In the style of Paul Harvey and Charles Osgood, Tracing the Path is a podcast that goes deep into history to find the true origins of America's popular culture. This monthly podcast details a different story, with almost always there be connections to previous episodes. Find out how Rand McNally, The Indianapolis 500, South Beach Miami and a cadre of camels are all part of the history of Route 66. The Wizard wouldn't be without the World's Fair, Frank Lloyd Wright and Susan B. Anthony. And even learn how our common alphabet originates with a nursery rhyme in 16th century England.
Reverb Effect is a podcast brought to you by the University of Michigan Department of History. In each episode, historians ask how past voices resonate in the present, and how historians make sense of those voices.
The Received Wisdom is a discussion and interview podcast about how to realize the potential of science and technology by challenging the received wisdom. Join Professors Shobita Parthasarathy and Jack Stilgoe as they talk to thinkers and doers from around the world about governing science and technology to make the world a better place.
The show also includes study questions and additional resources for each episode to make it easy to integrate into curriculums for professors looking to diversify the voices and types of media in their classrooms.
The Graphic Possibilities Podcast is the official podcast of The Graphic Possibilities Research Workshop at Michigan State University. GP is a research workshop in the Department of English at Michigan State University that engages with comics through two interrelated branches, critical inquiry, and engaged pedagogy.
Smart, accessible conversations on big ideas and great books -- ranging from free speech and affirmative action to transformative books, by authors such as Phillis Wheatly, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson, Karl Marx, Franz Kafka, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Waldo Ellison, and many more. Each episode is a deep conversation with a writer, philosopher, artist, or academic.
A podcast in Contemporary Quranic Studies dedicated to holistic engagement with the Quran through scholarly and spiritual commentary upon the text. Quran for All Seasons draws upon the depth and breadth of the Islamic tradition to facilitate discussions of the Quran that transcend creedal and ideological divisions.
A podcast covering each episode of The Golden Girls television show from a scholarly perspective, incorporating feminist and gender studies, archetypal patterns, eldercare and healthcare concerns, and more.
Enough Wicker features academic papers, journal publications, and social science guest posts and TED talks on scholarly themes in The Golden Girls, as well as interviews with guest scholars such as Elliott Powell of University of Minnesota, Deborah Macey of University of Portland, and more.
Literate is a podcast that goes through The New York Public Library’s “Books of the Century” list from 1995. Each episode focuses on one book, exploring its history and author, and asking whether it really is one of the greatest books of the twentieth century.
The hosts, literary scholars Erica Lombard and Alicia Broggi, also invite two expert guests onto each episode—from translators to writers to academics to the founder of a book museum.
In 1792, the U.S. Congress authorized the creation of the consular service. Consuls were appointed to cities and towns all over the world in order to serve the interests of Americans who passed through those places. They were uniquely situated to comment on and involve themselves in the commercial, legal, political, and personal affairs of Americans living or traveling abroad. Consolation Prize is a podcast dedicated to telling the stories of these consuls, and connecting their stories to the wider world in which they lived.
"Sew What?" is a podcast about historic needlework and the gals who stitched it, hosted by historic needlework expert. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. New episodes out every Thursday.