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Small Town, Big Totem

Our publisher, SAGE, is now conducting podcast interviews with authors of articles in SAGE journals, including Contexts. From now on, we’ll be mixing these SAGE-conducted interviews in with the usual Contexts-produced podcasts, and they’ll be doing the same over on their site. It’s a win-win: more Contexts podcasts. We’re … Read More

Animals, Research, and Productivity

Crystal Bedley and Joanne Chen speak to Colin Jerolmack from New York University on hawks in the city, among other subjects. Check out the article by Jerolmack and Hilary Angelo, Nature’s Looking Glass, in the Winter 2012 issue of Contexts. Download Episode #3 … Read More

How IRBs Threaten Sexuality Research

Lilia┬áRaileanu and Ying-Chao Kao interview Janice Irvine from the University of Massachusets on how IRBs threaten research on sexuality. Check out Irvine’s article in the Spring 2012 issue of Contexts Can’t Ask, Can’t Tell: How Institutional Review Boards Keep Sex in the Closet, as well as her book, … Read More

Marketing Meth

On this inaugural episode of the all new Contexts Podcast, Jessica Streeter speaks with Henry H. Brownstein and Timothy M. Mulcahy, co-authors of the Winter 2012 Contexts feature, Home Cooking: Marketing Meth. To learn more about this research, check out NORC’s Dynamics of Dynamics of … Read More