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Dispatch 7: global trends on all seven continents

26 EpisodesProduced by Shawn SmallmanWebsite

This podcast looks at global issues in a changing world, and the people who study international affairs.

26 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

What you should know about NATO | Ep. 25

May 18th, 2022


Welcome back for the second season of Dispatch 7! We are excited to be recording and uploading on a regular schedule again. 

Thank you to Peter Olson …

Werewolves of New France | Ep. 24

October 12th, 2021


Here are some key sources on the loup-garou. I recommend Ransom and Doherty’s work even though I only discovered their articles after I’d recorded …

The Lessons of COVID-19 | Ep. 23

September 29th, 2021


If you are interested in the lab leak hypothesis, you can find a detailed discussion on the podcast "Origins: Birth of a Pandemic." You can find the series here: 

How to Publish a Book with Editor Elaine Maisner | Ep. 22

August 23rd, 2021


Thank you to Elaine Maisner for joining us this week!

For more information on getting published:

Politics in South Africa | Ep. 21

July 26th, 2021


Thank you to Dr. Safia Farole for joining this episode about South African Politics!

Created and Recorded by Shawn Smallman 

Produced and Edited by …

Research and Mothering in Haiti with Dr. Marylynn Steckley | Ep. 20

July 9th, 2021


Thank you so much to Dr. Marylynn Steckley for sharing her experience working in Haiti with us!

More info from Marylynn: 
Marylynn's chapter in the book Mothering from the Field:
"Manman, Poukisa Y'ap Rele M BLan: Mama, …

Covid-19 In Brazil with Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Sarah Crestian Cunha| Ep. 19

June 25th, 2021


Thank you to Dr. Sarah Crestian Cunha for joining us in this episode! Created and Recorded by Shawn Smallman. Produced and Edited by Paige Smallman. Music "Sun of Africa" by Robert Meunier

Bhutan's Covid-19 Success | Ep. 18

June 4th, 2021


Thank you to Dr. Paula Heimberg for sharing her experience working in Bhutan!
Further reading:
Drexler, Madeline (February 2021.). The Atlantic. …

Postrevolutionary Iran | Ep. 17

May 19th, 2021


Huge thanks to Dr. Robert Asaadi for joining us for this episode! Robert's book is titled Postrevolutionary Iran: The Leader, the People, and the …

De São Paulo para as trilhas de Oregon | Ep. 16

March 29th, 2021


This week's episode is in Portuguese! Thank you to Natália Schmidt for joining us this time! 

Natália's Linkedin:

Fieldwork with Syrian Refugees in Izmir, Turkey | Ep. 15

March 6th, 2021


Thank you to Dr. Mija Sanders for joining us in this episode!

Created and Recorded by Shawn Smallman
Produced and Edited by Paige Smallman
Music "Sun of Africa" by Robert Meunier

What You Didn’t Know About Federal Jobs | Ep. 14

February 13th, 2021


Thank you to Joyce Hamilla for joining us this week!

Federal Jobs Website

Article on Joyce Hamilla in Women of Vision Magazine

Cacao and Bioterrorism in Brazil | Ep. 13

January 19th, 2021


In this article, I discuss allegations that a case of bioterrorism lay behind the introduction of a fungus that kills cacao trees, which appeared in Brazil’s northeast. I strongly dislike conspiracy theories. At the …

Barbados and Covid-19 | Ep. 12

December 27th, 2020


Thank you so much to Shay Stabler-Morris for joining me for this episode!
We discussed Public Health, how Barbados has been dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic, and what it is like to be in an online graduate program!

Internships | Ep. 11

November 26th, 2020


This week I discuss Internships (why you should do them, how to apply, what to expect) with Regina Navarro-Gomez.

Links mentioned during this …

Food and Identity in Taiwan | Ep. 10

November 13th, 2020


Cassidy's Thesis:
Pfau, Cassidy A., "Cultural Identity and Cuisine in Taiwan" (2017). University Honors Theses. Paper 453.

Career Opportunities in Global Studies | Ep. 9

October 11th, 2020


I want to thank Chiara Nicastro for once again joining my podcast.

Useful Career Websites: This website allows you to search for …

Indigenous Futurism with Dr. Grace Dillon | Ep. 8

September 14th, 2020


This week we discuss Indigenous futurism and science fiction writing expert Dr. Grace Dillon.  

Books recommended by Grace: 
S9: Sequoyah 9 by Richard …

The Murder of Musicians in South Asia | Ep. 7

September 1st, 2020


Dr. Priya Kapoor’s chapter on this topic is out now:
Kapoor, P. (2020). India Transitions: Culture and Society during Contemporary Viral Times. In …

Coffee in Nepal with Andrew Russo | Ep. 6

August 21st, 2020


This week we are talking with Andrew Russo about his career as a coffee broker. We also discuss his work in disaster management following the 2015 …

Labor Migration in India | Ep. 5

August 3rd, 2020


This week we are talking to Dr. Pronoy Rai about labor migration in India, his approach to field work, and how COVID-19 has impacted labor migrants.
Thanks to Dr. Rai for being a great guest this week! 
Recorded and …

¡Bienvenidxs a España-  A Fulbright Story! | Ep. 4

July 25th, 2020


This week we are discussing the Fulbright Program with Chiara Nicastro, who recently lived in Spain teaching for the Global Classrooms Program.

Anemia in Peru | Ep. 3

June 26th, 2020


This week we are discussing the effects of Iron deficiency anemia on vulnerable populations in Peru. 

Sam's Thesis:

The Joy of Tea with Dr. Kim Brown | Ep. 2

May 19th, 2020


“Dispatch 7: Global trends on all seven continents”
Season 1
Episode 2: The Joy of Tea
Kim’s Recommended Texts:
History of tea : Hohenegger, Beatrice. (2006). Liquid jade: The story of tea from East to West .
New York: St. …

Applying for Graduate Schools | Ep. 1

May 8th, 2020


Rosa David went to Portland State University for undergraduate and graduate school. She is currently working in Bogota, Colombia, and has recently …

Dispatch 7: global trends on all seven continents

April 6th, 2020


Dispatch 7 will cover major global issues and the people who study them. I want to thank my student Kirsten Fox for the title idea. The first episode …

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