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Politics and the Humanities

Politics and the Humanities

Politics and the Humanities is a podcast hosted by Tom Merrill (Government) and Sarah Marsh (Literature) on books, ideas, and liberal education. We discuss books we are reading with our students and new books by interesting authors, and we often have guests.

Comments or reactions? Write to politicsandthehumanities@gmail.com.


Episode 13
Melvin Rogers and Jack Turner on African American Political Thought

Episode 13 Transcript


Episode 12
Amna Khalid on How Not to Teach Anti-Racism

Episode 12 Transcript


Episode 11
Michael Grenke on van Boxel's Warspeak and Nietzsche

Episode 11 Transcript


Episode 10
Leon Kass on Exodus and Liberal Education

Episode 10 Transcript


Episode 9
The Fire is Upon Us: Nick Buccola on Baldwin, Buckley, and the Debate over Race in America

Episode 9 Transcript


Episode 8
Great Books and the Left

Episode 8 Transcript


Episode 7
What the 1619 Project Got Wrong, and Right

Episode 7 Podcast


Episode 6
Borden Flanagan on Thucydides and the Plague

Episode 6 Transcript


Episode 5
Ross Douthat--Do the Humanities Have a Future?

Episode 5 Transcript

Episode 4
Aristophanes: Obscene Conservative, with Paul Ludwig


Episode 3
Self-Deception in Pride and Prejudice


Episode 2
John McGowan on Mill's On Liberty


Episode 1
Can the Humanities Survive?

Episode 1 Transcript