Eros, Education, and Culture on The City Podcast
New podcasts on The City: lively and quirky and interesting as always:
What is the Higher Education Bubble? In this show, Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Cate MacDonald, and I discuss the (exploding) costs of higher education, what makes it a ‘bubble’ and why the higher ed bubble is different from, say, the Tulip Mania. We’re all university faculty, so this has a practical application for us and for the students we teach! What is the real value of a college education? How much should you pay to get it? What can we do?
New Media and Shared Culture: Is it even possible to have ‘shared culture’ today, with media catering to every niche market? Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Cate MacDonald, and I talk with our guest Dr. Jeff Wilkinson, who teaches mass communication at HBU. I’m a bit of a technology skeptic; Dr Reynolds is a thoroughgoing technology optimist; we have a lively discussion!
Love, Marriage, Singleness… and Cheesecake. We did this show for Valentine’s Day, and decided to tackle some of the big issues. Here’s a podcast about love where we talk about singleness, about marriage, and whether our culture’s attention to (obsession with!) sex has undermined friendship. What is the role of Eros in relationships?