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Introducing: Ask a Harvard Professor

8.21.19


 

 

Have you ever wondered whether marijuana is harmful to the brain? Or pondered what makes cities great? These are among the questions we ask Harvard professors, eliciting the nuanced and thoughtful responses that characterize scholarly devotion to a subject. But can you trust the testimony of an academic? Harvard Magazine’s new podcast, Ask a Harvard Professor, will delve into that question, too, and explore the origins of hip-hop music, the role of chance in making photographs, and much more. Join us for 25 minutes, as we explore varied branches of knowledge in the company of experienced guides. Our first season will air weekly starting in September. 

 


 

Adapted from The Guardian:

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