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Ask NKU

A podcast of NKU Magazine, Ask NKU invites the finest academic minds at Northern Kentucky University to share their insights and knowledge with you, for free. On almost any topic you can imagine, our professors and guests share a wealth of insights and information with you through fun, candid, and engaging interviews.

Jun 13, 2018

J.K. Rowling's boy wizard first appeared on bookshelves 21 years ago, and in the time since Harry Potter has blossomed into a cultural phenomenon. From films to fan fiction to gifs and memes, Hogwarts is no longer limited to the page, existing across myriad media outlets. In their book, "Transforming Harry: The...


Feb 15, 2018

John Gibson is a lecturer in NKU's Electronic Media and Broadcasting program, as well as a producer at Norsemedia, a collective of students, faculty and staff from the department of communication. Gibson is also a filmmaker in his own right, with a feature film, 2013's indie western-horror "Revelation Trail," available...


May 19, 2017

This July, 2017, Tyra Patterson, also known as prisoner number 037737 in the Dayton Correctional Institute in Dayton, Ohio, will go before a parole board to argue for her release.

Tyra’s been imprisoned for 23 years for a murder that, according to overwhelming evidence that includes a statement by the women...


Apr 2, 2017

Welcome to the final episode of our special Ask NKU series, where we’re breaking with tradition to help you: the undecideds — the student who has been admitted to NKU but hasn’t yet confirmed, or the high school upperclassman who is completely freaking out about making that big college decision. Maybe you even...


Apr 2, 2017

Welcome to part two of our special Ask NKU series, where we’re breaking with tradition to help you: the undecideds — the student who has been admitted to NKU but hasn’t yet confirmed, or the high school upperclassman who is completely freaking out about making that big college decision. Maybe you even watched the...