Listen to Craig Frisby and Joshua Phillips discuss problems with cultural competence and cultural sensitivity training.
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Listen to Tania Reynolds discuss why men are consistently stereotyped as perpetrators of immoral harm, and why this matters for public policy.
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Listen to a special Thanksgiving episode about gratitude featuring journalist, author, and lecturer A. J. Jacobs
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Listen to an interview with Lucía Martínez Valdivia, assistant professor at Reed College.
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An interview with Charlotta Stern, sociologist at Stockholm University, about the problem of biological sex differences being neglected in gender sociology. Charlotta is the author of Undoing insularity: A small study of gender sociology's big problems and Does political ideology hinder insight on gender and labor markets? Her research has focused on social movement dynamics, labor market stratification, and on the political views of professors.
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Listen to an interview with Julie Wronski, professor of political science at the University of Mississippi. In a new paper, she and her coauthors show a difference between the average authoritarianism of Bernie Sanders voters and Hillary Clinton voters.
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Listen to a new podcast episode featuring David Askenazi of the Knight Foundation, and Jeff Jones of Gallup. They discuss survey findings about attitudes toward free expression on American campuses.
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Listen to a discussion of The Coddling of the American Mind, just published this month, with the authors Greg Lukianoff and Jon Haidt. They discuss the history behind the Atlantic article on coddling, Greg's battle with depression, Nietzchean and Stoic views of pain, and other topics.
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Jason Stanley is Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He formerly specialized in the philosophy of language, but has recently changes his focus to populism and politics, with his 2015 book How Propaganda Works and his new book How Fascism Works, which goes on sale this month.
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A new podcast episode in which Chris Martin talks to Robert Quinn, the executive director of Scholars at Risk Network, which helps protect and relocate members of higher education communities whose freedom and security are threatened in their home countries. Since the founding of Scholars at Risk in 2000, SAR has assisted over 1000 scholars through temporary research and teaching visits. You can join the network here. You can find out more about Scholars at Risk at www.scholarsatrisk.com and...
A new podcast episode in which Chris Martin talks to Jessica Good, a social psychologist at Davidson College. Her research focuses on stereotyping and discrimination. Chris invited her to the show to talk about her new paper on multiculturalism because it's a contentious topic in the political world and academia. Her new paper is called Valuing Differences and Reinforcing Them: Multiculturalism Increases Race Essentialism.
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Rick Mehta (@RickRMehta) is a professor of psychology at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. His research focuses on the mechanisms involved in decision making. He has recently begun to study viewpoint diversity in universities and Canadian psychology departments specifically. His talk Free Speech in Universities: Threats and Opportunities covers the philosophy and psychology of free expression.
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Fabio Rojas is a professor of sociology at Indiana University at Bloomington. He’s the author of From Black Power to Black Studies: How a Radical Social Movement and Theory for the Working Sociologist published by Columbia University Press. He blogs at Orgtheory.
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Robert Wright is a former senior editor at The New Republic, and he currently hosts The Wright Show. He’s also the author of several bestselling books on evolution and society. His latest book Is Why Buddhism Is True.
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My guest today is Heather Heying. She and her husband Bret Weinstein formerly taught biology at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. After some highly publicized protests in the middle of 2017, both Heather and Bret left the college. Heather now describes herself as a professor in exile. You can find out more about her at heatherheying.com.
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John Inazu is professor of law and religion at Washington University in St. Louis. His scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms—specifically speech, assembly, and religion. His first book is about freedom of assembly. His second book, which we discuss, is Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference. It was published in 2016 and a paperback edition with a new introduction comes out this year.
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Arthur Sakamoto (@sakamoto_arthur), sociologist at Texas A&M, discusses three myths about Asian Americans.
0:00 The questionable claim of a high Hmong dropout rate
08:00 The poverty rate and wealth of Asians and non-Asians
14:01 Are Asians disadvantaged by living in costly neighborhoods?
20:10 Assimilation and the mobile labor market
23:40 Why do sociologists selectively talk about cost of living?
25:31 White privilege and the alleged bamboo ceiling
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The guests on this episode are Caroline Mehl and Raffi Grinberg. They direct the OpenMind Platform, an interactive tool to help individuals learn perspective taking and intellectual humility using principles from psychology. There are beta versions of OpenMind for use in corporations, organizations, and religious communities. You can check out OpenMind at openmindplatform.org and follow OpenMind on Twitter at @openmindusa.
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My guest today is Richard Reeves. He’s a social and political commentator and he has written for several newspapers and magazines in both the US and the UK, including The Guardian and The Atlantic. He has also written a biography of John Stuart Mill and between 2010 and 2012, Richard was Director of Strategy to the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister.
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David Frum (@davidfrum) is a senior editor at the Atlantic Magazine and a frequent contributor at MSNBC. He is a former speechwriter for George W. Bush and is known for coining the phrase “axis of evil.” He has been a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a contributor at the National Review. He is the author of nine books including most recently Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic, which we discuss today.
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