Princeton UP Ideas Podcast

Princeton UP Ideas Podcast

episodes

Interviews with authors of Princeton University Press books.

Katharina Pistor, "The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality" (Princeton UP, 2019)

February 22, 2024

The Code of Capital

Katharina Pistor
Hosted by Keith Krueger

"Most lawyers, most actors, most soldiers and sailors, most athletes, most doctors, and most diplomats feel a certain solidarity in the face of outsid…

Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper, "Post-Imperial Possibilities: Eurasia, Eurafrica, Afroasia" (Princeton UP, 2023)

February 18, 2024

Post-Imperial Possibilities

Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper
Hosted by Erika Monahan

How can territory and peoples be organized? After the dissolution of empires, was the nation-state the only way to unite people politically, culturall…

Richard L. Hasen, "A Real Right to Vote: How a Constitutional Amendment Can Safeguard American Democracy" (Princeton UP, 2024)

February 15, 2024

A Real Right to Vote

Richard L. Hasen
Hosted by Mark Klobas

Throughout history, too many Americans have been disenfranchised or faced needless barriers to voting. Part of the blame falls on the Constitution, wh…

Despina Stratigakos, "Hitler’s Northern Utopia: Building the New Order in Occupied Norway" (Princeton UP, 2020)

February 11, 2024

Hitler’s Northern Utopia

Despina Stratigakos
Hosted by Craig Sorvillo

In her new book Hitler’s Northern Utopia: Building the New Order in Occupied Norway (Princeton University Press, 2020), Despina Stratigakos investigat…

Nicholas Dames, "The Chapter: A Segmented History from Antiquity to the Twenty-First Century" (Princeton UP, 2023)

February 5, 2024

The Chapter

Nicholas Dames
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Why do books have chapters? With this seemingly simple question, Dr. Nicholas Dames embarks on a literary journey spanning two millennia, revealing ho…

Matthew D. Lassiter, "The Suburban Crisis: White America and the War on Drugs" (Princeton UP, 2023)

February 2, 2024

The Suburban Crisis

Matthew D. Lassiter
Hosted by Caleb Zakarin

Most accounts of post-1950s political history tell the story of of the war on drugs as part of a racial system of social control of urban minority pop…

Ismar Volić, "Making Democracy Count: How Mathematics Improves Voting, Electoral Maps, and Representation" (Princeton UP, 2024)

February 1, 2024

Making Democracy Count

Ismar Volić
Hosted by Mark Klobas

What's the best way to determine what most voters want when multiple candidates are running? What's the fairest way to allocate legislative seats to d…

Hajar Yazdiha, "The Struggle for the People’s King: How Politics Transforms the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement" (Princeton UP, 2023)

January 30, 2024

The Struggle for the People’s King

Hajar Yazdiha
Hosted by Thomas Discenna

In the post-civil rights era, wide-ranging groups have made civil rights claims that echo those made by Black civil rights activists of the 1960s, fro…

Cornelia Woll, "Corporate Crime and Punishment: The Politics of Negotiated Justice in Global Markets" (Princeton UP, 2023)

January 23, 2024

Corporate Crime and Punishment

Cornelia Woll
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Over the past decade, many of the world’s biggest companies have found themselves embroiled in legal disputes over corruption, fraud, environmental da…

Hajar Yazdiha, "The Struggle for the People’s King: How Politics Transforms the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement" (Princeton UP, 2023)

January 12, 2024

The Struggle for the People’s King

Hajar Yazdiha
Hosted by Mark Klobas

In the post-civil rights era, wide-ranging groups have made civil rights claims that echo those made by Black civil rights activists of the 1960s, fro…

John Quiggin, "Economics in Two Lessons: Why Markets Work So Well, and Why They Can Fail So Badly" (Princeton UP, 2019)

January 10, 2024

Economics in Two Lessons

John Quiggin
Hosted by Daniel Peris

Trying to follow the key macroeconomic debates that are swirling around DC, CNBC, the WSJ and the NYT? If you are but don't want to go back to graduat…

Timothy Brook, "The Price of Collapse: The Little Ice Age and the Fall of Ming China" (Princeton UP, 2023)

January 4, 2024

The Price of Collapse

Timothy Brook
Hosted by Nicholas Gordon

Ming China in 1642 had suffered a series of disasters. Floods, and then drought had destroyed successive rice crops, sending the price of grain to as…

Gabriel Abend, "Words and Distinctions for the Common Good: Practical Reason in the Logic of Social Science" (Princeton UP, 2023)

January 2, 2024

Words and Distinctions for the Common Good

Gabriel Abend
Hosted by Mark Klobas

How social scientists' disagreements about their key words and distinctions have been misconceived, and what to do about it Social scientists do rese…

Adam Mestyan, "Modern Arab Kingship: Remaking the Ottoman Political Order in the Interwar Middle East" (Princeton UP, 2023)

January 1, 2024

Modern Arab Kingship

Adam Mestyan
Hosted by Vladislav Lilic

In Modern Arab Kingship: Remaking the Ottoman Political Order in the Interwar Middle East (Princeton University Press, 2023), Adam Mestyan (Duke Unive…

Katherine D. Van Schaik, "How to Be Healthy: An Ancient Guide to Wellness" (Galen) (Princeton UP, 2024)

December 17, 2023

How to Be Healthy

Katherine D. Van Schaik
Hosted by Mark Klobas

The second-century Greek physician Galen—the most famous doctor in antiquity after Hippocrates—is a central figure in Western medicine. A talented doc…

Yaron Eliav, "A Jew in the Roman Bathhouse: Cultural Interaction in the Ancient Mediterranean" (Princeton UP, 2023)

December 17, 2023

A Jew in the Roman Bathhouse

Yaron Eliav
Hosted by Nathan Moore

Public bathhouses embodied the Roman way of life, from food and fashion to sculpture and sports. The most popular institution of the ancient Mediterra…

How to Build a Career: A Discussion with Ben Wildavsky

December 14, 2023

How to Build A Career

Ben Wildavsky

On this episode of the Academic Life, we dive into the book The Career Arts: Making the Most of College, Credentials, and Connections (Princeton UP, 2…

Peter Brown, "Journeys of the Mind: A Life in History" (Princeton UP, 2023)

December 14, 2023

Journeys of the Mind

Peter Brown
Hosted by Piotr Kosicki

Over the past seven decades, Peter Brown has transformed our collective understanding of the late Roman Empire and the European Middle Ages alike, est…

Tristan G. Brown, "Laws of the Land: Fengshui and the State in Qing Dynasty China" (Princeton UP, 2023)

December 11, 2023

Laws of the Land

Tristan G. Brown
Hosted by Julia Keblinska

Welcome to another episode of New Books in Chinese Studies. I am your host, Julia Keblinska, and I am speaking today to Prof. Tristan Brown about his …

Anna M. Grzymała-Busse, "Sacred Foundations: The Religious and Medieval Roots of the European State" (Princeton UP, 2023)

December 3, 2023

Sacred Foundations

Anna M. Grzymała-Busse
Hosted by Piotr Kosicki

In Sacred Foundations: The Religious and Medieval Roots of the European State (Princeton University Press, 2023), political scientist Anna Grzymała-Bu…