Jeremy Mynott on ABC’s Saturday Extra

Jeremy Mynott, former Chief Executive of Cambridge University Press, sat down with Australian Broadcast’s Saturday Extra over the weekend to discuss Birdscapes and the myriad ways humans imagine and interact with birds. Listen in here.

John Tyler Bonner on SETI Institute Radio Show, “Are We Alone?”

John Tyler Bonner, Princeton University Professor Emeritus and author of THE SOCIAL AMOEBAE: The Biology of Cellular Slime Molds, sat down to discuss the tiniest players in life’s drama.

Listen to the You’ve Been Slimed podcast here!

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Russ Roberts on Bloggingheads

PUP author Russ Roberts (The Price of Everything) and Arnold Kling discuss the current economic pickle.  Can the government get us out of this mess?  Watch it below!

Skip Gates ride the airwaves on WNYC

Click to listen to the podcast of the Brian Lehrer show!

Amar Bhide on EconTalk

Amar Bhidé, of Columbia University and author of The Venturesome Economy, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in a global economy. Listen in here.

Vindicated by History?

Skip Gates dropped by TODAY this morning to chat with Meredith Vieira about his PBS Documentary, “Looking for Lincoln” which airs tonight on most PBS stations (9:00 pm EST).

Jeff Madrick on

Jeff Madrick, author of The Case for Big Government, and Jim Pinkerton of Fox News held a debate on earlier this month. The subject of their discussion? Is the American government capable of getting us out of the current financial debacle.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. chats with Stephen Colbert 2/3/09

PUP author Skip Gates sat down to talk about his new book, LINCOLN ON RACE AND SLAVERY on The Colbert Report last night.

Click video to watch!

Listen in – Bee Wilson on MPR


Bee Wilson, author of Swindled, spoke with Minnesota Public Radio last week about the melamine scandal in China and the long historical roots of food fraud in Britain and America.

Andrew Gelman on

Andrew Gelman, author of Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State, taped a great interview for with Will Wilkinson earlier in November. Enjoy!

And, though he’s a bit critical of his performance, here’s a post over at his blog about the interview.

Jonathan Macey on why less is more when it comes to government regulation

Jonathan Macey, author of Corporate Governance: Promises Kept, Promises Broken has been interviewed by Yale Law School.

A quick excerpt:

“It’s unpopular now to talk about deregulation. As I give this interview, we’re in the middle of this big market crash, and everybody seems to be a born again deregulator…My book does focus a lot on deregulation and it criticizes the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and frankly I think recent events have proven the source of these criticisms to be correct…All the companies that we see imploding today are subject to this statute, and one thing that is painfully clear is that the increased attention to risk management that we were supposed to get with Sarbanes-Oxleywe haven’t gotten. And that firms have been free to engage in really incredibly excessive risk taking and that these so-called regulatory or legislative solutions just haven’t worked very well.”

Listen to the rest of the interview here.

Toni Morrison Lectures – Newark Mayor Cory Booker

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WNYC has posted The Toni Morrison Lectures with Newark Mayor Cory Booker on their site.

Princeton University Press and the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University co-sponsored the lectures, titled “The Unfinished Journey of America’s Spirit The Past“. Conducted over three consecutive nights, the lectures include: “The Past: A Testimony to the Impossible,” on Oct. 1; “The Present: Through Cynicism, Negativity and Self-doubt,” on Oct. 2; and “The Future: Humble Hopes and Insane Idealism,” on Oct. 3.

Booker has been mayor of New Jersey’s largest city since July 2006 and is the third person to lead Newark since 1970. Booker’s stated mission as mayor is to oversee an urban transformation of the city by marshaling its resources to achieve security and economic prosperity.

Sponsored jointly by the Center for African American Studies and Princeton University Press, the Toni Morrison Lectures spotlight the new and exciting work of scholars and writers who have risen to positions of prominence both in academe and in the broader world of letters.

Princeton University Press will publish the lectures in book form.