Catch up on the UNC Press Presents Podcast

Are you caught up on the UNC Press Presents podcast? The podcast, in partnership with the New Books Network, features interviews with UNC Press authors about their books and research. You can stream on Apple PodcastsStitcherSpotify, or directly from the UNC Press Presents webpage.

Take a look at some of our episodes below or browse all episodes here.

book cover for An Army Afire by Beth Bailey

A conversation with Beth Bailey, author of An Army Afire: How the US Army Confronted Its Racial Crisis in the Vietnam Era, hosted by Caleb Zakarin, Assistant Editor of the New Books Network.

In An Army Afire acclaimed military historian Beth Bailey shows how the Army experienced, defined, and tried to solve racism and racial tension (in its own words, “the problem of race”) in the Vietnam War era. 

book cover for Gay on God's Campus by Jonathan S. Coley

A conversation with Jonathan S. Coley, author of Gay on God’s Campus: Mobilizing for LGBT Equality at Christian Colleges and Universities, hosted by Dr. Christina Gessler who holds a PhD in US history.

In this book, sociologist Jonathan S. Coley documents why and how student activists mobilize for greater inclusion at Christian colleges and universities.

book cover for Escape to the City by Viola Franziska Müller

A conversation with Viola Franziska Müller, author of Escape to the City: Fugitive Slaves in the Antebellum Urban South, hosted by Katrina Anderson who is a doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware.

In this book, Viola Franziska Müller examines runaways who camouflaged themselves among the free Black populations in Baltimore, Charleston, New Orleans, and Richmond.

book cover for The End of Public Execution by Michael Ayers Trotti

A conversation with Michael Ayers Trotti, author of The End of Public Execution: Race, Religion, and Punishment in the American South, hosted by Lane Davis  who is an Instructor of Religion at Huntingdon College.

The End of Public Execution documents the complex religious and cultural textures of post-Civil War executions in the US South. 

book cover for Defending the Arctic Refuge by Finis Dunaway

A conversation with Finis Dunaway, author of Defending the Arctic Refuge: A Photographer, an Indigenous Nation, and a Fight for Environmental Justice, hosted by Dr. Stephen R. Hausmann, assistant professor of history at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

In this award-winning book, Finis Dunaway explains how Indigenous people teamed up with the activist, photographer, and jazz drummer Lenny Kohm to build a grassroots movement to protect this sacred place from extractive industry.

book cover for Brewing a Boycott by Allyson P. Brantley

A conversation with Allyson P. Brantley, author of Brewing a Boycott: How a Grassroots Coalition Fought Coors and Remade American Consumer Activism, hosted by Dr. Stephen R. Hausmann, assistant professor of history at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

In this book Allyson Brantley describes how labor activists built a coalition that punctured the aura surrounding the iconic beer brand and created lasting change within the company.