Introducing Centre Point, a new podcast series by Centre College
During an election cycle that has captured the attention of tens of millions of people, and now, just ahead of the third and final presidential debate of the 2016 election cycle on Wednesday, Oct. 19, comes Centre Point, a new eight-part podcast series in which Centre faculty discuss the pertinent issues. Listeners will not only gain a better understanding of political complexities, but they’ll also get insight into the fascinating conversations that take place in classrooms at Centre every day.
In this debut episode, Pierce and Amelia Harrington Lively Professor of Politics and Law Daniel Stroup and John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor of Politics Benjamin Knoll discuss the challenges of teaching this particular election in class as well as the potential impact of this election on future generations. Stroup specifically explores this election as a reflection of America’s transition to a post-industrial society, while Knoll looks at how to talk about the unique political expressions of this election in his Centre classes.
Other faculty members participating in the first eight episodes of Centre Point include Frank B. and Virginia B. Hower Professor of International Studies Lori Hartmann-Mahmud, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Studies Dina Badie (above, with host Bill Goodman), John M. and Louise Van Winkle Professor of Sociology Beau Weston and Professor of Dramatic Arts Tony Haigh.
Centre Point is hosted by veteran journalist Bill Goodman of Kentucky Education Television, who also hosts the Kentucky Tonight television program. Sound engineering for the podcast is done by Neil Kesterson of Dynamix Productions.
Topics for individual or group conversations facilitated by Goodman include the historic and future contexts for the 2016 election, culture wars, foreign policy and international issues, polling, the theatricality of politics and the role of religion in the race for the White House.
Look for the second episode of Centre Point to be available for download tomorrow. Subscribe to the podcast through iTunes and SoundCloud for new episodes to download directly to your electronic device as they become available. All eight episodes of Centre Point will be available on these podcast platforms.
October 14, 2016