Sep 13, 2017
Researchers tend to emphasize nuance and subtleties. Duke University sociology professor Kieran Healy worries about this emphasis. In this episode, Dr. Healy shares why seeking nuances often serves as a trap and can hinder theory development, and what it means for social research.
Aug 31, 2017
Are board games still a thing? Believe it or not, board games have gained great popularity in the U.S. and elsewhere over the past few years. Why is that and what does that teach us about social interaction? On this episode, we speak with Dr. Paul Booth of DePaul University about the recent allure of board games.
Aug 23, 2017
Who owns music once it's been created? Theft: A History of Music is a graphic novel that explores this question through the legal and ethical consideration of music sharing. In this episode, its authors, James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins, join us for a discussion about music copyright.
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Aug 16, 2017
We spend a lot of time online. Why do some choose to be completely offline? How does this disconnection inform our understanding of media use? On this episode, Augsburg University researcher Christian Schwarzenegger provides insights on forced disruption, disconnection, and media non-use.
Aug 9, 2017
Sexual and gender minorities face increased risks of physical, mental, and sexual violence. Tasseli McKay and Shilpi Misra review what we know and what we need to know about violence and victimization in LGBTQ+ communities.