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Episode 13: How to Behave in a Hurricane

8/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:49:00

Episode 12: The Best Nachos In the World

7/25/2018
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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.

Duration:00:38:18

Episode 11: UConn Students On Screen, On the Page, and Against the Klan

7/11/2018
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This week we meet the founders of the UConn Film Club, dive into the 20th anniversary edition of the Long River Review, and travel back to 1980 to see how UConn reacted to a Klan rally in eastern Connecticut.

Duration:00:45:16

Episode 10: The Continuing Saga of Basketball Fistfights

6/27/2018
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This week we meet an alum with multiple claims to fame, including a very muddy one; we talk with Prof. Brian Waddell about what the government actually does; and we learn about the night a Rhode Island basketball coach sparked a mini-riot on campus.

Duration:00:40:35

Episode 9: Elementary, My Dear … Orangeman?

6/13/2018
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This week, we speak with UConn English Professor Pamela Bedore about the world’s most famous detective, learn about the intricacies of literary translation from Peter Constantine at the Humanities Institute, and learn about some pre-Huskies nicknames that thankfully did not catch on.

Duration:00:49:16

Episode 8: Real News About Fake News

5/30/2018
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This week, we visit a UConn Science Salon where the weighty topic of “fake news” is dissected, talk with Broadway star Terrence Mann about spending the summer at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and get to know Homer Babbidge, the man rather than the library.

Duration:00:38:36

Episode 7: A Tradition of Throwing People Into Lakes

5/16/2018
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This week, we talk cyber security and terrorism with Prof. Evan Perkoski, learn how Kristi Kaeppel went from dropping out of high school to pursuing a PhD in the Neag School of Education, and consider some traditions of bygone UConn that are probably best left in the past.

Duration:00:32:51

Episode 6: All-Commencement Spectacular

5/2/2018
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It’s time to commence! As the class of ‘18 heads off into the world, we talk with seniors about what they love about UConn and how their experiences here shaped them. We also make fun of people from the 19th century!

Duration:00:32:48

Episode 5: At Home in the Cathedrals of Old Europe

4/18/2018
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This week, we travel to Italy and Austria with the UConn Concert Choir, learn life lessons from legendary Professor Emeritus Dick Kochanek, and find out what happened when McCarthyism came to campus in the 1950s.

Duration:00:36:34

Episode 4: A Brief History of Good Boys

4/4/2018
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This week, we talk to Prof. Robert Thorson about Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden,” Tyler Wilkinson of A Dime Back, and solve a decades-old mystery in Jonathan Chronology.

Duration:00:29:40

Episode 3: Play Us a Song, You’re the Piano Brain

3/21/2018
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Join us as we go inside the famed Steinway piano factory, learn from two UConn researchers how to make music with our minds, and chat with Barry Berman ‘72, co-creator of famed fictional student politician Bill X. Carlson.

Duration:00:34:23

Episode 2: All Things to All People

3/7/2018
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In this episode, we talk to Prof. Steven Wisensale about the sociopolitical significance of baseball; hear from Prof. Kenneth Foote about public manifestations of grief in the aftermath of the Parkland, Fla. shooting; and meet the most versatile student government candidate in UConn history.

Duration:00:29:58