A lively podcast discussion with Tulane University experts about leading issues in the news. Our experts explain an issue, answer challenging questions and help listeners better understand what’s important.
History repeats itself
The Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to surge across the country. Tulane expert John Barry answers questions about what insight pandemics of the past can give us about what to expect next as this fourth wave continues to unfold.
Ransomware attacks: How secure are we?
Ransomware attacks are up 300 percent this year compared to 2020. Anyone who uses an electronic device, whether it’s a simple cellular phone or computers that runs small or large businesses, is at risk for a ransomware attack. But how does a society defend itself against an unseen enemy and an impending cyberattack? Tulane cybersecurity expert Randy Magiera discusses how hacking occurs, what to do following a ransomware attack and how to avoid becoming a victim.
Delta Rising: Who’s at risk as a new COVID-19 variant spreads?
Tulane epidemiologist Susan Hassig answers questions about the highly contagious Delta variant — what’s at stake for low-vaccinated states, what we know about breakthrough cases among the vaccinated and what people should do to protect themselves as the virus that causes COVID-19 continues to mutate.
Torch song: producing the opening ceremony
The only thing that may rival the inspiring athletes at the Olympics is the pageantry of the Olympic opening ceremony. What does it take to put on such a memorable spectacle broadcast live around the world? Tulane’s own Director of Bands Barry Spanier discusses his experience producing and directing music for two opening ceremonies and shares the magic and ingenuity required to produce the historic event.
The future of policing
Tulane University Associate Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies Andrea Boyles, a race scholar, ethnographer and author, discusses what we have learned about police interactions and in the year that has passed since George Floyd died in Minneapolis.
President Michael Fitts discusses future of Tulane with Walter Isaacson
On this special episode, bestselling author and Tulane faculty member Walter Isaacson sits down with Tulane President Michael Fitts to discuss the resiliency of the university, his time at Tulane, and what the future holds for the university.