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The latest from the HxA podcast features the best of Heterodox Academy's panels and conversations. Earlier episodes of the HxA podcast are part of the series "Half Hour of Heterodoxy," hosted by social psychologist and co-founder of HxA, Chris Martin. Martin talks civility, polarization, truth, ideology, and pedagogy with Jon Haidt, John McWhorter, Alice Dreger, Glenn Loury, Cristine Legare, and other fascinating guests. You can find all of our recorded panels, conversations, and interviews ...
 
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For the past few months at Heterodox Academy, we’ve been exploring a range of perspectives on the philosophy, purpose, and effectiveness of diversity-related training in the context of higher education. In this episode, a recording of our virtual event, A Deep Dive into DEI: Research, Interventions, and Alternatives, that took place on June 9th, 20…
 
Community colleges are a staple of American higher education; there are over 900 community colleges in the US and nearly half of all students attend a community college. This panel conversation features community college educators, Andrea Fabrizio, Greg Marks, and Mark Urista who share their experiences on community college campuses. They speak to …
 
What does it mean for professors to have full freedom in the classroom and in their research? What are the requirements of academic responsibility? Former college presidents, Judith Shapiro and Brian Rosenberg joined us to plumb the depths of the various aspects of academic freedom and the limits of viewpoint diversity on campus. Drawing on their e…
 
“The message that Black America cannot succeed significantly…until there is a vast overturning...of the very psychological nature of being an American person...then to be a Black American person is to be circumscribed by racism…” In February, John McWhorter joined HxA for a conversation with Amna Khalid about viewpoint diversity among Black intelle…
 
Five years after Heterodox Academy's founding in 2015, we took the opportunity to reflect on what the future of heterodoxy in the academy looks like, with four esteemed thought leaders: Nadine Strossen, Randall Kennedy, Nicholas Christakis and Jeffrey Adam Sachs. Along with host Amna Khalid and opening remarks by HxA Chair and co-founder, Jonathan …
 
Host Amna Khalid speaks with Jonathan Zimmerman about the main ideas of his book, “The Amateur Hour: A History of College Teaching in America.” Together they explore the history of college teaching, the institutional efforts to improve it, higher education’s relatively recent transitions, and what changes he concludes are needed to elevate teaching…
 
Hi Half Hour of Heterodoxy Listeners! We are excited to announce our new podcast, "Heterodox Out Loud," the audio version of the best of the HxA blogs. Listen to insightful, thought-provoking pieces authored by the HxA community by adding the Heterodox Out Loud podcast to your lineup. Subscribe to Heterodox Out Loud: Apple Podcast | Android | RSS…
 
Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke talk about their new book Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk on this episode. They explain how moral grandstanding differs from other vices like hypocrisy, and how it’s not the same as virtue signaling. They talk about psychological research that they have done with Joshua Green to create the grandstanding…
 
This episode features cognitive psychologist and human memory expert, Dr. Elizabeth Loftus. It’s a recording of a live webinar hosted by HxA on June 8, 2020 called Cocktails and Canceled Conversations with Elizabeth Loftus. Dr. Loftus is a Distinguished Professor at UC-Irvine in the Department of Psychological Science and the Department of Criminol…
 
Amy Edmondson is my guest on this episode. She’s an organizational psychologist at Harvard Business School and she’s known for her highly influential studies of psychological safety, the sense that you can be honest and open and can take interpersonal risks at your workplace without fear of punishment. She has also published influential papers on t…
 
Meghan Daum is a columnist for Medium, an adjunct faculty in the MFA Writing Program at Columbia University's School of the Arts, and author of five books, one of which we will be discussing today, The Problem With Everything: A Journey Through the New Culture Wars. It was named one of the 100 notable books of 2019 by the New York Times. In a recen…
 
Michael Kruse is a senior staff writer at POLITICO, where he writes about presidential candidates and campaigns. He has been a journalist since his undergraduate years at Davidson College, and worked for the Tampa Bay Times before joining POLITICO. He has won a number of awards including the National Press Foundation’s Dirksen Award for Distinguish…
 
Adam Domby is my guest today. He’s a history professor at the College of Charleston and we’ll be talking about his research on the statue of Silent Sam at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. That statue commemorated a Confederate soldier and was erected at a main university entrance in 1913. When Domby was a student at Chapel Hill in t…
 
This episode is hosted by Cory Clark, and Michael Roth is the guest. Michael is a historian, the president of Wesleyan University, and the author of the book ‘Safe Enough Spaces: A Pragmatist’s Approach to Inclusion, Free Speech, and Political Correctness on College Campuses’. HxA held its first ever book club a few weeks back, and we chose to read…
 
This is a special one-hour episode featuring Christian Gonzalez and Ian Storey. Christian Gonzales is a research assistant at Heterodox Academy. He’s a senior at Columbia University and he has written for various conservative publications like National Review and City Journal. Ian Storey is a staff writer for Heterodox Academy. He’s a political sci…
 
Cory Clark is my guest on this episode. She’s the Director of Academic Engagement at Heterodox Academy. She’s also a social psychologist and until recently was an assistant professor at Durham University in the UK. We’ll be talking about a paper by her and Bo Winegard that was published in Psychological Inquiry this year called “Tribalism in war an…
 
Katie Gordon is my guest today. Katie previously appeared on Episode 50: Can Offensive Political Speech Cause Trauma? On today’s episode, we’ll be talking about ways you can counsel and help students during the Coronavirus pandemic. We talk about what you can and cannot do, given legal and ethical guidelines around psychotherapy. We’ll also discuss…
 
Amy Westervelt contributes to the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. In 2015, she received a Rachel Carson award and, in 2016, an Edward R. Murrow award for her environmental journalism. She’s the creator and host of the podcast Drilled, the first true-crime style podcast about climate change…
 
Lawrence B. Glickman is my guest on this episode. He’s the Stephen and Evalyn Milman Professor in American Studies at Cornell University. We’ll be talking about his latest book, “Free Enterprise: An American History.” It covers what American politicians and the public mean when they talk about free enterprise, how that meaning has changed from the …
 
James Poniewozik is my guest today. He’s the chief television critic for the New York Times. We’ll be talking about his new book “Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America,” which was listed as one of the 10 best books of the year by Publishers Weekly, one of the 50 notable works of nonfiction in 2019 by The Washingto…
 
Deb Mashek, my guest on this episode, is the executive director of Heterodox Academy. We talk about what Heterodox Academy does and Deb gives a preview of some 2020 events. Here is a transcript of this episode. Related Links:* The Staff of Heterodox Academy* The Advisory Council of Heterodox Academy* HxCommunities* Donate to HxA* Glenn Loury on Hal…
 
Carol Quillen is my guest on this episode. She’s thepresident of Davidson College, my alma mater, and she is also a historian bytraining. She received her PhD in history from Princeton University. In 2018,Princeton awarded her the James Madison Medal, given in recognition of adistinguished career. She has published essays and talked about the usefu…
 
Phoebe Maltz Bovy (@tweetertation) is my guest today. She’s the author of The Perils of "Privilege": Why Injustice Can’t be Solved by Accusing Others of Advantage, published in 2017. Her essays on privilege and politics have appeared in The New Republic, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and other publications. She also co-hosts the heterodox show…
 
Ilana Redstone (@irakresh) is my guest. She is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she teaches core sociology courses and a special course called Bigots and Snowflakes: Living in a World Where Everyone Else is Wrong. She is the founder of Diverse Perspectives Consulting, whose mission to impr…
 
Tony McAleer is my guest on this episode. He’s the author of the new book “The Cure for Hate: A Former White Supremacist’s Journey from Violent Extremism to Radical Compassion. He is the co-founder of Life After Hate, a non-profit organization whose mission to help people leave hate groups and to counter hate on social media without censorship. A f…
 
Robert Talisse (@roberttalisse) is my guest on this episode. He's the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. His central research area is democratic theory. In his latest book Overdoing Democracy: Why We Must Put Politics in Its Place (@OverdoingD), Robert argues that we spoil certain social goods if we spend too much time…
 
Sheila Heen is my guest today. This is the second part of a two-part interview with her. The first part is available here. Sheila is the coauthor of Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (1999), a New York Times Business Bestseller that has continuously been in print. An updated 10th anniversary edition was published in 2010. Sh…
 
Sheila Heen is my guest today. She’s the coauthor of Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (1999), a New York Times Business Bestseller that has continuously been in print. An updated 10th anniversary edition was published in 2010. She’s also the coauthor of Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well…
 
Matthew H. Goldberg (@MattGoldberg100) is my guest on this episode. He's a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. He's an expert in social psychological topics related to communication, such as attitudes and persuasion, motivated reasoning, and ideology. We discuss Matt's recent paper A Social Identity Approach …
 
Today's episode features Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie), a conservative political commentator who hosted a popular talk radio show from 1993 to 2016. He later joined The Weekly Standard magazine and hosted The Daily Standard podcast. In December 2018, after the shuttering of The Weekly Standard, he and William Kristol founded The Bulwark website, hi…
 
This episode was recorded before a live audience at the Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, GA, on September 1, 2019. It features historians Kevin Kruse (@KevinMKruse) and Julian Zelizer (@JulianZelizer) talking about Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974. The end of the episode features audience questions and answers. Here is a tran…
 
Lara Schwartz is the director of the Project for Civil Discourse at American University where she’s also a professor in law and government. She’s also the coauthor of How to College: What to Know Before You Go (And When You're There). We talk about the problem of false equivalence (also termed false balance, both-sidesism, and both-siderism) in the…
 
Harvard University professor and best-selling author Steven Pinker considers why open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement matter beyond the academy. He makes the case that healthy colleges and universities equip citizens, scientists, policymakers, parents, and others with the habits of heart and mind necessary to advance the…
 
Joanna Schug (@joannaschug) is a social and cross-cultural psychologist at the College of William and Mary. We discuss how the concept of relational mobility helps us understand why cultures differ from one another, and why people can have difficulty adapting to a new culture. For a long time, we’ve described cultures in terms of individualism or c…
 
Cailin O’Connor (@cailinmeister) is a philosopher of science at the University of California-Irvine. We discuss her book The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread co-authored with James Owen Weatherall. Related Links:* Do as I Say, Not as I Do, or, Conformity in Scientific Networks by James Owen Weatherall and Cailin O'Connor* How Science Sp…
 
This episode features short interviews with people who attended the 2019 Heterodox Academy conference and one excerpt from a conference symposium.Guests In Order of Appearance:* Jon Haidt, social psychologist and business ethics professor * Amna Khalid, historian* Jesse Singal, journalist at New York Magazine* Anya Pechko, entrepreneur and founder …
 
Oliver Burkeman is a British journalist and author based in Brooklyn. We discuss his recent Guardian essay where he argues that excessive engagement with political news is unhealthy for individual wellbeing and for democracy.Related Links* How the news took over reality by Oliver Burkeman* The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive…
 
Nicholas Christakis is a physician and sociologist at Yale University, and Director of the Human Nature Lab at the Yale Institute for Network Science.His previous books included Connected, about how social networks affect our health and our lives, and Death Foretold, about the sociology of prognosis. We discuss his new book Blueprint: The Evolution…
 
My guest today is Angie Maxwell (@AngieMaxwell1). She received her PhD. In American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and is currently associate professor of Southern Studies at the University of Arkansas. She also chairs the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics, which administers national polls of political attitudes that overs…
 
Professors and politicians warn that we face a crisis of civility today. But is civility really a virtue, and how much civility do we really need? Those questions are addressed by my guest today is Teresa Bejan, in her book Mere Civility: Disagreement and the Limits of Toleration, published in 2017. Teresa is an associate professor of political the…
 
Deb Mashek and Karen Gillo talk about the Heterodox Academy 2019 Conference, scheduled for June 20 and June 21 in New York City. The conference includes an awards dinner on June 20. Deb Mashek is executive director and Karen Gillo is communications director of Heterodox Academy. Rating the ShowIf you enjoyed this show, please rate it on iTunes:* Go…
 
Maria Dixon Hall manages the Campus Cultural Intelligence program at Southern Methodist University. She has a background in multiple disciplines, having earned a masters of divinity, a masters of theology, and a PhD in Organizational Communication and Religion. Her work in cultural intelligence differs from the typical diversity training that’s don…
 
This is a re-release of an episode from The Annex, a sociology podcast created by Joseph Cohen (CUNY Queens College), Leslie Hinkson (Georgetown), and Gabriel Rossman (UCLA). You can follow the Annex on Twitter and find previous episodes at www.theannexpodcast.com.The episode is an interview with Arthur Sakamoto from Texas A&M about explanations of…
 
Christopher Federico is a political psychologist with joint appointments in psychology and political science at the University of Minnesota. We talk about a new paper in which he and Ari Malka argue that people do not simply become liberal or conservative based on the strength of their psychological needs for security and certainty. Factors like po…
 
Arthur Brooks’ book Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America From the Culture of Contempt was published this month. This episode features him in conversation with Deb Mashek, executive director of Heterodox Academy, and the two co-hosts of How Do We Fix it?, Richard Davies and Jim Meigs. Arthur is the president of the American Enterpri…
 
Thanks for supporting the podcast. We're now at episode 50!In this episode, clinical psychologist Kathryn Gordon talks about whether prejudiced political expression can cause trauma in listeners. Katie worked as a professor in the psychology department at North Dakota State University (NDSU) for ten years.We also talk about Katie's podcast Jedi Cou…
 
Are we facing a free speech crisis in higher education today? According to today’s guest, Jeffrey A. Sachs, lecturer in politics at Acadia University, the answer is mostly no. Jeff has published pieces about free speech and political bias on campus on the Heterodox Academy blog, the Niskanen Center blog, and the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog. …
 
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