IHS Academic

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:22pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EST