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Social psychologist Chris Martin talks about civility, polarization, truth, ideology, and pedagogy with Jon Haidt, John McWhorter, Alice Dreger, Glenn Loury, Cristine Legare, and others. Produced by Heterodox Academy.

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Social psychologist Chris Martin talks about civility, polarization, truth, ideology, and pedagogy with Jon Haidt, John McWhorter, Alice Dreger, Glenn Loury, Cristine Legare, and others. Produced by Heterodox Academy.

    Michael Kruse, Being a Journalist in a Social Media World

    Michael Kruse, Being a Journalist in a Social Media World

    Michael Kruse is a senior staff writer at POLITICO, where he writes about presidential candidates and campaigns. He has been a journalist since his undergraduate years at Davidson College, and worked for the Tampa Bay Times before joining POLITICO. He has won a number of awards including the National Press Foundation’s Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress. His work has been anthologized in The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Out There: The Wildest Stories from Outside Magazine, and Next Wave: America’s New Generation of Great Literary Journalists.
    We’ll be talking about the supposedly post-truth world that we live in and what college students should know about the nature of journalism.

    86. Adam Domby, The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory

    86. Adam Domby, The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory

    Adam Domby is my guest today. He’s a history professor at the College of Charleston and we’llbe talking about his research on the statue of Silent Sam at the University of North Carolina atChapel Hill.
    That statue commemorated a Confederate soldier and was erected at a main universityentrance in 1913. When Domby was a student at Chapel Hill in the early 2010s, he uncoveredthe dedication speech of the statue showing its connection to White supremacy. The statuewas pulled down by activists in 2018 and there has been an ongoing legal dispute over what todo with the statue.
    I’ll also be talking about Adam’s new book The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory published in February this year, which is partially about thelies told by the people who sponsored this statue but mainly about lies told about NorthCarolina’s history after the Civil War and the function of those lies.
    You can follow Adam on twitter @AdamHDomby. (https://twitter.com/AdamHDomby)
     

    85. Michael Roth, Safe Enough Spaces

    85. Michael Roth, Safe Enough Spaces

    This episode is hosted by Cory Clark, and Michael Roth is the guest. Michael is a historian, the president of Wesleyan University, and the author of the book ‘Safe Enough Spaces: A Pragmatist’s Approach to Inclusion, Free Speech, and Political Correctness on College Campuses’.
    HxA held its first ever book club a few weeks back, and we chose to read Safe Enough Spaces and had a lively discussion about it. Now we have Michael here to discuss the book, and we  include a couple of questions from our book club participants.
    You can follow Michael on twitter @mroth78 (https://twitter.com/mroth78). If you have any comments you can contact Cory Clark at clark@heterodoxacaemy.org or on twitter @ImHardcory (https://twitter.com/ImHardcory).
    Here is the transcript (https://heterodoxacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/085_Michael_Roth_transcript.pdf) of the episode.
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    You can find 'Safe Enough Spaces' here (https://www.amazon.com/Safe-Enough-Spaces-Pragmatists-Correctness-ebook/dp/B07VYSKP83/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1).
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    84. Christian Gonzalez and Ian Storey, The Elusive Definitions of Conservatism and Liberalism

    84. Christian Gonzalez and Ian Storey, The Elusive Definitions of Conservatism and Liberalism

    This is a special one-hour episode featuring Christian Gonzalez and Ian Storey.
    Christian Gonzales is a research assistant at Heterodox Academy. He’s a senior at Columbia University and he has written for various conservative publications like National Review and City Journal. Ian Storey is a staff writer for Heterodox Academy. He’s a political scientist and a candidate for Masters of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary. Christian classifies himself as a conservative; Ian classifies himself as a liberal.
    In this episode we’ll explore whether it’s possible to define conservatism and liberalism.
    Here is a transcript (https://2cnzc91figkyqqeq8390pgd1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/084_Ian_Christian_transcript.pdf)of this episode.
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    Looking through an ideological lens at Columbia University by Christian Gonzalez
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    How Critics of Intersectionality (Often) Miss the Point by Ian Storey
    https://heterodoxacademy.org/how-critics-of-intersectionality-often-miss-the-point/ (https://heterodoxacademy.org/how-critics-of-intersectionality-often-miss-the-point/)
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    83. Cory Clark, Tribalism in War and Peace (And in the Social Sciences)

    83. Cory Clark, Tribalism in War and Peace (And in the Social Sciences)

    Cory Clark (http://www.coryjclark.com/) is my guest on this episode. She’s the Director of Academic Engagement at Heterodox Academy. She’s also a social psychologist and until recently was an assistant professor at Durham University in the UK. We’ll be talking about a paper by her and Bo Winegard that was published in Psychological Inquiry this year called “Tribalism in war and peace: The nature and evolution of ideological epistemology and its significance for modern social science (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338754119_Tribalism_in_War_and_Peace_The_Nature_and_Evolution_of_Ideological_Epistemology_and_Its_Significance_for_Modern_Social_Science)”.

    82. Katie Gordon, How to Effectively Help Students During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    82. Katie Gordon, How to Effectively Help Students During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Katie Gordon is my guest today. Katie previously appeared on Episode 50: Can Offensive Political Speech Cause Trauma?



    On today’s episode, we’ll be talking about ways you can counsel and help students during the Coronavirus pandemic.



    We talk about what you can and cannot do, given legal and ethical guidelines around psychotherapy. We’ll also discuss resources that you and your students can use and explain what classroom practices might be most effective during the pandemic.



    Even though this episode is primarily for professors, it could be useful regardless of your current role.



    A transcript of this episode will be released shortly.



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    * FACE COVID: How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis by Dr Russ Harris* ACT Companion: The Happiness Trap App – Apple version and Google version (free with code TOGETHER)* How to Cope When the World is Canceled: 6 Critical Skills from Dr. Ali Mattu's The Psych Show* Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns (discussed in this episode)* How Can Professors help students with mental health concerns (March 2018) by Katie Gordon and Brandon Saxton (2018)* Jedi Counsel—Episode 86: College Mental Health (March 2018) with Katie Gordon and Brandon Saxton* Online Mental Health Resources (from Katie Gordon’s website)



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4.6 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

KTMSG811 ,

Needs improvement

I’m very fond of Heterodox Academy, but this podcast is disappointingly lackluster. The host, Chris Martin, doesn’t engage the guest (let alone the listener) and is very robotic as he moves between topics. The idea of HxA is to bring together people who have different perspectives and have them discuss disagreements in a healthy, constructive way. Although the podcast features guests who have different perspectives, the host doesn’t serve a function.

kaloleina ,

Worth exploring

They do a good job exploring the world of confirmation bias and the role it has driving sociology and policy solutions.
It’s balanced, but probably more irritating for orthodox left thinkers because they are accustomed to believing that they have rational bases for their bias. Industry sponsored research favored by the right is equally targeted though.

gdhdjdurn ,

Not so heterodox

I deeply respect Haidt’s work and the idea behind Heterodox Academy but the execution of the podcast is disappointing somehow. I understand the effort to maintain a tone of disinterested scholarly investigation, but too often the viewpoints of guests are not really challenged and their assumptions are not questioned.

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