Category Archives: Society and Sociology Podcasts

Society, culture, sociology and psychology podcasts.

Porn Addiction

The overuse of pornography on the internet is wreaking havoc in some people’s lives and their marriages. Why do some people fall victim to porn addiction? What are the patterns of use and abuse? What can be done?

Dick’s guest is Joshua Shea, a recovering porn and alcohol addict as well as an author, speaker and life coach.

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Pros & Cons of Online Learning

Is the quality of learning better in class or online? Who is best suited for online learning? Is it radically cheaper to get a degree this way?

Dick’s guests are Dr. Denis Collins, Professor of Business Ethics at Edgewood College and John Hollenbeck, Ph.D., Senior Instructional Designer at University of Wisconsin Colleges Online.

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Drug Use and Treatment in America Today

The life expectancy for Americans has gone down due to deaths from drug use and overdoses, killing more people than suicide or accidents. What are the recent changes in drug use and treatment?

Dick’s guest is Dr. Michael Miller, a psychiatrist and past President and Board Chair of the American Society of Addiction Medicine as well as a current clinical instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Addiction Fellowship Program.

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Ginger: A Transgendered Story

A transgendered woman shares thoughts on training police departments and other organizations about transgender sensitivity as well as her life before and after her personal transition.

Dick’s guest, Ginger Baier, is a Transgender Health Advocate at the OutReach LGBT Community Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

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The Case for Reparations

The average American  black family has 1/12 the wealth of the average white family. Some of the reasons for this might surprise you or even shock you. Recently, Congress has taken up the issue of reparations.

Dick’s guest, Kaleem Caire is a national leader in the K-12 movement. He is also a leader in the Madison community working  to close the racial divide and inequities and spent 4 years as the president of the Madison Urban League.

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Human Trafficking 101

Human trafficking involves thousands of victims around the world, including the United States. Who are the perpetrators and victims of human trafficking? How can this happen?

Dick’s guest is Nancy J. Hartwell, author of Harem Slave who first began investigating human trafficking worldwide after a friend was kidnapped and rumored to have been sold into sexual slavery.

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