UConn 360: The UConn Podcast
A Song In Our Hearts

A Song In Our Hearts

April 17, 2019

This week we get musical, with student Jesus Cortes-Sanchez, who tells us about being a DREAMer and playing clarinet on a Grammy-winning album; with Prof. Robert Stephens, who talks about social protest in the music of the Gullah people of the southeastern U.S.; and with a Daily Campus editor who had to face the music in 1960 for editing an issue of the paper deemed "obscene." 

Getting Muddy With the Wizard of Ooze

Getting Muddy With the Wizard of Ooze

April 3, 2019

This week, we talk about the trial of war criminal Ratko Mladic with Gladstein Visiting Professor of Human Rights Predrag Dojcinovic; Julie takes us inside a class at UConn Hartford where students are learning to be mindful; and Student Alumni Association President Bryan Kirby drops by to give us all the dirt on the annual spring tradition of Oozeball. 

Revolution-Era Murderers

Revolution-Era Murderers

March 20, 2019

This week, UConn football great Dan Orlovsky talks social media and UConn memories, History professor and Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow at UConn’s Humanities Institute Kate Grandjean regales us with the tale of notorious British loyalist serial killers Micajah and Wiley Harpe, and Tom's History Corner gets personal with perhaps the worst building occupation in UConn history (with the best results).

When Irish Fashion Swept the USA

When Irish Fashion Swept the USA

March 6, 2019

This week, Prof. Mary Burke tells us about how a John Wayne film helped set off an American passion for Irish fashion; Prof. Manisha Sinha explains that history is never as simple as we make it out to be, and we tip our cap to the Daily Campus for digging up a clue to the truth behind an enduring legend about Jonathan the Husky. 

Episode 27: Yearbook? More Like Jeer-book

Episode 27: Yearbook? More Like Jeer-book

February 20, 2019

This week, Prof. Scott Wallace talks about an exhibit of photographs and reports from his work as a war correspondent in Central America, student Tahj-Anthony Jean tells us how he became a restaurateur as the owner of Farmhouse Crepes, and we learn about how a UConn yearbook once became a flashpoint in a national debate about youth culture. 

Episode 26: Talkin’ National Flag Blues

Episode 26: Talkin’ National Flag Blues

February 6, 2019

This week, we sit down with Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek and I'm With Her fame to talk about her upcoming performance at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts; learn about Prof. Cathy Schlund-Vials' unconventional route to the academy and how taking complaints about a pizza restaurant played a role in that; and uncover the story of UConn's official colors. 

Episode 25: Sparking JOY!

Episode 25: Sparking JOY!

January 23, 2019

This week, we learn about how the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is nurturing young musicians; talk to Thomas Long about what it's like to be the writer-in-residence in the School of Nursing; and learn just how hard it used to be to get classes canceled on account of weather. 

Episode 24: Extremism in Defense of Jonathan is No Vice

Episode 24: Extremism in Defense of Jonathan is No Vice

January 9, 2019

This week, we talk with Prof. Erin Young about genetics and pain management, and the challenges that come with being a woman in science; Ken checks in with Geno Auriemma, Napheesa Collier, and some familiar names from UConn women's basketball; and we look back at a raiding party that sallied north of the border to save Jonathan IV. 

Episode 23: Oiled Up for 2019

Episode 23: Oiled Up for 2019

December 26, 2018

Our last episode of 2018 is a look back at some of our favorite moments, and a look ahead to what the new year might bring. We chase people down for New Year's resolutions, take a quiz, and end the year with UConn students singing "Unclouded Day" in Rome. 

Episode 22: Space Campus

Episode 22: Space Campus

December 12, 2018

This week, we hear about how UConn journalism students are keeping tabs on Connecticut news coverage; talk with Professor Alexis Boylan about an exhibit featuring the work of a pioneering woman portraitist; and we learn about the debt we owe to a man named Rufus.