Exploring with Experts

Exploring with Experts

By Rachel Gelman
In "Exploring with Experts", host Rachel Gelman learns alongside experts on various topics. This podcast unravels and investigates various social and political topics, allowing listeners to gain more knowledge. Rachel invites all her listeners to keep an open mind and explore along with her.

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Cover art by Autumn Meuiner; autumn.meuiner@gmail.com
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Lourdes Rivera on Abortion Access in America
Attorney and reproductive rights activist Lourdes Rivera speaks with host Rachel Gelman about the Supreme Court case of June Medical Services LLC v Russo, the effect that COVID-19 has had on abortion access in the United States, and reproductive rights throughout America. If you or someone that you know have questions about self-managed abortions, please contact the if/when/how helpline at: https://www.reprolegalhelpline.org/ Please consider donating to the following organizations that fight for women’s reproductive rights: Black women’s health imperative: https://bwhi.org/ Sister Reach: https://www.sisterreach.org/ Women with a Vision: https://wwav-no.org/ Spark Reproductive Justice Now: http://www.sparkrj.org/ Center for Reproductive Rights: https://beta.reproductiverights.org/
52:05
July 24, 2020
Christy Harrison on Health at Every Size
Trigger Warning: Discussion of disordered eating Registered dietitian nutritionist and certified intuitive eating counselor, Christy Harrison, discusses with host Rachel Gelman health at every size, intuitive eating, thin privilege, being anti-diet, and cultural appropriation of specific body types. 
1:18:15
June 29, 2020
Sébastien Lafrance
In episode eight, Sébastien Lafrance and host Rachel discuss migration law in the United States throughout past administrations, as well as immigration and citizen oppression in the wake of COVID-19.  Sébastien is currently a prosecutor for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and a Professor at Université Libre d'Haïti teaching law, political science and international relations. Disclaimer: Episodes recorded during the COVID-19 outbreak are recorded via phone call to protect both parties. 
1:07:52
June 9, 2020
Eliza Hatch on Street Harassment
Trigger Warning: Mentions of sexual assault and harassment.  Photo-journalist Eliza Hatch discusses the details of her project, "Cheer Up Luv", as well as deep-rooted misogyny and the effects of street harassment. Hatch provides accounts of hundreds of women from around the world and uses her project as means to put an end to harassment.  Find Hatch's project here at: http://elizahatch.com/cheerupluv.html  Instagram page: @Exploringwithexperts Disclaimer: Episodes during the COVID-19 outbreak are recorded via phone calls to protect both parties. Audio may be distorted and/or of lesser quality than typical episodes recorded in person. 
40:12
May 18, 2020
Tal Ben-Shahar on Positive Psychology and Resiliency
Former Harvard professor and author, Tal Ben-Shahar, discusses positive psychology and resiliency while focusing on tips for happiness in times in quarantine. 
30:22
May 8, 2020
Krys Johnson on COVID-19
In this episode, I talk with Dr. Krys Johnson, assistant professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Temple University. She discusses the future of COVID-19, a possible vaccine, and how to protect yourself. 
25:31
April 13, 2020
Kevin Harden on Exoneration
In this episode, attorney Kevin Harden Jr. discusses the exoneration of his former client, Terrance Lewis, as well as the criminal justice system. 
52:04
February 17, 2020
Jeff Dempsey on Gun Violence
On this episode of Exploring with Experts, we sit down with Jeff Dempsey to discuss the topic of gun violence. Jeff was the former Program Director for CeaseFire PA, Pennsylvania's largest gun violence prevention organization, and is currently running for representative of Pennsylvania's 175th Legislative District. 
35:50
December 18, 2019
Robin Kolodny on the voting age, electoral college, and money in politics
Dr. Robin Kolodny sits down to discuss the possibility of lowering the voting age, the history of the electoral college, and money in politics. 
37:08
November 6, 2019
Professor Kevin Arceneaux on Biases
Professor Kevin Arceneaux is a professor of Political Science at Temple University. For the the first published episode of "Exploring with Experts", we discuss how and why people make political decisions, paying particular attention to biases and why we have them. 
33:40
November 4, 2019
Introduction
Welcome to Exploring with Experts! I hope you enjoy the incoming insight from those that are well-versed in their fields. 
00:20
November 3, 2019