Episode 38: Talking Trash (But In a Scholarly Way)

This week, Karen McDermott, who recently completed her doctoral dissertation, drops by to tell us about her research into whether trash talk can really affect the outcome of an athletic competition; Emeritus Prof. Nicholas Bellantoni reflects on his career as Connecticut’s answer to Indiana Jones; and we learn about a campus event from 1972 that was canceled at the last minute, almost certainly for the best.