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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Regular guest: Sarah Kendzior

Here’s her biography:
“I am a writer. I am best known for my critical take on the “prestige economy”, my reporting on St. Louis, my coverage of the 2016 election, and my academic research on authoritarian states in Central Asia. My best-selling essay collection, The View From Flyover Country, was published in 2015.
“I am currently an op-ed columnist for the Globe and Mail, where I focus on US politics. I also am the US correspondent for the Dutch news outlet De Correspondent. Previously I was an op-ed columnist for Al Jazeera English, where I wrote about exploitation, particularly in higher education, the diminishing opportunities of America’s youth, and gentrification. I have also covered internet privacy, political repression, and how the media shape public perception.  My April 2013 article “The wrong kind of Caucasian” is the most popular AJE op-ed of all time.
“I have also written for POLITICO, The Chronicle of Higher EducationThe GuardianForeign Policy, QuartzSlateThe AtlanticMediumRadio Free EuropeOpinio JurisAlternet, HRDCVR, POLITICO Europe, The Chicago Tribune, The BafflerBlue Nation Review, Alive MagazineEthnography Matters, Registan.net, The Common ReaderThe New York Daily NewsLa Stampa, World Policy JournalThe Brooklyn Quarterly, The Diplomat, Marie Claire, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Teen Vogue, City AMWorld Politics Review and The New York Times.
“In August 2013, Foreign Policy named me one of “the 100 people you should be following on Twitter to make sense of global events”. In October 2013, St. Louis Magazine profiled me as one of 15 inspirational people under 35 in St. Louis. In September 2014, The Riverfront Times named me the best online journalist in St. Louis. In June 2017, St. Louis Magazine named me the best journalist in St. Louis.
“In addition to working as a journalist, I am a researcher and consultant. I have a PhD in anthropology from Washington University in Saint Louis and an MA in Central Eurasian Studies from Indiana University. Most of my work focuses on the authoritarian states of the former Soviet Union and how the internet affects political mobilization, self-expression, and trust.
“My research has been published in American EthnologistProblems of Post-CommunismCentral Asian SurveyDemokratizatsiyaNationalities Papers, Social Analysis, and the Journal of Communication. I am a program associate for the Central Asia Program at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and a research associate at the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“I am frequently interviewed by the media and have been a guest on NPR, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, CBC News, BBC World Service and other broadcast outlets, and am a recurring guest on the MSNBC show “AM Joy”. I have given talks all over the world as an invited speaker at academic conferences and forums on foreign policy, politics, education and technology.
“I occasionally serve as an expert witness in asylum cases involving applicants from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.”

Here are the episodes of the podcast on which Sarah has been a guest. Click the links for each to listen:

Ep. 70 - Sarah Kendzior
Ep. 80 - Sarah Kendzior [II]
Ep. 89 - Sarah Kendzior [III]
Ep. 99 - Sarah Kendzior [IV]
Ep. 112 - Sarah Kendzior [V]
Ep. 128 - Sarah Kendzior [VI]

And here's a YouTube playlist of all the episodes featuring Sarah Kendzior:

Ep. 80 - Sarah Kendzior [II]



Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 80th episode our returning guest is Sarah Kendzior. You first heard Sarah Kendzior on Episode 70 of the podcast.
Here’s her biography:
“I am a writer. I am best known for my critical take on the “prestige economy”, my reporting on St. Louis, my coverage of the 2016 election, and my academic research on authoritarian states in Central Asia. My best-selling essay collection, The View From Flyover Country, was published in 2015.
“I am currently an op-ed columnist for the Globe and Mail, where I focus on US politics. I also am the US correspondent for the Dutch news outlet De Correspondent. Previously I was an op-ed columnist for Al Jazeera English, where I wrote about exploitation, particularly in higher education, the diminishing opportunities of America’s youth, and gentrification. I have also covered internet privacy, political repression, and how the media shape public perception.  My April 2013 article “The wrong kind of Caucasian” is the most popular AJE op-ed of all time.
“I have also written for POLITICO, The Chronicle of Higher EducationThe GuardianForeign Policy, QuartzSlateThe AtlanticMediumRadio Free EuropeOpinio JurisAlternet, HRDCVR, POLITICO Europe, The Chicago Tribune, The BafflerBlue Nation Review, Alive MagazineEthnography Matters, Registan.net, The Common ReaderThe New York Daily NewsLa Stampa, World Policy JournalThe Brooklyn Quarterly, The Diplomat, Marie Claire, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Teen Vogue, City AMWorld Politics Review and The New York Times.
“In August 2013, Foreign Policy named me one of “the 100 people you should be following on Twitter to make sense of global events”. In October 2013, St. Louis Magazine profiled me as one of 15 inspirational people under 35 in St. Louis. In September 2014, The Riverfront Times named me the best online journalist in St. Louis. In June 2017, St. Louis Magazine named me the best journalist in St. Louis.
“In addition to working as a journalist, I am a researcher and consultant. I have a PhD in anthropology from Washington University in Saint Louis and an MA in Central Eurasian Studies from Indiana University. Most of my work focuses on the authoritarian states of the former Soviet Union and how the internet affects political mobilization, self-expression, and trust.
“My research has been published in American EthnologistProblems of Post-CommunismCentral Asian SurveyDemokratizatsiyaNationalities Papers, Social Analysis, and the Journal of Communication. I am a program associate for the Central Asia Program at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and a research associate at the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“I am frequently interviewed by the media and have been a guest on NPR, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, CBC News, BBC World Service and other broadcast outlets, and am a recurring guest on the MSNBC show “AM Joy”. I have given talks all over the world as an invited speaker at academic conferences and forums on foreign policy, politics, education and technology.
“I occasionally serve as an expert witness in asylum cases involving applicants from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.”
If you enjoy this podcast, there are several ways to support it.
I have a Patreon account, which can be found at www.patreon.com/robburgessshowpatreon. I hope you'll consider supporting in any amount.
Also please make sure to comment, follow, like, subscribe, share, rate and review everywhere the podcast is available, including iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Facebook, Twitter, Internet Archive, TuneIn and RSS.
The official website for the podcast is www.therobburgessshow.com.
You can find more about me by visiting my website, www.thisburgess.com.
Until next time.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Regular guest: Erica Roman

I asked regular guest Erica Roman to send me her biography. Here's what she sent:

“My name is Erica Roman. My life was forever changed on April 18, 2016 when my husband of 7 years and the love of my life died unexpectedly of an undetected heart condition, leaving me and our one year old daughter behind. A couple days after the funeral I discovered that I was pregnant with our son. I would have never imagined that I would end up a 27 year old, pregnant widow. As I process my own healing journey through writing, it is my heart to be able to encourage others in their own struggles and bring understanding to those who have hurting people in their lives.”
You can read her blog at ericaroman.me.

Here are the episodes of the podcast on which Erica has been a guest. Click the links for each to listen:

Ep. 69 - Erica Roman
Ep. 79 - Erica Roman [II]

And here's a YouTube playlist of all the episodes featuring Erica Roman:

Ep. 79 - Erica Roman [II]


Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 79th episode our returning guest is Erica Roman. You first heard Erica Roman on Episode 69 of the podcast. Here is her biography:

“My name is Erica Roman. My life was forever changed on April 18, 2016 when my husband of 7 years and the love of my life died unexpectedly of an undetected heart condition, leaving me and our one year old daughter behind. A couple days after the funeral I discovered that I was pregnant with our son. I would have never imagined that I would end up a 27 year old, pregnant widow. As I process my own healing journey through writing, it is my heart to be able to encourage others in their own struggles and bring understanding to those who have hurting people in their lives.”
You can read her blog at ericaroman.me.
If you enjoy this podcast, there are several ways to support it.
I have a Patreon account, which can be found at www.patreon.com/robburgessshowpatreon. I hope you'll consider supporting in any amount.
Also please make sure to comment, follow, like, subscribe, share, rate and review everywhere the podcast is available, including iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Facebook, Twitter, Internet Archive, TuneIn and RSS.
The official website for the podcast is www.therobburgessshow.com.
You can find more about me by visiting my website, www.thisburgess.com.
Until next time.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Regular guest: Jared Yates Sexton

Jared Yates Sexton is a writer, academic, and author who has published four books of fiction and has had work appear in The New York Times, The New Republic, Salon, Paste and elsewhere. His book, “The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage,” was published by Counterpoint. It’s out now and you should read it. Currently, he serves as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia Southern University.
Here are the episodes of the podcast on which Jared has been a guest. Click the links for each to listen:
Ep. 65 - Jared Yates Sexton
Ep. 78 - Jared Yates Sexton [II]

And here's a YouTube playlist of all the episodes featuring Jared Yates Sexton:


Ep. 78 - Jared Yates Sexton [II]


Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 78th episode, our returning guest is Jared Yates Sexton. You first heard Jared Yates Sexton on Episode 65 of the podcast.
Jared Yates Sexton is a writer, academic, and author who has published four books of fiction and has had work appear in The New York Times, The New Republic, Salon, Paste and elsewhere. His book, “The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage,” was published by Counterpoint. It’s out now and you should read it. Currently, he serves as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia Southern University.
If you enjoy this podcast, there are several ways to support it.
I have a Patreon account, which can be found at www.patreon.com/robburgessshowpatreon. I hope you'll consider supporting in any amount.
Also please make sure to comment, follow, like, subscribe, share, rate and review everywhere the podcast is available, including iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Facebook, Twitter, Internet Archive, TuneIn and RSS.
The official website for the podcast is www.therobburgessshow.com.
You can find more about me by visiting my website, www.thisburgess.com.
Until next time.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Ep. 77 - Ash Burgess [VII]


Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 77th episode, our returning guest is Ash Burgess.
You first heard Ash Burgess on Episode 16, Episode 26, Episode 27, Episode 39, Episode 58 and Episode 63 of the podcast.
Ash Burgess has a dusty degree in Religious Studies, an obsession with pineapples and an appetite for both high and low culture. She cuts her own hair, bakes her own sourdough bread and spends most of her time at home with her young son, and now, also, her young daughter. Sometimes, she blogs at burgessbaby.blogspot.com.
And now, onto the show.
If you enjoy this podcast, there are several ways to support it.
I have a Patreon account, which can be found at www.patreon.com/robburgessshowpatreon. I hope you'll consider supporting in any amount.
Also please make sure to comment, follow, like, subscribe, share, rate and review everywhere the podcast is available, including iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Facebook, Twitter, Internet Archive, TuneIn and RSS.
The official website for the podcast is www.therobburgessshow.com.
You can find more about me by visiting my website, www.thisburgess.com.
Until next time.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Regular guest - Robert Dunham


Robert Dunham is an attorney and a nationally recognized expert on the death penalty.
Before becoming the Death Penalty Information Center’s Executive Director, he was one of the leading capital appellate lawyers in Pennsylvania, arguing on behalf of the Commonwealth’s death-row inmates in its state and federal courts and in the United States Supreme Court.
He served as Executive Director of the former Pennsylvania Capital Case Resource Center from 1994 to 1999; Director of Training of the Capital Habeas Unit of the Philadelphia federal defender's office from 1999 to 2009; and as an assistant federal defender in the Harrisburg federal defender’s capital habeas unit from 2009 until March 2015. He started his legal career as a litigation associate at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis in Philadelphia, where he handled his first pro bono capital case. He previously served five years as a legislative assistant to State Representative Robert W. O’Donnell, later the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
He has taught in death penalty training programs offered by national, state and local courts, bar associations, and professional organizations for more than 20 years. He was an adjunct professor of law at Villanova Law School for 11 years, teaching death penalty law, and he has also taught death penalty at Temple Law School and as a visiting scholar at Oklahoma State University. He is a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has served on the Steering Committee of the American Bar Association's Death Penalty Representation Project and on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Philadelphia crime-victim assistance program, Northwest Victim Services, for whom he also served as Board President.
A native of Philadelphia, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a University Scholar in philosophy. He received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he served as managing editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. At Georgetown, he received the Milton A. Kaufman Prize for outstanding contribution to the journal and the Jeffrey Crandall Award for commitment to public interest law.
Here are the episodes of the podcast on which Robert Dunham has been a guest:
Ep. 59 - Robert Dunham
Ep. 76 - Robert Dunham [II]

And here's a YouTube playlist of all the episodes featuring Robert Dunham: