About Nathan Moore

Nathan Moore is a History graduate student and former graduate teaching assistant. After two years of transcribing the audio recording of a radio show entitled “Re:Work” which airs regularly on KPFK in partnership with UCLA’s IRLE and Labor Center, he has joined NBN as a podcast host.

Nathan Moore's NBN podcasts are dedicated to History, Literature, and Writing.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Nathan:

Paul Gowder, "The Networked Leviathan: For Democratic Platforms" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

January 17, 2024

The Networked Leviathan

Paul Gowder
Hosted by Nathan Moore

Governments and consumers expect internet platform companies to regulate their users to prevent fraud, stop misinformation, and avoid violence. Yet, s…

D. B. Maroon, "Black Lives, American Love: Essays on Race and Resilience" (Lawrence Hill Books, 2023)

December 28, 2023

Black Lives, American Love

D. B. Maroon
Hosted by Nathan Moore

In this hard-hitting collection of essays, D.B. Maroon presents a personal biography of America, Blackness, and racial politics with unflinching style…

Julia F. Irwin, "Catastrophic Diplomacy: US Foreign Disaster Assistance in the American Century" (UNC Press, 2023)

December 27, 2023

Catastrophic Diplomacy

Julia F. Irwin
Hosted by Nathan Moore

Catastrophic Diplomacy: US Foreign Disaster Assistance in the American Century (UNC Press, 2023) offers a sweeping history of US foreign disaster assi…

Sukhmani Khorana, "Mediated Emotions of Migration: Reclaiming Affect for Agency" (Bristol UP, 2023)

December 25, 2023

Mediated Emotions of Migration

Sukhmani Khorana
Hosted by Nathan Moore

Sukhmani Khorana's book Mediated Emotions of Migration: Reclaiming Affect for Agency (Bristol UP, 2023) unpacks how emotions and affect are key concep…

Matt Garcia, "Eli and the Octopus: The CEO Who Tried to Reform One of the World’s Most Notorious Corporations" (Harvard UP, 2023)

December 25, 2023

Eli and the Octopus

Matt Garcia
Hosted by Nathan Moore

The poignant rise and fall of an idealistic immigrant who, as CEO of a major conglomerate, tried to change the way America did business before he hims…

Daniel Shank Cruz, "Ethics for Apocalyptic Times: Theapoetics, Autotheory, and Mennonite Literature" (Penn State UP, 2023)

December 24, 2023

Ethics for Apocalyptic Times

Daniel Shank Cruz
Hosted by Nathan Moore

Ethics for Apocalyptic Times: Theapoetics, Autotheory, and Mennonite Literature (Penn State UP, 2023) is about the role literature can play in helping…

James M. Lawson Jr. et al., "Revolutionary Nonviolence: Organizing for Freedom" (U California Press, 2022)

December 24, 2023

Revolutionary Nonviolence

James M. Lawson Jr., Michael K. Honey, and Kent Wong
Hosted by Nathan Moore

A persuasive account of the philosophy and power of nonviolence organizing, and a resource for building and sustaining effective social movements.Desp…

Katlyn Marie Carter, "Democracy in Darkness: Secrecy and Transparency in the Age of Revolutions" (Yale UP, 2023)

December 19, 2023

Democracy in Darkness

Katlyn Marie Carter
Hosted by Nathan Moore

Katlyn Marie Carter, Democracy in Darkness: Secrecy and Transparency in the Age of Revolutions (Yale UP, 2023) examines how debates over secrecy and t…

Skylar Bayer and Gabriela Serrato Marks, "Uncharted: How Scientists Navigate Their Own Health, Research, and Experiences of Bias" (Columbia UP, 2023)

December 18, 2023

Uncharted

Skylar Bayer and Gabriela Serrato Marks
Hosted by Nathan Moore

People with disabilities are underrepresented in STEM fields, and all too often, they face isolation and ableism in academia. Uncharted: How Scientist…

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…

Bernard Forjwuor, "Critique of Political Decolonization" (Oxford UP, 2023)

December 17, 2023

Critique of Political Decolonization

Bernard Forjwuor
Hosted by Nathan Moore

What is political independence? As a political act, what was it sanctioned to accomplish? Is formal colonialism over, or a condition in the present, a…

Paul Crosthwaite et al., "Invested: How Three Centuries of Stock Market Advice Reshaped Our Money, Markets, and Minds" (U Chicago Press, 2022)

December 10, 2023

Invested

Paul Crosthwaite, Peter Knight, Nicky Marsh, James Taylor, and Helen Paul
Hosted by Nathan Moore

Who hasn’t wished for a surefire formula for riches and a ticket to the good life? For three centuries, investment advisers of all kinds, legit and ot…

Monica Huerta, "The Unintended: Photography, Property, and the Aesthetics of Racial Capitalism" (NYU Press, 2023)

December 4, 2023

The Unintended

Monica Huerta
Hosted by Nathan Moore

The end of the nineteenth century saw massive developments and innovations in photography at a time when the forces of Western modernity—industrializa…

Brian D. Blankenship, "The Burden-Sharing Dilemma: Coercive Diplomacy in US Alliance Politics" (Cornell UP, 2023)

November 26, 2023

The Burden-Sharing Dilemma

Brian D. Blankenship
Hosted by Nathan Moore

The Burden-Sharing Dilemma: Coercive Diplomacy in US Alliance Politics (Cornell UP, 2023) examines the conditions under which the United States is wil…

Kat Mustatea, "Voidopolis" (MIT Press, 2023)

November 25, 2023

Voidopolis

Kat Mustatea
Hosted by Nathan Moore

Shortlisted for the 2023 Lumen Prize, Kat Mustatea's Voidopolis (MIT Press, 2023) is a hybrid digital artistic and literary project in the form of an …

Jason Puskar, "The Switch: An Off and On History of Digital Humans" (U Minnesota Press, 2023)

November 18, 2023

The Switch

Jason Puskar
Hosted by Nathan Moore

From the telegraph to the touchscreen, how the development of binary switching transformed everyday life and changed the shape of human agency. The S…

Alan R. Sandstrom and Pamela E. Sandstrom, "Pilgrimage to Broken Mountain: Nahua Sacred Journeys in Mexico's Huasteca Veracruzana" (UP of Colorado, 2023)

November 11, 2023

Pilgrimage to Broken Mountain

Alan R. Sandstrom and Pamela Effrein Sandstrom
Hosted by Nathan Moore

An ethnographic study based on decades of field research, Pilgrimage to Broken Mountain: Nahua Sacred Journeys in Mexico's Huasteca Veracruzana (UP of…

Brent Cebul, "Illusions of Progress: Business, Poverty, and Liberalism in the American Century" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2023)

July 9, 2023

Illusions of Progress

Brent Cebul
Hosted by Nathan Moore
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Today, the word "neoliberal" is used to describe an epochal shift toward market-oriented governance begun in the 1970s. Yet the roots of many of neoli…

Charlie Samuelson, "Courtly and Queer: Deconstruction, Desire, and Medieval French Literature" (Ohio State UP, 2022)

March 3, 2023

Courtly and Queer

Charlie Samuelson
Hosted by Nathan Moore

In Courtly and Queer: Deconstruction, Desire, and Medieval French Literature (Ohio State UP, 2022), Charlie Samuelson casts queerness in medieval Fren…

Leigh Campbell-Hale, "Remembering Ludlow But Forgetting the Columbine: The 1927-1928 Colorado Coal Strike" (U Colorado Press, 2023)

February 13, 2023

Remembering Ludlow But Forgetting the Columbine

Leigh Campbell-Hale
Hosted by Nathan Moore

Remembering Ludlow But Forgetting the Columbine: The 1927-1928 Colorado Coal Strike (U Colorado Press, 2023) examines the causes, context, and legacie…

Gloria Coppola et al., "Women Standing Strong Together: A Collection of Stories with Soul Purpose, Volume II" (2019)

February 7, 2023

Women Standing Strong Together

Gloria Coppola et al.
Hosted by Nathan Moore

Life will always bring us experiences and uncertainty, risks, losses - never planned, never found - emotional upheaval that defines what it means to b…

Thomas L Murray, "Making Nice with Naughty: An Intimacy Guide for the Rule-Following, Organized, Perfectionist, Practical, and Color-Within-The-Line Types" (2022)

February 7, 2023

Making Nice with Naughty

Thomas L Murray
Hosted by Nathan Moore

Have too much self-control? You worked hard, followed the rules, and delayed gratification to get where you are in life. You played nice, did what y…

Curtis Runstedler, "Alchemy and Exemplary Poetry in Middle English Literature" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023)

February 3, 2023

Alchemy and Exemplary Poetry in Middle English Literature

Curtis Runstedler
Hosted by Nathan Moore

Curtis Runstedler's book Alchemy and Exemplary Poetry in Middle English Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023) explores the different functions and met…

Alexandre I. R. White, "Epidemic Orientalism: Race, Capital, and the Governance of Infectious Disease" (Stanford UP, 2023)

January 30, 2023

Epidemic Orientalism

Alexandre I. R. White
Hosted by Nathan Moore

For many residents of Western nations, COVID-19 was the first time they experienced the effects of an uncontrolled epidemic. This is in part due to a …