Episode 21: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

November 28, 2018

Prof. Kroum Batchvarov takes us beneath the waters of the Black Sea to talk about ancient shipwrecks; we learn how three professors from different disciplines are helping survivors of the Cambodian genocide; and we visit 1950, when a UConn fraternity confronted racial discrimination on behalf of a pledge. 


Episode 20: When Raba Daba Ruled Storrs

November 14, 2018

This week, Prof. Micki McElya talks about the future of Arlington National Cemetery, Prof. Jeffrey Ogbar schools us on the politics of hip hop, and we travel back to a time when Storrs elected its own mayor ... sort of. 


Episode 19: Secrets of the Homecoming Goat (LIVE)

October 31, 2018

This week, we're taking the show on the road, taping in front of a Homecoming Weekend crowd estimated to be the largest ever assembled to listen to an episode of this podcast. Prof. Margaret Rubega talks about what it's like to be the official state bird expert, Coach Jim Penders recalls the time he threw an award into the sea, and we look back on homecomings past, smocks and all.


Episode 18: Dogs and Cats, Living Together

October 17, 2018

This week, UConn poll expert extraordinaire Jennifer Necci Dineen tells us what to look for in the midterm surveys, Lakeside's own Elaina Hancock talks about an ongoing climate change information project she's doing, and Julie steps up to the History Corner to find out what happened when UConn turned a dorm over to the students. 


Episode 17: A Visit From Miss Connecticut

October 3, 2018

This week, we sit down with Bridget Oei '18 (CLAS), aka Miss Connecticut, and talk about her experience in the Miss America pageant. We also learn from Prof. Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch about how mobile apps can help (or hinder) personal fitness goals, and we find out where we kept all the books before the Homer Babbidge Library was built. 


Episode 16: Sweet Science

September 19, 2018

This week, we speak with Max Schachter about the tribute paid to his son, Alex, by the UConn community; get the latest on North Korea from Prof. Alexis Dudden; and travel back to the Eisenhower era for a look at legendary boxing champ Rocky Marciano with Prof. Mike Stanton.


Episode 15: UConn Students Are the Best

September 5, 2018

It's the start of a new academic year! We interview UConn students on what they hope the year brings them, learn about human rights and sustainability from Prof. Shareen Hertel, and travel back to a time when you got napkins in dining halls only if you were lucky.


Episode 14: A Cult Following (Not the Good Kind)

August 22, 2018

This week, we learn from Prof. Mitchell Green how to "know thyself," meet globetrotting fitness journalist Emily Abbate '10 CLAS, and welcome special guest Graham Stinnett, an archivist at the Dodd Center, who introduces us to some cults from UConn's past. 


Episode 13: How to Behave in a Hurricane

August 8, 2018

This week, we take a reflective look at the Mirror Lake swing and its related anonymous journal; hear from Prof. Kenneth Fuchs about his new classical music compositions; and learn what happened at UConn when Hurricane Gloria hit Connecticut.


Episode 12: The Best Nachos In the World

July 25, 2018

This week we meet UConn alum David Wollner '82 and learn about the thriving business he created from scratch; check in with Political Science Prof. David Yalof on the Supreme Court vacancy; and learn how parents in the 1940s got the scoop on what their children were doing at UConn.