Monthly Archives: February 2018

Gene Editing: Episode I



The podcast team at the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine will interview two deputy editors for the December 2017 Special Issue on Gene Editing. We will discuss a couple manuscripts that are in the issue and introduce the topics of gene editing from a technical and ethical perspective.


Billy Ray – Oscar-nominated Screenwriter



Screenwriter and director Billy Ray joins Aaron to discuss his extraordinary Hollywood career. From writing and directing his first feature, Shattered Glass, which Aaron is obsessed with, all the way through Breach, The Hunger Games, Captain Phillips, and his Amazon series The Last Tycoon. They also discuss Billy’s all-time favorite scene from The Godfather.

Ep. 47 – A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies



How have we used size to judge people over time? What is the history of size in popular culture? Lynne Vallone discusses how bodies both big and small influence our perception. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Soundcloud


Terence Winter – Creator, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire; Oscar-nominated screenwriter, The Wolf of Wall Street



Terence Winter joins Aaron at Yale to discuss being one of the key writers on The Sopranos, then following that up as Creator and Showrunner of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. His next job led to an Academy Award nomination for writing The Wolf of Wall Street for director Martin Scorsese. They also discuss Terry’s early days writing for Flipper and The PJ’s, pretending to be his own agent, and some of their all-time favorite screenwriters.

Part 2- Immigration & DACA



In Part 2 of the discussion of DACA and Immigration, Evan and Erin continue their conversation with immigration activist Dax Crocker, continuing to look at the hidden challenges immigrants face while exploring possible solutions.


The Quadcast: Are There Limits to Religious Freedom?



Yale Professor Tisa Wenger discusses current conflicts of religious freedom in the United States, including the Trump administration’s travel ban restricting certain Muslims from entering the country and the Supreme Court case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple.


Ep. 46 – A Foreign Policy for the Left



What does a leftist foreign policy look like? Is it on the right track now or is it time for a change? We have Michael Walzer on to discuss. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Soundcloud