Catch up on all Centre Point episodes before the election
With the 2016 presidential election drawing to a close, all eight episodes of Centre Point, Centre College’s political podcast, are now online and available to download.
The Centre Point 2016 election series is hosted by veteran journalist Bill Goodman, who also hosts the Kentucky Tonight television program. Sound engineering for the podcast is provided by Dynamix Productions.
In first episode of Centre Point, Goodman discusses the complexities of the 2016 election cycle with Daniel Stroup, Pierce and Amelia Harrington Lively Professor of Politics and Law, and Benjamin Knoll, John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor of Politics.
The second episode features Goodman talking with the John M. and Louise van Winkle Professor of Sociology Beau Weston about the 2016 election through the lens of culture wars—that is, how political issues divide the populace into subgroups and shape national and identity.
On episode three, Goodman talks with Lori Hartmann-Mahmud, Frank B. and Virginia B. Hower Professor of International Studies, and Dina Badie, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Studies, about geopolitics and the American presidential election.
The fourth Centre Point episode sees Goodman discuss the politics of polling in relation to the presidential election with Knoll, particularly about how to interpret poll numbers when attempting to predict election outcomes.
In this fifth episode of Centre Point, Goodman talks with Professor of Dramatic Arts Anthony Haigh about the theatricality of politics. Haigh discusses not only politics as improvisatory theater but also compares the 2016 presidential candidates to fictional figures and characters.
In this sixth episode of Centre Point, Knoll and Weston talk with Goodman about the role of religion in politics. Weston and Knoll explore how important the religiosity of presidential candidates is to the electorate and the role religion has played in the creation of American identity.
Badie returns in the seventh episode to talk with Goodman about American foreign policy at the end of President Barack Obama’s tenure. Badie examines the importance of foreign policy in the 2016 election cycle and America’s potential role in future international issues.
On the eighth and final episode, Goodman talks with Haigh, a native of Britain, about the effect of the Brexit vote on global politics and its potential parallels to the 2016 presidential election.
November 7, 2016