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What is Public Debt? - Episode 65 - The Oxford Comment
What do you think of when you hear the term “public debt?” If you’re familiar with the phrase, you might think about elected officials debating budgets and how to pay for goods and services. Or maybe it’s a vague concept you don’t fully understand. For today’s episode of The Oxford Comment, we spoke with In … Continue reading What is Public Debt? – Episode 65 – The Oxford Comment →
The Power of Words - Episode 64 - The Oxford Comment
We’re all familiar with the phrase “words have power”—but in a political and cultural climate where we become more aware of the power that money, influence, and privilege have every day—how do people wield the power of words? On this episode of The Oxford Comment, we spoke with philosopher Myisha Cherry and poet Carmen Bugan … Continue reading The Power of Words – Episode 64 – The Oxford Comment →
The Neuroscience of Human Consciousness - Episode 63 - The Oxford Comment
On today’s episode of The Oxford Comment, we focused on human consciousness and how studying the neurological basis for human cognition can lead not only to better health but a better understanding of human culture, language, and society as well. We are joined today by Dr. John Parrington, author of the newly published book Mind … Continue reading The Neuroscience of Human Consciousness – Episode 63 – The Oxford Comment →
Ocean Health: Life and Livelihoods - Episode 62 - The Oxford Comment
June is National Ocean Month in the United States, and earlier this month, the whole world observed World Oceans Day, a day that has been celebrated since 2008 with a different theme each year. The theme for 2021 was “Life and Livelihoods.” Covering 71% of the earth’s surface, the ocean is home to a vast … Continue reading Ocean Health: Life and Livelihoods – Episode 62 – The Oxford Comment →
The SHAPE of Things - Episode 61 - The Oxford Comment
In January, Oxford University Press announced its support for SHAPE, a new collective name for the humanities, arts, and social sciences and an equivalent term to STEM. SHAPE stands for Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts for People and the Economy and aims to underline the value that these disciplines bring to society. Over the … Continue reading The SHAPE of Things – Episode 61 – The Oxford Comment →
Environmental Histories and Potential Futures - Episode 60 - The Oxford Comment
The academic fields of both environmental history and future studies originated in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s during the rise of the mainstream environmental movement. On today’s episode of The Oxford Comment, we are joined by environmental historian Erin Stewart Mauldin, author Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the … Continue reading Environmental Histories and Potential Futures – Episode 60 – The Oxford Comment →
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