Pomona College Sagecast

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Ryan Engley, assistant professor of media studies and co-host of the Why Theory podcast joins us for the final episode of this Sagecast season.  Engley unpacks for us the intersection of psychoanalysis and media studies, where he focuses his re
Head Coach of the Milwaukee Bucks and 2-time NBA Coach of the Year (2015, 2019), Mike Budenholzer '92 joins us to talk about his journey from Division III basketball at Pomona-Pitzer to the NBA. Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest Produced by:
Interdisciplinary scholar and filmmaker, Joanne Nucho discusses her research interests which include critical infrastructure studies, urban studies and environmental inequality—and what she calls “post-grid imaginaries.’ She is the author of th
In this episode, our guest Ken McLeod ’07, policy director for the League of American Bicyclists sheds light on working in Washington D.C. and advocating for bicycling and walking projects across the country. McLeod talks to us about how he hop
This week, our guest is Politics Professor Sara Sadhwani, who studies the growing impact of Asian Americans in the American political scene, with a special focus on Indian American communities. In this conversation, Professor Sadhwani discusses
This week we’re talking with Adam Rogers ’92, senior correspondent at WIRED Magazine and author of two books, The New York Times nonfiction bestseller Proof: The Science of Booze and the soon-to-be-released Full Spectrum: How the Science of Col
This week, our guest is Pomona College Professor of Politics Susan McWilliams Barndt, the author of An American Road Trip and American Political Thought and Traveling Back: Toward a Global Political Theory. Our conversation ranges from America’
This week, our guest is Pomona College Professor of Economics Gary Smith, who specializes in financial markets and debunking myths in statistical analysis. In this conversation, Professor Smith discusses, among other things, the real-world appl
This week we’re talking with Aditya Sood ’97, president of the film production company Lord Miller Inc. As a producer, he’s best known for box-office hit movies like The Martian, Deadpool I and II and Murder on the Orient Express. Our conversat
This week, we welcome Visiting Professor of Anthropology Arlen Chase, who specializes in Mesoamerican archeology. Our conversation with Professor Chase ranges from the origins of his love of archeology in general and of Mayan culture in particu
This week our guest is Associate Professor of Economics Manisha Goel, who specializes in labor and development economics. Our conversation ranges from her early years in India to her research into the impact of the Indian caste system on busine
This week’s discussion is with McArthur Grant-winning seismologist Brian Tucker ’67, who recently retired as founder and president of the nonprofit GeoHazards International.  In this conversation, Tucker looks back at his wandering educational
This week, we’re joined by Professor of Psychological Science and Africana Studies Eric A. Hurley, whose research in cognitive development focuses on understanding and improving the social and educational outlook of African American and other m
This week our guest is Mac Barnett ’04, the author of such beloved children’s books as Extra Yarn and The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse. His latest book, A Polar Bear in the Snow, is his 47th book.  In this episode, Barnett shares stories about
This week, we’re talking with Pomona College Professor of Religious Studies Zhiru Ng, who specializes in Eastern religions. Our conversation with Professor Ng ranges from her childhood in Singapore and the importance—and burden—of filial piety
This week, we’re joined by award-winning investigative reporter Anjali Kamat ’00. In a conversation recorded in February, Kamat discusses, among other things, her career trajectory in journalism, her experience covering the Arab uprisings in Eg
This week, we welcome Professor of Politics Pierre Englebert, a leading expert in African politics, specializing in the nations of francophone West Africa. A native of Belgium, Englebert discusses, among other things, his education in Europe an
This week, we chat with volcanologist Robby Goldman ’15. Mentored at Pomona by Prof. Eric Grosfils, Goldman studies the physics of eruptions from Hawaii's volcanoes and how scientists communicate eruption risks to residents. This episode was re
This week, we welcome Associate Professor of History Pey-Yi Chu, a historian of Russia and the former Soviet Union, who discusses her research aimed at understanding the environment through the history of science and technology, with a special
This week, we welcome longtime NPR science correspondent Joe Palca ’74. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a variety of science topics, from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, “Joe's Big
This week, we’re joined by internationally renowned biochemist Jennifer Doudna ’85, the co-discoverer of CRISPR-Cas9, a revolutionary gene-editing tool that has had an unprecedented impact on the world of genetic research. A professor at the Un
This week, our guest is Professor of Mathematics Jo Hardin ’95, who specializes in statistics and bioinformatics, the use of statistical data to study the human genome. In this episode of Sagecast, Hardin discusses, among other things, her ment
This week we’re joined by The New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston ’78. An accomplished journalist, Preston is the author of more than 20 novels including the Special Agent Pendergast series along with co-author Lincoln Child. Pre
This week we're joined by Henry E. Sheffield Professor of History, Sam Yamashita. A longtime Pomona College professor, Yamashita shares about his early childhood passion for baseball growing up in Hawaii. A Confucian specialist with mastery of
In this episode, we’re joined by Lynda Obst ‘72, the renowned film producer of such groundbreaking films as The Fisher King, Sleepless in Seattle, Interstellar —among many more. Several of her films and TV projects have also involved science. C
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