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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...


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...


Feb 16, 2017

Since joining NKU in 2008, Dr. Cecile Marczinski has established herself as a leading authority in the field of psychopharmacology. Dr. Marczinski first made the national news in 2013, when her research found that diet soda cocktail mixers increase blood-alcohol concentration (and thus, intoxication) much faster than...


Feb 25, 2016

Our guest is Dr. Joe cobbs, associate professor for Sports Business in the Haile/US Bank College of Business at Northern Kentucky University. Joe is in his sixth year teaching at NKU, and he has presented his research on rivalry in sports at conferences around the world in North America, South America, Europe,...