University of Nevada Press Podcast

University of Nevada Press Podcast


Interviews with authors of University of Nevada Press books.

Jarret Keene, "Hammer of the Dogs" (U Nevada Press, 2023)

December 17, 2023

Hammer of the Dogs

Jarret Keene
Hosted by Rebekah Buchanan

Set in the wasteland of post-apocalyptic Las Vegas, Jarret Keene's, Hammer of the Dogs (University of Nevada Press, 2023), is a literary dystopian ad…

Michael Welsh, "Big Bend National Park: Mexico, the United States, and a Borderland Ecosystem" (U Nevada Press, 2021)

October 22, 2023

Big Bend National Park

Michael Welsh
Hosted by Stephen Hausmann

National Parks are sites where politics, cultures, and ecology converge. University of Northern Colorado historian Michael Welsh argues that, at Big B…

David Horgan, "Helmi's Shadow: A Journey of Survival from Russia to East Asia to the American West" (U Nevada Press, 2021)

April 1, 2023

Helmi's Shadow

David Horgan
Hosted by Ari Barbalat

Helmi's Shadow: A Journey of Survival from Russia to East Asia to the American West (U Nevada Press, 2021) tells the sweeping true story of two Russia…

Sandra Ott, "War, Judgment, And Memory In The Basque Borderlands, 1914-1945" (U Nevada Press, 2008)

December 7, 2022

War, Judgment, And Memory In The Basque Borderlands, 1914-1945

Sandra Ott
Hosted by Ari Barbalat

During the first half of the twentieth century, the French Basque province of Xiberoa was a place of refuge, conflict, and foreign occupation. With th…

John Briscoe, "Crush: The Triumph of California Wine" (U Nevada Press, 2018)

October 19, 2022


John Briscoe
Hosted by Stephen Hausmann

In 1910, the future of California wine looked dim. Beset by crises ranging from earthquakes to insect infestations, and with momentum moving toward pr…

Sandra Cavallo Miller, "Where No One Should Live" (U Nevada Press, 2021)

March 2, 2022

Where No One Should Live

Sandra Cavallo Miller
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

Today I talked to Sandra Cavallo Miller about her novel Where No One Should Live (U Nevada Press, 2021).Dr. Maya Summer works at Arizona Public Health…

Iker Saitua, "Basque Immigrants and Nevada's Sheep Industry: Geopolitics and the Making of an Agricultural Workforce, 1880-1954" (U Nevada Press, 2019)

August 27, 2021

Basque Immigrants and Nevada's Sheep Industry

Iker Saitua
Hosted by Stephen Hausmann

Ranching in the West meant more than cowboys and cattle drives, writes Dr. Iker Saitua, and assistant professor of public policy and economic history …

Michael Kagan, "The Battle to Stay in America: Immigration's Hidden Front Line" (U Nevada Press, 2020)

January 4, 2021

The Battle to Stay in America

Michael Kagan
Hosted by Jane Richards

The debate over American immigration policy has obsessed politicians and disrupted the lives of millions of people for decades. In The Battle To Stay …

Jessica Martell, "Farm to Form: Modernist Literature and Ecologies of Food in the British Empire" (U Nevada Press, 2020)

October 1, 2020

Farm to Form

Jessica Martell

In this this interview, Carrie Tippen talks with Jessica Martell about her new book, Farm to Form: Modernist Literature and Ecologies of Food in the B…

Yxta Maya Murray, "The World Doesn't Work that Way, But it Could: Stories" (U Nevada Press, 2020)

August 18, 2020

The World Doesn't Work that Way, But it Could

Yxta Maya Murray
Hosted by G. P. Gottlieb

A trainer of beauty pageant contestants is disappointed after spending a fortune to prepare a beautiful Latina for the Miss USA pageant, only to learn…

Brian James Leech, "The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit" (U Nevada Press, 2018)

June 15, 2018

The City That Ate Itself

Brian James Leech

The plight of today's coal miners has gained significant attention in recent U.S. politics. As coal mining practices and technologies change in the Un…