Listen to a podcast of James Leach's conversation with Inside Higher Ed, a website providing news, opinions, and career support for the higher education community. Leach, who was sworn in as NEH chair on August 13, 2009, discusses the importance of the humanities in today's political discourse, the impact of digital resources, and other relevant topics in the humanities today.

James Leach, chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities. Oil on canvas, Michael D. Roberts, 2002, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives.