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Jeffrey Hummel, professor of economics at San Jose State University, talks about the release of the 2nd edition of his book - "Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War."

Direct download: Hummel_Podcast.mp3
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Historian Kevin Gutzman talks about his most recent book, James Madison and the Making of America.

Direct download: Gutzman_Podcast.mp3
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George Mason University Economist and Philosopher Erik Angner talks about behavorial economics.

Direct download: Angner_Podcast.mp3
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Historian and cultural critic Thaddeus Russell talks about his book - A Renengade History of the United States. www.kosmosonline.org

Direct download: Russell_Podcast_10-11-13.mp3
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IHS Program officer Phil Magness interviews Towson University Economics Professor Howard Baetjer Jr about this latest book - Free our Markets: A Citizens' Guide to Essential Economics. www.kosmosonline.org.

Direct download: Baetjer_Podcast_-_Final_Cut.mp3
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Dr. Phil Magness interviews Kevin Currie-Knight on the topic of his dissertation - dealing specifically with the thoughts and prescriptions of prominent 20th century market libertarians for education policy, featuring among others Milton Friedman, Ayn Rand, and Murray Rothbard. Kevin is a fourth year PhD student at the University of Delaware, and a graduate assistant at the UD Center for Assessment of Teaching and Learning, assisting graduate students and faculty with developing and maintaining e-portfolios.

Direct download: Currie-Knight_podcast.mp3
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Bruce Yandle published his original paper, "Bootleggers and Baptists" in 1983. Looking back on the last 30 years and this important theory of regulation Dr. Yandle was gracious enough to talk with IHS Economics Program Officer Mario Villarreal-Diaz about the legacy of this theory, it's current applications, and to share encouraging words for young classical liberal scholars in their research today. 

For more podcasts and intellectual and career resources for libertarian scholars visit http://www.kosmosonline.org

Direct download: Yandle_Bootleggers_Baptists.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online Podcast, IHS Philosophy Program Officer Bill Glod interviews Glen Whitman of California Statue University, Northridge and www.agoraphilia.blogspot.com. They discuss Dr. Whitman's current work on "nudge," otherwise known as "libertarian" or "new paternalism" within the broader scope of behavorial economics and the implications of these trends for liberty. 

Direct download: Whitman.Glen-NudgeNewPaternalism.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, IHS philosophy program officer Bill Glod interviews Georgetown professor Jason Brennan on his new book "Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know." Apologies for the background noise in the recording. 

Visit www.kosmosonline.org for more podcasts with libertarian scholars, opportunities, and career advice for classical liberal scholars. 

Direct download: BrennanLibertarianism.mp3
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IHS History Program Officer Dr. Phil Magness interviews Professor Nick Buccola on his recent book The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty. They discuss the origins of Dr. Buccola's project, Douglass' philosophical influences, classical liberalism and anti-slavery, and of course, Abraham Lincoln.

For more podcasts on classical liberalism and career advice for academics, visit www.kosmosonline.org

Direct download: Buccola-FrederickDouglassPhilMagness.mp3
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IHS Economics Program Officer, Mario Villarreal-Diaz talks about the Mont Pelerin Society, its history and background, then recounts some of his experience at this year's general meeting in Prague

For more podcasts and career advice for liberty advancing cademics, visit Kosmos Online

Direct download: villarreal-diaz-mont_pelerin_recap.mp3
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Have you heard of Moorfield Storey, Edward Atkinson, or Simon Bolivar Buckner? If you haven’t, you’re not alone! Dr. Stephen Davies introduces the best kept secrets of the libertarian tradition. For those of you who were at yesterday's Living Liberty Series lecture, this is the full length recording of Dr. Davies' lecture. 

Direct download: Davies_ForgottenLibertariansFinal.mp3
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We continue our interview with Professor Peter Boettke of George Mason University. In this half of the interview, Professor Boettke talks about Keynes, the history of Keynesian policy, and the necessity for economists to be effective communicators of their research in a continued discussion of his new book, Living Economics

Visit www.kosmosonline.org for more interviews with classical liberal professors and career advice for young academics. 

Direct download: boettke_part2.mp3
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Phil Magness interviews new IHS program officer in economics, Mario Villarreal-Diaz. Mario joins us after serving regularly as seminar faculty. He shares what he will be doing as a program officer and mentor and also shares about his personal journey, what brought him to IHS, and his development as a classical liberal.

Direct download: Mario_Intro.mp3
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Jeanne Hoffman interviews Professor Peter Boettke of George Mason University on his new book Living Economics:Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.Professor Boettke talks about some of the thought behind this book, his thoughts on the field of economics, teaching economics, and how he hopes that it will develop into the future.

Direct download: boettke_part_one.mp3
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Jeanne Hoffman interviews Professor Kevin Grier, Professor of Economics at University of Oklahoma about how he prepares and assesses his PhD students for the academic job market.

Direct download: Grier_JobMarket.mp3
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Jeanne Hoffman talks with Professor Ilya Somin aboutThe Hunger Games, and the themes of liberty and politics that he finds in the popular series of novels.

Direct download: Somin_HungerGames.mp3
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Phil Magness interviews Professor Steven Medema of the University of Colorado Denver about the Chicago School of economics and its history. Note: The audio quality of this podcast is not as good as usual, our apologies for this.

Direct download: Medema_ChicagoSchool.mp3
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In this week's Kosmos podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks with Dr. Aeon Skoble who offers his advice on what a young scholar needs to be thinking about and doing to set themselves up for success in academia.

Direct download: Skoble_Advice.mp3
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Jeanne Hoffman talks with IHS Program Officers Dr. James Harrigan and Dr. Phil Magness on the difficulty and best approaches for dealing with unprepared students.

Direct download: Marrigan_Unprepared.mp3
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Jeanne Hoffman talks to Phil Magness about the submission process and guidelines for History journals.

Direct download: Magness_JournalSubmission.mp3
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Academic conferences can be expensive, especially for grad students on limited budgets. In this Kosmos Online podcast Phil Magness shares tips on attending conferences cheaply as a graduate student and how to best utilize your grant money and make the most of a conference trip. Also, don't forget when you're looking to attend conferences to apply to the Hayek Fund for Scholars, available to help qualifying scholars advance their work.

Direct download: Magness_CheapConferences.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, Dr. Phil Magness talks with Peter Jaworski, a visiting instructor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, about some of the teaching techniques that he uses in his courses.

Direct download: Jaworski_Teaching.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks with Professor Jeremy Horpedahl of Buena Vista University. Professor Horpedahl offers some perspectives and advice on how you should approach alcohol in social situations as a graduate student with professors and colleagues.

Direct download: Horpedahl_Drinking.mp3
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Jeanne Hoffman talks with IHS Program Officer, Dr. Bill Glod about the journal submission process for Philosophy. This is the first in a series of episodes we will be doing on submitting papers to journals by discipline.

Direct download: Glod_PhilosophyJournals.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, Jeanne Hoffman interviews Professor Nick Buccola about his upcoming book, "The Political Thought of Frederick Dogulass: In Pursuit of American Liberty." Professor Buccola has written an excellent account of the political philosophy of Frederick Douglass, arguing that Douglass was fundamentally shaped by classical liberal ideas of natural human rights.

Direct download: Buccola_Douglass.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, Professor Benjamin Barton of the University of Tennessee College of Law expands on his article Harry Potter and the Half-Crazed Bureaucracy to discuss themes of liberty in the Harry Potter series. Professor Barton sees lots of relevant ideas to public choice theory in the Harry Potter series, and believes the popularity of the series could be beneficial for liberty.

Direct download: Barton_HarryPotter.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, Dr. Jason King of Saint Vincent College talks about a course he teaches, titled "God, Work and Money".

Direct download: King_GodWorkMoney.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, I speak with Professor Jeremy Horpedahl about prescription drug prices. He elaborates on his research regarding the historical prices of prescription drugs, the effect patents have on prices, and provides some forecasting on what this means for the future of health care costs.

Direct download: Horpedahl_HealthCare.mp3
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In this Kosmos Podcast, Dr. Ben Powell, associate professor of economics at Suffolk University and Senior Economist at the Beacon Hill Institute, shares some lessons learned from his first semester teaching a course on Libertarianism. You can find the syllabus ot the course in our Syllabus Bank.

Direct download: Powell_Libertarianism.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, I'm joined by Humane Studies Fellowship winner and PhD/JD Candidate at the University of Alabama, AK Shauku. AK is currently doing research on payday loans and the ongoing litigation surrounding the health care reforms.

Direct download: Shauku_Research.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, I speak with Dr. Jason King, assistant professor of theology at St. Vincent's College, about why you should teach an interdisciplinary course, and how it can benefit both you and the students.

Direct download: King_Interdisciplinary.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, newly-appointed professor Josh Blackman runs me through the process of applying for, interviewing, and hopefully accepting a position as a law professor.

Direct download: Blackman_LawInterview.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, I speak with Nikki Sullivan, graduate student in neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology, former IHS employee, and current Humane Studies Fellow. She shares some details about her research, and how the hard sciences can be used to advance liberty.

Direct download: Sullivan_Neuroscience.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, I'm joined by Anthony Deardurff, Deputy Director of the Federalist Society Faculty Division, recapping the Federalist Society Conference that was held in Washington, D.C. We talk about the various panels that were held and some of the major ideas that were presented at the conference.

For short interviews with some of the paper and panel presenters at the conference, see:

J.W. Verret, George Mason School of Law, on The Sovereign Shareholder: Government Ownership and Corporate Law Post-Bailout

Christina Mulligan, Information Society Project at Yale Law School, on her paper regarding Numeris Clausus

William Baude, Stanford Constitutional Law Center, on his paper about the Defense of Marriage Act

Direct download: Deardurff_FedSoc.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, Dr. James Harrigan speaks with Dr. Steve Horwitz about interdisciplinary teaching. Dr. Horwitz explains the many benefits and some of the drawbacks of incorporating other disciplines into your teaching, and how to approach faculty from other departments.

Direct download: Horwitz_InterdisciplinaryTeaching.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, Professor David Friedman covers a wide range of topics, from his unconventional but successful academic route to his science fiction writing.

Direct download: Friedman_Career.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Ajume Wingo, professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado. Dr. Wingo has done extensive research on the concept of leadercentrism and institutional reform in African nations, and how it relates to the Arab Spring.

Direct download: Wingo_Leadercentrism.mp3
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In this KosmosOnline podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks with Professor Steve Horwitz  about using social media to your advantage as an academic. Dr. Horwitz is the Charles A. Dana Professor and Chair of Economics at St. Lawrence University. 

Direct download: Horwitz_SocialMedia.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, Dr. Craig Yirush talks about his new book Settlers, Liberty and Empire: The Roots of Early American Political Theory 1675 to 1775. Dr. Yirush, an associate professor of history at UCLA, tries to get away from the standard narrative of early American political theory which argues that the roots of political disagreement between the settlers and the British stem from the 1750's. Dr. Yirush believes the roots of political disagreement extend far before then.

Direct download: Yirush_SettlersAndEmpire.mp3
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Jeanne Hoffman interviews the new director of educational programs at the Institute for Humane Studies, Dr. Jennifer Thompson. Dr. Thompson discusses her new role and her path to IHS

Direct download: Thompson_Bio.mp3
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In this Kosmos Podcast, Dr. James Stacey Taylor, author of Stakes and Kidneys: Why Markets in Human Body Parts Are Morally Imperative, dives into the philosophical and moral details of the recent court decision legalizing compensation for bone marrow donations. Dr. Taylor (shockingly) thinks this is a good result for everyone involved, and provides an outlook for markets in organs in the near future.

Direct download: JST_BoneMarrow.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, Dr. Phil Magness brings along his friend Dr. Paul Weissberg to talk about teaching a course with another professor. Dr. Magness and Dr. Weissberg shared duties in teaching administrative policy at American University in 2008. Currently, Dr. Weissberg is an assistant professor of political science at Augustana College in Illinois. Dr. Magness and Dr. Weissberg explain whether team teaching has more pros than cons, what the specific advantages are, and how to decide who does the grading.

Direct download: MagnessWeissberg_TeamTeaching.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, I'm joined by Dr. David Skarbek, a Searle visiting assistant professor in political science at Duke University. Dr. Skarbek has done extensive research in prison gangs, and joins us to talk about how prison gangs provide "governance in the absence of government", how prison gangs incorporate written constitutions, and what his research means for the ideas of liberty.

Direct download: Skarbek_PrisonGangs.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, I have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Steve Horwitz and Dr. Art Carden about writing for the media as academics. Dr. Carden is a professor of economics at Rhodes College and a contributor at Forbes, and Dr. Horwitz is the Charles A. Dana Professor and Chair of Economics at St. Lawrence University and contributor at The Freeman. Dr. Carden and Horwitz discuss writing op-eds, how to get involved with the media, how it mixes with their research, what kind of a time commitment writing can be, and how writing for the media has made them better academic writers.

Direct download: HorwitzCarden_writingformedia.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, our guest host, Dr. James Harrigan, speaks with Dr. Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, co-director of the joint UNC-Duke Philosophy, Politics and Economics program. Dr. Sayre-McCord shares how the program got started, what some of the challenges were, shares some successes, and gives general advice on starting a joint program at your university.

Direct download: GSMcCord_PPE.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, Dan D'Amico, Phil Magness and Adam Martin recap the Southern Economic Association's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The three scholars discuss the most interesting panels, The Menger Essay Contest winners, the increased attendance at the IHS reception and the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics' dinner, and some general conference advice.

Direct download: DAmicoMagnessMartin_SEA.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, Dr. Kevin Grier of the University of Oklahoma shares his classroom assignment where he had students role play the Argentinian debt crisis. Dr. Grier explains how he structured the assignment, why he incorporates creative assignments in some of his economics courses, and provides a few book suggestions for becoming a better teacher.

Direct download: Grier_DebtCrisis.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online Podcast, I'm discussing themes of liberty in the popular fiction and TV series, Game of Thrones. Our guest is Game of Thrones expert Amber Taylor, who has written about the series for The Atlantic and blogs at Prettier Than Napoleon.

Direct download: ATaylor_GameOfThrones.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, I'm once again speaking with economics professor Dr. Dan D'Amico of Loyola University in New Orleans. Dr. D'Amico builds off his previous podcast about creating a libertarian community as a graduate student to give some advice on what to do once you become faculty to faciliate liberty-friendly conversations.

Direct download: DAmico_FacultyCommunity.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, Dr. Dan D'Amico and Dr. Steve Horwitz give the complete story on making media appearances as an academic. They discuss how they got involved in appearing in the media, how they prepare for their appearances, why they value these appearances, and how a tenure committee might view their efforts as public intellectuals.

Direct download: HorwitzDAmico_SpeakingMedia.mp3
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What's the third thing you should do when you get a research idea? Dr. Bill Glod and Dr. Phil Magness have (very!) short answers. (If you missed the first and second thing you should do when you get a research idea, you can find the first here and the second here).

Direct download: Gladness_thirdresearchthing.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, I interview Dr. Dan D'Amico of Loyola University in New Orleans about cultivating a libertarian community in your graduate program. He discusses how reading groups can benefit the students both inside and outside the classroom, and echos some of the same sentiments about doing good research as Chris Coyne from his lecture during the Humane Studies Fellowship Research Colloquium.

Direct download: DAmico_GradStudentCommunity.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, I interview John Blundell, author of Ladies for Liberty: Women Who Made A Difference in American History. Mr. Blundell is a visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation, and Distinguished Senior Fellow at London’s Institute of Economic Affairs and is also an IHS board member. He explains how a British economist comes to write a book about American women, profiles some of his favorite stories, and details the lessons we can learn from these extraordinary American women.

Direct download: Blundell_LadiesforLiberty.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks with Aeon Skoble about themes of liberty in the popular TV show the Twilight Zone. Dr. Skoble is professor of philosophy at Bridgewater State University.

 

Direct download: Skoble_TwilightZone.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks with Dr. William Rorabaugh about alcohol and American history. Dr Rorabaugh is professor of history at the University of Washington, and author of The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition.

 

Direct download: Rorabaugh_Alcohol.mp3
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What's the second thing you should do when you get a research idea? Dr. Bill Glod and Dr. Phil Magness have (very!) short answers.

Direct download: Gladness_secondresearchthing.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, I am once again joined by IHS Program Officers Dr. Bill Glod and Dr. Phil Magness, who share tips and best practices about obtaining much-needed funding as a graduate student. They also discuss how the Hayek Fund and Humane Studies Fellowship can help graduate students.

Direct download: Gladness_GradFunding.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, I interview Dr. Brian Domitrovic about his new book, Econoclasts: The Rebels Who Sparked the Supply Side Revoltuon and Restored American Prosperity. Dr. Domitrovic is an associate professor and chair of the department of history at Sam Houston State University. He discusses the ebbs and flows of Keynesian interventionism, and who sparked the revival in free-market thought. You might be shocked to find out how high the marginal tax rate was at one point in American history!

Direct download: Domitrovic_Econoclasts.mp3
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In this Kosmos Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Matt Zwolinski who shares his current research. Dr. Zwolinski is working on a book titled Exploitation, Capitalism and the State and whether inefficiencies in the market require state intervention.

Direct download: Zwolinski_Research.mp3
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What's the first thing you should do when you get a research idea? Dr. Bill Glod and Dr. Phil Magness have (very!) short answers.

Direct download: Gladness_firstresearchthing.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, I speak with the new Director of Academic Programs at the Institute for Humane Studies, Dr. James R. Harrigan. Dr. Harrigan just returned from the American University in Iraq as the Dean of Students, and shares his thoughts on kareoke, an unlikely past profession, his pick for the one book you should read, and what he least expected about working at IHS.

Direct download: Harrigan_Bio.mp3
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In this KosmosOnline podcast Jeanne Hoffman talks about Virginia‟s revolutionaries with Professor Kevin Gutzman. Dr. Gutzman is a professor of history at Western Connecticut State university, and author of “Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840”.

Direct download: Gutzman_Virginia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EST

In this Kosmos podcast, Dr. Greg Wolcott introduces himself as one of our newest IHS staff. Dr. Wolcott is Director of Seminars at IHS, and received his PhD in philosophy from Loyola University in Chicago. Greg talks about his triumphant return to IHS and what his new role at IHS entails.

Direct download: GWolcott_Bio.mp3
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IHS Program Officers Dr. Bill Glod and Dr. Phil Magness discuss how to be a good mentor as a late stage PhD. Glod and Magness talk about how you can approach an early-stage student, and how IHS can help.

Direct download: MagnessGlod_EarlyStageMentoring.mp3
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In this KosmosOnline Podcast Jeanne Hoffman talks with Professor Doug Husak about Drug Legalization and Libertarian Paternalism. Dr. Husak is a professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University and a Fellow at the Straus University at NYU.

Direct download: Husak_Paternalism.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, I recap the American Political Science Association conference in Seattle with IHS Program Officer Dr. Nigel Ashford. We discuss some of the most interesting panels, the paradox of the APSA leadership structure, and analyze the job market.

Direct download: NAshford_APSA.mp3
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In this KosmosOnline podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks with Joseph Packer about World of Warcraft and spontaneous order. Mr. Packer is a PhD student at the University of Pittsburg School of communication and is the author of the paper “Dethroning the author, when fiction and reality collide in MMORPG‟s.”

Direct download: JPacker_WoW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am EST

In this KosmosOnline podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks with Professor Jacob T. Levy about book editing. Dr. Levy discusses his experiences with editing his recent book, Colonialism and Its Legacies, and offers advice for apsiring editors. Dr. Levy  is Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Political Science at McGill University and a member of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. He blogs at http://jacobtlevy.blogspot.com/

Direct download: JLevy_EditingABook.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, IHS Program Officer Dr. Nigel Ashford reveals the most critical considerations when choosing a political science program, and explains how to get the most out of your degree.

Direct download: NAshford_ApplyingtoPoliSciProgram.mp3
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In this Kosmos podcast, I speak with Mark Friedman about his new book, Nozick's Libertarian Project. Mr. Friedman is a retired lawyer and independent scholar working in the field of political theory and ethics. He also blogs atr Natural Rights Libertarian. Among other topics, Mr. Friedman discusses Hayek's role in Nozick's arguments. 

Direct download: MFriedman_Nozick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am EST

Jeanne Hoffman talks with James Payne about his new book Six Political Illusions: A Primer on Government for Idealists Fed Up with History Repeating Itself. Dr. Payne was a political science professor at Yale, Wesleyan, Johns Hopkins, and Texas A&M Universities, but is now a freelance writer and independent scholar. 

Direct download: Payne_SixIllusions.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, I speak with IHS Program Officer Bill Glod about getting the most out of philosophy associations. Bill also talks about philosophy conferences, and how they can be of most use to graduate students.

Direct download: BGlod_PhilosophyAssoc.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, I shatter cultural norms by discussing markets in organs and children with James Stacey Taylor. Dr. Taylor is an associate professor of philosophy at the College of New Jersey, the Managing Editor of the Journal of Value Inquiry, and author of Stakes and Kidneys: Why Markets in Human Body Parts are Morally Imperative. 

Direct download: JST_Markets.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am EST

In this Kosmos Online podcast, I speak with IHS program officers Dr. Bill Glod and Dr. Phil Magness about choosing your dissertation committee. They discuss the importance of external readers, variations by discipline, and how to use your early years wisely. 

Direct download: GlodMagness_PickYourCommittee.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, I speak with Danny Frederick about being an independent scholar. If you've ever thought about being a scholar but not at a university, Mr. Frederick has some very helpful advice!

Direct download: DFrederick_IndependentScholar.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, I once again turn the tables on our usual host Jeanne Hoffman and interview her about taking advantage of law academic associations.

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In this Kosmos Online podcast, I speak with Dr. Stephen Hicks about starting a center. Dr. Hicks is a philosophy professor at Rockford College and Executive Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship. He tells us how much of a time commitment a center can be, where his funding comes from, and gives advice to those who have ever thought about starting a center.

Direct download: SHicks_CEE.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, Chris Martin speaks with IHS Program Officer Dr. Phil Magness about challenging situations with students in the classroom. Dr. Magness uses his years of teaching experience to tell some funny stories and give practical advice to other teachers. 

Direct download: PMagness_ChallengingStudents.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, I once again speak with IHS Program Officer Dr. Phil Magness about taking advantage of history academic associations. Dr. Magness explains which associations you should join and what they could do for you as a graduate student. Also, Dr. Magness provides some advice for attending historical conferences.

Direct download: PMagness_HistoryAssoc.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, I interview Dr. Justin Wert on his new book, Habeas Corpus in America: The Politics of Individual Rights. Dr. Wert is a professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma. He discusses changes in the way habeas has been implemented from the Civil War to post-9/11.

Direct download: JWert_Habeas.mp3
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In this KosmosOnline podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks with Institute for Humane Studies Philosophy Program Officer Dr. Bill Glod about current trends in philosophy.

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In this KosmosOnline podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks with Jason Sorens about his new book Secessionism: Identity, Interests, and Strategy. Dr. Sorens is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Buffalo, and director of the University Workshop series in Markets and States.

Direct download: Sorens_Secessionism.mp3
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In this KosmosOnline podcast Jeanne Hoffamn talks with Professor Sherri Wall about one kind of academic entrepreneurship, advising a student group. Professor Wall is an instructor in economics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a faculty advisor for SWEET, Students Who Enjoy Economic Thinking.

Direct download: SWall_SWEET.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, I interview IHS program officer Dr. Nigel Ashford about political science academic associations, and how to get the most out of a membership.

Direct download: NAshford_PoliSciAssoc.mp3
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In this Kosmos Podcast, I talk with IHS Program Officer Phil Magness about ways to share Classical Liberal ideas as a TA.

Direct download: CLasaTA.mp3
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In this Kosmos Online podcast, IHS Program Officer Jeanne Hoffman discusses current trends in legal academia, her legal blog reading list, and book recommendations for both legal scholars and those outside of law.

Direct download: JHoffman_FocusOnLaw.mp3
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IHS program officer Jeanne Hoffman gives some advice on how to get the most out of your law degree.

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Jeanne Hoffman interviews IHS program officers Dr. Nigel Ashford and Dr. Bill Glod about resources for early-stage graduate students, and some advice on how to get through those first few years.

Direct download: EarlyCDSTalk.mp3
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In this KosmosOnline Podcast, Jeanne Hoffman interviews Institute for Humane Studies program officer Dr. Phil Magness about current trends in the field of history and recent scholarship by liberty-friednly academics.

Direct download: PMagness_FocusOnHistory.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am EST

In this KosmosOnline Podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks with Institute for Humane Studies program officers Dr. Nigel Ashford, Dr. Bill Glod and Dr. Phil Magness about finding a mentor and how to best utilize that relationship.

Direct download: FindingAMentor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37am EST

In this KosmosOnline Podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks with Institute for Humane Studies program officer Dr. Nigel Ashford about current trends in political science and recent scholarship by liberty-friendly academics.

Direct download: NAshford_PoliSciFocus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

In this KosmosOnline Podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks with Institute for Humane Studies program officers Dr. Nigel Ashford, Dr. Bill Glod and Dr. Phil Magness about framing your dissertation with a classical liberal focus.

Direct download: FramingYourDissertation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:20pm EST

In this Kosmos Online podast, Jeanne Hoffman interviews Phil Magness about promoting the ideas of liberty and a free society in introductory classes. Dr. Magness is a program officer at the Institute for Humane Studies and an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University.

Direct download: PMagness_PromotingLibintheClassroom.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

In this KosmosOnline Podcast, Jeanne Hoffman interviews Bill Glod about choosing a philosophy graduate program and using your degree. Dr. Glod is a Program Officer at the Institute for Humane Studies.

Direct download: BGlod_ApplyingtoPhilGrad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am EST

Jeanne Hoffman interviews Douglas Irwin about his new book, Peddling Protectionism: Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression.  Dr. Irwin is the Robert E. Maxwell Professor of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College.  He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has also served on the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. 

Direct download: DIrwin_PeddlingProtectionism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

Jeanne Hoffman interviews George Mason law professor Ilya Somin about themes of liberty in the TV series Battlestar Galactica.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

Jeanne Hoffman talks with IHS program officer Dr. Phil Magness about how grad students can raise their profile within their program, discipline and the liberty-friendly academic community.

Direct download: PMagness_RaisingProfile.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56am EST

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Colleen Haight about applying to economics graduate school programs. Dr. Haight outlines different kinds of programs and things to think about when applying.  Dr. Haight is a program officer at the Institute for Humane Studies.

Direct download: CHaight_ApplyingToEconGrad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am EST