By David Michael Newstead.
Some highlights from throughout the year.
The Origins of #MasculinitySoFragile – The first in a series with the creator of the popular hashtag, discussing gender issues and toxic forms of masculinity.
A Conversation with Paul Elam – An in-depth interview with anti-feminist Paul Elam.
Discussing Safe Bars at a Bar – A podcast interview on the launch of the Safe Bars program in the District of Columbia.
An Interview with BEARD PAC – A conversation on politics, facial hair, and American history with the founder of a satirical Super PAC.
Politics and Social Media – A podcast interview with digital strategist Alan Rosenblatt on the role of social media in the 2016 presidential election.
Fatherhood and Feminism with Nikki van der Gaag – Gender expert Nikki van der Gaag discusses new research on fatherhood around the world.
Strange Fruit in America – The first in a series on the songwriter Abel Meeropol and the disturbing significance of his best known work, the anti-lynching song Strange Fruit.
Seek Justice for Us: An Interview with David Crane – The former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone discusses his indictment of Liberian President Charles Taylor, the need for expanded human rights laws, and his on-going investigation into Syrian war crimes.
Chest Hair: A Personal Reflection – Just a random aside on life.
Russia Past & Present with Peter Kenez – An interview with historian Peter Kenez on the impact of the Russian Revolution and Russia in the modern world.
Russia Past & Present with Richard Pipes – An interview with historian Richard Pipes on the impact of the Russian Revolution and the 2016 presidential election.
Re-watching American Psycho – Revisting the renewed significance of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel.
Countering Street Harassment – An interview with DC Councilmember Brianne Nadeau on her efforts to counter street harassment in the nation’s capital.
A Nation of Immigrants, Revisited – A look back at JFK’s classic on the contributions of immigrants to American society.