“When Experts Attack!” fights misinformation, zaps half-truths, and sets the record straight. Each episode is a conversation with a specialist in science, art, society or health, for example. Hear guests answer the question: "Hey, what does everybody get wrong about what you do?"
Savvy, lazy or crazy, Putin will soon lose power
According to Valery Dzutsati, visiting assistant professor of political science at the University of Kansas, the attempted conquest of Ukraine has exposed Vladimir Putin. But he says the Ukraine invasion may have been inevitable, even if Putin weren’t in charge. Dzutsati is a native of European Russia and an expert in politics and conflict in Eurasia and Eastern Europe. He’s also likely on Putin’s hit list.
It’s been called The Great Resignation or, more poetically, The Big Quit. Since July 2021, more than 20 million Americans have left their jobs voluntarily. Researcher Clint Chadwick discusses the Great Resignation and whether the job market will be forever changed by this extraordinary event.
Don’t Fear Prudence
Do we act out of a sense of what’s moral or do we act out of self-interest? Dale Dorsey, professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas, argues that prudence — essentially our own self-interest — is an important aspect of decision-making, one that needs to be taken more seriously.
The media’s meditation monolith
Media tend to cover meditation and mindfulness as potential panaceas that can be good for everyone. But assuming mediation and mindfulness will help everyone’s mental health is like supposing anyone can run a marathon with no training. The practices can have many benefits, but also side-effects for some.
Financial transparency isn’t always the answer
Guest Alexander Platt says that in some cases transparency regarding who invests in which companies can stifle economic competition, help defeat corporate reform and ultimately hurt the consumer.
Is the drug lord the new Robin Hood?
Rafael Acosta Morales, author and University of Kansas associate professor of Spanish language and literature, argues traditional American media stereotypes of cowboys, desperadoes and drug lords don’t jibe with actual perceptions of people living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.