This week we speak with Michelle Inderbitzen from the Public Criminology blog. We talk about the meaning of “Public Criminology,” and Michelle tells us about her participation in the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, which informs much of her research, teaching and blogging.

But first, Jesse’s Discovery Pick: an article published in Criminology that compares the attitudes of whites and blacks toward our country’s high rate of black male imprisonment.

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Next week, we take a break from the bloggers and return to interviews with authors from our print publication. We’ll speak with Sandra D. Westervelt and Kimberly J. Cook about Coping with Innocence After Death Row from our Fall 2008 issue.

This episode, Jon and Jesse chat with Lisa Wade and Gwen Sharp about Sociological Images. Highlights include the secrets of of Sociological Image’s success, the relationship between research and blogging, and the usefulness of trolls.

Also, Arturo shares his Discovery of the Week, a paper in JECH finding that living near highway entrances increases risk of preterm birth and low birthweight for the rich, but not the poor.

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As a quick followup to this week’s interview with Jen’nan Read, and because we’re making her article, Muslims in America, freely available online at, I thought I’d drop the PDF version of Read’s article into the podcast feed.

I’m not sure how people feel about getting PDF’s in their podcast feeds, so leave a comment if you like/dislike the practice and we’ll continue accordingly.