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Introducing Sagecast, the podcast of Pomona College. Previously recorded in the studios of KSPC, Pomona’s FM radio station, and now recorded remotely, this podcast offers our extended community a chance to listen in on vibrant intellectual conversations with Pomona College faculty and students.

In Season 4 of our podcast, we talk to current and former Pomona College faculty members about how they came to study what they study, teach what they teach and love the field they love.

You can find… Continue Reading >>
Introducing Sagecast, the podcast of Pomona College. Previously recorded in the studios of KSPC, Pomona’s FM radio station, and now recorded remotely, this podcast offers our extended community a chance to listen in on vibrant intellectual conversations with Pomona College faculty and students.

In Season 4 of our podcast, we talk to current and former Pomona College faculty members about how they came to study what they study, teach what they teach and love the field they love.

You can find a full list of our podcasts as well as their transcripts at pomonacollege.edu/sagecast << Show Less
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Media Studies and Psychoanalysis with Professor Ryan Engley Ryan Engley, assistant professor of media studies and co-host of the Why Theory podcast joins us for the final episode of this Sagecast season.
Engley unpacks for us the intersection of psychoanalysis and media studies, where he focuses his research. He also chats about his love for television and seriality, as well as the importance discussing mental health in his courses.
Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest
Produced by: Jeff Hing
Transcript: https://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/sagecast-051921-RyanEngley.txt
Video Teaser: https://youtu.be/3JRkPAQt72I
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Media Studies and Psychoanalysis with Professor Ryan Engley Ryan Engley, assistant professor of media studies and co-host of the Why Theory podcast joins us for the final episode of this Sagecast season.
Engley unpacks for us the intersection of psychoanalysis and media studies, where he focuses his research. He also chats about his love for television and seriality, as well as the importance discussing mental health in his courses.
Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest
Produced by: Jeff Hing
Transcript: https://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/sagecast-051921-RyanEngley.txt
Video Teaser: https://youtu.be/3JRkPAQt72I
From Division III to the NBA with Mike Budenholzer '92 Head Coach of the Milwaukee Bucks and 2-time NBA Coach of the Year (2015, 2019), Mike Budenholzer '92 joins us to talk about his journey from Division III basketball at Pomona-Pitzer to the NBA. Starting as a video coordinator and then assistant with Spurs head coach and former Pomona-Pitzer head coach Greg Popovich, Budenholzer shares what it takes (good players) to be a head coach in the NBA.
Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest
Produced by: Jeff Hing
Transcript: https://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/sagecast-MikeBudenholzer-051221.txt
Video Teaser: https://youtu.be/1HrqHDauNaQ
Infrastructure and Public Services with Anthropology Professor Joanne Nucho Interdisciplinary scholar and filmmaker, Joanne Nucho discusses her research interests which include critical infrastructure studies, urban studies and environmental inequality—and what she calls “post-grid imaginaries.’ She is the author of the book Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon: Infrastructures, Public Services and Power.
Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest
Produced by: Jeff Hing
Transcript: https://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/sagecast-042721-JoanneNucho.txt
Video Teaser: https://youtu.be/8n1pUsFUOzo
Safer Roads and Stronger Communities with Ken McLeod ’07 In this episode, our guest Ken McLeod ’07, policy director for the League of American Bicyclists sheds light on working in Washington D.C. and advocating for bicycling and walking projects across the country. McLeod talks to us about how he hopes to work closely with the Biden Administration and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg in creating safer and more equitable communities.
Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest
Produced by: Jeff Hing
Transcript: https://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/sagecast-041321-KenMcLeod.txt
Video Teaser: https://youtu.be/IbD9iPTbdho
The Rise of Asian Americans in Politics with Professor Sara Sadhwani This week, our guest is Politics Professor Sara Sadhwani, who studies the growing impact of Asian Americans in the American political scene, with a special focus on Indian American communities. In this conversation, Professor Sadhwani discusses, among other things, the role of “descriptive representation” in the electorate and the importance of Indian American voters in a number of swing states.
Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest
Produced by: Jeff Hing
Transcript: https://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/sagecast-033121-SaraSadhwani.txt
Video Teaser: https://youtu.be/ha4kbSMaj20
The Science of Color with author Adam Rogers ’92 This week we’re talking with Adam Rogers ’92, senior correspondent at WIRED Magazine and author of two books, The New York Times nonfiction bestseller Proof: The Science of Booze and the soon-to-be-released Full Spectrum: How the Science of Color Made us Modern. Our conversation ranges from the origins of color perception in an ancient microbe to the difficulty of writing about science in a time of resurgent science-denial.
Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest
Produced by: Jeff Hing
Transcript: https://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/sagecast-031621-AdamRogers.txt
Video Teaser: https://youtu.be/EH_bArnwQkU
A Political Road Trip with Professor Susan McWilliams Barndt This week, our guest is Pomona College Professor of Politics Susan McWilliams Barndt, the author of An American Road Trip and American Political Thought and Traveling Back: Toward a Global Political Theory.Our conversation ranges from America’s scrambled political vocabulary to the way distinctive American ideas about such things as freedom and equality are bound up in our national literature about road trips.
Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest
Produced by: Jeff Hing
Transcript: https://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/sagecast-SusanBarndt-030321.txt
Video Teaser: https://youtu.be/5zzxJBPM88g
Backstories: Professor Gary Smith This week, our guest is Pomona College Professor of Economics Gary Smith, who specializes in financial markets and debunking myths in statistical analysis. In this conversation, Professor Smith discusses, among other things, the real-world applications of economics that continue to fascinate him and his collaboration with alumnus Jay Cordes ’93 on several books about misuses of “big data,” including, most recently, The Phantom Pattern Problem.
Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest
Produced by: Jeff Hing
Transcript: https://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/sagecast-garysmith-112520.txt
Video Teaser: https://youtu.be/aCBNL_PRNdw
Backstories: Aditya Sood '97 This week we’re talking with Aditya Sood ’97, president of the film production company Lord Miller Inc. As a producer, he’s best known for box-office hit movies like The Martian, Deadpool I and II and Murder on the Orient Express. Our conversation ranges from his early years in Seattle to the story behind the making of the hit movie, The Martian.
Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest
Produced by: Jeff Hing
Transcript: https://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/sagecast-adityasood-111820.txt
Video Teaser: https://youtu.be/IF3MUUCUQOU
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