Every month, James McWilliams reviews the best educational podcasts, covering everything you missed in college.
Three outlets for the radically curious
by James McWilliams | Thursday, September 05, 2019
A podcast from a leading poetry magazine helps demystify contemporary poems
by James McWilliams | Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Lessons from skeptics throughout history
by James McWilliams | Monday, June 10, 2019
How Big Tech’s intrusion into public and private life undermines the promise of democracy
by James McWilliams | Monday, May 06, 2019
Critics allege that the Fourth Estate is biased and out of touch. Here’s how one band of podcasters breaks down barriers between journalists and their audience.
by James McWilliams | Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Frank Delaney and the nearing tide
by James McWilliams | Thursday, February 28, 2019
Was Walt Whitman right when he said that America’s “common referee” is not its presidents but its poets?
by James McWilliams | Tuesday, January 29, 2019
The surprising storytelling powers of background noise
by James McWilliams | Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Our new Daily Scholar columnist reviews the best educational offerings
by James McWilliams | Monday, November 26, 2018
THIS WEEK’S ARCHIVE PICK
by Our Editors
To Kill A Mockingbird and Fifty Shades of Gray may have more in common than we thought. Both books have made the American Library Association’s annual “Top Ten Most Challenged Books” list, as part of the ALA’s Banned Books Week effort to raise awareness about the freedom to read. While Fifty Shades of Gray might seem like an obvious contender for a list of commonly challenged books, other entries are more surprising. To mark this year’s Banned Books Week, from September 22 to 28, we’ve resurrected five books from the past banned for dubious reasons. We think you’re tough enough to handle it.