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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!

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Episodes

Called To Serve - Retired U.S. Army Col. Gerry Dillon ’68 & ’74G

11/12/2018
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Retired U.S. Army Col. Gerry Dillon ’68 & ’74G shares the story of the singular Providence College family that includes his father, Jim, a 1933 PC grad who was a decorated Navy officer during World War II, and his son, Ryan, Class of 1995, who is himself an Army colonel — not to mention his mother, Kay, who walked across the street from the family’s Elmhurst home to serve for nearly 40 years on the College’s administrative staff.

Duration:00:25:12

The Mayor of Friartown - Bob Driscoll

11/5/2018
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By his own account, a young Bob Driscoll was good at two things – sports and music (he was a drummer in a band called “The Night Riders”). He chose sports, becoming a coach and athletics administrator in a career that brought him to Providence College as athletic director 17 years ago. In this podcast, Driscoll talks about the new Ruane Friar Development Center, the initiatives that support Friar student-athletes in various ways, and being in the Red Sox dugout during the 1967 World Series.

Duration:00:26:48

Kerry '88 and Karl Anderson '88 - More than just a name on a stadium

10/29/2018
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Kerry and Karl Anderson, both members of the Class of 1988, are the guests on this edition of the Providence College podcast. Speaking from their home in Connecticut, the Andersons – for whom the College’s soccer/lacrosse stadium is named – share their thoughts on the influence of PC on their lives, the value and impact of the Friar athletics program, and the 50th anniversary of the men’s soccer program – for which Karl starred. They are also raising the next generation of Friar fans, two...

Duration:00:36:15

Latino and Latina Voters and Candidates - Beyond Your News Feed

10/22/2018
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This week, we’re sharing an episode of Beyond Your News Feed, a podcast by PC’s Department of Political Science. This episode features Dr. Anthony Affigne, professor of political science. In an interview conducted by his colleague, Dr. William Hudson, Affigne shares information about demographics, trends, and electoral characteristics related to Latino and Latina voters in the United States. He discusses key Congressional races where that voter group may have a significant impact on the...

Duration:00:35:22

Chris Dankberg ’03 — Sports, Economics, and Information

10/15/2018
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In this episode of the Providence College Podcast, we hear from Chris Dankberg ’03, who studied economics at PC. As part of the Economics Department Career Speaker Series, Dankberg discussed his career, which has focused on the intersection of data analytics and sports entertainment. Dankberg has held positions at the San Diego Padres, eBay, and StubHub, and now works at ViaSat, bringing live sports and other content to airline passengers. This podcast was prerecorded.

Duration:00:50:10

Maggie Zied ’19 – Cracking the PC Code

10/8/2018
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In this episode of the Providence College Podcast, we chat with Maggie Zied ’19, a computer science major and a Clare Boothe Luce scholar. As a Luce scholar, Zied enjoys a full scholarship for her senior year and gets support for an independent research project. Zied discusses her research in steganography and information hiding, as well as her family’s PC legacy and her interest in yoga.

Duration:00:17:33

Kelly Page ’93 – Celebrating the Sciences

10/2/2018
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In this episode, hear Kelly Page ’93 present the annual Anna E. LaVoie Lecture as part of the opening celebration for the Providence College Science Complex. Page, who majored in biology and chemistry at Providence College, is vice president and head of the German oncology business unit at Takeda Oncology.

Duration:00:35:49

Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire - Learning Strategies and Metacognition

9/24/2018
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Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire is the guest on this episode of the Providence College podcast. Dr. McGuire, who will visit PC for a series of workshops with students and faculty members Oct. 18-19, is a retired Louisiana State Chemistry professor who also is director emerita of LSU’s Center for Academic Services. She is an expert on learning strategies, academic advising, and cognitive science-based techniques students can use to achieve better results. In this interview, she discusses her own...

Duration:00:27:11

Dr. Ray Sickinger '71 - 40+ Years in Friartown

9/17/2018
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This week’s guest is Dr. Raymond Sickinger ’71, chair of PC’s Department of History and Classics. Sickinger shares a personal story that inspires both his scholarship and his commitment to helping others as a 33-year member of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul. His new, award-winning book, Antoine Frederic Ozanam, tells the story of the 19th century Frenchman who founded the organization that became the Society of St. Vincent De Paul. A first-generation college student from Cranston, this...

Duration:00:26:02

Daniel Arteaga '19 – Ministry on campus and around the world

9/10/2018
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In this episode, Daniel Arteaga ’19 describes his experience as a Father Smith Fellow, living and serving in the Solomon Islands with Archbishop Christopher Cardone, O.P. ’80. Arteaga, the president of PC Campus Ministry, also discussed how he chose PC and his majors in theology and philosophy.

Duration:00:38:11

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum '18Hon. - 2018 Academic Convocation Keynote

9/3/2018
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The 2018-2019 academic year began on August 27, with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum '18Hon. providing the keynote talk at Providence College’s annual convocation. A leading expert in race and race relations in American society, Dr. Tatum —whose achievements and impact PC recognized with an honorary degree last May — shared her remarkable insights with a large audience of faculty, staff, and students. This podcast takes the form of a recording of her live presentation. Subscribe to the Providence...

Duration:00:25:14

Dr. Katherine Lacasse ’07 — The Psychology of Being Green

8/27/2018
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In this episode of the Providence College Podcast, we talk with Dr. Katherine Lacasse ’07, an assistant professor of social psychology at Rhode Island College, who studies how performing green behaviors impacts people's self-perceptions and political attitudes regarding environmental issues. She describes the courses at PC that ultimately influenced her research interests and how her knowledge of social psychology helps her as an instructor.

Duration:00:25:22

Eileen Wisnewski – Careers and life after PC

8/20/2018
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What will I do after I graduate? That’s a question on the mind of just about every college student — and his or her parents. This podcast episode features an interview with Eileen Wisnewski, the director of PC’s Center for Career Education and Professional Development. She describes the center’s comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to helping graduates find post-PC opportunities that are both meaningful and fulfilling, and she provides insights on the marketability of job candidates who...

Duration:00:31:20

Risa Takenaka '19 - From Japan to Providence to Ghana and Back

8/13/2018
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Risa Takenaka '19 is a Renaissance woman. The applied physics major traveled to Ghana in May to field test her soft-sand filter prototype, developed in Dr. Stephen Mecca’s engineering lab. Born in Japan, Takenaka also put her philosophy minor to work this summer comparing parenting styles in Japan and the United States. In this episode, Takenaka discusses how she manages her time as a Division I tennis player and her favorite places to eat in Providence.

Duration:00:28:34

Amanda Klane '08 - Founder, Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt

8/6/2018
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A year after graduation, former Friar soccer player Amanda Klane ’08 co-founded Yasso, the Greek yogurt frozen dessert company. Today, Yasso pops and pints are available in more than 15,000 grocery stores in all 50 states. In this episode, she explains how the company develops new flavors, the lessons she learned on the soccer field, and what’s next for Yasso.

Duration:00:22:23

Mike Rodak '13 — ESPN Sports Reporter & Analyst

7/30/2018
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With NFL training camps underway, no one is more excited than Mike Rodak '13, who enters his sixth season as a sports reporter and analyst for ESPN, covering the Buffalo Bills. In this episode, Rodak discusses the logistics and spirit of training camp, game-day coverage, his thoughts on a league protocol for the national anthem, and the relevance of his liberal arts education to his career.

Duration:00:33:03

Chard deNiord — American Poetry Scholar

7/23/2018
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What is it like to be a state poet laureate? How does it feel to interview some of the greats in contemporary American poetry? In this episode, Chard deNiord, professor of English and an award-winning poet, discusses these questions, his new book, and his surprising entry point into poetry.

Duration:00:26:28

Sean McAdam ’81 - “Boston: America’s Best Sports Town”

7/15/2018
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Sports journalist Sean McAdam ’81 joins us to talk about his new book, “Boston: America’s Best Sports Town,” his multimedia career, and his current work at the year-old Boston Sports Journal website. The book, which came out this spring, provides Sean’s insights on each of Boston’s professional sports franchises, some of the area’s unique sports traditions (e.g. the Boston Marathon and the Beanpot hockey tournament), Boston Olympians, college sports, and more. Sean tells us how he picked the...

Duration:00:45:50

Adam Hanna '18

7/9/2018
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Singer-songwriter Adam Hanna ’18 joins us on the Providence College podcast. Adam shared insights about the ways in which his PC experiences helped prepare him to pursue a career as a performer, his musical influences, and the songwriting process. This podcast also includes musical interludes – some of Adam’s original works and his cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Thunder Road.” Adam Hanna and The Class of '18 - Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tukqTkfBczg Adam...

Duration:00:34:17

Rosy Khalife ’13 — Riding Along with Surprise Ride

7/2/2018
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Surprise Ride is going places. On this episode, we talk to Rosy Khalife ’13 about the inspiration that led to the founding of this subscription box startup, their experience on Shark Tank, what’s next for Surprise Ride, and her family’s path to the United States.

Duration:00:25:54