Category: P.S. You’re Interesting

Our newest podcast series is where we discuss new research in Political Science with stars in the field. We hope to bring the research to life. 

Host Jeffery A. Jenkins hopes to share innovations and implications of research, through conversation and interviews with invited guests. 

To listen to individual episodes use the player on the episode, or stream & subscribe on your favorite podcasting app – just search “P.S. You’re Interesting” or “usc bedrosian.”

Email us at bedrosian.center@usc.edu

Twitter: @BedrosianCenter@jaj7d

October 30, 2019

In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks with Seth Hill, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science UCSD. Hill studies how citizens motivate politician behavior.

They discuss representation, elections, and some extras just for you!

Email: bedrosian.center@usc.edu
Twitter: @BedrosianCenter

October 16, 2019


In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks with Leah Stokes. Stokes, a public scholar, is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and affiliated with the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

They discuss the building of community on social media, being a public scholar, how politics is the barrier real work on climate change, her upcoming book, and many other things.

What a time to study political science and the climate?!

Email: bedrosian.center@usc.edu
Twitter: @BedrosianCenter

September 4, 2019

In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks with a Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate, Abby K. Wood. Wood is Associate Professor of Law, Political Science and Public Policy. When she first started her career she noticed that program evaluation wasn’t as robust as it could be, so she wanted to learn causal inference in order to find that balance.

Her interest is in corruption and therefore transparency. Her current work is on campaign finance, transparency, and dark money.

Email: bedrosian.center@usc.edu
Twitter: @BedrosianCenter

May 8, 2019

Jeff Jenkins talks with Pamela Ban, UC San Diego about her recent research. First, she looks at how policy outcomes might change as Congress has a bit more gender representations. Then they discuss the revolving door and lobbying – how the cool off period has affected the lobbying industry. Finally, she thinks about how to use empirical data from newspapers to think about political power.

April 10, 2019

From why engagement with communities matters in higher education to the future of work – Jeff Jenkins has a far ranging conversation with Elisabeth Gerber of the University of Michigan.

She asks how we move beyond the way we were taught to trying to help folks interact and learn in a changing world?

February 13, 2019

In this episode, Jeff Jenkins’s guest is Philip Potter, Associate Professor of Politics (UVA), and the Founding Director of the National Security Policy Center. Potter’s work looks at how public opinion effects foreign policy, when do policymakers have leeway, and when does public opinion constrain policy?

January 30, 2019

In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins and political Boris Heersink, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Fordham University, look at the national party committees. What kind of power do the national committees have? What is the role of the committees, outside of the conventions? What role does the President play?

December 19, 2018

? Democracy & Inequality of Political Influence In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks economic and political inequality in democracies with Martin Gilens, Professor of Public Policy…

December 5, 2018

PS You’re Busted: How bridging silos in research & practice can impact human trafficking irl In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks about human trafficking with Greg…

November 20, 2018

? America, Heck Yeah! Public Schools & Baseball In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins and D. Roderick (Rod) Kiewiet, Professor of Political Science at Caltech, break down…

October 22, 2018

Social Network Roles in Foreign Capital and Research In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins and Benjamin A. T. Graham, assistant professor in the School of International Relations…

October 10, 2018

Political influence of public protest In this episode of the PS You’re Interestingpodcast, Jeff Jenkins and LaGina Gause, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego, discuss the pro-democracy (small d)…

September 26, 2018

Creativity, Energy, & Experimentation In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins and Benjamin Newman, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at the UC Riverside, discuss creativity…