Speaker: Pat Reilly

Communicating the Limits of our Knowledge

We discuss whether social scientists do enough to communicate the limits of their knowledge in public debate.

Daniel Laurison on Class Privilege*

This week, The Annex sits down with Daniel Laurison of Swarthmore. Along with his co-author Sam Friedman, wrote The Class Ceiling: Why It Pays to be Privileged (Policy Press). We also discuss the Oscars, mesearch and autoethnography, and scholars’ obligation to teach the public about science’s limits.

The Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting Program

A discussion of political cartoons in the SSS 2018 Annual Meeting program.

Nat Geo Takes on Race

National Geographic has a special issue on race that’s getting a lot of groans.

Robert Samuel and David Brady Argue about Poverty

We discuss a recent argument between the Washington Post’s Robert Samuel and sociologist David Brady.

The Comedy Business

Pat Reilly discusses his research on the career trajectories and early career challenges of comedians.

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