Connect with The Abstract, a new podcast from ISR

March 13, 2024

Contact: Jon Meerdink ([email protected])

ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research has launched a new podcast. “The Abstract,” a brief look at presentations and talks given by social researchers at ISR, released its first three episodes this week.

Intended to highlight lectures given through ISR’s Insights Speaker Series and elsewhere, episodes of The Abstract will be short, accessible, and readily accessible, with the intention of drawing more attention to the researchers presenting their work.

The first episode, from a talk by Dr. Ola Rostant, explores the link between dental health, hearing and cognition.

The second, drawn from a presentation by Dr. Charlotte Cavaillé, explores data from the United States and the United Kingdom on income inequality. Based on Cavaillé’s book on the subject, her presentation asks why more people don’t support policies that address income inequality.

The third and final of the launch episodes is from a talk by Dr. Lou Penner, who studies different forms of health inequity throughout the United States. In this presentation, he explores the reasons for the uniquely poor health outcomes of Black Americans and what can be done about them.

Future episodes of The Abstract will be released every other Tuesday and will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice via the show’s RSS feed.

Scroll to Top