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Episode #25: The Grad School Mess with Leonard Cassuto

Apr 25, 2019 by Peter Wood |

Does grad school need reform? Professor Cassuto and I discuss this and the secret history of American crime stories. 

Episode #24: The Never Ending College Story with Cheyne Zeller

Apr 18, 2019 by Peter Wood |

Peter is joined by his personal trainer for a conversation on the allure of a four-year degree, the struggles and debt these students face, and the light at the end of the tunnel. 

Episode #23: Calvin Coolidge and the Self-Made Scholar

Apr 11, 2019 by Peter Wood |

Amity Shlaes discusses the New Deal, Calvin Coolidge, and her story as a self-made scholar.

Episode #22: The Legacy of Reconstruction

Apr 04, 2019 by NAS |

Peter W. Wood is joined by Gene Dattel and author and scholar on race in America. We discuss the history of reconstruction, reparations, civil rights, and Black separatist movements. 

Episode #21: Last Month Today, March Newscast

Mar 28, 2019 by NAS |

March was a busy month, from college admission scandals to free speech executive orders we had our hands full. Listen in and hear what the NAS staff has to say about March's biggest higher education news stories.

Christopher Columbus: Villain or Hero?

Mar 21, 2019 by Peter Wood |

In the episode, Peter W. Wood is joined by Professor Bob Carle. They discuss his recent article in Academic Questions on Christopher Columbus and the redeeming heroes made into villains.

What is High Culture For?

Mar 14, 2019 by NAS |

Peter Wood interviews Nathaniel Peters of the Morningside Institute. 

Podcast #18: A Sixteenth Century Mystery with Eleanor Schneider

Mar 07, 2019 by NAS |

What happened to all the Latin grammar books?

Episode #17: Last Month Today (February News Edition)

Feb 28, 2019 by Peter Wood |

Peter W. Wood is joined by the NAS staff to discuss the news of February and what they're looking at in the month ahead.

Episode #16: Rob Koons on Philosophy and the Good Life

Feb 21, 2019 by NAS |

Listen in as Peter W. Wood and Rob Koons discuss some of the larger questions of life. 

Episode #15: Steve Balch and the Story of NAS

Feb 14, 2019 by Peter Wood |

Steve Balch, NAS's founder, joins Peter W. Wood for an hour of discussion on the story of NAS, the study of Western Civilization, and his hopes for the future of American higher education.

Episode #14: Regulatory Overreach with Larry Kogan

Feb 07, 2019 by NAS |

Peter W. Wood interviews Larry Kogan on sustainability. Join us as Larry takes us on an expedition to the dark underbelly of the regulatory regime.

Episode #13: Last Month Today (January)

Jan 31, 2019 by NAS |

Peter W. Wood sits down with the NAS staff to discuss higher education news and themes from January.

Episode #12: Elitist Status Symbols with Darel Paul

Jan 24, 2019 by Peter Wood |

Peter W. Wood sits down with Darel Paul, a professor of political science at Wiliams College and author of From Tolerance to Equality.

Episode #11: The Case for Freethinkers with Bruce Gilley

Jan 17, 2019 by NAS |

Peter interviews Bruce Gilley about "The Case for Colonialism," the troubles of Professor Boghossian, and the Academy's intolerance. 

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