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Dean Michael Horswell, Ph.D.

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In Conversation is a podcast that features faculty from Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, talking with Dean Michael Horswell, Ph.D., about research and creative activity that spans the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Each episode spotlights a professor whose scholarly work is affecting the world in a significant way. Listeners will not only learn of the latest developments in the many academic disciplines of the college, but will gain insigh ...
 
In a world full of socialites and pseudo-celebrities, where can a listener go for an everyday person's perspective on relationships, society and everything in between? Enter the Hentations! @shutupcole, @unruly_dw, @theybgeekinleek, and @clarkekent__ use a connection honed over years of friendship to deliver witty and (mostly) practical takes that leave the listener thinking “Damn, that’s smooth.”
 
Voiced as an e-book, this podcast is a series of heart-felt letters addressed to Michelle Obama. In the letters, I discuss my past; from my rise out of poverty and abuse to the hallowed halls of academia and beyond. Along the way, I make history and encounter a number of celebrities. Join me on adventures that promise to be both heartbreaking and hilarious. Oh! Don't forget to check out, "Ep. Afterthoughts."
 
A basketball court might be 94 feet long, but the game’s reach has undeniably transcended the lines of the hardwood and left its mark on art, entertainment, culture and so much more. On a personal note for us at Bristol Studio, basketball has been an ever-present force in our lives since we could walk; it has shaped who we are, how we think, and given us the gift of lifelong friendships. In this sense, 94 & More is a love-letter to the game that raised us. On this podcast, we will bring on g ...
 
Your odds of a successful Self Defense are monumentally greater if you are prepared… because Bad people exist. Each episode covers realistic self defense stories, scenarios, strategies and life saving tips that might just save your life. Why can we say this? Because we regularly have expert guests from the CIA, NAVY SEALS, ARMY RANGERS, MARINE RECON, LEOs, US Intelligence Experts who share their experiences and tactics that work. Weekly Topics include and revolve around REAL WORLD ATTACKS & ...
 
Dear Enemy is the sequel to Jean Webster’s novel Daddy-Long-Legs. The story as presented in a series of letters written by Sallie McBride, Judy Abbott’s college mate in Daddy-Long-Legs. Among the recipients of the letters are the president of the orphanage where Sallie is filling in until a new director can be installed, his wife (Judy Abbott of Daddy-Long-Legs), and the orphanage’s doctor (to whom Sallie addresses her letters: “Dear Enemy”).
 
A beautiful woman who is punished for the mortal sin of loving a man other than her husband, a cowardly lover, a vengeful husband, a rebellious illegitimate child and the oppressive and patriarchal morality of 17th century Puritanism in Boston. Together these form an unforgettable and thought-provoking glimpse of how much social attitudes have changed over the centuries. Nathaniel Hawthorne was the creator of such beloved works as Twice-Told Tales, A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls, The House ...
 
Vol. I: The Colonial Period. Charles Austin Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in both history and political science. He graduated from DePauw University in 1898, where he met and eventually married Mary Ritter Beard, one of the founders of the first Greek-letter society for women, Kappa Alpha Theta. Many of his books were written in collaboration with his wife, whose own interes ...
 
Anne of the Island is the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series following the adventures of its heroine Anne Shirley as she leaves for Redmond College in the busy city of Kingsport to study for her bachelor’s degree. The third installment in the series sees the beloved protagonist experience new adventures and challenges outside the familiar setting of Avonlea. The novel kicks off when Anne decides to pursue her dream of a higher education, and subsequently leaves her two year teachi ...
 
First published in 1894, this wonderful travelogue by a famed naturalist and conservationist still remains a book that delights and informs its readers. The Mountains of California by John Muir recounts the author's exploration of the Yosemite Valley, Mount Whitney, the famed sequoia forests and King's Canyon among other places of immense natural beauty. Written in his characteristic zestful style, with a deep understanding and respect for nature, the book is a treasure trove of geography, g ...
 
"An engaging picaresque novel of a young man on the run. A warm, well-told story of a likable character with a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time." —Publisher's Weekly Willy Middlebrook is a nice boy from the suburbs, a Vietnam vet, a college drop-out majoring in Human Kindness. Framed for the murder of a cop, Willy goes on the lam from the law. With hopeful heart and broken balls he lives among the people of the humble cafes and dusty bars, underground: "They have rough br ...
 
Jerusha Abbott, an eighteen year old orphan, faces an uncertain future in the charity home where she has lived all her life. On reaching adulthood, the orphanage can no longer offer shelter to its inmates. Her anxiety leads her into wild speculation when she is summoned to the matron's office. But a surprise awaits her. One of the visitors, a wealthy Trustee of the orphanage, has offered to fund Jerusha's college education and fulfill her dreams of becoming a writer. The only condition he ma ...
 
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Picking health insurance takes a lot of work. It's not a one-size-fits-all type of situation, and there are a lot of confusing terms that come up every year. You also need to consider your general health and finances. So how can you make sense of it all? That's where we come in. In this episode of Life Kit, we'll have experts guide you on where to …
 
You've only got 4,000 weeks to live — give or take. While that may come as a brutal dose of reality, it's also an opportunity to think about how you're spending that time. In this episode, we talk to Oliver Burkeman, author of Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, about the idea of time management, why none of us will ever be in control…
 
In this episode of The Self Defense Channel, Doc Stull shares his true story. A story caused by pursuing a beautiful lady who caught his eye. Was it wise to follow? Was it an illusion? Was it young love? And in retrospect... knowing all that he knows no and being an expert in situational awareness... would he make those same decisions? Let me provi…
 
Strength training is a great way to exercise efficiently while preventing injury. And while it's not that difficult to get into it, it can be intimidating if you don't know what you're doing. That's where we're going to help! In this episode, you'll hear from experts about their tips to get started and find a training plan that works for you.…
 
Dean Michael Horswell engages in conversation with ethnomusicologist, percussionist, composer and FAU music professor Andres Espinoza, Ph.D. about his upcoming book, Una Sola Casa: Salsa Consciente and the Poetics of the Meta-barrio, his analysis of the impact of Salsa music as an forging element of social and political identity within Latino and L…
 
Food is more than just fuel for your body. Food is a connection to the stories of your ancestors and the stories of your descendants. In this episode of Life Kit, Michael W. Twitty, nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, and professor Devon Mihesuah share their advice on how to strengthen the ties to your food traditions.…
 
Do you feel like you're not an organized person? Deb Perelman of the blog and cookbook Smitten Kitchen says she can relate. But when it comes to the kitchen, she's got a system that works for her. In this episode, she shares her tips for home-cooks working in small spaces with Shereen Marisol Meraji about it.…
 
Foreign and Domestic Adversaries will Always Fear this Strategy - Hunters Do More Than Just Put Meat in the Freezer. What is an Adversary? An adversary is an enemy - an unfriendly opponent - a group or person who wants to defeat you, make you comply to their demands, or subjugate you. In Sci-Fi terms - "Resistance is Futile". Well, not so fast. Our…
 
Loydie Burmah is a lecturer of oral communication [CSUSB] and media studies [SBVC]. She’s also a researcher and journalist. Her most recent publication is a thesis about cancel culture. She enjoys multimedia immersion arts and technology, cultural studies, digital and social media. Loydie graduated with an M.A. in Communication Studies as one of th…
 
Austin Reaves is a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. He played college basketball for Wichita State and Oklahoma. Austin joins the show to talk about his journey that put him in position to earn a two-year NBA contract. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
And we are back with episode 81 of the Hentations! As we continue to see celebrities struggle with moral or legal struggles, we are constantly left to wonder whether we can separate the art from the artist. While some of us find it easy to simply focus on the art, we all have our limits. During this episode, your favorite co-hosts explain their cri…
 
The five-day workweek can feel as preordained as the number of minutes in an hour, but it hasn't always been the norm. Workers fought for a Monday-to-Friday schedule before it became standard in the U.S. in the 1930s. Since then, the nature of work has changed a lot, and now, workers are once again fighting for better conditions, says U.K.-based re…
 
Rage, fear, possessiveness, sadness or all of the above — we all experience romantic jealousy differently, but the common denominator is the feeling of that inner alarm bell going off telling you you're going to lose your special someone. When mishandled, feelings of jealousy can lead to anything from internal strife to actual violence. But cultiva…
 
Today on The Self Defense Channel, I share emails and calls regarding events, true crime and the lessons we can all benefit from to prevent robbery, rape, and possibly death. We are living in unprecedented times. Criminals are becoming more emboldened. What can you do? Listen now... Because these Self Defense Tips Just Might Save Your Life. www.The…
 
Reading at school is one thing, but reading at home is important too. Though with busy schedules filled with after school activities, homework and lots of tech at kids' fingertips, it's not always easy to convince kids that reading isn't a chore. In this episode, Diana Opong helps us discover that there is so much joy — and value — to be found in r…
 
We don't question whether our pets, friends or family have earned their right to exist, so why do we sometimes think about our own lives in those terms? What we learn about the value of productivity and the negative connotation of "laziness" is part of the problem, says social psychologist Devon Price. In this episode, Price, author of Laziness Doe…
 
Let's Play a Game - What Makes a Person an Ideal Victim for a Criminal Who Needs Quick Money? What makes a person an easier target of choice for criminals? What type of person do criminals prefer to target for quick money? In this episode of The Self Defense Channel: 1. We play a game to see what you think would make a person a preferred target. 2.…
 
And we are back with episode 80! What would you tell a younger you? This is a question that’s often asked and one that’s been pondered by the Hentations as we celebrate our 10 year high school reunion. Whether we’d be sharing life lessons, or telling our teenage selves to get in the podcast game early, we would at least be able to tell ourselves th…
 
Getting interrupted. Getting ideas stolen. Being talked over and ignored in meetings. This happens to women, people of color and marginalized workers a LOT. So what should you do when you get interrupted or talked over or have an idea stolen in a meeting? In this episode, Stacey Vanek Smith, author of the new book Machiavelli For Women, goes over f…
 
Whether you know it or not, you know somebody who is autistic. So if you think autism doesn't affect you, you're wrong, says Eric Garcia. In this episode, Garcia, author of We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation, talks about myths surrounding autism, how to talk about it and how to help your autistic loved one live their most fulfilling…
 
In today's episode of The Self Defense Channel, Doc shares one of his true life experience stories on how he prevented a mugging without throwing a punch. How was this possible? You'll learn more as Doc takes us to an early morning dark alley in Italy... Listen intently to this episode. The Tips you are about to hear in the next 9 minutes might jus…
 
Andrew Archer is an illustrator and art director who was born in Auckland, New Zealand and currently resides in Melbourne, Australia. Andrew joins the show to speak about his connection to basketball and his creative process. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Medical transition-related treatments like hormone replacement therapy are associated with overwhelmingly positive outcomes in terms of both physical and mental health for transgender people. But, it can be hard to know exactly how to get started. In this episode of NPR's Short Wave, reporter James Factora explains where to start, common misconcept…
 
Dean Michael Horswell engages in conversation with FAU's Associate Professor of American History, Adrian Finucane, PhD on her upcoming book Captive Exchanges: Prisoners of War and the Trade in Secrets, 1700-1760, which addresses themes of warfare and incarceration as well as empire and cultural contact in the 18th-century Atlantic world.…
 
Anxiety can feel like the enemy, and it's easy to want to obliterate those feelings. But that might not be the best approach, according to Wendy Suzuki. In this episode, Suzuki, author of Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion, outlines strategies to turn that sinking feeling into something productive.…
 
The purpose of the interview is NOT ONLY to educate the general public on Self Defense, but to discuss How Doc, or I would fight off attackers in real life? Would it be similar to how Mitch Rapp fights off terrorists around the globe with his GLOCK 19, or… would we choose a different method to defeat our foe? Listen now as Greg Pasden and Doc Stull…
 
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Nathan Sobey joins the show to speak about his recent experience winning a Bronze Medal with the Australian men's basketball team at the Tokyo Olympics. He also speaks about his decision to play college basketball at the University of Wyoming, and his thoughts on Vic joining the Perth Wildcats. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informat…
 
Kaitlyn “Kaity” Creasy is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at CSUSB. She is the author of the book “The Problem of Affective Nihilism in Nietzsche, Thinking Differently, Feeling Differently. Nietzsche is perhaps best known for his diagnosis of the problem of nihilism. In this book, Kaitlyn Creasy offers a comprehensive account of…
 
Today on The Self Defense Channel, Doc and Greg talk about "Self Defense Island". Doc likes to call it "Self Defense Island" but what he is eluding to is the things that someone learns during their stay. Such as Tropical Survival Training, Real Living, Self Defense skills, Physical Health, Mental Health, Overall Healing, and what is truly important…
 
Dean Michael Horswell engages in conversation with FAU's Associate Professor of American History, Adrian Finucane, PhD on her upcoming book Captive Exchanges: Prisoners of War and the Trade in Secrets, 1700-1760, which addresses themes of warfare and incarceration as well as empire and cultural contact in the 18th-century Atlantic world. The work a…
 
Returning to in-person schooling is both a relief — and a source of great anxiety — for a lot of parents this year. The pandemic is still happening. The Delta variant is surging. And millions of children are too young to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The news changes fast — updates on vaccine trials and breakthrough infections seem to roll in every day —…
 
If you want to dip a toe in the starry seas of fantasy and science fiction, but you just don't know where to start, Pop Culture Happy Hour is teaming up with Life Kit for a handy beginner's guide. What's the difference between sci-fi and fantasy? Is there one at all? We'll cover all that and throw in some reading recommendations to get you going.…
 
"I Survived Being Attacked. I Successfully Defended Myself and I Escaped. Now What Should I Do?" Another extremely important question should be, "What shouldn't I do?" What you do in the next few minutes might just save you from going to jail in this ludicrous litigious society. In other words, these tips might keep you from going to jail because w…
 
People are making up for time lost during the pandemic. Weddings are happening again. People are hosting cookouts, and going on vacation. Some people are heading back to in-person school and adjusting to working from the office again. But the health crisis is not over, and people in different parts of the country are taking very different approache…
 
Listen as Shane describes his challenging upbringing and what led him to CSUSB and to major in Communication Studies. What Professor inspired him? You'll hear about that wonderful relationship. Shane is attending Oregon State for his Ph.D. But does he want to return to the Inland Empire after that? It's a very engaging story!…
 
Be it a Carjacking, a Home Invasion, or a life threatening event on the street. Get the answers to the most popular legal questions from one of America's leading self defense attorneys. Today on The Self Defense Channel, attorney Wilkes Ellsworth explains in simple and easy-to-understand terms, what and when can a person use deadly force to defend …
 
Becoming a parent is challenging, and the same is true for those becoming stepparents. In this episode, we talk to experts — some of whom are stepparents themselves — about how you can navigate the process. They share their do's: let the biological parent deal with discipline — and their don'ts: don't say anything to the child that you wouldn't wan…
 
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