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Welcome to the Johns Hopkins University Press podcast page. Visit often to hear interviews with contributors and editors from our collection of journals. Listen to each podcast episode in the player underneath the post.


Gigi McMillan, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics

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VOICES: Personal Stories from the Pages of NIB is a publication created from the “narrative symposia” — the stories and commentaries published in Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics — that explore current issues in bioethics and health policy. The first issue of VOICES centers on “Confronting Pediatric Brain Tumors” and features stories from parents and commentary from survivors, doctors, and advocates who have worked with this particular devastating illness. Symposium editor Gigi McMillan joins us to talk about the issue and the future of VOICES.

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Damon Jaggars, portal: Libraries and the Academy

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In its most recent issue, portal: Libraries and the Academy took a look at the future of academic libraries. The issue sought to explore the possibilities of what academic libraries might become or cease to be in a speculative future. Guest editor Damon Jaggars from Columbia University brought together experts from different sectors of the academic library ecosystem to share their visions of the future, with the intention of providing insights that might fuel the creation of vital futures for academic libraries and librarians. Jaggars joined us to talk about the special issue and how it could help the field in the coming years.

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Karen Pinkus, diacritics

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To recognize the 30-year anniversary of a special issue on nuclear criticism, diacritics published an issue devotes to climate change criticism. Guest editor Karen Pinkus has brought together a respected group of scholars, including the editor of the nuclear criticism issue and another contributor from 30 years ago, to address the new reality which we find ourselves experiencing. Pinkus joins us to talk about the issue.

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Simon Bronner, Encyclopedia of American Studies

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In an effort to provide researchers with an alternative source of information, the Encyclopedia of American Studies (EAS) has adopted an open access policy. Scholars and others studying American culture and society can now search the extensive database at free of charge. Encyclopedia editor Simon Bronner joined us to talk about the change as well as the importance of the encyclopedia to scholars and students.

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William Ventres, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

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A paper by William Ventres and Geoff Gusoff in the recent issue of the journal proposes a new clinical diagnosis of "poverty blindness" for those who consciously fail to take the poor into account. With an acknowledgement that the idea may not sound serious to everyone, the authors lay out scenarios to defend their position. Ventres joined us recently to discuss the article and the genesis of the idea.


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Virginia Brennan, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

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The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved started as an idea by noted health researcher and physician Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-five years later, the journal celebrates its silver anniversary as a well-respected peer-reviewed journal focused on exploring health disparities in the North and Central America and the Caribbean. Editor Virginia Brennan joins us to talk about the journal's mission and the meaning of the anniversary celebration.


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