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Mind the Gap: The Growth in Economic Inequality – Episode 79 – The Oxford Comment
January 31, 2023

On todays episode, the first for 2023, we spoke with Chris Howard, author of Who Cares: The Social Safety Net in America, and Tom Malleson, author of Against Inequality: The Practical and Ethical Cas

Looking Into Space – Episode 78 – The Oxford Comment
November 29, 2022

On the last episode of The Oxford Comment for 2022, were looking at what the James Webb Space Telescope means to our understanding of the universe. The questions are big, the area is even bigger, and

Egyptology at the Turn of the Century – Episode 77 – The Oxford Comment
October 25, 2022

On November 1, 1922 Egyptologist Howard Carter and his team of excavators began digging in a previously undisturbed plot of land in the Valley of the Kings. For decades, archaeologists had searched fo

Distrust in Institutions: Past, Present, and Future – Episode 76 – The Oxford Comment
September 27, 2022

Research shows that American distrust in government, scientists, and media has reached new heights, and this distrust in institutions is reflected in much of the world. In his play, Orestes, Euripides

The Need for Affordable and Clean Energy – Episode 75 – The Oxford Comment
August 30, 2022

High gas prices. Nuclear reactors closed forever. The growth of the electric car industry. Record-breaking temperatures, and Europes Dependence on Russian Natural Gas. There has been no shortage in e

Equity in Health Care – Episode 74 – The Oxford Comment
July 26, 2022

There are many factors that affect our ability to be healthy and we unfortunately do not all have the same access to care. Barriers can be related to cost, discrimination, location, sexual orientation

Hong Kong 2022: One Country, Two Systems? – Episode 73 – The Oxford Comment
June 28, 2022

The first of July 2022 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China. It also marks the halfway point of a fifty-year agreement between China and Hong Kong that

Oxford World English Symposium 2022 Recap – Episode 72 – The Oxford Comment
May 31, 2022

With over 1 billion speakers, English is an incredibly diverse language. Dozens of countries around the world have their own varieties, many of which have not historically seen adequate representation

The Role of DNA Research in Society – Episode 71 – The Oxford Comment
April 25, 2022

On todays episode, were commemorating National DNA Day in the United States by considering the role that DNA plays in our society. First, we welcome Amber Hartman Scholz, co-author of the article M

Women’s Economic Empowerment, Past and Future – Episode 70 – The Oxford Comment
March 29, 2022

On todays episode of The Oxford Comment, we discussed the global and historical implications of women, work, and economic empowerment. First, we welcomed Laura M. Argys and Susan L. Averett, the auth