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EPISODE 59 (DEC. '13): Hilton L. Root
Hilton L. Root
Hilton L. Root, an expert on international political economy and development, is Professor at the George Mason University School of Public Policy. He is the author of Alliance Curse: How the U.S. Lost the Third World, Capital and Collusion: Political Logic of Global Economic Development, and other books.
EPISODE 58 (NOV. '13): Padma Desai
Padma Desai

Padma Desai is Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Comparative Economic Systems and Director, Center for Transition Economies at Columbia University.

EPISODE 57 (OCT. '13): Jerry L. Thompson

Jerry L. Thompson is a working photographer who also writes about photography. He worked as Walker Evans’s principal assistant from 1973 to Evans’s death in 1975. He is the author of The Last Years of Walker Evans and Truth and Photography.

EPISODE 56 (SEP. '13): Noson S. Yanofsky

Noson S. Yanofsky is Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is a coauthor of Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists.

EPISODE 55 (MAY. '13): Tom Sito
Tom Sito

Tom Sito has been a professional animator since 1975. One of the key players in Disney’s animation revival of the 1980s and 1990s, he worked on such classic Disney films as The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), and The Lion King (1994). He left Disney to help set up the Dreamworks Animation Unit in 1995. He is Professor of Cinema Practice in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.

EPISODE 54 (MAR. '13): Finn Brunton
Finn Brunton

Finn Brunton is Assistant Professor of Information in the School of Information at the University of Michigan.

EPISODE 53 (APR. '13): Malcolm McCullough
Malcolm McCullough

Malcolm McCullough is Associate Professor of Architecture and Design at the University of Michigan.

EPISODE 52 (APR. '13): Richard Meyer
Richard Meyer

Richard Meyer is Professor of Art History at Stanford University. He is the author of Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art and Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles.

EPISODE 51 (MAR. '13): Illah Reza Nourbakhsh
Illah Reza Nourbakhsh

Illah Reza Nourbakhsh is Professor of Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also directs the Community Robotics, Education, and Technology Empowerment (CREATE) Lab. He is a coauthor of Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots (MIT Press).

EPISODE 50 (MAR. '13): Jesper Juul
Jesper Juul

Jesper Juul is Assistant Professor at the New York University Game Center. He is the author of Half-Real: Video Games between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds and A Casual Revolution: Reinventing Video Games and Their Players, both published by the MIT Press. 

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