Best Social Sciences podcasts we could find (Updated November 2018)
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Les podcast de la diffusion des savoirs.
 
Discussing the Bizarre, Mysterious, & Unexplained
 
Night School explores topics from psychology, the social sciences and the humanities for a general public through light and engaging conversations.
 
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Hidden Brain
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Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.
 
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Paracrypt
Monthly
 
We are 2 guys talking about the paranormal and cryptid topics and things that are unexplained. Luke is a pararnormal investigator and scott just really enjoys the topics. join us as we talk about the mysteries in our world
 
UCSF's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public, a series of programs providing an opportunity to learn about health and the health sciences directly from UCSF faculty members and other nationally-recognized experts.
 
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Office Hours
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Conversations about social science
 
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I like People
Weekly
 
 
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2Scientists
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Curious about the cosmos? Intrigued by evolution? Two scientists put their heads together to help answer your questions. You can show your love for science by supporting us on patreon.com/2scientists
 
Psyched for Space! Join Amanda and Jessica as they discuss psychology and outer space!
 
A macabre urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, gentrification, cannibalism, and survival of the fittest. After sixteen years in prison, the indomitable Dolores Roach returns to a New York City neighborhood that has changed drastically in her absence. Her boyfriend missing, her family long gone, Dolores is recognized only by an old stoner friend, Luis, who gives Dolores room and board and lets her give massages for cash in the basement apartment under his dilapidated empanada shop. When the ...
 
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Mad Hat Economics
Monthly
 
A podcast discussing different behavioral anomalies related to economics, marketing, psychology, public policy, consumer preference and food science. Hosted by Cornell University graduate students.
 
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Collateral
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Collateral is a collection of new voices exploring every aspect of human life, from the details of our everyday lives to parts of the wider world we never properly consider.
 
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Methods
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Methods is a podcast from the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM). The centre conducts research and training in social science research methods, aiming to advance methodological understanding and practice across the UK social science research community. Through 15 minute interviews with researchers, Methods highlights the latest developments in social science methods research, showcasing innovative ideas and new research findings and demonstrating their impact.
 
Social Science Bites is a podcast series interviewing major figures in social science, made in association with SAGE
 
Dive into the Pacific Ocean. Hear the latest news about the Aquarium of the Pacific, its animals, and exhibits, and listen to a variety of scientists and guest speakers covering important issues facing our ocean and planet. To download video files of these podcasts, visit our website at http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/multimedia
 
Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series
 
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The Essay
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Leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond, themed across a week - insight, opinion and intellectual surprise
 
The British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences – the study of peoples, cultures and societies, past, present and future.
 
The What 2 Know podcast explores best practices, innovation and latest trends with industry experts with an eye toward helping you, the listener, stay ahead of the ever changing marketing and communications landscape.
 
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Curiosity Daily
Daily
 
Get smarter in just a few minutes every day. With a timely blend of cultural trends, life hacks, and developments in science and technology, you'll learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, how history shaped the world into what it is today, and more. From the largest galaxies to your smallest brain cells, hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer from Curiosity.com will help you understand the world better.
 
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Southern Gone
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Southern Gone is a true crime podcast that believes every missing person deserves to be found. Join host Kristi Bryant, armchair detective and Georgia native, as she investigates missing person cases in the southern United States. She uses her tenacity, inability to hear no, and southern charm to shed light on past and present cases. Each episode features a different missing person case and insightful interviews with reporters and the missing person’s family. For everything Southern Gone vis ...
 
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BioScience Talks
Monthly
 
BioScience Talks , published by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, is the monthly discussion podcast of the journal BioScience.
 
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Uncivil
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America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the ...
 
Akimbo is an ancient word, from the bend in the river or the bend in an archer's bow. It's become a symbol for strength, a posture of possibility, the idea that when we stand tall, arms bent, looking right at it, we can make a difference. Akimbo's a podcast about our culture and about how we can change it. About seeing what's happening and choosing to do something. The culture is real, but it can be changed. You can bend it.
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcast every Friday.
 
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Bag Man
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Is it possible for an American Vice President to carry out a criminal enterprise inside the White House and have nobody remember? To have one of the most brazen political bribery scandals in American history play out before the country while nobody’s paying attention? In her first original podcast, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow goes back 45 years to dig into a story that got overshadowed in its day. There’s intrigue. Corruption. Envelopes of cash delivered to the White House. It’s a story that’s not ...
 
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The Secret Cabinet
Monthly
 
Weird Histories--told with class.
 
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Digitalpodden
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En podcast om startup-scenen, riskkapitalet och de digitala affärsidéerna som skakar om näringslivet.
 
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Mendelspod Podcast
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Mendelspod was founded in 2011 by Theral Timpson and Ayanna Monteverdi to advance life science research, connecting people and ideas. Influenced by the thinking tools developed by Eli Goldgratt, the founders bring a unique approach to media in the life sciences. With help from our advisors around the industry, Mendelspod goes beyond quick sound bites to create a space for probing conversations and deep insight into the topics and trends which shape the industry's future and therefore our fut ...
 
Ezra Klein brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. Want to know how Mark Zuckerberg intends to govern Facebook? What Barack Obama regrets in Obamacare? The dangers Yuval Harari sees in our future? What Michael Pollan learned on psychedelics? The lessons Bryan Stevenson learned freeing the wrongly convicted on death row? The way N.K. Jemisin imagines new worlds? This is the podcast for you. Produced by Vox and the ...
 
Analytical Psychology Seminars from the Archives of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago
 
The Human Radio Educational Research Project promotes the tangible merger of science, spirituality and consciousness, or practical spirituality, to help advance human evolutionary development. Please visit www.thehumanradio.org to learn more about us, and our scientifically spiritual consciousness cultivation curriculum.
 
Recordings from the popular public lecture series on intellectual history in all its forms and across all ages. From 2014 held at the University of St Andrews, and between 2010 and 2013 held at the University of Sussex.
 
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Camthropod
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Podcast by Cambridge Anthropology
 
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EconTalk
Weekly
 
EconTalk is an award-winning weekly talk show about economics in daily life. Featured guests include renowned economics professors, Nobel Prize winners, and exciting speakers on all kinds of topical matters related to economic thought. Host Russ Roberts, of the Library of Economics and Liberty and the Hoover Institution, draws you in with lively guests and creative repartee. Topics include health care, business cycles, economic growth, free trade, education, finance, politics, sports, book r ...
 
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Mad Hat Economics
Monthly
 
A podcast discussing different behavioral anomalies related to economics, marketing, psychology, public policy, consumer preference and food science. Hosted by Cornell University graduate students.
 
The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. Here on The Anthropocene Reviewed, we review different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale.
 
Economics Detective Radio is a podcast about markets, ideas, institutions, and all things related to the field of economics. Episodes consist of long-form interviews, and are generally released on Fridays. Topics include economic theory, economic history, the history of thought, money, banking, finance, macroeconomics, public choice, Austrian economics, business cycles, health care, education, international trade, and anything else of interest to economists, students, and serious amateurs in ...
 
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Earthworms
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Host Jean Ponzi presents information, education and conversation with activists and experts on environmental issues and all things "green." Produced in the studios of KDHX Community Media in St. Louis, MO.
 
Ear to the Pavement is a podcast about radical urban social movements. We feature interviews with people who are thinking, writing, working, and organizing on the front lines of transformative urban planning and policy.
 
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Sociocast
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Sociocast develops and hosts academic sociology-themed podcasts.
 
The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.
 
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Invisibilia
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Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
 
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They and Theirs
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Queen Olivia St Redfern gives her analysis of culture, media and politics from her platform #SpaceStation1 in geosynchronous earth orbit
 
The Naked Scientists flagship science show brings you a lighthearted look at the latest scientific breakthroughs, interviews with the world's top scientists, answers to your science questions and science experiments to try at home.
 
Interviews with Scientists about their New Books
 
Exploring the nuances in medicine and the human psyche from a feminine, millennial perspective
 
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Joe, Leslie, and Gabriel interview Charles Seguin (University of Arizona), who is working on a book about political movements to outlaw frontier lynchings during the late-19th and early-20th centuries
 
If the universe was even slightly different in some of its fundamental physical properties, life could not exist – such is the claim of ‘fine tuning’ of the universe for life. The topic of fine tuning has received attention from physicists, philosophers and the popular press. In A Fortunate Universe:...…
 
Human beings have long seen themselves as the center of the universe, as specially-created creatures who are anointed as above and beyond the natural world. Professor and noted scientist David P. Barash calls this viewpoint a persistent paradigm of our own unique self-importance and argues that it is as dangerous...…
 
Learn about what it looks like when galaxies collide with one another; how to measure how sleepy you are using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale; and how much damage space junk the size of a pencil eraser can do. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something ...…
 
This week, from posters to pancakes - how do the objects we see around us every day actually get made? We're uncovering the science of manufacturing - from the very big, to the very small and the very complex. Plus in the news, why being a morning lark could protect you from breast cancer, and the project using drones and AI to keep tabs on oce ...…
 
After learning that his own Justice Department is investigating his crimes, Vice President Spiro Agnew embarks on a secret, behind-the-scenes effort... to obstruct justice. To use his power inside the White House to interfere with the investigation and shut it down. It’s a scheme that involves President Nixon himself, members of Nixon's inner c ...…
 
'Dear Albrecht, Everyone had hair like that - did they? I'll take your word for it. You were very good at hair, can I just say?'In a series of imaginary correspondences, Ian Sansom is writing letters to five of history's most celebrated artists and interrogating them about, well, just about everything.'Dear Caravaggio, you're the sort of man wh ...…
 
There's a core belief embedded in the story of the United States: the American Dream. The possibility of climbing the economic ladder is central to that dream. This week we speak with Raj Chetty, one of the most influential economists alive today, about the state of economic mobility in the U.S. and whether the notion of the American Dream is s ...…
 
Science writer Julia Belluz of Vox.com talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the state of epidemiology, nutrition, and the relationship between obesity and metabolism.
 
You had questions. Smart, interesting questions. Questions about the zero-sum logic of markets, about whether compromise is possible or even desirable in today’s politics, about where the left goes too far, about local vs. national politics, about how to break into journalism, about Sam Harris and the “Intellectual Dark Web,” about deep work, a ...…
 
Learn how to sniff out fake news with help from machine learning from MIT; how you can improve your to-do list with a “don’t-do” list; and how to maximize your creativity with a simple change in your morning routine. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn s ...…
 
Learn why there’s no such thing as “normal” according to Yale researchers; how scientists may have put bacteria in a state of quantum entanglement; why a thing called déjà rêvé might be weirder than déjà vu, and why your sweat might smell like maple syrup. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity ...…
 
Video games helps us to engage philosophically with issues of ethics, identity and more. This makes them potentially useful as a classroom learning tool — but what about all that violence?
 
Episode 11 of Headspace the Podcast: Psyched for Space! In this episode, Amanda tells us about the psychology of video games and why we shouldn't always trust a headline. Jessica tells us about our very own galaxy, the Milky Way, and why we know more about other galaxies than our own. This episode's word book shoutout: Amanda's friend Jerry! Fo ...…
 
Two brilliant women—one black, one white—assemble a spy ring in the rebel capital of Richmond, Virginia that eventually attempts a ‘mission impossible’ inside the military planning rooms of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
 
A young woman, held by one of America’s founding slaveowners, bolts one day for a life of freedom that keeps her on the lam for the rest of her life, eventually touching upon the life of the most notorious slaveowner of the Civil War.
 
Today's guest is Bob Murphy of Texas Tech University. We discuss his work on climate change and the social cost of carbon. Bob started working on issues related to climate change when he started working with the Institute for Energy Research. We discuss the implications of the Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) used to evaluate the impact of c ...…
 
This week's episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast was a wide-ranging conversation about race and identity in Britain. In the studio we had Kamal Ahmed, BBC Editorial Director and author of The Life and Times of a Very British Man alongside the BBC News Presenter Razia Iqbal.
 
Andrew C. A. Elliott‘s Is That a Big Number? (Oxford University Press, 2018) is a book that those of us who feast on numbers will absolutely adore, but will also tease the palates of those for whom numbers have previously been somewhat distasteful. This book helps us not only to realize...
 
Learn about Benjamin Banneker, an African-American polymath you need to know about; the Seinfeld Strategy for improving your productivity; and how an MIT student wants to contact aliens with a massive laser beam. Plus: professional wrestler Chris Jericho keeps coming up in conversation, thanks to one of the hosts who will remain unnamed. In thi ...…
 
Fredrik Björkman träffar Anna Omstedt, grundare av Tasteline och numera entreprenör inom healthtech med sitt Meduniverse, på scen under Di Startup Tour i Göteborg.
 
The final run of Essays in the long-running series which explores the impact of the First World War on individual artists through the prism of a single great work of art.4.Alex Walton recalls the Australian artist, Isobel - "Iso" - Rae, who spent the war in the Etaples art colony in the South of France, but whose work, as a female artist, has l ...…
 
Resolving America’s primary care shortage is complex but feasible. This week’s guest, Andrew Allison, Head of Next Generation Clinic Enterprise Strategy at Aetna, discusses how this can be done, telemedicine, goals for 2020 and his current athletic passion.By info@w2ogroup.com (W2O Group).
 
Slow Burn is one of my favorite podcasts of the past few years. Its first season, on Watergate, relived the confusion, chaos, and strangeness of the Richard Nixon presidency’s collapse. Its second season, on Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and the surrounding allegations of sexual harassment and even assault, demanded a reckoning wit ...…
 
Learn how dandelions taught researchers a new way of flying that was previously unknown to science. Then, learn how a happy marriage can make you physically healthier. You’ll also learn about curiosity in the workplace — and some of the unseen benefits of your own curiosity — from INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour Spencer H ...…
 
The MPS Society is a rare organization. Not just because it is an umbrella for the rare diseases that have in common lysosomal storage malfunction. But because it is one of the largest rare disease organizations in the world.Terri Klein is the CEO leading the MPS Society. She says the group has over three thousand members on their roster. This ...…
 
Welcome to this British Academy podcast, from one of our Fellows.Eric Clarke is Heath Professor of Music at the University of Oxford. Here he considers the creative relationship between composer and performer in musical collaborations.
 
The final run of Essays in the long-running series which explores the impact of the First World War on individual artists through the prism of a single great work of art.3.Jane Potter on The Forbidden Zone, a depiction of nursing life at the Front by Mary Borden. Mary Borden was an Anglo-American novelist who served for four years as a nurse in ...…
 
Two BFM-type Malays try their best to translate some words from their own language. It turned out to be more complicated than they thought. Tune in to find out what they learned along the way. This episode is brought to you by peduli, tak kuasa, buang tabiat, tersengih-sengih, and terima kasih.
 
Spotify sjösätter ett svårtytt återköpsprogram av aktier som kan kosta flera miljarder kronor. Di Digitals reportrar Sven Carlsson och Johannes Karlsson försöker reda ut de möjliga orsakerna. Dessutom rapporterar Miriam Olsson Jeffery det senaste från Silicon Valley. Interna protester mot trakasserier på Google står i fokus – tillsammans med de ...…
 
Learn where you can catch the Taurids and Leonids meteor showers this month; how working out could boost your willpower; and where the world’s billionaires got their fortunes. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: The T ...…
 
On March 1, 1976 US Foreign Service Office William Bradford Bishop Jr. left his office in Washington DC and never came back. The bodies of his wife, mother, and 3 children were found one week later. Authorities believe that Bishop Jr. killed his family with a sledgehammer and used his station wagon to dispose of the bodies. Then, he disappeared ...…
 
The final run of Essays in the long-running series which explores the impact of the First World War on individual artists through the prism of a single great work of art.2.Janet Montefiore on Rudyard Kipling's 1922 collection, EpitaphsOn 27 September 1915, 8,000 out of the 10,000 British troops who took part in the disastrous Battle of Loos wer ...…
 
Missouri Coalition for the Environment's Ed Smith, Policy Director, and Water Policy Coordinator Maisah Khan present a report on current energy, water and pollution-related issues from the St. Louis Region. This update covers potential EPA Superfund resolutions to the radioactive-material contaminated West Lake Landfill, clean-up proposals for ...…
 
Learn why a Prince Rupert’s drop is both super-fragile and virtually unbreakable; why researchers think newborn babies are a lot smarter than they look; and why Earth’s core is younger than its surface. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new i ...…
 
Is this the last stand for American democracy? That’s what many of Donald Trump’s opponents believe. The upcoming US midterm election is the last chance to prevent the United States from becoming a truly authoritarian state. That fear has the Democrats campaigning hard. But the Republicans are scared too: If Democrats sweep the House and Senate ...…
 
This week, we've assembled a panel of experts to tackle your science questions, including: Are there plastics in the fish we eat? Can electrical devices affect your fertility? And how does Earth's tilt give us our seasons?
 
With the criminal investigation of him now public, Vice President Spiro Agnew launches a bold counter-attack to survive. An unprecedented assault... on his own Justice Department that's investigating him. And the reporters now covering his case. And Agnew gets back-up in that effort from his legion of hardcore supporters across the country and ...…
 
We're used to the idea that rhetoric sways voters. But what about another element of language: a candidate's voice? This week on Hidden Brain, what happens when our political system and ancient biological rules meet. For more information about the research in this episode, visit https://n.pr/2Pe1Fog.…
 
The final run of Essays in the long-running series which explores the impact of the First World War on individual artists through the prism of a single great work of art. 1.Imaobong Umoren tells the story behind W.E.B. Dubois' seminal editorial, Returning Soldiers, which laid the early foundations of the Black Lives Matter campaign. Born in 186 ...…
 
Author and Physicist Alan Lightman talks about his book Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. This is a wide-ranging conversation on religion, science, transcendence, consciousness, impermanence, and whether matter is all that matters.
 
Santos Joe, Leslie, Gabriel, and Alexis Santos (Penn State Health and Human Development) discuss punishments levied against New School Professor Andrew Arato, a social theorist whose colleagues charged with bullying. We discuss the balance of bullying and over-sensitivity in these types of cases, and the use of collegiality in making personnel ...…
 
Santos An interview with Alexis Santos (Penn State Health and Human Development), one of the researchers who questioned official death counts of Puerto Rico fatalities resulting from Hurricane Maria. Santos’ and similar analyses led to important questions about the adequacy of government responses to the hurricane. We also discuss the Tree of L ...…
 
Santos An interview with Alexis Santos (Penn State Health and Human Development), one of the researchers who questioned official death counts of Puerto Rico fatalities resulting from Hurricane Maria. Santos’ and similar analyses led to important questions about the adequacy of government responses to the hurricane.…
 
Santos Joe, Leslie, Gabriel, and Alexis Santos (Penn State Health and Human Development) discuss Trump’s reaction to the Tree of Life shooting massacre in Pittsburgh.
 
Santos Joe, Leslie, Gabriel, and Alexis Santos (Penn State Health and Human Development) discuss a proposal to field an African-American team at the World Baseball Classic.
 
Santos Joe, Leslie, Gabriel, and Alexis Santos (Penn State Health and Human Development) discuss a lawsuit in which three academic publishers (Sage, Oxford, and Cambridge) sued Georgia State for copyright infringement over the school’s use of e-Reserves. They discuss whether academic publishers are now more of a destructive or productive force ...…
 
Here’s something to consider: For families in which the lead earner has a college degree, the average white family has $180,500 in wealth. The average black family? $23,400. That’s a difference of almost $160,000 — $160,000 that could be used to send a kid to college, get through an illness, start a small business, or make a down payment on a h ...…
 
Learn about the man who invented the scientific method; the story of America’s first beach; and how many faces the average person can recognize. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Who Invented the Scientific Method? ...…
 
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