The Annex is a podcast for academic sociologists. We discuss ideas, news, and research of interest to the academic sociology community.
Religion in the Lives of Teens and Young Adults (Josh Packard)
In today's episode of The Annex Sociology Podcast, host Daniel Morrison (Abilene Christian University) sits down with Josh Packard (Springtide Research) to discuss teens' and young adults' changing relationship with religion, their wellbeing, and alt-ac careers.
Photo Credit. By MonstreDélicat - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45229162
Inequality, White Ignorance, and Public Sociology (Jennifer Mueller)
In today's episode of The Annex Sociology Podcast, host Daniel Morrison (Abilene Christian) sits down with Jennifer C. Mueller of Skidmore College. Prof. Mueller recently published (with DyAnna Washington) "Anticipating White Futures: The Ends-Based Orientation of White Thinking" in Symbolic Interaction.
Photo Credit. Whistler, James Mcneill, Artist. Merit its own reward, or, The best man leads off the squad. West Point New York, 1852. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/90706050/.
Food Deserts (Ken Kolb)
In this episode, we discuss unequal access to healthy food, activitism, and public policy with Ken Kolb (Furman University). Ken is the author of Retail Inequality: Reframing the Food Desert Debate (University of California Press).
Media Framings of the War on Drugs (Rosino)
In today's episode of the Annex, Daniel Morrison (Abilene Christian) sits down with Michael Rosino (Molloy College) to discuss media framing and the War on Drugs. Michael is the author of Debating the Drug War: Race, Politics, and the Media (Routledge, 2021).
Photo Credit. By U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration - https://www.dea.gov/divisions/car/2010/carib031110p.html, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65144785
Conspiracy Theories and Conspiracy Entrepreneurs (Hyzen & Van den Bulck)
Today's episode of The Annex Sociology Podcast features a discussion about conspiracy theories and conspiracy entrepreneurs with Aaron Hyzen (University of Antwerp) and Hilde Van den Bulck (Drexel University). They recently published "Conspiracies, Ideological Entrepreneurs, and Digital Popular Culture" in Media and Communications.
Photo Credit. By 911conspiracy - https://www.flickr.com/photos/14638975@N04/2220050399/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14689462
Posting Ivermectin Research to SocArXiv (Cohen & Pardo-Guerra)
In this episode of The Annex Sociology Podcast, we discuss a recent controversy surrounding SocArXiv's takedown of a working paper on the effectiveness of Ivermectin in treating COVID. We speak with SocArXiv Director Philip Cohen (University of Maryland) and JP Pardo-Guerra (University of California, San Diego), who raised concerns about the paper on Twitter.
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I rely on The Annex to keep me current on topics in sociology and beyond, including exposure to interesting new work. Listening is part of my continuing education. Kudos to the crew for their pioneering work in sociology podcasting!
Joe, Leslie, Gabriel, and their incredibly knowledgeable guests are making Sociology fun again! They provide in-depth education on important sociological issues we all care greatly about, but just aren't sure where to start. They're also funny, personable, and downright entertaining. Thanks for putting out such an excellent show guys - keep up the great work!