Episode Archive

Episode Archive

48 episodes of Tatter since the first episode, which aired on October 8th, 2017.

  • Episode 48: The Episodic Man (Discussing Donald Trump w/ Dan McAdams)

    February 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    big five, narrative, personality, presidency, stories, trump

    Discussing the personality and narrative of Donald Trump, with Northwestern University's Dan McAdams.

  • Episode 47: Above and Beyond (Respectability Politics, w/ David Crockett)

    January 27th, 2020  |  57 mins 41 secs
    consumer behavior, marketing, race, respectability politics, stigma

    A discussion of respectability politics--particularly within Black communities--with David Crockett of the University of South Carolina

  • Episode 46: Measure for Measure (Wil Cunningham & Uli Schimmack Discuss the Implicit Association Test)

    January 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    iat, implicit association test, implicit bias, race, racial bias

    Psychologists Wil Cunningham and Ulrich Schimmack discuss what we know about implicit bias and the Implicit Association Test, and what claims and practices are appropriate in light of that knowledge.

  • Episode 45: Correctional Training (w/ J. Pfaff & M. Rocque)

    August 22nd, 2019  |  59 mins 7 secs
    criminal justice, jeffrey epstein, mass shootings, mental illness, prisons

    A conversation with law professor John Pfaff and sociologist and criminologist Mike Rocque, about the theories surrounding Jeffrey Epstein's death, prison conditions, mental health and mass shootings, one prominent presidential candidate, and more.

  • Episode 44: Interim Ad Infinitum (On The Use and Abuse of Presidential Appointment Power)

    August 6th, 2019  |  30 mins 8 secs
    acting heads, cabinet, congress, president, trump, vacancies

    Under current law, U.S. presidents often have great latitude in filling senior-level vacancies, but abusing that freedom can create problems, as I discuss with UT-Austin law professor Stephen I. Vladeck.

  • Episode 43: Trash Talk (w/ Jeffrey M. Berry)

    June 24th, 2019  |  30 mins 8 secs
    incivility, media, outrage, politics, rhetoric

    My conversation with political scientist Jeffrey Berry, co-author of the book The Outrage Industry.

  • Episode 42: Grace Under Pressure (An Abortion Provider In The South)

    May 21st, 2019  |  45 mins 52 secs
    abortion, arkansas, reproductive health, roe v. wade

    My conversation with a clinic director at an Arkansas abortion provider, and also my friend.

  • Episode 41: Judgment Call (The Impeachment Episode)

    May 16th, 2019  |  52 mins 52 secs
    impeachment, political science, presidency, trump

    A conversation about Trump and impeachment, with political scientists Julia Azari and Seth Masket.

  • Episode 40: Up That Hill (Women in Congress)

    May 6th, 2019  |  58 mins 3 secs
    congress, intersectionality, politics, women, women of color

    My conversation with political scientists Nadia Brown and Barbara Palmer, discussing women in legislatures, including women of color.

  • Episode 39: Pocket Protection (Compensating College Athletes)

    April 24th, 2019  |  54 mins 29 secs
    basketball, college, compensation, football, pay to play, sports

    I talk with Eastern Michigan University professor Rick Karcher about the law (and economics) of paying college athletes.

  • Episode 38: Just Theory (w/ John Jost & Jim Sidanius)

    March 28th, 2019  |  53 mins 58 secs
    empiricism, justice, social justice, social psychology

    A conversation with social psychologists John Jost and Jim Sidanius, in which we discuss the relevance of social psychology to the pursuit of social justice.

  • Episode 37: Level Up (Advancing Foreign Policy Through Feminism)

    March 11th, 2019  |  57 mins 12 secs
    feminism, foreign policy, girls, sweden, women

    My conversation with Jamille Bigio, Alexandra Bro, and Rachel Vogelstein, all of the Council on Foreign Relations, as we discuss feminist foreign policy.

  • Episode 36: Vet the Technique (w/ Jonathan Haidt & Aaron Hanlon)

    March 4th, 2019  |  57 mins 22 secs
    academia, free speech, heterodox, trigger warnings, viewpoint diversity

    In a conversation with Jonathan Haidt (NYU's Stern School of Business) and Aaron Hanlon (Colby College), we discuss the ultimate purposes of colleges, universities, and academic disciplines, as well as the ways that viewpoint diversity, trigger warnings, and free speech each help or hinder the achievement of those purposes.

  • Episode 35: Fear of Falling (w/ Ashley Jardina)

    February 25th, 2019  |  39 mins 38 secs
    identity politics, politics, race, white consciousness, white identity

    My conversation with Ashley Jardina, author of "White Identity Politics"

  • Episode 34: I Am. I Am. I Am. (w/ J.R. & Vanessa Ford)

    January 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    gender identity, trans, trans youth, transgender

    My guests, Vanessa and JR Ford, talk to me about their family's story, and about the joys and challenges facing transgender youth.

  • Episode 33: A Christmas Tatter

    December 23rd, 2018  |  40 mins 40 secs
    christmas, cinema, film, movies

    Eight guests discuss their favorite Christmas movies, and what makes a Christmas movie a Christmas movie.