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No Jargon, the Scholars Strategy Network’s weekly podcast, presents interviews with top university scholars on the politics, policy problems, and social issues facing the nation. Powerful research, intriguing perspectives -- and no jargon. Find show notes and plain-language research briefs on hundreds of topics at www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/nojargon.

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    • 4.7, 205 Ratings

No Jargon, the Scholars Strategy Network’s weekly podcast, presents interviews with top university scholars on the politics, policy problems, and social issues facing the nation. Powerful research, intriguing perspectives -- and no jargon. Find show notes and plain-language research briefs on hundreds of topics at www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/nojargon.

    Black Lives Matter, Police, and America’s Democracy

    Black Lives Matter, Police, and America’s Democracy

    Since the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the US has been rocked by weeks of nationwide protests against police brutality, and it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere anytime soon. Professor Vesla Weaver dives into how this movement is different from previous protests, what brought us to the current situation, how our nation’s police system has affected Black and Brown people’s lives and understanding of our democracy, and what to make of calls for changes, such as abolishing the p

    • 34 min
    Voting in 2020

    Voting in 2020

    The 2020 election was already shaping up to be one of the most consequential and contentious in recent memory, and then came the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that the election cannot be run as originally planned. Professor Amel Ahmed lays out what policymakers can do to ensure that all voters can exercise their right to vote, what research can tell us about these various proposals, and how we can ensure that the public knows everything they need to vote before November comes.

    • 21 min
    The Future of Abortion Care?

    The Future of Abortion Care?

    Even at the best of times, accessing abortion care in the United States can be an arduous process. During a pandemic, the challenges only mount further. Clinics are closed down and, in some places, politicians have begun using COVID-19 to block abortion, calling it “nonessential” healthcare. Professor Carrie Baker explores whether telemedicine abortion could provide a solution, what barriers exist to implementing it, and what this all means for the future of reproductive rights in the United States.

    • 34 min
    Violence in Resistance

    Violence in Resistance

    In cities and towns across the country, protests have erupted following the police killing of George Floyd. While many of the protests remained peaceful, others turned violent, with buildings being destroyed or looted and clashes breaking out between the police and protestors. In this archive episode, Professor Ashley Howard explains the history behind these protests, why protests sometimes turn violent, how governments often respond, and what the role of social media is in all of this.

    • 24 min
    America's Undocumented Students

    America's Undocumented Students

    Being a college student can be stressful enough, but when you’re an undocumented immigrant, there are many additional hurdles in your way. Dr. Sayil Camacho unpacks what it’s like to be an undocumented student at our nation’s colleges and universities, what more university administrators and faculty can do to support them, and how DACA and the upcoming Supreme Court decision on the program factor into it all.

    • 30 min
    Episode 220: Vaccination Education

    Episode 220: Vaccination Education

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, it’s widely accepted that without a vaccine, life cannot go back to normal. But as it turns out, not everyone is on board. Over the last several years, an anti-vaccine movement has gained steam in the United States, with more and more people deciding to skip vaccines for themselves and their children. In this archive episode, Dr. Matthew Woodruff dives into the science and history behind vaccines and how we can better educate people on their value.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

Nickname1792804 ,

Concise, Academic, Interesting, and Accessible

This is the type of podcast that appreciates thoughtfulness and bringing academic consideration without the jargon. I would suggest this podcast to anyone looking for an interdisciplinary podcast to social science without the language that can make most scholarly subjects inaccessible to everyone but the professional researcher. No Jargon simultaneously balances this with not talking down to their audience.

zpsmith ,

Easy listen, easy learning

What a great show! No Jargon consistently puts out episodes with researchers that are easy to understand, not overly complex, but boy do they teach you a thing or two. Definitely check them out if you want to dig a little deeper on some fascinating subjects, without getting caught up in the jargon or methodolgy that often make academia so inaccessible.

Michael Jerome ,

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Good substantive discussions too often subordinated to PC jargon.

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