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An Exploration of New Ideas and Discoveries

    The Plague Year

    The Plague Year

    https://repository.library.northeastern.edu/files/neu:ww72bc39w/audio.mp3 It’s been an entire year since the pandemic hit with full force, an anniversary that gives us a chance to reflect on what we have all experienced, and how the history of this difficult plague year will be written. Joining us is Jim McGrath, one of the curators of The Journal of the Plague […]

    Connecting Through Stories

    Connecting Through Stories

    In our fragmented and polarized world, we have few opportunities to talk to people beyond our immediate circle of family, friends, and work. And yet those rare conversations with others can have a positive impact on our society and ourselves. We’re joined by Cara Solomon, Executive Director and founder of Everyday Boston, to help us […]

    The Women Writers Project

    The Women Writers Project

    Since the dawn of the printing press, women have written and published works of prose, poetry, science, and philosophy, and yet these texts have almost always received less attention than books written by men. In the early years of the internet, one project sought to redress this imbalance, and to make women writers not only […]

    Interviewing Pop Stars

    Interviewing Pop Stars

    As listeners of popular music, we can’t help but wonder: What is it like to be up there on that stage, playing for thousands of fans? And what is the creative process like behind the scenes? We’re joined by a former reporter and editor at the Boston Herald, Larry Katz, who for decades interviewed some […]

    Young Researchers on the Environment, Energy, and Cancer

    Young Researchers on the Environment, Energy, and Cancer

    Our first episode of 2021 features the winners of the Three-Minute Thesis Contest at Northeastern University, sponsored by the Graduate Women in Science and Engineering and the Northeastern University Library. Our guests are Alicia Volmar, who discusses her work on a common protein and the origins of cancer; Theresa Davenport on how the shape of […]

    Data and Public Health

    Data and Public Health

    It is far too early to understand what happened in this historic year of 2020, but not too soon to grasp what we will write that history from: data—really big data. Dan was recently on an extremely relevant panel about Data Histories of Health, which aimed to understand what happened in 2020, and to see […]

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