89 episodes

An audio book club. Our geeks read and discuss new and classic works in the policy field – fictional and non. Social justice, tech, politics, policy … we cover it all and more. Let's think about what is at the heart of being a citizen in America. This book club helps us get at the heart of what it means to be a citizen in a democracy.

Sponsored by the USC Bedrosian Center
http://bedrosian.usc.edu/

Recorded at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
http://priceschool.usc.edu

Bedrosian Bookclub Podcast USC Bedrosian Center

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7, 19 Ratings

An audio book club. Our geeks read and discuss new and classic works in the policy field – fictional and non. Social justice, tech, politics, policy … we cover it all and more. Let's think about what is at the heart of being a citizen in America. This book club helps us get at the heart of what it means to be a citizen in a democracy.

Sponsored by the USC Bedrosian Center
http://bedrosian.usc.edu/

Recorded at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
http://priceschool.usc.edu

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Podcast_fan25 ,

Great podcasts

Great books, interesting discussion. Highly recommend!

Jontopoftheworld ,

⭐️

This is a great podcast—I listen to almost every episode. The variety of selections—topical variety, variety of forms (novels, essays, research, poetry) & variety of guests allows the podcast to avoid any mundane repetition. I love Lisa Schweitzer, my favorite recurring guest. She has an amazing appreciation and understanding of the very different forms of books (whereas some of the other guests, as more academically-inclined, sometimes seem distracted by it). I also live Raphael, the host. He has that critical outlook that every good moderator possesses—skepticism. I look forward to the podcast each month.

HLH66 ,

Great books, not always great editing

I love the books they choose for this podcast. It has led me to several great novels and non-fiction studies. And I appreciate the well-informed, thoughtful, articulate tone of the discussion.
But OTOH, several of the regulars are just too long-winded and bossy and interruptive - I often feel like I'm listening to 2 students being lectured by a professor, or 2 young scholars waiting patiently while the senior person on a academic panel talks on and on. I think the speakers need more self-awareness and restraint (don't interrupt each other! stop your comment before it becomes a monologue!) and the editor could be more interventionist.

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