51 episodes

P.S. You’re Interesting is a series of conversations on political science research hosted by Jeffery A. Jenkins.

Formerly, “Our American Discourse,” we continue the series to pick up the tradition Anthony W. Orlando began. We hope to keep conversations … discourse alive. To keep thinking about the research we do in the academy, why it matters to us, and hopefully to you.

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

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

P.S. You’re Interesting USC Bedrosian Center

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P.S. You’re Interesting is a series of conversations on political science research hosted by Jeffery A. Jenkins.

Formerly, “Our American Discourse,” we continue the series to pick up the tradition Anthony W. Orlando began. We hope to keep conversations … discourse alive. To keep thinking about the research we do in the academy, why it matters to us, and hopefully to you.

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

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

    Seth Hill

    Seth Hill

    In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks with Seth Hill, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science UCSD. Hill studies how citizens motivate politician behavior.

    • 29 min
    Leah Stokes

    Leah Stokes

    In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks with Leah Stokes. Stokes, a public scholar, is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

    They discuss the building of community on social media, being a public scholar, how politics is the barrier real work on climate change, her upcoming book, and many other things.

    What a time to study political science and the climate?!

    • 31 min
    Danielle Thomsen

    Danielle Thomsen

    In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks with Danielle Thomsen, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UC Irvine. Her research in American Politics primarily falls into looking at Congress, parties, and gender & politics.

    They discuss why pipelines to primaries (and then to elected office) matter so much in terms of representation in this highly partisan era.

    • 25 min
    Abby K. Wood

    Abby K. Wood

    Today, Jeff Jenkins talks with a Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate, Abby K. Wood. Wood is Associate Professor of Law, Political Science and Public Policy. When she first started her career she noticed that program evaluation wasn't as robust as it could be, so she wanted to learn causal inference in order to find that balance.

    Her interest is in corruption and therefore transparency. Her current work is on campaign finance, transparency, and dark money.

    @BedrosianCenter

    • 21 min
    Pamela Ban

    Pamela Ban

    Host Jeff Jenkins talks with Pamela Ban, Asst Prof of Political Science at UC San Diego. Ban discusses her recent research. First, she looks at how policy outcomes might change as Congress has a bit more gender representations. Then they discuss the revolving door and lobbying - how the cool off period has affected the lobbying industry. Finally, she thinks about how to use empirical data from newspapers to think about political power. 

    Email: bedrosian.center@usc.edu
    Twitter: @BedrosianCenter

    • 21 min
    Elisabeth R. Gerber

    Elisabeth R. Gerber

    In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins's guest is Elisabeth R. Gerber, Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement; Jack L. Walker, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Public Policy (UMich). They discuss the move from Political Science departments to public policy departments - how the focus has moved from theory development to theory application, and how engagement with community stakeholders outside of the university can help solve real world problems.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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Thoughtful civics discussions

Host Anthony Orlando is a PhD candidate at a Public Policy school - don't let that turn you off!

No, seriously! There is a lot of care and attention to this podcast, to these conversations - not dry & jargony.

These are thoughtful discussions with people who are working to study the crazy politics of our age and thinking about how to make things better. Conversations on this podcast are mini civics lessons: from the founding of this representative democracy to how to feel less marginalized.

Guests like Paul Haaga amongst the academics make this truly diverse conversation about how we all can work together to make politics less divisive and learn how to talk to each other again.

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