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.
SimonCast is the official podcast of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank working for better politics and smarter government and preparing students for careers in public service.
Produced in collaboration with WSIU Public Radio. Hosted by John Shaw. Produced and edited by Alee Quick. Web support by JC Dart. Visit paulsimoninstitute.org/podcasts or wsiu.org/podcast/simoncast for more information and a complete archive of the show. Support our show at paulsimoninstitute.org/support.
Andrew Bacevich: Afghanistan war was a major U.S. policy failure
Andrew Bacevich, an author and historian and president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, talks about how a series of disasters befell the United States in 2020, how Americans misapprehended the world and our place in it, and how wars post-9/11 became "longer, larger, and more costly."
Nicole Perlroth: Ransomware attacks and zero-day hacks
Nicole Perlroth, New York Times cybersecurity reporter and author of "This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends," talks about ransomware attacks and what she calls the global cyber weapons arms race, mainly based on zero-day exploits. What's a zero-day exploit? Perlorth explains that, too.
Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz: Asian Americans' critical role in American history
Illinois state Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz joins host John Shaw for a discussion about the TEAACH Act, a new Illinois law that requires Asian American history be taught in public schools, the first such law in the nation.Hosted by John Shaw. Produced and edited by Alee Quick. Web support by JC Dart. This podcast is produced through a partnership between Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and WSIU Public Radio. For more, visit paulsimoninstitute.org/podcast.