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Why We Believe What We Believe

Why do people believe weird things? We delve into the psychology behind ghost encounters, anti-vaccine hoaxes, conspiracy theories, and more.

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Healing Displacement

It’s hard to navigate the U.S. healthcare system. But it’s even harder when you’re a refugee.

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Music and Democracy

The evolution of social change in America can be traced through popular songs by the likes of Nat King Cole, Percy Mayfield, Lena Horne, and the Impressions.

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Presenting: Broken Ground

Broken Ground, Episode 1: The Kingston, Tennessee coal ash spill of 2008 and and its devastating consequences for hundreds of workers who had to clean up the toxic ness.

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Unfreedom

A researcher finds that kids who interact in some way with the justice system–even if it’s just living near a justice facility–have worse health outcomes.

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Evicted!

All across the country there’s an eviction crisis, and it’s disproportionately affecting minority communities.

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Heroes of American Dissent

American Dissent is a production of James Madison’s Montpelier and With Good Reason at Virginia Humanities.

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Replay: Spirituality in Millennials

Is the millennial generation the generation of “Spiritual but not Religious?”

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American Dissent: Making the Decision to Fight

The second episode of our collaborative podcast series American Dissent shares the stories of six people suing the Trump administration for rescinding DACA protections.

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The Right to Dissent

What happens when we push back against injustice? When we stand up for what we think is right? Does the Constitution protect us? All of us?

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Social Mobility through College