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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.

Oct 10, 2019

Dr. John Metz, associate professor of geology in the NKU's Department of History & Geography, studies local and international environments—namely how people interact with both their bio-physical and socio-economic environments. Recently, his interests have led him to take a deeper look at farmers markets in and around...


Apr 16, 2019

Earth Day episode! Cities are wonders of the modern world, but as a concept they're still very much a work in progress as we evaluate the impact of urban areas on population and environmental health. Dr. Kirsten Schwarz, an urban ecologist at Northern Kentucky University, tackles issues like rainwater runoff,...


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...