather Smith-Cannoy, Patricia C. Rodda, and Charles Anthony Smith
Hosted by Lamis Abdelaaty

Human trafficking for the sex trade is a form of modern-day slavery that ensnares thousands of victims each year, disproportionately affecting women a…

Indigenous DC: A Conversation with Elizabeth Rule

October 12, 2023

Indigenous DC

Elizabeth Rule

Today’s book is Indigenous DC: Native Peoples and the Nation’s First Capital (Georgetown UP, 2023), by Dr. Elizabeth Rule, which is the first and full…

Christopher M. Bellitto, "Humility: The Secret History of a Lost Virtue" (Georgetown UP, 2023)

October 10, 2023


Christopher M. Bellitto
Hosted by Adrian Guiu

This cultural history of humility reveals this lost virtue as a secret defense against arrogance and incivility. History demonstrates that when the v…

Melissa Estes Blair, "Bringing Home the White House: The Hidden History of Women Who Shaped the Presidency in the Twentieth Century" (U Georgia Press, 2023)

October 6, 2023

Bringing Home the White House

Melissa Estes Blair
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

In Bringing Home the White House: The Hidden History of Women Who Shaped the Presidency in the Twentieth Century (U Georgia Press, 2023), Melissa Este…

Robert P. Watson, "When Washington Burned: The British Invasion of the Capital and a Nation's Rise from the Ashes" (Georgetown UP, 2023)

October 5, 2023

When Washington Burned

Robert P. Watson
Hosted by AJ Woodhams

Perhaps no other single day in US history was as threatening to the survival of the nation as August 24, 1814, when British forces captured Washington…

Jessica Hendry Nelson, "Joy Rides Through the Tunnel of Grief" (U Georgia Press, 2023)

September 25, 2023

Joy Rides Through the Tunnel of Grief

Jessica Hendry Nelson
Hosted by Jana Byars

Jessica Hendry Nelson, Joy Rides through the Tunnel of Grief (University of Georgia Press, 2023) is a compelling memoir in essays. When Nelson's fathe…

Robert F. Moss, "The Lost Southern Chefs: A History of Commercial Dining in the Nineteenth-Century South" (U Georgia Press, 2022)

September 12, 2023

The Lost Southern Chefs

Robert F. Moss
Hosted by Kelly Spivey

In recent years, food writers and historians have begun to retell the story of southern food. Heirloom ingredients and traditional recipes have been r…

Hollis Robbins, "Forms of Contention: Influence and the African American Sonnet Tradition" (U Georgia Press, 2020)

August 26, 2023

Forms of Contention

Hollis Robbins
Hosted by John Yargo

As I learned from Hollis Robbins’s monograph Forms of Contention: Influence and the African American Sonnet Tradition (U Georgia Press, 2020), there h…

Christopher C. Sellers, "Race and the Greening of Atlanta: Inequality, Democracy, and Environmental Politics in an Ascendant Metropolis" (U Georgia Press, 2023)

August 21, 2023

Race and the Greening of Atlanta

Christopher C. Sellers
Hosted by Brian Hamilton

Race and the Greening of Atlanta: Inequality, Democracy, and Environmental Politics in an Ascendant Metropolis (U Georgia Press, 2023) turns an enviro…

Jason Weiner, "Care and Covenant: A Jewish Bioethic of Responsibility" (Georgetown UP, 2022)

August 16, 2023

Care and Covenant

Jason Weiner
Hosted by Matthew Miller

The Jewish tradition has important perspectives, history and wisdom that can contribute significantly to crucial contemporary healthcare deliberations…

Christine Keiner, "Deep Cut: Science, Power, and the Unbuilt Interoceanic Canal" (U Georgia Press, 2020)

August 5, 2023

Deep Cut

Christine Keiner
Hosted by Shu Wan

The Atlantic-Pacific Central American sea-level canal is generally regarded as a spectacular failure. However, Deep Cut: Science, Power, and the Unbui…

Erica Abrams Locklear, "Appalachia on the Table: Representing Mountain Food and People" (U Georgia Press, 2023)

July 28, 2023

Appalachia on the Table

Erica Abrams Locklear
Hosted by Kelly Spivey

When her mother passed along a cookbook made and assembled by her grandmother, Erica Abrams Locklear thought she knew what to expect. But rather than …

Thomas W. Lippman, "Get the Damn Story: Homer Bigart and the Great Age of American Newspapers" (Georgetown UP, 2023)

June 24, 2023

Get the Damn Story

Thomas W. Lippman
Hosted by James Kates

In the decades between the Great Depression and the advent of cable television, when daily newspapers set the conversational agenda in the United Stat…

The Future of Politicized Narratives

June 13, 2023

The Future of Politicized Narratives

Andreas Krieg

The word "narrative" is now so frequently heard that some think it over used. Perhaps its ubiquity results from it being so relevant – what used to be…

Erik J. Dahl, "The COVID-19 Intelligence Failure: Why Warning Was Not Enough" (Georgetown UP, 2023)

June 6, 2023

The COVID-19 Intelligence Failure

Erik J. Dahl
Hosted by Beth Windisch

Epidemiologists and national security agencies warned for years about the potential for a deadly pandemic, but in the end global surveillance and warn…