This week’s episode of the Syllabus podcast features a conversation with Jacques Berlinerblau, an MSNBC commentator and Georgetown University professor, about the impact of campus protests on student learning. “It's making it really hard for people to learn,” he says in the interview with the podcast’s host, Mark Oppenheimer. “People that don’t even know what’s going on are being told, ‘Pick a side, man,’ and if they don’t pick a side, their social life, like cascading dominoes, starts to veer off into another direction.”