For Laypeople, By Laypeople


Aiganym “Iga” Valikhanova is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at Rice University. She is interested in international conflict, spirituality, astrophysics, and modernist literature. Iga comes from the “Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” (her words).

This is the new series in the podcast formerly-named Of lovers and fools. To listen to Of lovers and fools click here.



Slade Lane hails from Grand Junction, Colorado. A lover of podcasts, books, and the riot grrrl movement. He blogs at