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When Experts Attack

When Experts Attack #29: Your politics might help you get the job, or not

The next time you go for a job interview, you might want to ditch the Che Guevara shirt or the MAGA hat — because what you reveal about your political leanings could determine if you land the gig. Our guest this episode is Jill Ellingson, the Dana Anderson Professor of Management at the University of Kansas School of Business.

When Experts Attack #28: The US just elected the first woman vice president. But media coverage is still sexist.

Guest Teri Finneman, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas, recounts the problematic history of media covering women in U.S. politics from Victoria Woodhull, a.k.a “Mrs. Satan,” in 1872 to recent coverage of Kamala Harris’ shoes.

When Experts Attack! #27: The COVID-19 vaccines are revolutionary

Molecular biologist and coronavirus researcher Anthony Fehr discuss the rollout of the new vaccines and what’s understood about COVID transmission at this point. He also says the coronavirus variant that’s prevalent in the U.S. might be more easily spread, accounting for at least some of our higher rates of infection and death than seen in other countries.

When Experts Attack #25: Are ‘essential workers’ treated like performers in the porn industry?

Could the social and economic pressures faced by essential workers during the current pandemic be similar to those faced by women in the porn industry? Guest Akiko Takeyama, author and associate professor of women, gender and sexuality studies, says in both the pandemic and porn, economic and structural issues make it hard for workers to say no.


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