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!

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

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

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

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.  


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.