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On Mic 10 - Pollan on Psychedelics

Michael Pollan is the Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at UC Berkeley and author of a multitude of best-sellers, including “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.” He sat down with former Mother Jones editor Deirdre English discuss his new book, “How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.” Check out prior episodes of On Mic for more fascinating conversations with some of the world's...


On Mic 9 - Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is the executive editor of Recode and the recipient of the inaugural Esther Wojcicki Lectureship. She’s joined by Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times for a debate on the growth of the top tech companies, and whether or not they can be reeled in before it’s too late. Check out prior episodes of On Mic for more fascinating conversations with some of the world's best writers, journalists and documentarians. This podcast is brought to you by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of...


On Mic 4 - Bobby Seale on the Black Panthers' Beginnings

Be aware: This podcast contains language some may find offensive. Bobby Seale stopped by the J-school right before the fiftieth anniversary of the day he and co-founder Huey P. Newton started the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Mr. Seale shared stories of his experiences as a social justice leader during that tumultuous time, and some of the events that led up to drafting the Black Panthers' Ten-Point Program. He recently co-authored the book Power to the People: The World of the...


On Mic 3 - Adam Hochschild And The Americans In The Spanish Civil War

In this week's episode, we’re proud to welcome acclaimed author Adam Hochschild. His recent book, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War is a best-selling history told through the eyes of a dozen unexpected characters. Adam is a master of narrative, and his new book is an absorbing and brilliantly researched account of a time when Americans poured into Spain as volunteers for the democratic cause. He also is a lecturer here at the J-school, and we asked him to stop by and...


On Mic 2 - Peggy Orenstein Talks "Girls And Sex"

Peggy Orenstein is a New York Times best-selling author who has carved out a niche writing about girlhood and womanhood in a changing world. Her newest book is Girls and Sex: Navigating a Complicated New Landscape. The book draws on dozens of interviews with young women to render a portrait of the new realities girls face in our modern technologically-driven world. Peggy visited the J-school for our annual Narrative Journalism Conference, and sat down to talk with our own Deirdre English,...


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