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The Providence College Podcast features interviews with interesting members of the Friar Family. These in-depth conversations with PC students, Dominicans, faculty, staff, and alumni provide a rich look into the lives of noteworthy Friars. Occasionally we will also bring you on-campus lectures and presentations. Go Friars!

The Providence College Podcast features interviews with interesting members of the Friar Family. These in-depth conversations with PC students, Dominicans, faculty, staff, and alumni provide a rich look into the lives of noteworthy Friars. Occasionally we will also bring you on-campus lectures and presentations. Go Friars!

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The Providence College Podcast features interviews with interesting members of the Friar Family. These in-depth conversations with PC students, Dominicans, faculty, staff, and alumni provide a rich look into the lives of noteworthy Friars. Occasionally we will also bring you on-campus lectures and presentations. Go Friars!

Language:

English


Episodes

Black Girl Magic — Dr. Ashley Smith-Purviance and Brittney Smith '23

1/18/2021
Thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Nellie Mae Educational Foundation, Dr. Ashley Smith-Purviance, who teaches in both the Department of Public and Community Service Studies and the Black Studies Program, has created a program for Black girls at Providence's Gilbert Stuart Middle School called “Black Girl Magic.” Brittney Smith '23, a marketing major and Black Studies minor, is one of four PC women serving as mentors for the program. They discussed the need for the program, its goals, and...

Duration:00:42:09

Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P. '20G — God's providence in a pandemic

1/11/2021
Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P. '20G planned to spend a sabbatical year at the University of Santo Thomas in the Philippines. However, after the country locked down while he was visiting over spring break, the professor of biology and of theology started working on COVID disease modeling for metro Manila. Father Nic discusses this unexpected foray into public health for a country with limited resources, his PC grant to develop an oral COVID vaccine, and how PC student researchers have...

Duration:00:57:28

(Rebroadcast) Catholic Social Teaching and COVID-19 - Drs. Holly Taylor Coolman and Dana Dillon

1/4/2021
The episode of the Providence College Podcast that had the most listens in 2020 was recorded in March, but the topic is still very relevant now: a discussion with Dr. Holly Taylor Coolman and Dr. Dana Dillon on Catholic social teaching and COVID-19. Coolman and Dillon shared their perspectives as educators and theologians on social distancing, remote learning, and how Catholic social thought provides a framework for navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Coolman is assistant professor of theology...

Duration:00:38:28

Rick Cordella '99 - Spreading his wings at Peacock

12/28/2020
This week we speak with Rick Cordella '99, chief revenue officer and executive vice president of Peacock, NBC's new over-the-top streaming service. Cordella identifies the challenges and benefits of launching a streaming video service during a pandemic. We discuss the unique aspects of Peacock compared to other streaming services and where the industry as a whole is headed as customers continue to move away from traditional cable subscriptions.

Duration:00:21:37

2020 Lessons and Carols

12/21/2020
Like everything else, Lessons & Carols, PC's signature Advent celebration, was different this year. If you missed the video earlier, sit back and listen to the readings, as well as the musical performances from previous years.

Duration:01:01:26

Dr. Alexandria Caple — Giving Shots a Shot

12/14/2020
As the United States begins distribution of the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week, surveys show that many Americans don't trust that it will be safe or effective. On this episode of the PC Podcast, hear from Dr. Alexandria Caple, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology. Her research focuses on methods for misinformation correction — people who have false beliefs, and how to change their minds. Although Caple's studies focus on people's concerns about common...

Duration:00:29:26

Rev. Patrick Briscoe, O.P. - What is Fratelli Tutti?

12/7/2020
Rev. Patrick Briscoe, O.P. joins the Providence College podcast to discuss Fratelli Tutti, the recent encyclical letter from Pope Francis addressed to all people of good will. Father Briscoe illuminates the theological heart of Fratelli Tutti — the Parable of the Good Samaritan — with distinctively Dominican insight, offers practical applications of Pope Francis’ message, and explores both the timeless and timely aspects of the encyclical letter.

Duration:00:33:34

Meet Provost Sean Reid

11/30/2020
Dr. Sean Reid has been PC’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost since July. A decorated Navy officer whose academic expertise is in finance, Reid has a long record of achievement in the military, the private sector, and higher education. He shares his observations on the work of the PC faculty and others to continue providing a high-quality academic experience during a pandemic, on the leadership lessons learned from his military service and from his father, and on the...

Duration:00:28:37

Dr. Alex Orquiza — Food as a Historical Lens

11/23/2020
As millions of Americans prepare for a very unusual Thanksgiving meal this year, listen to this episode of the Providence College with Dr. Alex Orquiza, assistant professor of history. Orquiza, who worked as a classically trained French chef before he became an academic, discusses the colloquium he co-teaches, Development of Western Civilization (DWC) Through Food, which connects themes from the history, philosophy, theology, and literature that students learned in previous semesters, using...

Duration:00:44:47

Joel Thompson - A Soundtrack for Social Change

11/16/2020
If you missed composer and activist Joel Thompson's discussion during Homecoming of his celebrated work, The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed, catch up on the Providence College Podcast. This powerful work for chorus and chamber orchestra, written in 2014, commemorates unarmed members of the Black community who died due to police violence. The New York Times' feature on Thompson's piece, "He Turned 'I Can't Breathe' Into Protest Music," notes that it echoes the liturgical structure of Haydn’s...

Duration:00:59:17

Capt. Matthew Lombardo ’11 - Friar in the Sky

11/11/2020
For Veterans Day, check in with Capt. Matthew Lombardo '11, a helicopter pilot for the New Jersey Army National Guard. Lombardo is currently deployed in Kuwait as a detachment commander, piloting UH-72 and UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters. A New Jersey native, Lombardo is a police officer in Paramus, N.J., and has military roots in his family — one grandfather was a Korean War vet in the U.S. Air Force, and the other was an Army vet.

Duration:00:20:23

Raul Fonts and Sandra Oliveira — Admission, Financial Aid Advice in Uncertain Times

11/9/2020
Prospective students and their families always have questions about admission and financial aid this time of year — but this isn’t a typical year by any means. Raul Fonts, PC's dean of admission and financial aid, and Sandra Oliveira, executive director of financial aid, discuss how COVID has changed the landscape of admission.

Duration:00:26:59

Elise Italiano Ureneck ’06 — Friendship, Dialogue, and Trust

11/2/2020
The disasters we experienced in 2020 — and the controversy about how to address these problems — has strained even longstanding relationships with beloved family and friends. For our final episode, recorded as part of PC Campus Ministry’s Reflections for Election Season Sanity, Elise Italiano Ureneck ’06 discusses Friendship, Dialogue, and Trust: Having Differing Views with Friends.

Duration:00:48:36

Dr. Holly Taylor Coolman — Prudence During Election Season

11/1/2020
A contentious U.S. presidential election certainly added to the stress of an already stressful 2020. For our second special episode of the Providence College Podcast recorded as part of PC Campus Ministry’s three-part series of Reflections for Election Season Sanity, Dr. Holly Taylor Coolman, chair of the Department of Theology, describes Prudence, a necessary virtue during election season.

Duration:00:50:41

Rev. Christopher Justin Brophy, O.P. — Being a Person of Faith in the World

10/31/2020
Enjoy three special episodes of the Providence College Podcast leading up to Election Day 2020, recorded as part of PC Campus Ministry’s Reflections for Election Season Sanity. First off, welcome back to campus Rev. Christopher Justin Brophy, O.P., once an assistant chaplain, now a faculty member in the Department of Political Science, to discuss “Being a Person of Faith in the World.”

Duration:00:49:48

Paul Tremblay '93 — Survivor Song

10/26/2020
When he started writing Survivor Song, Bram Stoker award-winning author Paul Tremblay '93 had no idea how timely his suspense novel about a terrifying, rabies-like virus ripping through Massachusetts would be. Listen to his conversation about the novel with the Alumni Book Club, part of Homecoming at Home, on the Providence College Podcast.

Duration:01:05:00

SCE: Continuing to Educate

10/19/2020
This week on the Providence College Podcast, hear about what's new with PC's School of Continuing Education, which provides an affordable, flexible way for adults to earn and complete undergraduate degrees. Carmen Aguilar, SCE's new dean, describes what she's learned in her first two months on the job. Madeleine Metzler, associate dean, discussed how courses changed and adapted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Anne Nagle, assistant dean, described the school's transfer agreements...

Duration:00:27:05

Friar Forum — Chris Christie ’23P and Michael Dukakis ’23GP

10/12/2020
If you missed watching the Friar Forum with two former presidential candidates, Friar dad Chris Christie ’23P and Friar granddad Michael Dukakis ’23GP, catch up with the Providence College Podcast. Christie and Dukakis addressed the upcoming election, shared stories of their lives in politics in a less divisive time, and encouraged students to become involved in public service.

Duration:00:57:55

State of the College with Father Sicard

10/5/2020
If you missed Friday's State of the College address by President Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P. ’78 & ’82G, listen to it on the Providence College Podcast. Father Sicard shared news from the College in a discussion led by Rev. James Cuddy, O.P. ’98, vice president for mission and ministry.

Duration:00:31:07

Good Neighbors — Rev. Emanuel Vasconcelos, O.F.M. Conv. '06 & '08G

9/28/2020
"Father Manny," as he's known, got national attention in April thanks to the Kelly Clarkson Show for an idea he had to stay connected with his parishioners at St. Anne Catholic Church in Columbus, Ga. We talk with him about his path to a vocation, his time at Providence College, and his experience recovering from COVID-19.

Duration:00:25:44