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Podcast: Teaching Classes in the Prison System

In this podcast, APU faculty members Tiffany Orcesi, Dr. Michael Pittaro and Dr. Bjorn Mercer discuss teaching in prison.

Podcast: Listening for Native Sounds in American Pop

In this podcast, APU faculty Jonathan Hill and Dr. Bjorn Mercer discuss North American Indigenous music and how it has shaped mainstream American pop.

Podcast: The Realities of Conducting Field Research Trips Abroad

In this podcast, Dr. Bjorn Mercer and APU anthropology professor Dr. Jennifer Cramer discuss the realities of setting up and going on a field research trip.

How Should Online College Students Talk about Politics?

Talking about politics online can be informative and interesting. Being able to talk about divisive topics is an important part of the college experience.

Podcast: Labor Day, Religion and American Prosperity

In this podcast, American Public University faculty members Robert King and Dr. Bjorn Mercer discuss Labor Day, religion, and American prosperity.

Lifelong Learning: Why It's Vital for 21st-Century Workers

Lifelong learning, a necessity for the 21st-century worker, acknowledges that not all training and learning will occur in school or at work.

Podcast: Distinguishing Fake News from the Truth in Media Sources

In this podcast, APU faculty members Lynn Mardon and Dr. Bjorn Mercer discuss truth and fake news, and what could happen if we no longer trust the media.

Humanities and Business Degrees Can Prepare Leaders

Do people with humanities degrees make great leaders? Perhaps. Humanities graduates have a broad array of very important and transferable skills.