Yes, I know that sounds very weird.
I spent Friday afternoon recording a podcast with Christian Turner and Joe Miller for Oral Argument and had tons of fun. Christian and Joe are great at this and almost managed to make me sound interesting and knowledgeable. You know that old saying about a voice made for blogging . . . yea, well, here I am being me. But the substance is good, I think.
Here is the pod cast description:
Psst, do you want to buy a kidney? How about a human egg, or a baby? We talk about taboo markets and tragic choice with Kim Krawiec. Topics range from egg “donation” to kidney transplants, altruism, reference transactions, military service, sex, and more. How do we allocate scarce goods when enough of us just don’t believe the goods should be traded like loaves of bread? Program note: We failed to ask Kim whether Joe is monstrous on account of his views on speed trap norms. Our apologies to the listeners and to Kim.
I’ve embedded the audio below, but if you’re interested in the episode (or prior episodes, which I blogged about earlier) it’s worth heading over to Oral Argument to look at the show links that Christian and Joe have put together. One of the great things that Joe and Christian do with each episode is to create a set of show links that point the reader/listener to works and people that are referenced during the podcast. For example, the show links for Flesh List contain links not only to a few of my articles, but to works by Viviana Zelizer, Peggy Radin, Richard Posner, Guido Calabresi, and others, all of which we discuss during the hour-long show.
I think that a junior scholar, or really anyone wanting to jump into a new set of ideas, could listen to these podcasts, follow some of the links, and get a good introduction to some of the important works and debates in the field. I’ll be back with more to say later about some of the ideas we discuss in the podcast, but for now I leave you with Flesh List for your Sunday entertainment.