100 episodes

Four voices, four perspectives, endless conversation. This weekly podcast sits you at our table and takes on a number of research-backed topics of social importance. Public health, education, social justice, relationships, the modern workplace setting, you name it; if it’s been researched, we’ll be talking about it! Each week, we look into a research question of particular interest and navigate through the complexities as we try to answer these questions and provide our bottom-line perspectives. Through our discussions, inquiry and ideas, we aim to influence our listeners to initiate conversations on pressing social issues.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

Four voices, four perspectives, endless conversation. This weekly podcast sits you at our table and takes on a number of research-backed topics of social importance. Public health, education, social justice, relationships, the modern workplace setting, you name it; if it’s been researched, we’ll be talking about it! Each week, we look into a research question of particular interest and navigate through the complexities as we try to answer these questions and provide our bottom-line perspectives. Through our discussions, inquiry and ideas, we aim to influence our listeners to initiate conversations on pressing social issues.

    Episode 133: Teaching College Students as a Minority: A Conversation about Leading Lectures as a Latino/a

    Episode 133: Teaching College Students as a Minority: A Conversation about Leading Lectures as a Latino/a

    According to an article found on the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2016, approximately 75 of every 100 full-time faculty members are Caucasian, about 5 are Black, and fewer are Hispanic. On this episode, we are joined by Vanessa Gutierrez, a newly minted adjunct faculty member involved in sociological and research themes, in an engaging conversation about teaching, mentoring and contributing to students’ academic experience

    • 39 min
    Episode 132: Privacy, Social Media and Freedoms Lost: A Conversation about Apps, Fine Prints and the Cost of Posting Selfies in the Age of Information

    Episode 132: Privacy, Social Media and Freedoms Lost: A Conversation about Apps, Fine Prints and the Cost of Posting Selfies in the Age of Information

    Most of us are guilty of it. Following the acts of well known celebrities, we installed an app on our phones called “FaceApp”, which uses a headshot to create an image of what you may appear to look like when you’re much, much older. Following the rapid popularity of the app, privacy concerns started to arise, particularly some hazy areas in its privacy settings that raised some red flags. On this episode, we discuss the app and other concerns that may reside amongst the apps in our phones. Given that it’s known that nothing’s free… when we click “I agree”... what exactly are we giving up?

    • 33 min
    Episode 131: Got the Daycare Drop-off Blues? You’re Not Alone! A Conversation about Our Experience with Day 1 Drop Off at Daycare (And Tips for Mothers AND Fathers on How to Decide)

    Episode 131: Got the Daycare Drop-off Blues? You’re Not Alone! A Conversation about Our Experience with Day 1 Drop Off at Daycare (And Tips for Mothers AND Fathers on How to Decide)

    According to a post by the Center for American Progress, “23.4% of children under the age of five are in some form of organized child care arrangement, which includes day care centers, nurseries, and preschools. This includes one-third of those with an employed mother and more than one-quarter of those whose mothers are not employed but are in school”. In our personal research, we found countless blogs and vlogs on how challenging it for mothers to leave their children at daycare for the first time… feelings of guilt and sadness are common. On this episode, Carl and Jazmin reflect on leaving their baby at daycare for the first time and share tips for new parents and parents to be on how to plan ahead for this day.

    • 32 min
    Episode 130: A Conversation about Lost Wallets, Honesty, Ethical Behavior and Theft

    Episode 130: A Conversation about Lost Wallets, Honesty, Ethical Behavior and Theft

    According to a study depicted on NPR on June 20th, researchers conducted an experiment where they dropped 17,000 wallets in 40 different countries, containing varying amounts of cash, contact information and other personal effects. As it turns out, while most of us would think that the wallets would be long gone, the researchers discovered that most wallets, especially those containing cash, were handed over to the authorities. On this episode, we discuss our ideas on why people were leaning more towards honesty, have a conversation about ethical behavior, honesty and theft.

    • 30 min
    Episode 129: Cards and Careers: Exploring Tarot and Life Choices

    Episode 129: Cards and Careers: Exploring Tarot and Life Choices

    Tarot cards have been used for centuries, for people seeking answers and seeking spiritual guidance. Some believe in it, while others don’t. On this episode, we explore why people seek Tarot readings, and who knows -- maybe we’ll get some answers to some of the tough questions we have, for life in general and in our careers!

    • 46 min
    Episode 128: Famileagues? A Conversation about Drawing the Line Between Colleagues and Friends in Management and in the Workplace

    Episode 128: Famileagues? A Conversation about Drawing the Line Between Colleagues and Friends in Management and in the Workplace

    There are multiple management styles in today's environment which try to explore how we can best teach and grow our teams. On this episode, we discuss the concept of treating your team like "family", in the sense that you'll do whatever you need to make them feel supported. What are the pros/cons of this model? How is this feasible in a competitive hiring marketplace where you usually have about 30 minutes to vet a candidate?

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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really enjoy the topics

New listener and I am really enjoying the topics discussed. So far my favorite episode is the latest one, #22, about single mothers striving to complete their education. Very touching conversation.

Monnalott78 ,

Great show

This podcast is starting to grow on me. Looking forward for more to come. I like how they use data to discuss the social issues. I felt very informed.

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Amazing Podcast!

This is my first time writing a review for a podcast, but I felt that this one was strongly deserved. The information is very helpful and informative. Love every new episode and highly recommend!!

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