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#30: Exiled Part 2--The Mennonites and the Sex Offenders

59:24 | Dec 1st, 2016

Across Canada, Mennonite-volunteers are helping high-risk sex-offenders reintegrate after they're released from prison. Sam Fenn goes to Regina to meet a sex offender and the group of untrained volunteers who spend their free time with him.
The Heroin Clinic

47:46 | Mar 9th, 2017

At Crosstown Clinic, doctors are turning addiction treatment on its head: they're prescribing heroin-users the very drug they're addicted to. This is the story of one clinic's quest to remove the harms of addiction, without removing the addiction its...Show More
Update: Cited is on Break

02:23 | Oct 5th, 2018

We would usually be back in the fall for a new season. However, we're not coming back this time. We're taking a break. We're planning to make a bigger version of Cited in fall 2019, but we need to gear up and retool. That means fundraising, hiring, a...Show More
Site C and High Modernity

1:05:35 | Mar 16th, 2018

In British Columbia, energy experts want to transition off of fossil fuels. We look at B.C.’s indigenous history to ask whether the province can decarbonize and decolonize at the same time. Today on the show we talk to Leigh Phillips, a science w...Show More
#64: Site C and High Modernity

1:05:29 | Mar 16th, 2018

In British Columbia, energy experts want to transition off of fossil fuels. We look at B.C.’s indigenous history to ask whether the province can decarbonize and decolonize at the same time.  Today on the show we talk to Leigh Phillips, a science writ...Show More
41: The Heroin Clinic

49:18 | Feb 8th, 2018

At Crosstown Clinic, doctors are turning addiction treatment on its head: they’re prescribing heroin-users the very drug they’re addicted to. This is the story of one clinic’s quest to remove the harms of addiction, without removing the addiction its...Show More
The Battle of Buxton

29:18 | Feb 1st, 2018

The town of Buxton, North Carolina loves their lighthouse. But in the 1970s, the ocean threatened to swallow it up. For the next three decades, they fought an intense political battle over what to do. Fight back against the forces of nature, or retre...Show More
#63: The Battle of Buxton

29:16 | Feb 1st, 2018

The town of Buxton, North Carolina loves their lighthouse. But in the 1970s, the ocean threatened to swallow it up. For the next three decades, they fought an intense political battle over what to do. Fight back against the forces of nature, or retre...Show More
#62: The Invisible Climate Migrants

35:26 | Dec 13th, 2017

On today’s show we meet two Bangladeshi Canadians whose stories speak to the unequal way climate change is felt around the world. UPenn Sociologist Daniel Aldana Cohen talks about his hopes and fears for a warming planet. This episode is produced in ...Show More
The Invisible Climate Migrants

35:29 | Dec 9th, 2017

On today's show we meet two Bangladeshi Canadians whose stories speak to the unequal way climate change is felt around the world. UPenn Sociologist Daniel Aldana Cohen talks about his hopes and fears for a warming planet. This episode is produced ...Show More
#61: The Ongoing Cultural Genocide of Indigenous Canadians

52:26 | Nov 23rd, 2017

Many indigenous leaders say Canada’s foster care system is a continuation of cultural genocide against their people. We tell the story of one BC community’s struggle to wrest control from the government, and reinstall indigenous child welfare. This w...Show More
The Ongoing Cultural Genocide of Indigenous Canadians

52:31 | Nov 23rd, 2017

Many Indigenous leaders say Canada's foster care system is a continuation of the cultural genocide against their people. We tell the story of one BC community's struggle to wrest control from the government, and (reinstall) indigenous child welfare. ...Show More
#60: The Spotted Owl or: How the Right Won the Working Class

58:33 | Nov 17th, 2017

Judi Bari’s effort to ally forest workers and environmentalists could have changed the course of climate activism forever. Could her parable help us today? Cited teams up with Dissent’s Hot and Bothered podcast and the Pacific Institute for Climate ...Show More
The Spotted Owl or: How the Right Won the Working Class

58:38 | Nov 17th, 2017

Judi Bari's effort to ally forest workers and environmentalists could have changed the course of climate activism forever. Could her parable help us today? Cited teams up with Dissent’s Hot and Bothered podcast and the Pacific Institute for Climat...Show More
#59: Why are Vancouver's Hospitals Getting More Violent?

52:07 | Nov 9th, 2017

This week Cited partners with Travis Lupick, reporter and editor with The Georgia Straight, to uncover a worrying trend in Vancouver’s health care system. Since 2010, rates of violence and aggression have steadily increased in the city’s two largest ...Show More
Why are Vancouver's Hospitals Getting More Violent?

52:12 | Nov 9th, 2017

This week Cited partners with Travis Lupick, reporter and editor with The Georgia Straight, to uncover a worrying trend in Vancouver's health care system. Since 2010, rates of violence and aggression have steadily increased in the city's two largest ...Show More
#58: Stanford Seniors Village: The Patients And The Profit

57:18 | Oct 26th, 2017

More and more, Canada is outsourcing its elder care to for-profit companies. On this week’s episode, Sam goes to Stanford Seniors Village to investigate what that means for some of the country’s most vulnerable citizens.
Stanford Seniors Village: The Patients And The Profit

57:23 | Oct 26th, 2017

Canada is outsourcing a lot of its elder care to for-profit companies. On this week's episode, Sam goes to Stanford Seniors Village to talk with residents, staff, and--maybe--the managers. Cited is a podcast and radio show funded by the Social Sci...Show More
Just a Theory: Theoretical Physics' Crisis of Evidence

53:21 | Oct 13th, 2017

An Austrian philosopher wants to change the scientific method, removing the need for experimental evidence in certain cases. Not everyone is a fan. This episode was made possible with funding from Westcoast Women in Engineering Science and Technol...Show More
#57: Just a Theory: Theoretical Physics' Crisis of Evidence

53:17 | Oct 13th, 2017

An Austrian philosopher wants to change the scientific method, removing the need for experimental evidence in certain cases. Not everyone is a fan of his ideas.
As a fishing village is slowly submerged, meet the people who refuse to leave

45:40 | Oct 4th, 2017

Finn Slough is on the front lines of climate change. Nestled on the banks of the Fraser River, this community will eventually be overcome by flooding as sea levels rise. But the people of Finn Slough are doing what they can to stay put, despite the w...Show More
#56: ‘Managed Retreat’ from the Rising Seas

45:36 | Oct 4th, 2017

Finn Slough is on the front lines of climate change. Nestled on the banks of the Fraser River, this community will eventually be overcome by flooding as sea levels rise. But the people of Finn Slough are doing what they can to stay put, despite the w...Show More
The Story Behind America's Mass Incarceration Experiment

1:04:05 | Sep 28th, 2017

In the late 1960s, criminologists like Todd Clear predicted America would soon start closing its prisons. They couldn't have been more wrong. Today on the show, Dan Denvir (@DanielDenvir) from The Dig and Katherine Beckett from the University of W...Show More
#55: The Story Behind America's Mass Incarceration Experiment

1:04:00 | Sep 27th, 2017

In the late 1960s, criminologists like Todd Clear predicted America would soon start closing its prisons. They couldn’t have been more wrong. Today on the show, Dan Denvir (@DanielDenvir) from The Dig and Katherine Beckett from the University of Was...Show More
A Year In New York’s Infamous ‘Sex Offender Motel'

30:30 | Sep 13th, 2017

Sex offenders are the most reviled and abused criminals in prison. But eventually, most of them will get out. So, what happens next? This is a rebroadcast from last season. It is part one of a two-part documentary series we produced in partnership wi...Show More
Are We Alone?

42:28 | Sep 7th, 2017

Jill Tarter has spent her career on a question she may never solve: are we alone in the universe? We talk to Dr. Tarter as well as the science journalist Sarah Scole, author of the new book Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestr...Show More
#54: Are We Alone?

42:25 | Sep 6th, 2017

Jill Tarter has spent her career on a question she may never solve: are we alone in the universe? We talk to Dr. Tarter as well as the science journalist Sarah Scoles, author of the new book Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrest...Show More
Nature is Not Natural: Climate Change's Challenge to Democracy

48:04 | Jun 22nd, 2017

[REBROADCAST] Alex interviews Duke University law professor Jedediah Purdy about the political history of nature and its uncertain future. Anywhere you look on the planet, you will find evidence of human behaviour: metalloids in the soil, greenhou...Show More
A Proud Benchwarmer: Baseball and internment in the Pacific Northwest

45:34 | Jun 15th, 2017

[REBROADCAST] Kaye Koichi Kaminishi is the last surviving member of the Vancouver Asahi, a Japanese Canadian baseball club. The team was disbanded in 1942, when the Canadian government interned 21,000 Japanese Canadians during the Second World War, i...Show More
What are Canadian Police Trying to Hide?

51:20 | Jun 9th, 2017

Researchers and activists say the racial discrimination within the Canadian criminal justice system could be just as bad as the United States, but they don’t have all the statistics to get a full handle of the problem. When they ask for those numbers...Show More
#53: What are Canadian Police Trying to Hide?

51:15 | Jun 8th, 2017

Researchers and activists say the racial discrimination within the Canadian criminal justice system could be just as bad as the United States, but they don’t have all the statistics to get a full handle of the problem. When they ask for those numbers...Show More
#52: (In)secure: The Future of Working

59:55 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Gordon moderates a live panel about precariousness, millennials, and the future of work in North America. Special guests: Henry Siu, Ashley Proctor, Rod Mickleburgh, Ambrosia Vertesi, and Byron Cruz. Henry Siu: RBC Research Professor in the Vancouver...Show More
(In)secure: The Future of Working

1:00:00 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Gordon moderates a live panel on the future of work with Henry Siu, Ashley Proctor, Rod Mickleburgh, Ambrosia Vertesi, and Byron Cruz. This episode would not have been possible without SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, The Tyee, The Un...Show More
Women Engineers and What They Put Up With (Collaboration with Inquiring Minds)

47:53 | May 24th, 2017

This week, Alex and Indre Viskontas (from Inquiring Minds) survey the state of women in engineering with Andrea Beaty, Amy Bix, Monique Ross, and Patricia Galloway. This episode was co-produced with Indre Viskontas of the podcast Inquiring Minds a...Show More
#51: Women Engineers and What They Put Up With (Collaboration with Inquiring Minds)

47:49 | May 24th, 2017

This week, Alex and Indre Viskontas (from Inquiring Minds) survey the state of women in engineering with Andrea Beaty, Amy Bix, Monique Ross, and Patricia Galloway.
Plumbing STEM's Leaky Pipeline (Collaboration with Inquiring Minds)

56:49 | May 18th, 2017

There are too few women in STEM fields. We've known that for a long time, but we don't really know why that is. This week, Alex and special guest host Indre Viskontas from the podcast Inquiring Minds talk to social demographer Sharon Sassler and seri...Show More
#50: Plumbing STEM's Leaky Pipeline (Collaboration with Inquiring Minds)

56:44 | May 17th, 2017

There are too few women in STEM fields. We’ve known that for a long time, but we don’t really know why that is. This week, Alex and special guest host Indre Viskontas from the podcast Inquiring Minds talk to social demographer Sharon Sassler and seri...Show More
Into the House of Old

51:04 | May 12th, 2017

Gordon talks to Andrew Longhurst, research associate at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, about austerity and seniors care in British Columbia. Then, Megan Davies on the history of old folks homes -- from Dickensian nightmares, to swanky m...Show More
#49: Into the House of Old

50:59 | May 11th, 2017

Gordon talks to Andrew Longhurst, research associate at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, about austerity and seniors care in British Columbia. Then, Megan Davies on the history of old folks homes — from Dickensian nightmares, to swanky mi...Show More
How To Buy A Politician

50:38 | May 4th, 2017

The New York Times has called British Columbia "The Wild West of Political Cash." On the verge of a provincial election, any corporation, union or individual in the world can give however much money they want to British Columbia's provincial politica...Show More
#48: How To Buy A Politician

50:33 | May 3rd, 2017

The New York Times has called British Columbia “The Wild West of Political Cash.” On the verge of a provincial election, any corporation, union or individual in the world can give however much money they want to British Columbia’s provincial politica...Show More
Are job stealing robots good or evil?

48:21 | Apr 27th, 2017

Sam visits Yusuf Altintas’s manufacturing automation lab at the University of British Columbia and then talks to Matt Bruenig (@MattBruenig) about automation and the future of work. Cited is a podcast and radio show funded by the Social Sciences a...Show More
#47: Are job stealing robots good or evil?

48:17 | Apr 26th, 2017

Sam visits Yusuf Altintas’s manufacturing automation lab at the University of British Columbia and then talks to Matt Bruenig (@MattBruenig) about automation, inequality and the future of work.
The End of Civilization Ecovillage

44:28 | Apr 20th, 2017

Gordon is an environmentalist, but he doesn’t get out of the city very much. He’s plugged into politics, but removed from nature. So he boarded a ferry and went to a farming co-op on an island off the coast of BC. He found people that say civilizatio...Show More
#46: The End of Civilization Ecovillage

44:25 | Apr 19th, 2017

Gordon is an environmentalist, but he doesn’t get out of the city very much. He’s plugged into politics, but removed from nature. So he boarded a ferry and went to a farming co-op on an island off the coast of BC. He found people that say civilizatio...Show More
Sea Level Rise is the 'Slow Motion Disaster' We Aren't Ready For

48:09 | Apr 13th, 2017

The seas are rising, but we can't seem to care. Gordon talks to John Clague "AKA Dr. Doom" about the latest projections, and he talks to Stephen Sheppard about how showing evocative images might help. Cited is a podcast and radio show funded by th...Show More
#45: Sea Level Rise is the 'Slow Motion Disaster' We Aren't Ready For

48:05 | Apr 12th, 2017

The seas are rising, but we can’t seem to care. Gordon talks to John Clague “AKA Dr. Doom” about the latest projections, and he talks to Stephen Sheppard about how showing evocative images might help. Correction: At one point John Clague mentions how...Show More
Everyone Already Knows About Climate Change

53:32 | Apr 6th, 2017

Alex talks with Dan Kahan, professor of law and psychology, at Yale Law School. Cited is a podcast and radio show funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and produced out of the produced out of the world class Michael Smith L...Show More
#44: Everyone Already Knows About Climate Change

53:27 | Apr 5th, 2017

Alex talks with Dan Kahan, professor of law and psychology, at Yale Law School.
Are Racists Crazy?

56:58 | Mar 23rd, 2017

Gordon talks with Sander Gilman, a Professor of Psychiatry, at Emory University and the author of Are Racists Crazy? Cited is a podcast and radio show funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and produced out of the produced o...Show More
#43: Are Racists Crazy?

56:53 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Gordon talks with Sander Gilman, a Professor of Psychiatry, at Emory University and the author of Are Racists Crazy?
In Those Genes

46:32 | Mar 16th, 2017

For years humanities scholars have avoided talking about genes. But now, in the midst of a social genomics revolution, Professors Dalton Conley and Jason Fletcher say, its time for social scientists to join the conversation. Cited is a podcast an...Show More
#42: In Those Genes

46:28 | Mar 15th, 2017

For years humanities scholars have avoided talking about genes.  But now, in the midst of a social genomics revolution, Professors Dalton Conley and Jason Fletcher say it’s time for social scientists to join the conversation.
#41: The Heroin Clinic

49:14 | Mar 9th, 2017

At Crosstown Clinic, doctors are turning addiction treatment on its head: they’re prescribing heroin-users the very drug they’re addicted to. This is the story of one clinic’s quest to remove the harms of addiction, without removing the addiction its...Show More
#40: The Activist in the Ivory Tower

57:43 | Feb 23rd, 2017

This week we talk to two community organizers who work from within academia. Gordon talks to Matt Hern about his book What a City Is For and Alex talks to Funmilola Fagbamila about Black Lives Matter and being an Activist-in-Residence at UCLA.
The Activist in the Ivory Tower

57:48 | Feb 23rd, 2017

Gordon talks to Matt Hern about his book What A City is For. Alex talks to Funmilola Fagbamila about being an Activist-in-Residence at UCLA. Cited is a podcast and radio show produced out of the world class Michael Smith Laboratories at the Univer...Show More
#39: American Eugenics and the Tragedy of Carrie Buck

49:52 | Feb 16th, 2017

In 1927, the Supreme Court of the United States decided certain “undesirables” could be sterilized against their will. And American academics were all for it. Gordon interviews journalist Adam Cohen about his book Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, Americ...Show More
American Eugenics and the Tragedy of Carrie Buck

49:56 | Feb 16th, 2017

In 1927, the Supreme Court of the United States decided certain "undesirables" could be sterilized against their will. And American academics were all for it. Cited is a podcast and radio show produced out of the world class Michael Smith Laborato...Show More
The Conservative War Against Liberal Sex Education

44:41 | Feb 2nd, 2017

Another chapter in the continuing battle between wonks and Christian conservatives, this time in Canada. In 2010, a small but influential group of Catholics forced Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty into scrapping his government's proposal for updating ...Show More
#38: The Conservative War Against Liberal Sex Education

44:37 | Feb 1st, 2017

Another chapter in the continuing battle between wonks and Christian conservatives, this time in Canada. In 2010, a small but influential group of Catholics forced Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty into scrapping his government’s proposal for updating ...Show More
#37: Lawrence Krauss and Carl Zimmer on science in the "post-truth" era

53:29 | Jan 26th, 2017

This week, Sam and Alex talk Trump, Harper and science muzzling. Sam asks theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss about the difference between a good and a bad public intellectual. Alex talks to science journalist Carl Zimmer about tough choices in sci...Show More
Lawrence Krauss and Carl Zimmer on science in the "post-truth" era

53:33 | Jan 26th, 2017

This week, Sam and Alex talk Trump, Harper and science muzzling. Sam asks theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss about the difference between a good and a bad public intellectual. Alex talks to science journalist Carl Zimmer about tough choices in sci...Show More
What would our world be like without numbers?

40:09 | Jan 19th, 2017

What are numbers? Did we make them, or were we given them? How do they affect us? Are there people who do not have numbers? Gordon interviews Anthropologist Caleb Everett, author of a forthcoming book that gives a sweeping study of numbers and how th...Show More
#36: What would our world be like without numbers?

40:07 | Jan 18th, 2017

What are numbers? Did we make them, or were we given them? How do they affect us? Are there people who do not have numbers? Gordon interviews Anthropologist Caleb Everett, author of a forthcoming book that gives a sweeping study of numbers and how th...Show More
Can Democrats win back the white working class?

52:11 | Jan 12th, 2017

The Democrats used to count on white workers. Now they have to fight to win them back. Sam interviews Arlie Russel Hochschild about conservatives on the Louisiana Bayou and Alex talks to Katherine Cramer about the rural-urban divide in Wisconsin. ...Show More
#35: Can Democrats win back the white working class?

52:07 | Jan 11th, 2017

The Democrats used to count on the white working class. Now they have to fight to win them back. Sam interviews Arlie Russel Hochschild about conservatives on the Louisiana Bayou and Alex talks to Katherine J. Cramer about the rural-urban divide in W...Show More
#34: Nature is Not Natural: Climate Change's Challenge to Democracy

46:37 | Jan 5th, 2017

It’s the first episode of 2017. Happy new year! Alex interviews Duke University law professor Jedediah Purdy about the political history of nature and its uncertain future. Anywhere you look on the planet, you will find evidence of human behaviour: ...Show More
Nature is Not Natural: Climate Change's Challenge to Democracy

46:41 | Jan 5th, 2017

Alex interviews Duke University law professor Jedediah Purdy about the political history of nature and its uncertain future. It's the first episode of 2017. Happy new year! Anywhere you look on the planet, you will find evidence of human behavi...Show More
How Online Retailers Ripped You Off These Holidays

54:33 | Dec 22nd, 2016

Thanks to online marketplaces, consumers are no longer limited to a few brick-and-morter stores to buy their holiday gifts. Now, they can order practically any item from any corner of the Earth. Surely this increased competition means better prices? ...Show More
#33: How Online Retailers Ripped You Off These Holidays

54:28 | Dec 22nd, 2016

Thanks to online marketplaces, consumers are no longer limited to a few brick-and-morter stores to buy their holiday gifts. Now, they can order practically any item from any corner of the Earth. Surely this increased competition means better prices? ...Show More
The Forgotten Stories of Native London

47:49 | Dec 15th, 2016

Sam interviews Coll Thrush, Professor of History at the University of British Columbia, about his new book, Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire. In Indigenous London, Professor Thrush retells the history of London with a fo...Show More
#32: The Forgotten Stories of Native London

47:45 | Dec 14th, 2016

Sam interviews Coll Thrush, Professor of History at the University of British Columbia, about his new book, Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire. In Indigenous London, Professor Coll Thrush retells the history of London with a ...Show More
#31: A Proud Benchwarmer--Baseball and Internment in the Pacific Northwest

43:26 | Dec 7th, 2016

Kaye Koichi Kaminishi is the last surviving member of the Vancouver Asahi, a Japanese Canadian baseball club. The team was disbanded in 1942, when the Canadian government interned 21,000 Japanese Canadians during the Second World War, including every...Show More
#31: A Proud Benchwarmer–Kaye Kaminishi & the Vancouver Asahi

43:23 | Dec 6th, 2016

Kaye Kaminishi is the last surviving member of the Vancouver Asahi, a Japanese Canadian baseball club. The team was disbanded 75 years ago today, when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. After the attacks, the Canadian government responded by interning 21,0...Show More
#30: Exiled Part 2--The Mennonites and the Sex Offenders

59:19 | Nov 30th, 2016

Across Canada, Mennonite-volunteers are helping high-risk sex-offenders reintegrate after they’re released from prison. Sam Fenn goes to Regina to meet a sex offender and the group of untrained volunteers who spend their free time with him.
#29: Exiled Part 1 -- A Year In New York’s Infamous ‘Sex Offender Motel'

48:48 | Nov 24th, 2016

Sex offenders are the most reviled and abused criminals in prison. But eventually, most of them will get out. So, what happens next? This is part one of a two-part documentary series we produced in partnership with the CBC Doc Project and the Univer...Show More
#29: Exiled Part 1 -- A Year In New York’s Infamous ‘Sex Offender Motel'

48:52 | Nov 24th, 2016

Sex offenders are the most reviled and abused criminals in prison. But eventually, most of them will get out. So, what happens next? This is part one of a two-part documentary series we produced in partnership with the CBC Doc Project and the Univ...Show More
[Promo] Exiled in America: A Year in New York's infamous 'Sex Offender Motel'

00:35 | Nov 22nd, 2016

This week, Cited teamed up with the CBC to bring you the story of the worst motel in upstate New York and the sociologist who decided to live there to study America's most hated criminals.
#28: Higher Education in Trump's America

51:51 | Nov 17th, 2016

We got it wrong. Trump won. We talk to Penn State professor Michael Bérubé about how this happened. Then we talk to higher ed policy wonk Alexander Holt about what happens next.
#27: Ghosts, UFOs and Cryptozoology

48:21 | Oct 28th, 2016

Sam talks to SFU geographer Paul Kingsbury his project studying the paranormal community. Plus, transphobic U of T Prof is under fire. German psychologists are mad at Dutch Data Nerds. Philosophers are receiving mysterious packages of shit. And we re...Show More
#26: Commodifying Diversity

49:33 | Oct 20th, 2016

The people clamour for more talk on university applications; virtual counselling is probably better than nothing; and Donald Trump had a good idea? Plus, Natasha Warikoo on meritocracy, diversity, and college applications.
#25: Trump May Not Make a Good President

42:34 | Oct 13th, 2016

An interview about the worst debate ever. It's probably time to take Clinton's higher ed plan a bit more serious. And Colin Kaepernick is still making some white people mad.
#1 Superpredators Revisited (rerun)

42:40 | Oct 6th, 2016

Jeff Coats was 14 years old when he kidnapped David Grenier. 20 years later, Jeff and David reflect on the crime and how it transformed their lives.
#24: Welcome Back Hoodfar

46:34 | Sep 30th, 2016

We celebrate the release of Homa Hoodfar with an episode about academic freedom around the world. Plus, Sam talks to a South African #FeesMustFall protester who says students at his school are being ignored because they are black and poor.
#23: Chomsky's Carburetor

47:00 | Sep 22nd, 2016

Sam Fenn talks to anthropologist Christopher Knight about the disconnect between Noam Chomsky's politics and his science. Plus, a biologist honours President Obama by naming a parasite after him. And Alex brings us a story about Harvard's secret gay ...Show More
#22: Anthropologists with M16s

49:24 | Sep 15th, 2016

Producer Alex Kim talks to Professor David Price about how anthropologists have helped the CIA--from the Cold War to the Iraq War. Plus, how Big Sugar bought off some Harvard scientists. And Sam and Gordon debate what to do about really smart kids.
#21: Affirmative Action Bake Sale

48:12 | Sep 8th, 2016

Even better than we were the last time: Cited is back! Sam talks to sociologist Amy Binder about how life is for conservative students on liberal campuses. Economist Russ Roberts shows us how to fake being well read. Stella and Jack Suberman reminisc...Show More
#20: Trump University & The Rise of 'Diploma Mills'

29:59 | Apr 7th, 2016

The fastest and most significant shift in American higher education over the past two decades has been the emergence of for-profit colleges and universities. Historian A.J. Angulo tells Sam the sordid history of these 'diploma mills' and how they've ...Show More
#19: The Feminist Economist

28:59 | Mar 31st, 2016

Myra Strober, feminist economist, speaks to Sam about her powerful memoir on fighting sexism in the workplace, in academia, and at home. Good News/Bad News on Canada's educational outcomes, UBC's Board, for-profit colleges, and Palestinian/Israeli ca...Show More
#18: Breaking Down the Budget

30:00 | Mar 24th, 2016

The Canadian federal government just released its 2016 budget. What does it mean for post-secondary education? We break it down with wonk king of Canadian education, Alex Usher. Good/news bad on sexual assault policy in BC, arbitration & community c...Show More
#17: Charter King

30:00 | Mar 17th, 2016

This week's Good News/Bad News: the #FakeTenure controversy in Scott Walker's Wisconsin; new $$$ for Canadian researchers; a sting (!) on unrigorous education conferences; the new sexual assault policy covering Ontario schools; and, the secret double...Show More
#16: How 'Genius' Holds Back Female Academics

29:59 | Mar 8th, 2016

This week's Good News/Bad News: British Prep schools; Bob Dylan's secret archive; charter schools; and, can you sue your school if you don't get a job? Our research of the week is on psychology's 'reproducibility crisis,' and our feature interview is...Show More
#15: March Madness Edition

30:20 | Mar 4th, 2016

Trigger warning: this episode includes distasteful gun puns. Good News/Bad News: Something like free tuition in Ontario; what TrumpU can do for you; and advice from the ancients about how to drink (and not drink) on BC campuses. Research of the w...Show More
#14: Academia, Inc.

30:00 | Feb 23rd, 2016

This week's good news/bad news: STEM v. Humanities, episode 2,420; student protests breaking out in Indian; exposing the colleges that are being bailed out, because they are too-big-to-fail; new ways to make your professors better teachers; and, fina...Show More
#13: The Precarious Professoriate

28:23 | Feb 18th, 2016

Good news/bad news: 1) You may have a new student job this summer, thanks to the Canadian federal government; 2) the latest from the scandal at Mount Saint Mary's University; 3) the US Senate may actually have some legislation that will be good for ...Show More
#12: Why Some Public Intellectuals Don't #FeelTheBern

30:00 | Feb 13th, 2016

Good news/bad news: 1) the new Canadian federal government will be coming up with their budget soon (probably the third week of March)--what will it mean for higher education? 2) There's an embarrassing scandal at Mount Saint Mary's University, and i...Show More
#11: Won't you save us, Silicon Valley?

30:34 | Feb 4th, 2016

This week's good news/bad news: Turkey, an Academia.edu Twitterstorm, BC post-secondary funding, a chocolate milk scandal, and the goat that got away. In the research paper of the week, we look at an article that might offer an explanation for why Go...Show More
#10: Is College Really Worth It?

30:00 | Jan 28th, 2016

This weeks headlines: craziness (again) at UBC, a project that identifies the most-taught books, a professor who might kinda be into ISIS, and a new president at Brock. Plus, a new segment: research of the week. Our feature interview is with Susa...Show More
#9: What is Restorative Justice?

30:00 | Jan 21st, 2016

In this episode (still in our loose format), we talk to restorative justice guru Howard Zehr, and he explains what restorative justice is and how it works. Plus, good news & bad news (i.e. headlines).
#8: 'The Ethics Police'

36:30 | Jan 14th, 2016

Update: We're back, sort of. We're trying to gear up to get more funding to make those big documentaries you like. But in the meantime, each week we'll do episodes that keep you up to date on the important news in higher education, and interesting re...Show More
#7: The Other Climate Change Consensus

29:54 | Apr 23rd, 2015

You've heard that scientists have a pretty strong consensus on the science of climate change. But did you know that social scientists have a pretty strong consensus on what to do about it? This week, we offer simple solutions to humanity's most overw...Show More
#6: The Secret Science of Video Games

35:16 | Apr 15th, 2015

Video game developers are using experimental psychology and behavioural economics to make simple games that get you hooked. One professor used satire to fight back, but not everyone got the joke. More: http://citedpodcast.com/episode-6-the-secret...Show More
#5: Harm Reduction Under Attack

30:00 | Mar 31st, 2015

Researchers, doctors, and public health advocates are up in arms about Bill C-2, aka the Respect for Communities Act, which they say is a direct attack on evidence-based harm reduction supplies and services. Find out more at http://citedpodcast.co...Show More
#4: Dissecting Bill C-51

29:55 | Mar 25th, 2015

Legal scholars across the country are protesting Prime Minister Harper's new anti-terror bill, Bill C-51. We explain why. Further, we speak with Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau, and we take you to protests all across Canada.
#3: Who Killed Canadian History?

33:05 | Mar 13th, 2015

From the Hertiage Minutes/Drake mashup, to Harper's grand historical narrative; we debate Canadian history and how it ought to be taught.
#2: The Road from Foster Care to Hastings Street

29:40 | Mar 5th, 2015

There is a pipeline from Canda's broken foster care system to Canada’s poorest neighbourhood. And the government spied on the researcher who tried to do something about it.
#1: 'Superpredators' Revisited

41:16 | Feb 26th, 2015

Jeff Coats was 14 years old when he kidnapped David Grenier. 20 years later, Jeff and David reflect on the crime and how it transformed their lives. More: http://citedpodcast.com/superpredator