"The Beyond the Lecture" podcast is a series of short interviews with distinguished American thought-leaders in political science, economics, journalism and the arts.
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How can quality journalism survive in an age of voter polarization, public distrust in news media, and fake news?
Jill Abramson, R.Jay Magill
For this episode, we asked artists Kerry James Marshall and Trenton Doyle Hancock for their personal take on painting, collage and comics.
Kerry James Marshall, Trenton Doyle Hancock, R.Jay Magill
On this "Beyond the Lecture" edition, we talked to New York Times columnist Roger Cohen about what remains of the postwar order under Trump.
Roger Cohen, R.Jay Magill
In this episode, political scientist Nicholas Eberstadt discusses an overlooked crisis: the radical rise in unemployment for American men.
Nicholas Eberstadt, R.Jay Magill
On this episode, Charles Taylor and Dilip Gaonkar address the concern that democracy is sliding backwards. How can we reverse the decline?
Charles Taylor, Dilip Gaonkar, R.Jay Magill
How realistic is a diplomatic solution to North Korea's nuclear threat? Nicholas Eberstadt assesses the situation on "Beyond the Lecture."
“It will get worse before it gets better, and it will not end well.” Derek Chollet on US security under Trump, and where it is leading us.
Derek Chollet, R.Jay Magill
Former British foreign minister David Miliband speaks about the challenges facing the 65 million worldwide refugees.
David Miliband, R. Jay Magill
How can refugees remain connected to higher education while they're displaced? Keith D. Watenpaugh discusses solutions.
Keith D. Watenpaugh, Michael Steinberg, R.Jay Magill
Could Germany do better without its "Schwarze Null" policy? Historian Adam Tooze gives his take, on our Beyond the Lecture podcast.
Adam Tooze, R.Jay Magill
On this episode of Beyond the Lecture, Africana professor Tricia Rose talks about what white liberals and Trump voters have in common.
R.Jay Magill, Tricia Rose
Global warming is coming fast. But what does that mean? We talked to writer Elizabeth Kolbert about the effects of climate change.
Elizabeth Kolbert, R.Jay Magill
What's love about masculinity, and do women know the full extent of their oppression? We sat down with writer P. Carl to discuss.
P. Carl, Tina Reis, R.Jay Magill
New Yorker staff writers Masha Gessen and Joshua Yaffa discuss journalism in Russia and the US.
Masha Gessen and Joshua Yaffa
Jason Danziger sits down with Sir David Chipperfield to discuss how architects can and should serve their communities.
Sir David Chipperfield
The surprizing story of Martin Puchner's, the man who suddenly discovers that he is the last speaker of a forgotten language: Rotwelsch.