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UNT Pod brings together members of the University of North Texas family to discuss hot topics and important trends, and share knowledge with listeners from all walks of life. Learn more about the University of North Texas, ranked a Tier One Research University by the Carnegie Classification, at www.… read more

25 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Episode 25 - The Human Cost of Climate Change

April 2nd, 2021


2020 was unprecedented for a lot of reasons, including the number of climate-related events that marred an already challenging year. So, considering that, how do we even begin addressing the intersection of society and …

Episode 24 - Love is Scary: Our Undying Infatuation with the Undead

February 9th, 2021


When it comes to love, there are plenty of things to fear: commitment, rejection, not purchasing the perfect Valentine’s gift. For centuries, love and fear have been increasingly intermingled when it comes to literature …

Episode 23 - Progress, Not Perfection: Setting Realistic, Attainable and Measurable Goals in 2021 and Beyond

January 1st, 2021


With January comes the dreaded New Year’s resolution — but what if we all focused on more realistic, attainable goal setting instead? On this episode …

Bonus Episode - Previewing the Equity and Diversity Conference

December 16th, 2020


UNT’s annual Equity and Diversity Conference is one of the university’s most popular events, bringing together hundreds of students, educators and …

Episode 21 - UNT Heroes

December 11th, 2020


UNT students, staff, faculty and alumni come from every walk of life, but they have one thing in common: They frequently step into the role of hero …

Episode 20 - How Advertising Shaped Christmas

December 7th, 2020


Who made Santa a superstar? Yes, Virginia, it was advertisers. On this episode of UNT Pod, Bill Ford — a lecturer in UNT’s Mayborn School of …

Episode 19 - Native Foods, Past and Present

November 23rd, 2020


Michael Wise, an associate professor in UNT’s Department of History whose expertise includes the histories of food, agriculture and animal-human …

Episode 18 - Delving into the Results of UNT’s Campus Inclusion Climate Survey

November 12th, 2020


The 2018 Campus Inclusion Climate Survey was UNT’s first, with Shani Barrax Moore — the director of diversity and inclusion in UNT’s Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity — leading the effort, and master’s …

Episode 17 - Diabetes Awareness

November 2nd, 2020


There are plenty of highs and lows when it comes to diabetes, which is exactly what National Diabetes Awareness Month aims to spotlight. Each November, communities across the country team up to bring attention to the …

Episode 16 - The Writer's Dilemmas

October 15th, 2020


In advance of National Novel Writing Month, we talk to UNT associate professor of creative writing Bonnie Friedman about envy, fear, and distraction, the benefits of writing, and how persistence is the key to growing …

Episode 15 - Black Lives Matter

September 21st, 2020


In spring, three words burst through a news cycle otherwise laser-focused on COVID-19: “I can’t breathe.” George Floyd’s brutal death broke through …

Episode 14 - Adventures in Archiving

September 10th, 2020


In celebration of UNT’s 130th anniversary, we take a deep dive into UNT’s Special Collections with archivist Rachael Zipperer, exploring some of the …

Episode 13 - Knowledge is King

August 12th, 2020


From 300-year-old murder cases to unidentified bodies on the Texas border, Dr. Harrell Gill-King has investigated it all. As a forensic anthropology …

Episode 12 - COVID’s Collateral Damage

July 21st, 2020


In this episode of UNT POD, UNT professor of psychology Patricia Kaminski discusses parent-child relationships, child abuse and eating disorders …

Episode 11 - Diversity and Inclusion in Comics

April 3rd, 2020


Joanna Davis-McElligatt, an assistant professor in UNT’s Department of English who is an expert on diversity in higher education and comics, discusses a recent uptick in inclusion — and the challenges that still lie …

Episode 10 - Love Stories

February 17th, 2020


In this episode of UNT POD, University of North Texas community members discuss their personal experiences on the topic of love. We'll also hear from experts in neuroscience and social science.

In this episode, we'll …

Episode 9 - The Mind Matters

January 7th, 2020


In this episode of UNT POD, our University of North Texas staff and alumni experts discuss their own experiences with mental health, as well as how …

Episode 8 - Star Wars Across the Generations

December 10th, 2019


In this episode of UNT POD, University of North Texas students and staff discuss their personal fandom, their first Star Wars memories and expectations for Episode IX, and industry experts discuss the staying power and …

Episode 7 - The State of Journalism

November 20th, 2019


In this episode of UNT POD, our University of North Texas faculty experts discuss recent events that reflect the shifting power dynamic in newsrooms, …

Episode 6 - British Royal Fashion

November 15th, 2019


In this episode of UNT POD, University of North Texas experts discuss the making of Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding dress and the impact Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, has on the fashion industry as the third season of

Episode 5 - Learning, Language and a Long-Term Mission

October 11th, 2019


In this episode of UNT POD, our University of North Texas student and faculty experts discuss their mission to document and preserve endangered and …

Episode 4 - Summer of ’69: From Stonewall to Apollo 11 to Woodstock, a look at the society-shaking events of 50 years ago

August 12th, 2019


In this episode of UNT POD, our University of North Texas faculty experts and alums discuss the important milestones from the summer of 1969, along …

Episode 3 - Let’s Talk Mayborn: A discussion with reporter Michael Mooney

July 30th, 2019


In this episode of UNT Pod, acclaimed journalist and co-director of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference Michael Mooney — who also happens to be a UNT alum — speaks with Monique Bird, discussing everything from …

Episode 2 - Killer Hawkeye, Fat Thor and Papa Iron Man: Portrayals of Grief in Avengers: Endgame

June 27th, 2019


In this episode of UNT POD, we sit down with counseling doctoral student Damien McClintock to breakdown the five stages of grief and how each is …

Episode 1 - The Many-Faced Pod: How Thrones Changed the Game

May 17th, 2019


In this episode of UNT POD, our University of North Texas faculty experts -- along with some student superfans -- take a look at the impact of Game …

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