Podcast

Episode 18: “Japanese Domestic and International Politics under the new Kishida Administration” with Rintaro Nishimura

Bryan interviews fifth-year Rintaro Nishimura regarding the recent Japanese general and Prime Ministerial elections, discusses the trajectory of several domestic issues under the new administration headed by Fumio Kishida, and the role played by the United States and other partners in international matters, especially within Asia. If you have any questions or comments about NUPR-spectives […]

Episode 17: “Global Health Institutions and the Importance of Leadership” with Carlos Arriaga Serrano

Bryan interviews Ph.D. student Carlos Arriaga Serrano about his most recent piece at NUPR, regarding COVID-19, global health organizations, and the need for good global governance. The conversation expands out to discussions on climate change work, and what the future holds for the role of supranational organizations. Make sure to check out Carlos’ piece for yourself […]

Episode 16: “Discourse and the Israel/Palestine Conflict”, with Noah Colbert

Listen and subscribe to our podcast: Via Spotify | Via Apple Podcasts NUPRspectives new host Bryan Grady sits down with rising sophomore and NUPR digital director Noah Colbert, in order to discuss the past and present of the Israel/Palestine conflict, as well as the role of rhetoric about the conflict in countries like the USA and UK.  Make […]

Episode 15: “American Democracy Doesn’t Represent You” with Milton Posner

Listen and subscribe to our podcast: Via Spotify | Via Apple Podcasts Milton Posner joins Max & Ariana to discuss what he sees as the critical flaws in American democracy and how we can start fixing them. This includes voter suppression, gerrymandering, and the structure of the Senate.  Milton also joins Ariana for “Class Struggle.” Make sure to […]

Episode 14: “Christians, Court, and Coffee Cups” with Hannah Nivar and Dennis J. Wiebolt III

Listen and subscribe to our podcast: Via Spotify | Via Apple Podcasts Hannah Nivar & Dennis Wieboldt join Max & Bryan to discuss on Christianity in American public life. They speak on the variety of Christian experiences in the US and share their views on the proper role of Christianity in America. The guests also join Ariana for […]

Episode 13: “Social Media & Social Justice” with Taraneh Azar

Listen and subscribe to our podcast: Via Spotify | Via Apple Podcasts Tara Azar joins Max & Bryan to discuss how memes and social media relate to social justice. We discuss pros and cons of social media’s impact on recent BLM protests and how the alt-right weaponizes memes for their hateful agenda. Tara also joins Ariana for “Class […]

Episode 12: “COVID-19 & College Campuses” with Jake Egelberg

Listen and subscribe to our podcast: Via Spotify | Via Apple Podcasts Jake Egelberg joins Max & Bryan to explain why he thinks colleges were right to reopen and stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jake, a Biochemistry major, also explains how COVID-19 vaccines work and why you should get one.  Jake also joins Ariana for “Class Struggle.” […]

Episode 11: “Fashion & Sustainability in the Time of COVID-19” with Emerson Johnston

Listen and subscribe to our podcast: Via Spotify | Via Apple Podcasts Emerson Johnston joins Max & Bryan to discuss sustainability in the fashion industry. They explore changing views toward sustainability and an opportunity to change the fashion industry created by COVID-19. Emerson also joins Ariana for a new installment of “Class Struggle.” Make sure to check out […]

Episode 10: “Who’s Winning the War on Christmas?” with Noah Colbert

Photo by Cuttlefish Listen and subscribe to our podcast: Via Spotify | Via Apple Podcasts Noah Colbert joins Max and Bryan to discuss the “War on Christmas” and its 2020 incarnations. They discuss the history of the “War on Christmas,” who’s winning, and what that means in 2020.  Finally, Noah joins Ariana for another installment of “Class Struggle.” […]

Episode 9: “America’s Health-Care Quilt” with Isabel Present

Photo by Pixabay Listen and subscribe to our podcast: Via Spotify | Via Apple Podcasts Isabel Present joins Max and Bryan to continue NUPR-spectives’ investigation of American health care. They discuss hidden costs, the individual mandate, and Medicare for All.  Finally, Isabel joins Ariana for another installment of “Class Struggle.” To learn more, check out Isabel’s article “Bold […]