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.

A conversation with Robin James, author of The Future of Rock and Roll: 97X WOXY and the Fight for True Independence, hosted by Bradley Morgan, an author and media arts professional in Chicago.

In The Future of Rock and Roll, Robin James uses WOXY’s story to argue against a corporate vision of independence—in which everyone fends for themselves—and in favor of an alternative way of thinking and relating to one another that disrupts norms but is nevertheless supported by communities.

A conversation with Jessica D. Klanderud, author of Struggle for the Street: Social Networks and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Pittsburg, hosted by Morteza Hajizadeh, a Ph.D. graduate in English from the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

In Struggle for the Street, Jessica D. Klanderud documents the development of class-based visions of political, social, and economic equality in Pittsburgh’s African American community between World War I and the early 1970s.

A conversation with Rebecca Sharpless, author of Grain and Fire: A History of Baking in the American South, hosted by writer and documentarian, Kelly Spivey.

In Grain and Fire, Rebecca Sharpless reveals how three global food traditions—Indigenous American, European, and African—collided with and merged in the economies, cultures, and foodways of the South to create what we know as the southern baking tradition.

A conversation with Margaret M. Power, author of Solidarity Across the Americas: The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party and Anti-Imperialism, hosted by Caleb Zakarin, Assistant Editor of the New Books Network.

Solidarity Across the Americas focuses on how the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party built a broad movement with active networks in virtually all of Latin America, much of the Caribbean, and New York City.