EPISODES

Today, I welcome Jessie Bullock, PhD candidate in Government at Harvard University, to introduce the concept of corruption. More specifically, explore the reasons as to why politicians are actively and willingly engaging with criminal organizations in Southern and Central America.Bio: I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Government at...

76) Spotify

04/12/2022
The spread of covid misinformation via Joe Rogan's podcast, and corresponding public outcry catapulted Spotify into the media. But interest in the company's poor handling of the situation soon waned as more focus was redirected to the economy of Spotify, more specifically, the way that it pays its artists. This week, journalist Mark Dent shares his...

75) Afghan War

03/22/2022
The war on terror began and ended on 9/11 (2001-2021). Today, I spoke with three former military intelligence professionals, about their experiences and knowledge surrounding this war.
Did you know the average American has 7 pairs of blue jeans? Did you know they never go out of style? Author of Jeans: A Cultural History of an American Icon (used to make the film Riveted: The History of Jeans), Professor James Sullivan joined me to talk about, well... the history of blue jeans. They are the blue, in...

73) Rhetoric

03/01/2022
Today, Dr. Rob Goodman, author of Words on Fire: Eloquence and Its Conditions, drops in to discuss rhetoric. From Cicero to Facebook, we delve into the evolution of this integral speaking and writing tool, as well as explore the extreme rhetoric entrenched in modern politics and how this art of persuasion aids the news in problematic ways.Shortened...
Our continually expanding, 14 billion-year-old universe is riddled with planets that could potentially sustain life; so, where is it? Economist, prolific author, and founder of "The Great Filter," Professor Robin Hanson, offers a possible explanation. In today's episode, we take a deep dive into understand "Grabby Aliens," and the future of...
Rwanda has been heralded as an African success story by the international community: its people, ravaged by genocide, have become unified and prosperous under Paul Kagame's regime. The conventional narrative of Rwanda's post-conflict development is challenged by today's guest, journalist and author, Michela Wrong. Her book, Do Not Disturb: The...
Dr. Jay Lemery, Professor of Emergency Medicine at The University of Colorado School of Medicine, joins me today to discuss the relationship between climate change and human health, the growing field of climate medicine, as well as the advocacy required to affect realistic, positive change for our planet and ourselves.
Bio: Dr. Lemery is an...