About Betsy Beasley

NBN Episodes hosted by Betsy:

Keenanga-Yamahtta Taylor, "From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation" (Haymarket Books, 2016)

April 20, 2016

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Keenanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Hosted by Betsy Beasley

Few social justice struggles have captivated recent political history like the broad Black Lives Matter movement. From the streets of Ferguson and Bal…

Eric Rauchway, "The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression, Defeated Fascism, and Secured a Prosperous Peace" (Basic Books, 2015)

February 22, 2016

The Money Makers

Eric Rauchway
Hosted by Betsy Beasley

We've been hearing a lot about economist John Maynard Keynes' midcentury economic plans for the U.S. since the beginning of the financial crisis in 20…

Leigh Claire La Berge, "Scandals and Abstraction: Financial Fiction of the Long 1980s" (Oxford UP, 2014)

January 27, 2016

Scandals and Abstraction

Leigh Claire La Berge
Hosted by Betsy Beasley

What stories do we tell about finance? How does financial print culture shape our lives? Our guest today explores the narratives we have been told, an…

Jennifer Mittelstadt, "The Rise of the Military Welfare State" (Harvard UP, 2015)

December 10, 2015

The Rise of the Military Welfare State

Jennifer Mittelstadt
Hosted by Betsy Beasley

Have you seen those Facebook memes floating around, arguing that we shouldn't support a 15-dollar -per-hour minimum wage for service sector workers be…

Phil Tiermeyer, "Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants" (U California Press, 2013)

September 14, 2015

Plane Queer

Phil Tiermeyer
Hosted by Betsy Beasley

Today's guest discusses the history of sexuality in the workplace through the lens of male flight attendants. We speak with Phil Tiemeyer about the sh…

Jenifer Van Vleck, "Empire of the Air: Aviation and the American Ascendancy" (Harvard UP, 2013)

June 14, 2015

Empire of the Air

Jenifer Van Vleck
Hosted by Betsy Beasley

[Re-posted with permission from Who Makes Cents?] Today's guest discusses the history of aviation and how this provides a lens to interpret the histor…

Deborah Cowen, "The Deadly Life of Logistics" (U Minnesota Press, 2014)

May 9, 2015

The Deadly Life of Logistics

Deborah Cowen
Hosted by Betsy Beasley

Our guest today tells us that the seemingly straightforward field of logistics lies at the heart of contemporary globalization, imperialism, and econo…

Kimberly Phillips-Fein, "Invisible Hands: The Businessmen's Crusade Against the New Deal" (Norton, 2010)

April 8, 2015

Invisible Hands

Kimberly Phillips-Fein
Hosted by Betsy Beasley

Today we'll focus on the history of resistance to the New Deal. In her book Invisible Hands: The Businessmen's Crusade Against the New Deal (W. W. Nor…