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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

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jeanne Hoffman talks to Phil Magness about the submission process and guidelines for History journals.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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