About Kyle McMillen

NBN Episodes hosted by Kyle:

Literary Studies June 25, 2019

Original Plumbing

The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture

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 celebratory biannual publication about trans men, by trans men. For ten years, OP was an inspired response to the lack of meaningful representation of trans lives and culture. Each issue was filled with gorgeous, moving, hilarious, and sexy narratives that pushed back against marginalizing stereotypes. Taken together …
American Studies May 8, 2019

Fighting the US Youth Sex Trade

Gender, Race, and Politics

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 Fighting the US Youth Sex Trade: Gender …
American Studies April 9, 2019

An Economist Walks Into A Brothel

And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk

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, risk is …
American Studies March 4, 2019

Birth Control and American Modernity

A History of Popular Ideas

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 shorthand for “the pill,” …
British Studies January 23, 2019

Black Women Prison Employees

The Intersectionality of Gender and Race

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 Race offers an in-depth and unique analysis of a …
American Studies 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 are a brand new generation—pioneers in a field of …
American Studies November 9, 2018

Man Out

Men on the Sidelines of American Life

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 national conversations. Now, like many other times …
Communications September 28, 2018

Speaking Up

Understanding Language and Gender

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, knowing the ways in which gender and language …
Popular Culture July 25, 2018

Gaming Masculinity

Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Battle for Online Culture

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 culture has also come under more scrutiny …
American Studies April 10, 2018

The Transformation of Title IX

Regulating Gender Equality in Education

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 opportunities for women in education. Rarely do those …
World Affairs 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, and legally. At the same time, our world is …
British Studies January 23, 2018

Playboys and Mayfair Men

Crime, Class, Masculinity, and Fascism in 1930s London

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 crime unique was the …