Fordham Conversations
Tapping into the Fordham University community to discuss and uncover issues that impact our world locally and beyond.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with author Deanna Singh. The Fordham University Alumni discusses what inspired her to write her first children’s picture book I Am A Boy of Color.  Singh describes it as “a tribute to the beauty and power boys of color possess.” 

Direct download: FC200223.mp3
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Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks with Dr. Craig Steven Wilder about his book "Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities." The book explores the connection between Ivy League schools and the slave trade.

Direct download: FC200216.mp3
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This week's Fordham Conversations examines the Stars Wars universe and its religious and spiritual influences.

The panel discussion Jedi & Jesuits: Explore the Deep Side of a Galaxy Far, Far Away was put on by the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture in partnership with Fordham Campus Ministry.

David Goodwin, Assistant Director at the Center, moderated the event. The panelists are Jack Jenkins, Religion News Service journalist, Kathryn Reklis, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies and theology professor at Fordham University and Jim McDermott, LA-based Jesuit and screenwriter.

Direct download: FC200209.mp3
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Father James Martin, author and editor at large of America magazine, has made headlines for his outreach to the LGBT community. Martin is the author of Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter Into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity. He sits down with Fordham Conversations guest host Patrick Russomanno to discuss the relationship between LGBTQ Catholics and the Church.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21am EST

Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon is joined by Natural Sciences Department Chair Jason Morris, Ph.D to discuss his new novel “Thicker Than Mud.”   The book tells the story of a Jewish archeology professor who stumbles upon an ancient discovery while on a dig in Israel.  This begins a journey through a crime, a cover up, a family secret, and both losing and finding love.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:22am EST

Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon is joined by Natural Sciences Department Chair Jason Morris, Ph.D to discuss his new novel “Thicker Than Mud.”   The book tells the story of a Jewish archaeology professor who stumbles upon an ancient discovery while on a dig in Israel.  This begins a journey through a crime, a cover up, a family secret, and both losing and finding love.

Direct download: FC200119.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20am EST

Fordham Conversation Host Robin Shannon talks with Author David J. Goodwin. The Assistant Director at Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture discusses his book “Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street.

In part one, we discussed the history of the tobacco company turned New Jersey warehouse and its historic connection to New York City.

In part 2, the discussion starts as the Jersey City warehouse is being turned into an artist colony. We also dig deeper into the battle over art and development.

Direct download: FC200112.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:24am EST

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