The original Duck of Minerva podcast ran from 2012-2013. The bulk of the episodes are interviews with international-relations scholars at various stages of their careers. Dan Nexon generally hosted, but he was sometimes joined by another contributor to the website. By today's standards for amateur podcasts, the audio quality is crude. But the interview subjects are generally quite interesting.
Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.
The twentieth Duck of Minerva podcast features Phil Schrodt of Pennsylvania State University. The interview includes Professor Schrodt’s views on a number of interesting topics, including the history of quantitative and computational conflict studies, his “seven deadly sins” project, advice for graduate students in political science, and an explanation of his decision to take up blogging.
This is the third podcast to only feature an mp3 version. I don’t get the sense that anyone is missing the m4a (“enhanced”) enhanced podcasts, but please correct me if I am mistaken on that point.
I should reiterate important change to procedures. From now on, the Minervacast feed will always host mp3 versions of the podcasts. The whiteoliphaunt feed will host m4a versions when available–otherwise this feed will also host mp3 versions.
As of now, we’ve slipped into a bimonthly release schedule an apparently random schedule. That may return to a weekly schedule with the start of another academic semester. Or it might not. We’ll see.
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