About Kyle Beadle

I am a recent college graduate expecting to attend grad school in International Affairs and Security this fall. As a frequent listener of The New Books Network, my interests have broadened, and my knowledge base has narrowed--allowing me to look at problems with new perspectives and extensive depth. For example, an episode on "An Environmental History of the Civil War" by J. Browning and T. Silver unlocked an environmentalist perspective that I had yet to consider in my own work. While NBN hosts are experts in their field, I offer the unique, unbound curiosity of a student hurtling toward a master's degree followed by a Ph.D. My experience in radio--writing, producing, and hosting a weekly hour-long radio broadcast--included interviews with local officials and field experts. That work can be found at soundcloud.com/kylebeadle/sets/klsu-interviews. At NBN, I would bring this radio experience to record clear, serious, scholarly interviews in my areas of interest, such as the intersection between politics, technology, and society. I wish to take part in this organization that has given me so much understanding and entertainment. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Kyle Beadle is a recent graduate of Louisiana State University, where he studied International Studies and Spanish. He is now seeking a master’s in International Relations and Security.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Kyle:

Alexander Lanoszka, "Military Alliances in the Twenty-First Century" (Polity Press, 2022)

February 10, 2022

Military Alliances in the Twenty-First Century

Alexander Lanoszka
Hosted by Kyle Beadle

Alliance politics is a regular headline grabber. When a possible military crisis involving Russia, North Korea, or China rears its head, leaders and c…

Marco Checchi, "The Primacy of Resistance: Power, Opposition and Becoming" (Bloomsbury, 2021)

June 30, 2021

The Primacy of Resistance

Marco Checchi
Hosted by Kyle Beadle

What is at the heart of political resistance? Whilst traditional accounts often conceptualise it as a reaction to power, this volume (prioritising rem…

Philippe Bourbeau, "On Resilience: Genealogy, Logics, and World Politics" (Cambridge UP, 2021)

May 18, 2021

On Resilience

Philippe Bourbeau
Hosted by Kyle Beadle

What does it mean to be resilient in a societal or in an international context? Where does resilience come from? From which discipline was it 'importe…

Sten Rynniing et al., "War Time: Temporality and the Decline of Western Military Power" (Brookings Institution Press, 2020)

May 17, 2021

War Time

Sten Rynning, Olivier Schmitt, and Amelie Theussen
Hosted by Kyle Beadle

The "decline of the West" is once again a frequent topic of speculation. Often cited as one element of the alleged decline is the succession of prolon…

Graham Smith, "Can Democracy Safeguard the Future?" (Polity, 2021)

April 16, 2021

Can Democracy Safeguard the Future?

Graham Smith
Hosted by Kyle Beadle

Our democracies repeatedly fail to safeguard the future. From pensions to pandemics, health and social care through to climate, biodiversity and emerg…

Dominic Johnson, "Strategic Instincts: The Adaptive Advantages of Cognitive Biases in International Politics" (Princeton UP, 2020)

February 23, 2021

Strategic Instincts

Dominic D. P. Johnson
Hosted by Kyle Beadle

In Strategic Instincts: The Adaptive Advantages of Cognitive Biases in International Politics (Princeton University Press, 2020), Dominic John…

James E. Baker, "The Centaur's Dilemma: US National Security Law for the Coming AI Revolution" (Brookings Institution Press, 2020)

January 28, 2021

The Centaur's Dilemma

James E. Baker
Hosted by Kyle Beadle

From facial recognition to online shopping, artificial intelligence has become the backbone of the internet and has led to an unprecedented extraction…