This week, John Sides from The Monkey Cage joins us for a discussion about podcasting, blogging, and political blogs. The show is split into four segments:

  1. A discussion of podcasting and public social science inspired by John’s post on political science podcasts.
  2. The history of The Monkey Cage and a discussion of the perception of blogs by academics.
  3. A discussion of political blogs sparked by John’s article on the subject.
  4. How blogging can actually help with academic research and teaching.

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David Phillippi from Mind of Modernity joins the conversation this week. We kick things off with a discussion of liberal professors and political bias in sociology. Arturo unleashes his inner radical, pleading with us to “be the counter-narrative”, while Jon and Chris bring him down with a depressing case for the End of Sociology.

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