Joanne Meyerowitz on A War on Global Poverty

Princeton UP Ideas Podcast | 27 May 2021 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Joanne Meyerowitz about her book A War on Global Poverty: The Lost Promise of Redistribution and the Rise of Microcredit. Discusses the evolution of antipoverty programmes, from the decline of modernization programmes, to the rise of microcredit, and focus on women as the deserving poor.

Sean Roberts – The War on the Uyghurs

Princeton UP Ideas Podcast | 24 March 2021 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with The War on the Uyghursabout his book The War on the Uyghurs: China’s Internal Campaign against a Muslim Minority. Explains how China is using the US-led global war on terror to erase and replace Uyghur culture and persecute this ethnic minority in what has become the largest program of mass detention and surveillance in the world.

Dying from Despair in the USA: A Discussion with Anne Case

Princeton UP Ideas Podcast | 15 March 2021 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Anne Case about ideas from her book Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, co-authored with Angus Deaton. Backgrounds the increasing deaths from pain and despair for American adults without a degree. Ties this to the weakening position of labour, the growing power of corporations, and the lack of affordable health care.

Joshua Specht on Red Meat Republic

Princeton UP Ideas Podcast | 30 December 2019 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Joshua Specht about his book Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America. Backgrounds the development of the beef production industry and shows how American diets and consumer choices remain rooted in nineteenth-century enterprises.

Christopher Phillips on Scouting and Scoring Baseball

Princeton UP Ideas Podcast | 29 January 2020 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Christopher Phillips about his book Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know about Baseball. Argues, counter to Moneyball, that both scouts and scorers use quantified judgements to assess the value of baseball players.