Fordham Conversations
Tapping into the Fordham University community to discuss and uncover issues that impact our world locally and beyond.
This week on Fordham Conversations is about the monstrous, the grotesque, human oddities, and why we’re drawn to things that aren't the norm. Adam Rinn grew up on Coney Island and now he teaches a sideshow class for people who want to learn to eat fire, walk on broken glass, or survive an electric shock. He talks about how someone can learn these oddities and the history of freak shows. Rebecca June teaches medieval studies at Fordham University and provides insight into the role monsters play in literature and society. Dean McKay, psychology professor at Fordham, does a lot of research disgust, how it affects us and its relationship to fear. 
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Fordham Alumni and Author Joseph Finora discusses his new book “Red Like Wine: The North Fork Harbor Vineyard Murders”. The murder mystery novel is based on Long Island.

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This week on Fordham Conversations we're talking about combating cyber crime. Fordham Professor of Computer and Information Science Frank Hsu talks about how cybersecurity works and how to combat cyber crime. We'll also hear from Richard Aborn, President of the Citizens Crime Commission of NYC about how cyber crime affects New Yorkers. 

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Jim O'Connell, national college basketball writer for the Associated Press talked with Nolan Silbernagel and Mike Watts about the strengths of each of the FInal Four teams. He discussed Kentucky's impressive freshmen and how the team is just hitting its stride. Jim also broke down the keys to UConn's unlikley run. Finally, he gave his thoughts on who his thinks will win it all.

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