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Thanks to your continued support, the Yale Press Podcast series will return for our Fall 2011 season! Please keep the feedback coming; let us know what you think by commenting at www.facebook.com/yalepress; rating us on iTunes; or e-mail us at yale.press@gmail.com. All of our interviews are free and available for download.


Welcome to the Yale Press Podcast, a show about arts, letters, ideas, history, and just about everything else on our authors’ minds. Featuring the latest Yale University Press authors and hosted by Chris Gondek.

Now you can subscribe to the Yale Press Podcast and all other University-related podcasts on iTunes U. Visit iTunes.yale.edu for more details and subscription information.

Available Episodes:
Episode 28: Trita Parsi
Episode 27: Paul Starr
Episode 26: Michael Takiff
Episode 25: John Donatich and Bill Marx
Episode 24: Molly Haskell and Joyce Lee Malcolm
Episode 23: Godfrey Hodgson and Eric J. Sundquist
Episode 22: James Boyle and Robert Poole
Episode 21: Nicholas A. Basbanes
Episode 20: Joseph Epstein, Jessica Helfand, and Maurice Isserman
Episode 19: Peter R. Mansoor, Ken Wells, and Ivan Brunetti
Episode 18: Derek van Bever and Dr. Marjorie Greenfield
Episode 17: Marwan Muasher and Rob Riemen
Episode 16: Jonathan Zittrain and Benny Morris
Episode 15: Josh Ozersky and Richard Thaler
Episode 14: Steve Fraser and Jay Parini
Episode 13: Richard Sennett and Gus Speth
Episode 12: Victoria Clark and Daniel J. Solove
Episode 11: A.K. Sandoval-Strausz and Claudia Nahson
Episode 10: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones and Russell Korobokin
Episode 9: Trita Parsi and James Prosek
Episode 8: Michael Makovsky, Tennent Bagley, and Emily Cockayne
Episode 7: Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez, Amitai Etzioni, and Gregg Mitman
Episode 6: Nayan Chanda, Harold Cook, and Alan Klein
Episode 5: Ali A. Allawi, Matthew Levitt, and Joshua Kurlantzick
Episode 4: Hugh Brogan, Heather Cox Richardson, Allen Dwight Callahan, and Norton Garfinkle
Episode 3: Sidney Kirkpatrick, Gerald Edelman, Leonie Gombrich, John Marzluff, and Tony Angell
Episode 2: Adam LeBor, T.J. Clark, and John Gribbin
Episode 1: Adrian Goldsworthy, Ivan Brunetti, Todd Hignite, and Fred Shapiro

Copyright (c) 2012 by Yale University Press. All Rights Reserved.


Episode 28 - January 2012
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President of the National Iranian American Council and 2010 Grawemeyer Award-winner for Ideas Improving World Order, Trita Parsi returns to the Yale Press Podcast to speak about his new book, A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran. In Episode 28, Parsi uncovers the full details of the diplomatic encounters between Washington and Tehran during Obama's early presidency, then discusses whether diplomacy should be the foreign policy approach of choice for the U.S. Chris Gondek hosts.


Episode 27 - December 2011
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In Episode 27, host Chris Gondek interviews Paul Starr, professor of sociology at Princeton and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Social Transformation of American Medicine. Starr's newest book, Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform is out now from Yale University Press; this interview covers the near century-long history and present health care challenges of American presidential adminstrations, including Roosevelt, Johnson, Nixon, Clinton, and Obama, as well as reform policies enacted by then-Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.


Episode 26 - February 2011
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After a hiatus, the Yale Press Podcast series is back—at least, for a limited time. Your interest will determine its future, so please let us know what you think by commenting at www.facebook.com/yalepress; rating us on iTunes; or e-mail us at yale.press@gmail.com. All of our interviews are free and available for download.

In the newest episode, Chris Gondek sits down with Michael Takiff to discuss his new book, A Complicated Man: The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who Know Him. Clinton’s legacy as President of the United States is still very much in the forefront of national media and minds of everyday Americans. Listen to Takiff speak about this oral biography, composed through more than 150 interviews with key figures such as Bob Dole, James Carville, and Tom Brokaw, and many others who can personally testify to the man behind the politics.


Episode 25 - March 2009
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John Donatich, Director of Yale in New Haven, talks to World Books editor Bill Marx about
The Margellos World Republic of Letters, a major new series dedicated to helping reverse the trend against literary translations by making high quality works from around the globe available in English.


Episode 24 - February 2009
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In Episode 24, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) film critic Molly Haskell about Gone with the Wind - the book and the film - and the uncanny symbiosis of Margaret Mitchell, David Selznick, and Vivian Leigh, and (2) Joyce Lee Malcolm about the never-before-told story of a New England slave boy turned soldier caught up in the American Revolution.

Episode 24 Featured Titles

Frankly, My Dear
"Gone with the Wind" Revisited
By Molly Haskell

Peter's War
A New England Slave Boy and the American Revolution
By Joyce Lee Malcolm

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Episode 23 - January 2009
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In Episode 23, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Eric J. Sundquist about the significance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream “ speech, and (2) Godfrey Hodgson about the history behind America’s notion of its exceptionalism and the consequences for foreign policy today.

Episode 23 Featured Titles

The Myth of American Exceptionalism
By Godfrey Hodgson

King's Dream
By Eric J. Sundquist

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Episode 22 - December 2008
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In Episode 22, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) James Boyle about the range wars of the information age -- today's heated battles over intellectual property, and (2) Robert Poole about the remarkable story of the first photographs of Earth from space and the totally unexpected impact of those images.

Episode 22 Featured Titles

The Public Domain
Enclosing the Commons of the Mind
By James Boyle

Earthrise
How Man First Saw the Earth
By Robert Poole

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Episode 21 - November 2008
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2008 marks the centenary of Yale University Press. In Episode 21, Chris Gondek speaks with Nicholas Basbanes, whom David McCullough has called "the leading authority of books about books." His latest book A World of Letters: Yale University Press, 1908-2008, is a fascinating, anecdote-rich chronicle of the Press's first 100 years. Basbanes takes the reader behind the scenes to examine the challenges, controversies, choices and achievements that have defined this remarkable publishing house.

Episode 21 Featured Title

A World of Letters
Yale University Press, 1908-2008
By Nicholas A. Basbanes


Episode 20 - October 2008
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In Episode 20, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Joseph Epstein about his portrait of Fred Estaire and how the great dancer came to represent the essence of style, suavity, and charm, (2) Jessica Helfand and her new book on the history of American scrapbooks, and (3) Maurice Isserman, co-author of Fallen Giants, a comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaneering.

Episode 20 Featured Titles

Fred Estaire
By Joseph Epstein

Fallen Giants
By Maurice Isserman

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American Scrapbooks
An American History
By Jessica Helfand

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Episode 19 - September 2008
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In Episode 19, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Peter R. Mansoor about his experience as a brigade commander during the crucial first year of the war in Iraq, (2) Ken Wells about the harrowing experiences faced by residents of Saint Bernard Parish during and after Hurricane Katrina, and (3) Ivan Brunetti, editor of Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories Volume 2.

Episode 19 Featured Titles

Baghdad at Sunrise
A Brigade Commander's War in Iraq
By Peter R. Mansoor

The Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous
Fighting to Save a Way of Life in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina
By Ken Wells

 

Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories
Volume 2
Edited by Ivan Brunetti

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Episode 18 - August 2008
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In Episode 18, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Derek van Bever about the reasons that a company’s growth can stall, and (2) Dr. Marjorie Greenfield about her pregnancy guide for working women.

Episode 18 Featured Titles

Stall Points
Most Companies Stop Growing--Yours Doesn't Have To
By Matthew S. Olson and Derek van Bever

The Working Woman's Pregnancy Book
By Dr. Marjorie Greenfield

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Episode 17 - July 2008
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In Episode 17, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Marwan Muasher about the contribution of modern Arab states to the Middle East peace process, and (2) Rob Riemen about the importance of spiritual development to the health of the body politic.

Episode 17 Featured Titles

The Arab Center: The Promise of Moderation
By Marwan Muasher

Nobility of Spirit
A Forgotten Ideal
By Rob Riemen

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Episode 16 - June 2008
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In Episode 16, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Jonathan Zittrain about The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It, and with (2) Benny Morris about the founding of Israel and the first Arab-Israeli War.

Episode 16 Featured Titles

The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It
By Jonathan Zittrain

1948
A History of the First Arab-Israeli War
By Benny Morris

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Episode 15 - May 2008
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In Episode 15, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Josh Ozersky , about the history of the American hamburger, and with (2) Richard Thaler, co-author with Cass Sunstein of Nudge, about the importance of structuring choices.

Episode 15 Featured Titles

Hamburger
By Josh Ozersky

Nudge
Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
By Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein

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Episode 14 - April 2008
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In Episode 14, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Steve Fraser, about how Americans have perceived Wall Street and its more well known investors throughout its history, and with (2) Jay Parini, about the importance of poetry for both individuals and for cultures.

Episode 14 Featured Titles

Wall Street
America’s Dream Palace
By Steve Fraser

Why Poetry Matters
By Jay Parini

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Episode 13 - March 2008
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In Episode 13, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Richard Sennett, winner of the 2006 Hegel Prize for lifetime achievement in the humanities and social sciences, about the art of craftsmanship; and (2) Gus Speth, dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale, about how the free market system will need to adjust in the face of serious environmental changes.

Episode 13 Featured Titles

The Craftsman
By Richard Sennett

The Bridge at the Edge of the World
Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability
By Gus Speth

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Episode 12 - New Year 2008
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In Episode 12, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Victoria Clark about Zionism and the American evangelical communtity and (2) Daniel J Solove about the permanent and global nature of the Internet is affecting people’s reputations.

Episode 12 Featured Titles
Allies for Armageddon

Allies for Armageddon
The Rise of Christian Zionism
By Victoria Clark

The Future of Reputation

The Future of Reputation
Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet
By Daniel J. Solove

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Episode 11 - Yale Press Holiday 2007
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In Episode 11, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) A. K. Sandoval-Strausz who explores the idea of American hospitality and the modern hotel as an uniquely American invention, and with (2) Claudia Nahson about the art of William Steig — the well-known cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker.

Episode 11 Featured Titles
Hotel

Hotel
An American History
By A. K. Sandoval-Strausz

Art of William Steig

The Art of William Steig By Claudia Nahson

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Episode 10 - November 2007
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In Episode 10, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones about the earliest beginnings of the bureau, their current fights with organized crime, and the war on terror, and with (2) Russell Korobkin about the current and future legal issues surrounding stem cell therapy.

Episode 10 Featured Titles
 

 

Stem Cell Century

Stem Cell Century
Law and Policy for a Breakthrough Technology
By Russell Korobkin with Stephen R. Munzer

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Episode 9 - October 2007
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In Episode 9, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Trita Parsi about his behind-the scenes revelations about events in the Middle East and the geopolitical competition between Israel, Iran, and the United States, and with (2) James Prosek, author, watercolorist, and musician about the Yale Anglers' Journal tenth anniversary as well as its rise as one of world's premier literary journals devoted to the sport.

Episode 9 Featured Titles
Treacherous Alliance

Treacherous Alliance
The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States
By Trita Parsi

Tight Lines

Tight Lines
Ten Years of the Yale Angler’s Journal
Illustrated by James Prosek; Edited by Joseph Furia, Wyatt Golding, David Haltom, Steven Hayhurst, Joseph Kingsbery, and Alexis Surovov

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Episode 8 - July 2007
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In Episode 8, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Michael Makovsky about Winston Churchill’s views on Zionism, (2) Tennent Bagley about the controversy surrounding a KGB defector in the early 1960s, and (3) Emily Cockayne about urban nuisances people suffered in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries.

Episode 8 Featured Titles
Churchill's Promised Land

Churchill's Promised Land
Zionism and Statecraft
By Michael Makovsky

Spy Wars

Spy Wars
Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games
By Tennent "Pete" Bagley

Hubbub

Hubbub
Filth, Noise, and Stench in England, 1600-1770
By Emily Cockayne

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Episode 7 - June 2007
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In Episode 7, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez aboutFoxbats over Dimona, (2) Amitai Etzioni about a new direction in American foreign policy, and (3) Gregg Mitman about how allergies have affected American society since the Nineteenth Century.

Episode 7 Featured Titles
Foxbats Over Dimona

Foxbats Over Dimona
The Soviets’ Nuclear Gamble in the Six-Day War
By Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez

Security First

Security First
For a Muscular, Moral Foreign Policy
By Amitai Etzioni

Breathing Space

Breathing Space
How Allergies Shape Our Lives and Landscapes
By Gregg Mitman

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Episode 6 - Globalization, Past & Present, April 2007
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In Episode 6, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Nayan Chanda of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization about the historical forces at play in globalization, (2) Harold Cook about how the growing international trading power of the Dutch republic in the 16th and 17th centuries led to advancements in medicine and science, and (3) Alan Klein about how Major League Baseball is reaching out to an international audience.

Episode 6 Featured Titles
Bound Together

Bound Together
How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization
By Nayan Chanda

Matters of Exchange

Matters of Exchange
Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age
By Harold Cook

Growing the Game

Growing the Game
The Globalization of Major League Baseball
By Alan Klein

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Episode 5 - Our World, April 2007
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In Episode 5, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Ali A. Allawi about Iraqi society and politics before, during, and after the American-led coalition’s invasion of Iraq, (2) Matthew Levitt on how Hamas embraces politics, charity, and terror, and (3) Joshua Kurlantzick on how China is using Soft Power in the International arena.

Episode 5 Featured Titles
Occupation of Iraq

The Occupation of Iraq
Winning the War, Losing the Peace
By Ali A. Allawi

Hamas

Hamas
Politics, Charity, and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad
By Matthew Levitt

Charm Offensive

Charm Offensive
How China's Soft Power Is Transforming the World
By Joshua Kurlantzick

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Episode 4 - America, Late February 2007
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In Episode 4, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Hugh Brogan about the life of Alexis de Tocqueville, (2) Heather Cox Richardson about the reconstruction of America after the Civil War, (3) Dr. Allen Dwight Callahan about the relationship of African-Americans with the Bible, and (4) Norton Garfinkle about the political and moral implications of American economic policy.

Episode 4 Featured Titles
Alexis deTocqueville

Alexis deTocquville
A Life
By Hugh Brogan

West From Appomattox

West From Appomattox
The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War
By Heather Cox Richardson

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The Talking Book

The Talking Book
African Americans and the Bible
By Allen Dwight Callahan

The American Dream vs The Gospel of Wealth

The American Dream vs. The Gospel of Wealth
The Fight for a Productive Middle-Class Economy
Norton Garfinkle

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Episode 3 - Human Knowledge, Human Nature, Early February 2007
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In Episode 3, Chris Gondek interviews (1) Sidney D. Kirkpatrick about the unconventional life and art of Thomas Eakins, (2) Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Gerald Edelman about the intersection of brain science and human knowledge, (3) Leonie Gombrich about E.H. Gombrich's phenomenal A Little History of the World, and (4) John Marzluff and Tony Angell about the storied relationship between crows and humans.

Episode 3 Featured Titles
The Revenge of Thomas Eakins

The Revenge of Thomas Eakins
By Sidney D. Kirkpatrick

Second Nature

Second Nature
Brain Science and Human Knowledge
By Gerald M. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.

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A Little History of the World

A Little History of the World
By E.H. Gombrich

In the Company of Crows and Ravens

In the Company of Crows and Ravens
John M. Marzluff and Tony Angell

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Episode 2 - New Year's Perspective, January 2007
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In Episode 2, Chris Gondek interviews (1) journalist Adam LeBor about the UN’s inability to deal with genocide, (2) art historian T.J. Clark about the power of sustained attention to art, and (3) astronomer and best-selling science writer John Gribbin about The Origins of the Future: Ten Questions for the Next Ten Years.

Episode 2 Featured Titles
Complicity with Evil

“Complicity with Evil”
The United Nations in the Age of Modern Genocide
By Adam LeBor

The Sight of Death

The Sight of Death
An Experiment in Art Writing
By T. J. Clark

The Origins of the Future

The Origins of the Future
Ten Questions for the Next Ten Years
By John Gribbin

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Episode 1 - Holiday Books, November / December 2006
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The premier episode of the Yale Press Podcast gets into the holiday spirit! Host Chris Gondek interviews (1) Adrian Goldsworthy about his book, Caesar: Life of a Colossus, (2) Ivan Brunetti, editor of An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons and True Stories, and Todd Hignite, author of In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists, about the history of comics, and (3) Fred Shapiro, editor of the Yale Book of Quotations, about the genesis of that monumental new tome.

Episode 1 Featured Titles
Caesar

Caesar
Life of a Colossus
By Adrian Goldsworthy

An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories

An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories
Edited by Ivan Brunetti

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In the Studio

In the Studio
Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists
By Todd Hignite

The Yale Book of Quotations

The Yale Book of Quotations
Edited by Fred R. Shapiro

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