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episode 159: Louis Hyman, "Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream became Temporary" (Viking, 2018)


Jobs are less secure today not because the market demanded it but because, starting as early as the 1950s, executives, consultants, and policy makers decided to make them that way...


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episode 11: Katherine Rye Jewell, "Dollars for Dixie: Business and the Transformation of Conservatism in the Twentieth Century" (Cambridge UP, 2017)


Jewell discusses the evolution of political and economic conservatism in the twentieth-century South...


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episode 387: Stephen F. Knott, "The Lost Soul of the American Presidency" (UP of Kansas, 2019)


Knott guides the reader through more than 200 years of presidents and the changes that these individuals have brought to the office itself...


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episode 41: Fran Altvater, "Sacramental Theology and the Decoration of Baptismal Fonts" (Cambridge Scholars, 2017)


Baptismal fonts were necessary to the liturgical life of the medieval Christian...


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episode 45: Michael Krona and Rosemary Pennington, "The Media World of ISIS" (Indiana UP, 2019)


Krona and Pennington explore the characteristics, mission, and tactics of the ISIS's use of media and propaganda...


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David Spiegelhalter, "The Art of Statistics: How to Learn from Data" (Basic, 2019)


Spiegelhalter's work dedicated to "improving the way that quantitative evidence is used in society.”


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episode 32: Miriam Driessen, "Tales of Hope, Tastes of Bitterness: Chinese Road Builders in Ethiopia" (Hong Kong UP, 2019)


Driessen finds that the hope of sharing China’s success with developing countries soon turns into bitterness, as Chinese workers perceive a lack of support and appreciation from Ethiopian laborers and local institutions...


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episode 48: Lennox Honychurch, "In the Forests of Freedom: The Fighting Maroons of Dominica" (UP Mississippi, 2017)


Maroons—enslaved Africans who escaped and formed autonomous communities—dominated Dominica’s hilly interior for centuries...


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episode 223: Laura Cabrera, "Rethinking Human Enhancement: Social Enhancement and Emergent Technologies" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)


Cabrera discusses three possible human enhancement paradigms and explores how each involves different values, uses of technology, and different degrees and kinds of ethical concerns...


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episode 56: Jelena Subotić, "Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism" (Cornell UP, 2019)


Subotić asks why Holocaust memory continues to be so deeply troubled―ignored, appropriated, and obfuscated―throughout Eastern Europe...


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