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Innovations in Collaborative Modeling

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Laura Schmitt Olabisi and Miles McNall to discuss another book in MSU Press’s Transformations in Higher Education Series: Innovations in Collaborative Modeling. Thanks for tuning in.

Encountering the Sovereign Other: Indigenous Science Fiction

On this episode, we’re joined by Miriam C. Brown Spiers to discuss her book Encountering the Sovereign Other: Indigenous Science Fiction.

Ships & Shipwrecks: Stories from the Great Lakes

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Richard Gebhart to discuss his exciting book Ships & Shipwrecks: Stories from the Great Lakes. Thanks for tuning in.

Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie

Today on the show we continue what’s become a bit of a series on midwestern architecture in conversation with Susan J. Bandés to discuss the expanded paperback edition of her book Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie. Thanks for tuning in.

Waterfront Porch: Reclaiming Detroit's Industrial Waterfront as a Gathering Place for All

On today’s episode, we’re joined by John H. Hartig to discuss his book Waterfront Porch: Reclaiming Detroit’s Industrial Waterfront as a Gathering Place for All. Thanks for tuning in.

Spit

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Daniel Lassell to discuss his book Spit. Thanks for tuning in.

A World of Turmoil: The United State, China, and Taiwan in the Long Cold War

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Stephen J. Hartnett to discuss his book A World of Turmoil: The United States, China, and Taiwan in the Long Cold War. Thanks for tuning in.

The Accidental Reef and Other Ecological Odysseys in the Great Lakes

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Lynne Heasley to discuss her book The Accidental Reef and Other Ecological Odysseys in the Great Lakes.

Architectural Missionary: D. Fred Charlton in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, 1887-1918

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Steven C. Brisson to discuss his book Architectural Missionary: D. Fred Charlton in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, 1887-1918.

Strains of Dissent: Popular Music and Everyday Resistance in WWII France

In this episode, we’re joined by Kelly Jakes to discuss her book, Strains of Dissent: Popular Music and Everyday Resistance in WWII France, 1940-1945.

Smuggling Elephants through Airport Security

In the preface to their 1798 Lyrical Ballads, Wordsworth and Coleridge remind us that “It is the honorable characteristic of Poetry that its materials are to be found in every subject which can interest the human mind. The evidence of this fact,” they go on, “is to be sought, not in the writings of Critics, but in those of the Poets themselves.” I’m excited to be joined today by Brad Johnson, just such a poet, who finds something of interest in every subject that presents itself before the human mind in his excellent book Smuggling Elephants through Airport Security.

The Beautiful Skin: Football, Fantasy, and Cinematic Bodies in Africa

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Vlad Dima to discuss his book The Beautiful Skin: Football, Fantasy, and Cinematic Bodies in Africa. Thanks for tuning in.

Engaging Social Media in China: Platforms, Publics, and Production

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Guobin Yang to discuss the edited collection Engaging Social Media in China: Platforms, Publics, and Production. Thanks for tuning in.

Resowing the Seeds of War: Presidential Peace Rhetoric Since 1945

Stephen J. Heidt joins us to discuss his book Resowing the Seeds of War: Presidential Peace Rhetoric since 1945.

The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria

On this episode, we discuss The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918 with the book's author Khatchig Mouradian.

Community Engagement Abroad

On today's episode we're joined by Pat Crawford and Brett Berquist to discuss their book, Community Engagement Abroad: Perspectives and Practices on Service, Engagement, and Learning Overseas.

Writing That Breaks Stones

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Joya Uraizee to discuss her book Writing That Breaks Stones: African Child Soldier Narratives.

On Poetry and Nature with Noah Davis and Derek Sheffield

I have with me today two poets from MSU Press’s Wheelbarrow Books series, Derek Sheffield and Noah Davis, who both know a thing or two about feeling, understanding, and expressing greatly the natural beauty of the world in language of poetry. Join us for a conversation about poetry, nature, and life in community with each other and other beings.

Desire

In this episode, we’re joined by Per Bjørnar Grande to discuss his book, Desire: Flaubert, Proust, Fitzgerald, Miller, Lana Del Rey. Thanks for tuning in.

Divided Loyalties: Young Somali Americans and the Lure of Extremism

Today on the show, we’re joined by Joseph Weber to discuss his book, Divided Loyalties: Young Somali Americans and the Lure of Extremism.

Sovereign Traces

Gordon Henry, Jr. and Elizabeth LaPensée join us to discuss their comics project Sovereign Traces. In two volumes, the Sovereign Traces series brings contemporary Indigenous literature into form with imaginative illustrations.

Talking Acquisitions & University Press Publishing

Catherine Cocks, the press's editor in chief, and Caitlin Tyler-Richards join us to discuss university press publishing, acquisitions editorial, advice to authors, and upcoming titles from MSU press.

Detroit's Hidden Channels: French Indigenous Families in the Eighteenth Century

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Karen L. Marrero to discuss her book, Detroit’s Hidden Channels: The Power of French-Indigenous Families in the Eighteenth Century.

Cleveland Architecture, 1890-1930

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Jeannine deNobel Love to discuss her book, Cleveland Architecture, 1890-1930.

African Diasporic Cinema: Aesthetics of Reconstruction

On this episode, we’re joined by Daniela Ricci to discuss her book, African Diasporic Cinema: Aesthetics of Reconstruction.

Hats

In this episode, we’re joined by Malcolm Smith to discuss his book, Hats: A Very UNnatural History.

The Medicine Wheel: Environmental Decision-Making Process of Indigenous Peoples

In this episode, we’re joined by Kristiina A. Vogt and Michael E. Marchand and to discuss their book, The Medicine Wheel: Environmental Decision-Making Process of Indigenous Peoples. The goal of this book is to lay the context for how to connect Western science and Indigenous knowledge frameworks to form a holistic and ethical decision process for the environment.

Re-Membering and Surviving: African American Fiction of the Vietnam War

In this episode, we’re joined by Shirley A. James Hanshaw to discuss her book, Re-Membering and Surviving: African American Fiction of the Vietnam War, which Yusef Komunyakaa calls "a powerful call seeking a response."

The Crisis of School Violence: A New Perspective

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Marianna King to discuss her book The Crisis of School Violence: A New Perspective.

The Manufacture of Consent: J. Edgar Hoover and the Rhetorical Rise of the FBI

In this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Stephen M. Underhill to discuss his book, The Manufacture of Consent: J. Edgar Hoover and The Rhetorical Rise of the FBI. Topics include the FBI's relationship with Hollywood, Hoover's interest in scientific racism and Anglo-American nationalism, and the conflict between the surveillance state and the New Deal.

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