60 episodes

SimonCast is keeping the legacy of Senator Paul Simon alive through wide-ranging, civil conversations. Host John Shaw, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, sits down with elected officials, historians, journalists, policy analysts, military experts, economists, authors, philanthropists, and others to learn about their lives and careers and elicit their perspectives on our changing world.

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SimonCast is keeping the legacy of Senator Paul Simon alive through wide-ranging, civil conversations. Host John Shaw, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, sits down with elected officials, historians, journalists, policy analysts, military experts, economists, authors, philanthropists, and others to learn about their lives and careers and elicit their perspectives on our changing world.

    John Hamre Talks Foreign Policy & National Security Issue - Episode 20

    John Hamre Talks Foreign Policy & National Security Issue - Episode 20

    John Hamre, American international relations scholar, former senior defense official, and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses foreign policy and national security issues with Institute Director John Shaw.

    • 1 hr
    Dave Kindred Reflects on a Sportswriter's Life in a Small Town - Episode 19

    Dave Kindred Reflects on a Sportswriter's Life in a Small Town - Episode 19

    David Kindred discusses his memoir "My Home Team: A Sportswriter's Life and the Redemptive Power of Small-Town Girls Basketball" with Institute Director John Shaw.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Rev. Susan Hayward: Religious Literacy in International Affairs - Episode 18

    Rev. Susan Hayward: Religious Literacy in International Affairs - Episode 18

    Reverend Susan Hayward discusses religious literacy in international affairs and her research on women and peace-building. This was recorded in January 2023

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Dick Simpson Reflects on Chicago’s Mayors & the Future of the Windy City - Episode 17

    Dick Simpson Reflects on Chicago’s Mayors & the Future of the Windy City - Episode 17

    Dick Simpson discusses his books "Democracy's Rebirth: The View From Chicago" and "Chicago's Modern Mayors: From Harold Washington to Lori Lightfoot" with Institute Director John Shaw.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Rachel Kleinfeld: Intersection of Democracy and Security - Episode 16

    Rachel Kleinfeld: Intersection of Democracy and Security - Episode 16

    On this edition of Simoncast, Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld discusses her path-breaking work on the intersection of democracy and security.

    • 58 min
    Eliot Cohen: The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare on How Leaders Rise, Rule, and Fall - Episode 15

    Eliot Cohen: The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare on How Leaders Rise, Rule, and Fall - Episode 15

    This time on Simoncast, Eliot Cohen discusses his new book, "The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare on How Leaders Rise, Rule, and Fall," with Institute director John Shaw.

    • 59 min

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