Category: Bookclub Podcast

An audio bookclub. Our geeks read and discuss new and classic works in the policy field – fictional and non. Social justice, tech, politics, policy … we cover it all and more. We want to get at the heart of what it means to be a community member in America.

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March 25, 2019

This month, host Lisa Schweitzer is joined by David Sloane, Denise McIver, and Aubrey Hicks to discuss An Unkindness of Ghosts, by Rivers Solomon. We talk about slave allegories, generation ships, spatial hierarchies, gender, autism … so much to talk about with this debut novel from Solomon.

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February 25, 2019

Gasp! The female body! So gross, so frail and faulty! We might all have loved Anne Elizabeth Moore’s BODY HORROR, listen to the #bookclub #podcast today! Host Lisa Schweitzer is joined by Marisa Turesky, Chris Redfearn, and Aubrey Hicks.

January 28, 2019

This month, Lisa is joined by Carla Della Gatta and Richard Green to discuss the timeless play by Sophocles: Antigone.

The play has clear connections to political struggles we face thousands of years later. The struggle between law and norm, the struggle to define what the state can control, and more. Listen as our three scholars discuss the necessity of reading Antigone today.

January 18, 2019

Using the case of Thames Town, an English-like village in Shanghai, Maria Francesca Piazzoni’s The Real Fake looks at Chinese ideas of spacial construction and what authenticity means in (re)making spaces.

December 19, 2018

? This month, Lisa is joined by Anthony Orlando, Jeff Jenkins, and Christian Grose to discuss Bob Woodward’s latest reportage on the Presidency: Fear. How does this stack up to…

December 14, 2018
November 26, 2018
November 20, 2018

Listen to Bedrosian Bookclub with Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, Jeffery Jenkins, David Sloane, and Aubrey Hicks with the audio player below. This month, Aubrey, Ange-Marie, Jeff, and David discuss the new…

October 25, 2018

Our new tradition, on the Bedrosian Bookclub, is to read a witchy book for the month of October. This year … We’re taking a look at the coming of age…

October 1, 2018

What is authenticity in a community? What is an authentic community? In a world which never stops changing, growing, evolving … how can planners take up the challenge of authenticity?…

September 24, 2018

Using contemporary examples, Kate Manne’s Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny,explores the definitions of misogyny and its contrast with sexism. The book is a philosophical examination of misogyny as the policing…

August 27, 2018

? In 2017 two lectures presented in the London Review of Books’ Winter Lecture series were published together in Mary Beard’s Women & Power. The first lecture put into context…

July 30, 2018

Eva Dolan’s This is How it Endsis a thriller set in an anti-gentrification activist community in the middle of a rapidly gentrifying London. Dolan tackles the huge issue of gentrification…

June 25, 2018

Anyone who reads or watches the news might feel like we are in a news assault. The news happens so fast, technology helps us disseminate and consume with speed, and…