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Posts from the ‘Interviews’ Category

Podcast with Academics of PA

I enjoyed speaking with Bruce McDonald and Josie Schafer for the Academics of PA podcast on March 12.  The topics were intellectual history, temporal horizons, and writing books.  Podcast here.

Interview about “Can Government Do Anything Right?”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI talked on April 11 with Carrie Saldo, host of WGBY’s Connecting Point, about my recent books on the state of democracy, and my current work on strategies for governing.  Video here.

Talk with WBZ’s Nightside

On April 3, I talked with Dan Rea of WBZ’s Nightside about my book Can Government Do Anything Right?  Listen to the interview here.

Interview about US exceptionalism

Screen Shot 2018-03-27 at 3.00.03 PMI talked with Arnie Arnesen of The Attitude on WNHN FM about my recent column on American exceptionalism.  The interview can be heard here.

Interview about PPMG article on the aims of public administration

I discussed my recent article in Perspectives on Public Management and Governance with Justin Bullock and Nathan Favreau as part of their new series of Facebook interviews.  Video here.  Link to the article: The Aims of Public Administration: Reviving the Classical View.

Interview on “Four Crises of American Democracy”

My interview with Dave Levine about my book Four Crises of American Democracy is now available here.  The interview was originally broadcast on the KZSU-FM show Hearsay Culture in May 2017.

Interview about “Can Government Do Anything Right?”

I’ve recorded a short interview with the Centre for Public Impact about my forthcoming book from Polity, Can Government Do Anything Right?.  Listen to the interview here.  I also talk about transparency in trust in government.

Quoted in Boston Globe article

Screen Shot 2017-07-15 at 9.54.47 PM.pngI’m quoted in a July 15 article in the Boston Globe about the condition of states in the Middle East.  Read the article.  Author Thanassis Cambansis also draws on my 2015 article in The Wilson Quarterly on the persistence of the nation-state.

Conversation about “Four Crises” on SiriusXM Insight, March 23

screen-shot-2017-02-14-at-12-54-11-pmI talked about Four Crises of American Democracy with John Fugelsang on his SiriusXM Insight show, Tell Me Everything, on March 23.  Listen to the interview here.  Fugelsang says: “The political climate in the 2016 presidential election has only reinforced the perception that we are in a state of crisis. Roberts’ new book is amazing in how well it distills and explains the root causes of the crises facing our democracy and how they might be addressed.  It is informative and also compulsively readable.”

Interview with KPFA’s Mitch Jeserich

screen-shot-2017-02-14-at-4-30-31-pmI talked about Four Crises of American Democracy with Mitch Jeserich, host of KPFA’s Letters and Politics, on March 13.  Listen to the interview here.