Each week we bring you the best stories from around the Wabash community. From professors and alumni, to coaches, administrators, and current students, the podcast format allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussion about the issues surrounding Wabash College. Verging on inspirational, it’s our job to find, and sometimes uncover, the amazing stories that surface from individuals whose lives have been positively enriched from being at Wabash.

Co-producer Adam Phipps joined students and professors on the Civil Rights Immersion Trip through the American South over Thanksgiving Break. In this episode, they reflect on the impacts of immersion travel in their home country, the dissonance and distance of the Civil Rights Movement preserved, and the moments they were most tired (Episode 176).

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This week, Rich sits down with this year’s LaFollette Lecturer, Dr. Brian Tucker ’98, discussing language as an entrance point, places to go in Germany, and his experience teaching at his Alma Mater (Episode 175).

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This week, Rich sits down with Dominic Patacsil, discussing his recent success at the NCAA Cross Country Championship and his experiences at Wabash College (Episode 174).

 

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This week, Rich sits down with Dr. Kay Widdows, discussing what she enjoys about teaching, her immersion trip with students to Ecuador, and what she’ll feel during her last class before retirement (Episode 173).

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This week, Rich speaks with Russ Harbaugh ’06 after the world premiere of his film Love After Love at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Russ describes the process of securing distribution for his film, reminiscences about his time as quarterback for the Little Giants, and describes writing as a form of therapy (Episode 172).

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This week, Rich sits down with traveling performer Joe Goodkin to discuss his musical rendition of Homer’s Odyssey, his early influences and bands, and why he chose to study Greek (Episode 171).

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Rich sits down and reviews the line-ups and coaching methods of the head coaches Brent Noble, Kyle Brumett and Brian Anderson, ahead of their respective winter seasons of swimming, basketball and wrestling at Wabash (Episode 170).

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Ahead of the 124th Monon Bell Classic this weekend, Rich sits down with two former team captains, David Broecker ’83 and Bill Wheeler ’83, discussing their memories of the 1981 and 1982 Bell Games and how their legacy of wins carries with them to this day (Episode 169).

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This week, Rich sits down with Matt Weedman, assistant professor of art, discussing how he approaches motivation in his students, the value of organization and lists, and recognizing wonder in the classroom (Episode 168).

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This week, Rich sits down with A. Peter Bailey, discussing his experiences in the Civil Rights Movement, his friendship with Malcolm X, and the Black Culture and Arts (Episode 167).

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This week’s episode features guest moderator Sam Stewart ’19 and President Hess, sitting down with his colleague and friend Dr. Athanasios Orphanides. The two economists discuss the current state of central banking in this country and worldwide, as well as certain issues facing the Federal Reserve at present (Episode 166).

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This week, Rich sits down with Associate Professor of English, Dr. Eric Freeze, discussing his experiences writing professionally and educating on creative writing (Episode 165).

 

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Rich sits down with the cast from Wabash’s upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. They discuss Dr. Abbott’s audition process, becoming familiar with the script, and confidence gained from director feedback (Episode 164).

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Rich sits down with Professor David Blix, alumnus of the class of 1970, ahead of his involvement in the 125th Glee Club Anniversary. David describes meeting his close friend Bill Placher his freshman year, his invitation to join the Glee Club, and having a hope of returning someday to his Alma Mater (Episode 163).

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Rich sits down with accomplished military leader Lt. General Michelle Johnson, who recently visited campus. Michelle described her experiences as a trailblazer in the Air Force, the joys of flying, and overcoming the dangers of perfectionism (Episode 162).

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Rich sits down with alumnus Jim Dashiell ’68, who recently authored a collection of stories told by various hikers from the Appalachian Trail. Jim discusses his method in choosing the contributing authors, saying goodbye to his “Bubble,” and his experience with trail angels (Episode 161).

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Sports Information Director Brent Harris sits down with coaches Chris Keller and Colin Young for a preview of Little Giants Soccer and Cross Country. Along the way, they review their new freshmen candidates and reflect on the unique challenge of coaching each of their respective sports (Episode 160).

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This week, Rich sits down with the Head Coach and Offensive and Defensive Coordinators of Little Giants football this season. Among other topics, the staff touches on starters post-camp, mathematical prowess as a good fit at Wabash, and Coach Morel’s focus on reclaiming the Bell (Episode 159).

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This week, Rich sits down with three professors who are teaching Freshman Tutorials during the Fall semester. Along the way, they discuss the various tutorials being offered, the inspiration for their tutorials, and the role they play in introducing freshman to the academic rigors of Wabash College (Episode 158).

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This week, Rich talks to Wabash College Dean of Students Mike Raters ’85 and NAWM President Rob Shook ’83 as they share their experiences on and after Freshman Saturday, which they both knew as Freshman Friday, in preparation for the Ringing In of the Class of 2021 (Episode 157).

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Tune in as alumni from the 2017 Big Bash Reunion share their stories of College Days past. Hear stories of time-honored Wabash traditions and stories that, though differ from recent experiences, are still relatable for current students. Some things change while staying the same (Episode 156).

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Multimedia Writer Christina Egbert sits down with Wabash Professor of History Rick Warner, Crawfordsville High School Nurse Chris Amidon, and Nancy Sennett of the Sennett Cattle Company as they discuss this year’s third annual Dining with the Chefs. Topics along the way include the Montgomery County Free Clinic, farming, and the role of food in society. (Episode 155).

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This week, Rich sits down with Education Studies Professor Michele Pittard as they discuss her thoughts on her role as a “teacher of teachers.” They also discuss Dr. Pittard’s use of her sabbatical to improve her department and the progress on her young adult novel (Episode 154).

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Rich sits down with Cole Crouch ’17, a Rhetoric Major from Indianapolis. In this episode, Cole explains his experiences as a Wabash student including research with Dr. Jeff Drury, volunteering in a soup kitchen in Greece, and working with Wabash alumnus Jason Bridges ’98 in Nantucket (Episode 153).

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Rich sits down with Professor Robert Foote, retiring after teaching 27 years of Mathematics and Computer Science to Wabash students. Robert speaks about using his brain differently, proving what’s impossible, and the joy of the burl (Episode 152). 

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Rich sits down with four senior track and field athletes after their team victory as Outdoor Conference Champions, discussing the importance of getting your point and telling stories about Coach Morgan (Episode 151). 

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Rich sits down with Stephen Batchelder '15 to talk about his experience teaching science with a liberal arts degree and poetry (Episode 150).

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Rich sits down with this year’s commencement speakers Adam Burtner and Bilal Jawed, discussing their responsibility to the Wabash community as representatives of the Class of 2017 (Episode 149).

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Rich sits down with four senior art majors to discuss their upcoming exhibition of work prior to graduation, involving coffee stains, critique, and glass aquariums (Episode 148). 

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Rich sits down with Allen Betts '17 to discuss his participation in the Global Health Initiative, his experiences working in the Crawfordsville community, and studying pre-med at Wabash (Episode 147). 

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Rich sits down with Alejandro Reyna ’17 and Professor Kristen Strandberg, discussing the process of composition, Alejandro’s approach to Wabash, and the enrichment of student life through music (Episode 146).

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Rich sits down with Dr. Laura Bates, discussing her development of the first Shakespeare reading program in a supermax prison, the unique challenges of building trust in that environment, and the Bard’s relatability to good men making bad decisions (Episode 145).

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Today’s episode is hosted by senior Jordan Smith ’17, who spoke with students on their experience living in Martindale Hall before and after its renovation (Episode 144).

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For the second half of our two-part episode on the 1982 Basketball Champions, Rich continues the discussion with former head basketball coach Mac Petty on leading the team through the semi-final and final rounds (Episode 143). 

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In this special two-part episode, Rich sits down with former head basketball coach Mac Petty, walking through the journey of Wabash’s 1982 basketball team to become the National Champions 35 years ago (Episode 142). 

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Rich sits down with professor Colin McKinney, discussing computer science, robotics, and the importance of communication in the field of Mathematics (Episode 141). 

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For today’s episode, Rich sits down with Jackson Katz, discussing his approach to gender violence prevention, being a responsible citizen, and his concept of various "masculinities" (Episode 140).

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For today’s episode, Rich sits down with Todd Richardson, discussing his approach to recruitment for lacrosse, the tight-knit club of its coaches, and season prep for the Wabash team (Episode 139).

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For this special two-interview episode, Rich followed student-director Rory Willats '17 through the production process, discussing his experience in casting his peers, the differences between acting and directing, and his rehearsal style, in pulling together his directorial debut, The Furies, which premiers Feb. 22, 2017, in the Experimental Theater. (Episode 138).

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This week, Rich sits down with junior Rudy Solis, discussing his passion for literature, his experiences with racism abroad, and the influences on his research into immigration (Episode 137).

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This week, Rich sits down with Bill Cook ’66, discussing his research on Francis of Assisi, how diversity shapes our identity, and learning from students’ faces (Episode 136).

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This week, Rich sits down with Charles Johnson ’65, discussing attempts through the Northwest Passage, the importance of connecting with nature, and the writings of his favorite author, Alistair MacLeod (Episode 135).

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This week, Rich sits down with John Kerezy ’77 to discuss his new book on the history of Wabash Athletics, including a famous Servies’ quote, thoughts on the spirit at the Stagg Bowl, and Pete Metzelaars’ love of basketball (Episode 134).

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This week, Rich sits down with Professors Ethan Hollander and Derek Nelson on their recent experience in the world of publication, discussing choosing the right publisher, writing books for students, and how eBook publications may replace traditional hardcovers (Episode 133).

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This week, Rich sits down with senior Riley Lefever, discussing his favorite spots on campus, the value in changing weight class versus cutting weight, and his time as head RA (Episode 132).

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This week, Rich sits down with Professor Bob Royalty, discussing his experience giving the annual LaFollette Lecture, his immersion travel with students abroad, and his inner, cultural “foodie” (Episode 131).

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