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Droning on and on...

Your ANP flight crew is back as we find out what's on tap at this year's Armadillo Adventures summer camp. Plus, we welcome special guest Jonathan Thill to the mic and chat about drones and other technology and how it will shape our world of the future. Of course, Felicia has our quiz and we talk about what we're nuts about, all in this episode of the Academia Nuts podcast.


Adventures in Adult Education

Join the ANP crew as we explore education options for adults and folks that did not complete traditional high school. We get to speak with Jordan Williamson, Director of Adult Basic Education and Adult High School at RCC and Michelle Chapman, a graduate of the GED program. There's a "high stakes" quiz and the things we're nuts about, all in this magical March episode.


A Chat with the Student Leadership Academy

Well, it's February and a great month to catch up with the students in RCC's Student Leadership Academy. We learn a bit about the program and get the inside scoop on their projects and the challenges of working in a group. The regular crew and guests talk a bit about personality types (learn your own at, take an (ungraded) quiz, and find out what folks are nuts about this month on the Academia Nuts podcast.


Dan Whittaker: RCC Alumnus and Storm Chasing Photographer

Throughout 2018 Randolph Community College will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its photography program. As part of that celebration, the gang at the Academia Nuts Podcast sat down with RCC graduate Dan Whittaker to learn about his time in the photography program and how he applied that education to his passion of storm chasing and the natural world. We wrap up the episode with a photography quiz and what we're "nuts" about, all in this episode of the Academia Nuts Podcast. Dan's websites...


Giving Thanks and Giving Back

November is the traditional month that we give thanks for the wonderful things in our lives. Unfortunately, many people close to home and campus are struggling to meet even basic necessities. Join the Academia Nuts Podcast gang with our special guest Pam Wiggins as we explore the state of need on college campuses and the current focus on students' "food insecurities." We'll wrap up with a completely random quiz and a few of the things we are "nuts" about this month. Come listen and maybe...


Scary Spooktacular

Chattering teeth, shuffling feet, the sound of creepy moaning on the other side of our's either students changing classes or time for the spooky episode of the Academia Nuts podcast. Join the regular ghouls Kris, Felicia and Sydney as they team up with special guest spirits Maria LeBaron, Don Ashley and Shane Bryson. We'll discuss the psychological effects of being scared as well as the things that just downright creep us out. Tune in...if you dare.


Remembering September 11

The ANP team welcomes RCC President Dr. Robert Shackleford as we discuss the challenges teachers have explaining the attacks of 9/11 to students born after 2001. We also recollect our memories of where we were on that fateful day. Dr. Shackleford shares his first hand experience with the 9/11 attacks as a military chaplain attending to survivors at the Pentagon. All on our September episode of the Academia Nuts Podcast...don't miss it!


Dress for Success

After a month off, the gang returns in full force and with two awesome guests, Marissa Mills, SACSCOC Liason, and Josh Brown, Assistant Director of Financial Services at Randolph Community College. Join the ANP team as we explore ideas behind fashion and style and how they might relate to current college students. Also, we challenge ourselves with a "History of Style" Quiz and wrap things up with what we are "nuts" about this month. So dust off your favorite corduroy jacket and saddle up for...


Summer Brain Drain

Slather on the sunscreen and slide on your favorite pair of shades as we (hopefully)entertain your ears with our Summer Camp edition of the Academia Nuts Podcast. Join the regular crew of Kris, Felicia and Sydney as we welcome to the show Wanda Beck, Director of Workforce Development at RCC. Wanda will give us the lowdown on what's hot at RCC this summer, plus we'll discuss our favorite summer memories, engage in a high-stakes summer brain-drain quiz and find out what we're nuts about this...


Graduation Memories

Round 2! We're a little behind in our delivery, so here is the May 2017 graduation edition of ANP (yes, we know it's June). Special guest Lorie McCroskey, Director of Development at RCC, joins the regular nutty crew of Kris, Felicia and Sydney for a jaunt down memory lane as we reminisce about graduation days past. Don't miss our quiz and things we're "nuts" about as we explore the wild and wacky world of education.


Our Maiden Voyage plus Career and College Promise

Welcome aboard our maiden voyage onto the sea of podcasting! Join the Academia Nuts team of Kris, Felicia, and Sydney as we discover a bit about Career and College Promise: a program for high school students to earn college credit. There will be news, discussion and a panel quiz! Our special guest is Isai Robledo, Director of Educational Partnerships & Initiatives at Randolph Community College.Anchor’s aweigh!