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What is Public Debt? – Episode 65 – The Oxford Comment
September 28, 2021

What do you think of when you hear the term “public debt?” If you’re familiar with the phrase, you might think about elected officials debating budgets and how to pay for goods and services. Or maybe

The Power of Words – Episode 64 – The Oxford Comment
August 31, 2021

We’re all familiar with the phrase “words have power”—but in a political and cultural climate where we become more aware of the power that money, influence, and privilege have every day—how do people

The Neuroscience of Human Consciousness – Episode 63 – The Oxford Comment
July 27, 2021

On today’s episode of The Oxford Comment, we focused on human consciousness and how studying the neurological basis for human cognition can lead not only to better health but a better understanding of

Ocean Health: Life and Livelihoods – Episode 62 – The Oxford Comment
June 29, 2021

June is National Ocean Month in the United States, and earlier this month, the whole world observed World Oceans Day, a day that has been celebrated since 2008 with a different theme each year. The th

The SHAPE of Things – Episode 61 – The Oxford Comment
May 25, 2021

In January, Oxford University Press announced its support for SHAPE, a new collective name for the humanities, arts, and social sciences and an equivalent term to STEM. SHAPE stands for Social Sciences, Humanities,

Environmental Histories and Potential Futures – Episode 60 – The Oxford Comment
April 27, 2021

The academic fields of both environmental history and future studies originated in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s during the rise of the mainstream environmental movement. On today’s episode of The Oxford Comment,

Government Transparency and the Freedom of Information – Episode 59 – The Oxford Comment
March 30, 2021

Last episode of The Oxford Comment, we talked about Open Access and the importance of the accessibility of academic research for the betterment of society. This episode, we are joined by Himanshu Jha, the author of Capturing Institutional Change: The C...

Open Access – Episode 58 – The Oxford Comment
January 26, 2021

On this episode of The Oxford Comment, Rhiannon Meaden, a Senior Publisher for Journals at OUP, and Danny Altmann, editor-in-chief of Oxford Open Immunology, cover the basics of Open Access, OUP’s drive to disseminate academic research as widely as pos...

Voter Fraud and Election Meddling – Episode 57 – The Oxford Comment
October 27, 2020

On this episode of The Oxford Comment, we spoke with three scholars who specialize in electoral intervention, voter turnout, and voting laws. Caroline Tolbert and Michael Ritter, co-authors of Accessible Elections: How the States Can Help Americans Vot...

Urban Studies, City Life, and COVID-19 – Episode 56 – The Oxford Comment
August 24, 2020

On this episode of The Oxford Comment, we spoke with three scholars involved in the launch of the upcoming Oxford Bibliographies in Urban Studies. Editor-in-Chief Richard Dilworth and authors Zack Taylor (“Toronto”) and James Mansell (“Urban Soundscape...