About Kyle McMillen

NBN Episodes hosted by Kyle:

Allison Schrager, "An Economist Walks Into A Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk" (Portfolio, 2019)

April 30, 2024

An Economist Walks Into A Brothel

Allison Schrager
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

Whether you are a commuter weighing options of taking the bus vs walking to get you to work on time or a military general leading troops into war, ris…

Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos, "Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture" (Amethyst Editions, 2019)

June 25, 2019

Original Plumbing

Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

When Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos first launched Original Plumbing in 2009, they created a magazine the world desperately needed: a creative and celebr…

Carrie Baker, "Fighting the US Youth Sex Trade: Gender, Race, and Politics" (Cambridge UP, 2018)

May 8, 2019

Fighting the US Youth Sex Trade

Carrie Baker
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

Campaigns against prostitution of young people in the United States have surged and ebbed multiple times over the last fifty years. Carrie Baker's Fig…

Trent MacNamara, "Birth Control and American Modernity: A History of Popular Ideas" (Cambridge UP, 2018)

March 4, 2019

Birth Control and American Modernity

Trent MacNamara
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

Birth control, and the access to it, has continued to be a divisive issue in American political and social life. While birth control has almost become…

Marcia Morgan, "Black Women Prison Employees: The Intersectionality of Gender and Race" (Edwin Mellen Press, 2018)

January 23, 2019

Black Women Prison Employees

Marcia Morgan
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

With prison reform a topic of international conversation and debate, Marica Morgan’s Black Women Prison Employees: The Intersectionality of Gender and…

Julian Gill-Peterson, "Histories of the Transgender Child" (U Minnesota Press, 2018)

January 8, 2019

Histories of the Transgender Child

Julian Gill-Peterson
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

With transgender rights front and center in American politics, media, and culture, the pervasive myth still exists that today’s transgender children a…

Andrew L. Yarrow, "Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life" (Brookings Institution Press, 2018)

November 9, 2018

Man Out

Andrew L. Yarrow
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

In the era of #MeToo, Brett Kavanaugh, and Donald Trump, masculinity and the harmful effects that follow certain versions of masculinity have become n…

Allyson Jule, "Speaking Up: Understanding Language and Gender" (Multilingual Matters, 2018)

September 28, 2018

Speaking Up

Allyson Jule
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

In a time where concepts such as gender pronouns, sexual assault and harassment, and toxic masculinity are entering and shaping public discourse, know…

Megan Condis, "Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Battle for Online Culture" (U Iowa Press, 2018)

July 25, 2018

Gaming Masculinity

Megan Condis
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

Gaming has increasingly become part of mainstream culture, from the continued rise of console and PC gaming to the emergence of eSports. Gaming cultur…

R. Shep Melnick, "The Transformation of Title IX: Regulating Gender Equality in Education" (Brookings Institution Press, 2018)

April 10, 2018

The Transformation of Title IX

R. Shep Melnick
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

When thinking of Title IX, most people immediately associate this important education policy with either athletics or a general idea of increasing opp…

Daphna Hacker, "Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization" (Cambridge UP, 2017)

February 23, 2018

Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization

Daphna Hacker
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

As debates on globalization rage in the twenty-first century, many countries and the people within them have been challenged socially, economically, a…

Angus McLaren, "Playboys and Mayfair Men: Crime, Class, Masculinity, and Fascism in 1930s London" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2017).

January 23, 2018

Playboys and Mayfair Men

Angus McLaren
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

In December of 1937, four men robbed a representative of the diamond company Cartier of eight diamond rings in the Hyde Park Hotel. What made this cri…

Kinneret Lahad, "A Table for One: A Critical Reading of Singlehood, Gender and Time" (Manchester UP, 2017)

December 5, 2017

A Table for One

Kinneret Lahad
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

Why are you still single? This question is often asked of single women, especially those who are deemed by loved ones or friends to be too old to b…

Linda Simon, "Lost Girls: The Invention of the Flapper" (Reaktion Books, 2017)

October 2, 2017

Lost Girls

Linda Simon
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

What are your impressions when you think of the flapper? Who is she in your mind? When and where does she exist? In her new book Lost Girls: The In…

Heath Fogg Davis, "Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?" (NYU Press, 2017)

September 27, 2017

Beyond Trans

Heath Fogg Davis
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

Why do we have sex-segregated restrooms? Are they necessary? What about your drivers license? Have you thought of why your designated sex category is …

Riki Wilchins, "TRANS/gressive: How Transgender Activists Took on Gay Rights, Feminism, the Media, and Congress...and Won!" (Riverdale Avenue Books, 2017)

July 26, 2017


Riki Wilchins
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

Before Transgender actors entered popular culture, and before the "T" was included in LGBT, Transgender activism was a small and marginalized movement…

Lisa Wade, "American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus" (Norton, 2017)

April 6, 2017

American Hookup

Lisa Wade
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

"Hookup" has become a buzzword, a misleading concept for students, parents and educators alike--one that confuses more than explains the nuances of th…

Nancy Weiss Malkiel, 'Keep the Damned Women Out': The Struggle for Coeducation" (Princeton UP, 2016)

February 13, 2017

'Keep the Damned Women Out'

Nancy Weiss Malkiel
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

Within the context of the social upheaval of the 1960s and 1970s, elite institutions of higher education began to feel pressure to open their doors to…

Steve Tripp, "Ty Cobb, Baseball, and American Manhood" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)

January 30, 2017

Ty Cobb, Baseball, and American Manhood

Steve Tripp
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

Many scholars of baseball and American sports have focused on Ty Cobb as an integral and controversial character in the history of baseball. However, …

Monika McDermott, "Masculinity, Femininity, and American Political Behavior" (Oxford UP, 2016)

September 30, 2016

Masculinity, Femininity, and American Political Behavior

Monika McDermott
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

With the 2016 presidential election in full swing and rhetoric surrounding each candidate becoming more polarized, how does gender impact the way that…

Ellen Mayock, "Gender Shrapnel in the Academic Workplace" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

September 13, 2016

Gender Shrapnel in the Academic Workplace

Ellen Mayock
Hosted by Kyle McMillen

Recent controversies surrounding sexual harassment and assault on college campuses have sparked heated discussions surrounding the everyday experience…