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Online Data Science Degree at Johns Hopkins | Interview with Prof. James Spall

Online Data Science Degree at Johns Hopkins | Interview with James Spall

The Power of the Police | Interview with Professor Douglas Husak

The Power of the Police | Interview with Douglas Husak

Educating the Heart of Louisiana | Interview with University President Walter Kimbrough

Educating the Heart of Louisiana | Interview with Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough

How to make sense of data in the climate change debate | Interview with Dr. John Christy

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The Fate of the Supreme Court | Interview with Laurence Tribe

Truth, Lies, Nationalism, War, and Election Meddling | Interview with Dr. John Mearsheimer

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Are Colleges Controlled by Rankings? | Interview with Professor Jeffrey Stake

Are Top Colleges Worth It? | Interview with Jhaycee Barnes

Are Top Colleges Worth It? | Interview with Jhaycee Barnes

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Are we becoming less rational? | Interview with Dr. Steven Pinker

Be Kind To Yourself In College | Interview with Julia Bedell

Be Kind To Yourself In College | Interview with Julia Bedell

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Becoming an Economic Sociologist | Interview with Dr. Viviana Zelizer

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Breaking the Digital Ceilings of Computer Science | Interview with Dame Wendy Hall, PhD

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The Business of Cannabis | Interview with Alex Rogers

interview/james-tour-chemist-karina

Chemistry and Christianity | Interview with Dr. James Tour

interview/michael-keaton-karina

Combining Computer Science and Business Strategy at Facebook | Interview with Michael Keaton

interview/ron-lieber-college-prep

Deciding What You Want from College | Interview with Ron Lieber

interview/sara-harberson-author-karina

Developing Your College SoundBite | Interview with Sara Harberson

The Dilemma of Choice in Finding a College | Interview with Prof. Stuart Rojstaczer

The Dilemma of Choice in Finding a College | Interview with Stuart Rojstaczer

Discovery, history, and lucky accidents in chemistry | Interview with Dr. Robert Curl

Discrimination and political reform | Interview with Dr. Theda Skocpol

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Distortions of Business School Rankings | Interview with Anjani Jain

interview/daniel-cohen

Entrepreneurs: Born or Made? | Interview with Dr. Daniel Cohen

interview/paul-tough

Evaluating the Equity of Higher Education | Interview with Paul Tough

interview/allyn-howlett-karina

Exploring the Field of Cannabis | Interview with Dr. Allyn Howlett

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Finding the Value of Money | Interview with Dr. Viviana Zelizer

interview/burkhard-rost-biologist-karina

Finding your own path in biology | Interview with Dr. Burkhard Rost

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The Future for College Admissions | Interview with Martha Allman

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The Growing World of Weed | Interview with Alex Rogers

The HBCU Side | Interview with Sydney Wade

The HBCU Side | Interview with Sydney Wade

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How a massive open online course (MOOC) is changing higher education | Interview with Dr. Zvi Galil

How American history and politics converge | Interview with Dr. Eric Foner

How anthropologists connect with human suffering | Interview with Dr. Nancy Scheper-Hughes

How anthropology intersects politics | Interview with Dr. Marshall Sahlins

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How anthropology opens doors to study worldwide | Interview with Dr. Ulf Hannerz

interview/richard-rosenfeld-criminologist-karina

How are Protests and Crime Related? | Interview with Dr. Richard Rosenfeld

How Big Data improves police effectiveness | Interview with Dr. Lawrence Sherman

How biological and cultural memes evolve | Interview with Dr. Marcus Feldman

How Black women think differently about politics | Interview with Dr. Nadia Brown

interview/bin-he-engineer

How brain-computer interfaces will alter our interactions with reality | Interview with Dr. Bin He

interview/harry-gray-chemist

How brilliant innovators propel the field of chemistry | Interview with Dr. Harry Gray

interview/gregory-scholes-chemist

How Can We Make Chemical Systems More Efficient? | Interview with Dr. Gregory Scholes

interview/jesse-ausubel-earth-scientist-karina-interview

How can you have a great career AND save the planet? Earth scientist Jesse Ausubel talks with Karina

interview/thomas-maschmeyer-chemist

How chemistry advances battery, energy, and reuse technology | Interview with Dr. Thomas Maschmeyer

How citizen disaffection can drive changes in government | Interview with Dr. Margaret Levi

How climate change became partisan and weaponized | Interview with Dr. Michael Mann

interview/hal-abelson-computer-scientist

How computer technology revolutionizes our lives | Interview with Dr. Hal Abelson

How COVID-19, teaching, privacy, and virtual worlds intersect | Interview with Dr. Tom Boellstorff

interview/paul-rock-criminologist

How criminal justice has grown as an academic field |Interview with Dr. Paul Rock

interview/laurence-tribe-legal-scholar

How Divided is our Education? | Interview with Laurence Tribe

interview/nadia-brown-political-scientist-karina

How do you become a political scientist? Political scientist Nadia Brown talks with Karina

interview/herman-daly-economist-karina-interview

How does the economy affect the environment? Economist Herman Daly talks with Karina

How economics borrows from ecology, physics, and mathematics | Interview with Dr. Herman Daly

interview/greg-mankiw-economist

How economics informs all aspects of life | Interview with Dr. Gregory Mankiw

How effective is American foreign policy? | Interview with Dr. Stephen Walt

Interview with Don Green and Jed Macosko

How friendship can boost voter turnout | Interview with Dr. Donald Green

How game theory and competition explain politics | Interview with Dr. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

How gender impacts politics & international relations | Interview with J. Ann Tickner

How green chemistry encourages beautiful, elegant science | Interview with Dr. Paul Anastas

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How Have History Classes Changed? | Interview with Dr. Eric Foner

How historians demolish myths and create new ways to think | Interview with Dr. Dipesh Chakrabarty

How hurry is detrimental to a happy life | Interview with Dr. Thomas Hylland Eriksen

How institutions form and change over time | Interview with Dr. Kathleen Thelen

How liberal democracy outshines other systems of government | Interview with Dr. Francis Fukuyama

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How local partnerships can reduce crime | Interview with Dr. Lorraine Mazerolle

How machine learning boosts protein and genetic studies | Interview with Dr. Burkhard Rost

How mail-in ballots could affect the 2020 election | Interview with Dr. Henry Brady

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How mathematicians partner with other experts to find solutions | Interview with Dr. Ian Stewart

How medicine and anthropology merge in caretaking | Interview with Dr. Arthur Kleinman

interview/steve-keen-economist

How Modern Monetary Theory addresses economic dilemmas | Interview with Dr. Steve Keen

How money, cryptocurrency, and digital financial systems affect us | Interview with Dr. Bill Maurer

Paul Krugman, economist, interview

How monopolies, geography, and currency crises affect economies | Interview with Dr. Paul Krugman

How nanoparticle science is advancing | Interview with Dr. George Schatz

interview/harris-mylonas-political-scientist

How nations build and reinforce their influence | Interview with Dr. Harris Mylonas

interview/david-weisburd-criminologist

How neighborhoods & police work together to reduce crime | Interview with Dr. David Weisburd

interview/robert-langer-engineer

How new mRNA vaccine technology battles COVID-19 | Interview with Dr. Robert Langer

interview/carolyn-bertozzi-chemist

How new scientific discoveries create exciting opportunities | Interview with Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi

interview/eric-scerri-chemist

How philosophy and chemistry combine | Interview with Dr. Eric Scerri

interview-ha-joon-chang-economist

How politics influences economics in nations | Interview with Dr. Ha-Joon Chang

interview/robert-hazen-mineralogist-karina

How rocks and aliens become a career | Interview with Dr. Robert Hazen

interview/andreas-umland-political-scientist

How Russia, Fascism, and Nationalism impact world politics | Interview with Dr. Andreas Umland

interview/naomi-oreskes-earth-scientist

How scientists address dissent, money, trust, and being wrong | Interview with Dr. Naomi Oreskes

interview/richard-rosenfeld-criminologist

How socioeconomic factors affect crime rates | Interview with Dr. Richard Rosenfeld

How storytelling brings history to life | Interview with Dr. Henry Reynolds

How teaching kids better decision-making may prevent crime later | Interview with Dr. Alex Piquero

How theories in evolution evolve | Interview with Dr. Niles Eldredge

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How to be a pioneering woman in STEM | Interview with Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

interview/keith-devlin-mathematician

How to make mathematics popular and exciting | Interview with Dr. Keith Devlin

How to model and forecast economic trends | Interview with Dr. Steve Keen

How to overcome the glass ceiling in academia | Interview with Dr. Louise Lamphere

interview/michael-poliakoff

How to Save Higher Education | Interview with Dr. Michael Poliakoff

How to speak for the bugs | Interview with Dr. Adam Hart

interview/allyn-howlett

How to Study Cannabis | Interview with Dr. Allyn Howlett

How to think about Brexit, globalization, and pandemics | Interview with Dr. Kristian Gleditsch

How to think about the pandemic historically and financially | Interview with Dr. Niall Ferguson

How to think like a revolutionary and establish freedom | Interview with Dr. Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

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How to transform your passion into a dream college admission | Interview with Dr. David Nguyen

interview/matthew-tirrell-engineer

How to use engineering to address heart disease | Interview with Dr. Matthew Tirrell

How true academic freedom creates intellectual conflict | Interview with Dr. Norman Finkelstein

interview/clive-oppenheimer-earth-scientist

How volcanoes change the world | Interview with Dr. Clive Oppenheimer

How we can know what lives in the ocean | Interview with Jesse Ausubel

How weakness afflicts Russia today | Interview with Dr. Alexander Motyl

interview/nadia-brown-political-scientist

How women of color impact politics | Interview with Dr. Nadia Brown

interview/erik-larson-author-karina

The Inspiration for Academic Influence | Interview with Erik Larson

Is American liberal democracy morally defensible? | Interview with Dr. Rogers Smith

interview/eric-scerri-chemist-karina

Is chemistry just physics? | Interview with Dr. Eric Scerri

interview/david-weisburd-criminologist-karina

Is Hot Spots Policing Effective? | Interview with Dr. David Weisburd

interview/mikhail-shifman-physicist

Is Supersymmetry all that Super? | Interview with Dr. Mikhail Shifman

interview/michael-mann-earth-scientist-karina

Is the climate change fight worth it? Earth Scientist Michael Mann talks with Karina

interview/paul-tough-karina

Looking Beyond Acceptance in College Admissions | Interview with Paul Tough

interview/stuart-schmill-admissions-karina

MIT’s Dean explains how to write your college essay | Interview with Stuart Schmill

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The new industry of cybersecurity | Interview with Dr. Isaac Ben-Israel

Online Bachelor’s Degree of Biology at Kean University | Interview with Brian Teasdale

Online Bachelor’s Degree of Biology at Kean University | Interview with Brian Teasdale

Online Cybersecurity Degree at Roger Williams University | Interview with Douglas White

Online Cybersecurity Degree at Roger Williams University | Interview with Dr. Douglas White

Online cybersecurity program at Arizona University | Interview with Jason Denno

Online Cybersecurity Program at University of Arizona | Interview with Jason Denno

Online MBA Program at Boston University | Interview with Paul Carlile

Online MBA Program at Boston University | Interview with Paul Carlile

Online MBA Programs at Morgan State University | Interview with Joseph Wells

Online MBA Programs at Morgan State University | Interview with Joseph Wells

interview/wendy-hall-computer-science

A Pioneer’s View of the Internet | Interview with Dame Wendy Hall, PhD

interview/steven-pinker-psychologist-karina

The Pressing Questions of Psychology | Interview with Dr. Steven Pinker

interview/isaac-ben-israel

Protecting against a virtual virus | Interview with Dr. Isaac Ben-Israel

interview/santa-ono-college-admissions

Ranking the College Ranking Systems | Interview with University of British Columbia President Santa Ono

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Should I have a college advisor? | Interview with Dean Stuart Schmill

interview/nadine-strossen-legal-scholar

Social Media and Mass Censorship | Interview with Dr. Nadine Strossen

interview/yunseo-choi

Solving Nearly Unsolvable Problems | Interview with Yunseo Choi

interview/nadine-strossen-legal-scholar-karina

Someone has to be the first | Interview with Dr. Nadine Strossen

interview/sara-harberson-author

Standing Out as a College Applicant | Interview with Sara Harberson

interview/j-budziszewski-karina

The Truth about Happiness Pieced Together from Lies | Interview with Professor Budziszewski

interview/marcia-inhorn-anthropologist

Understanding the plight of refugees from the Middle East | Interview with Dr. Marcia Inhorn

interview/omar-lizardo-sociologist

Using Big Data to Solve Big Questions in Sociology | Interview with Dr. Omar Lizardo

interview/ken-ono-mathematician

Using Math to Win the Olympics | Interview with Dr. Ken Ono

interview/nancy-forde-physicist

We should be melting | Interview with Dr. Nancy Forde

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What can science and history tell us about the other? Historian Dipesh Chakrabarty talks with Karina

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What does it mean to be an anthropologist? | Interview with Dr. Marcia Inhorn

What helped me get in to Princeton | Karina Macosko

What helped me get into Princeton | Karina Macosko

What is After the Golden Age of Education? | Interview with Prof. Stuart Rojstaczer

What is After the Golden Age of Education? | Interview with Stuart Rojstaczer

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What is Happening in Nanochemistry? | Interview with Dr. James Tour

interview/robert-f-curl-chemist-karina-interview

What is it like to be a scientist? Chemist Robert Curl talks with Karina

interview/joseph-incandela-physicist

What is Next for Supersymmetry and Dark Matter? | Interview with Dr. Joseph Incandela

interview/gerard-tHooft-physicist

What is Quantum Mechanics, really? | Interview with Dr. Gerard ’t Hooft

interview/lorraine-mazerolle-criminologist-karina

What is the role of police? | Interview with Dr. Lorraine Mazerolle

What is True About Truth? | Interview with Dr. Khaldoun Sweis

interview/nancy-forde-physicist-karina

What makes a biophysicist? | Interview with Dr. Nancy Forde

interview/maryam-tsegaye-karina

What makes a Breakthrough Junior Challenge winning video? | Interview with Maryam Tsegaye

interview/michael-poliakoff-karina

What Makes a Strong College Education? | Interview with Dr. Michael Poliakoff

interview/adam-hart-biologist-karina-interview

What makes insects interesting? Entomologist Adam Hart talks with Karina

interview/robert-hazen-mineralogist

What minerals can tell us about aliens | Interview with Dr. Robert Hazen

interview/yunseo-choi-karina

What Rules Apply to An Infinite Tinder? | Interview with Yunseo Choi

interview/erik-larson-author

What the Future Holds for Artificial Intelligence | Interview with Erik Larson

interview/maryam-tsegaye

Where is the Breakthrough Junior Challenge winner now? | Interview with Maryam Tsegaye

Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions | Interview with Author Jeff Selingo

interview/jeff-selingo-author-karina-interview

Who Gets into College and Why? Author Jeff Selingo talks with Karina

interview/alex-piquero-criminologist-karina

Why do people commit crime? | Interview with Dr. Alex Piquero

interview/niles-eldredge-biologist-karina-interview

Why do scientists often follow unforeseen paths? Biologist Niles Eldredge talks with Karina

interview/j-budziszewski-author

Why is More Never Enough? | Interview with Professor Budziszewski

interview/martha-allman

The ‘Arms Race’ of College Admissions | Interview with Martha Allman

interview/jeffrey-stake-karina

The “ranking game” of universities | Interview with Professor Jeffrey Stake