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.

Rich sits down with Owen Doster ’20, a 2017 All-American on the Little Giant Wrestling team, chair of the Mental Health Concerns Committee, and resident assistant of Morris Hall. He discusses how global health focuses on the whole, how the Rock drew him into wrestling, and the highs and lows of great expectations (Episode 220).

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Rich sits down with three recently published professors, Drs. Jeremy Hartnett ’96, Derek Mong and Laura Wysocki, discussing how the length of the process improves the work, the effect of tenure on the work, nude dudes and barmaids (Episode 219).

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Rich sits down with the principal actors from this year’s Wabash Theater production of Frankenstein, Tim Fields ’19 (the Creature) and Will Maloney ’19 (Dr. Frankenstein). They discuss the unique interaction given to the set design, the impact of sharing with the audience, and recognizing the monstrosity of our own humanity (Episode 218).

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Rich sits down with the head coaches of Little Giant winter sports Kyle Brumett and Brian Anderson, discussing recruitment efforts and challenges, student athletes to watch this season, and support staff that make their jobs worthwhile (Episode 217).

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Rich sits down with the planning committee behind the annual Christmas Festival, coordinator Minde Mills, music director Reed Spencer, and master of ceremonies David Blix ’70. The three describe how to keep this fresh year-to-year and the importance of the reception’s afterglow to the season (Episode 216).

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Rich sits down with new head swimming and diving coach Will Bernhardt, discussing his particular coaching style, leveraging camera technology in the pool, and recalling his favorite swimming memory (Episode 215).

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Rich sits down with distinguished visiting writer Ian Frazier, discussing his experiences with The Harvard Lampoon, missing the sounds of the typewriter, and knowing whether your writing is funny or not (Episode 214).

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Rich sits down with three of the four finalists in this year’s annual Moot Court competition, discussing the process behind preparing arguments and rebuttals to the case of whether Fourth Amendment stops and seizures should be considered legally legitimate for civil parking violations (Episode 213).

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Ahead of this year’s 125th Monon Bell Classic on Saturday, Rich sits down with three alumni with their own unique perspectives on the timeless rivalry game. David explains why you don’t need to be part of the team to be a part of the game, Jake describes the less-famous throw of the more famous, “Catch,” and Steve describes the feeling of taking off the helmet for the last time (Episode 212).

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Rich sits down with Dr. Sujata Saha, the BKT Assistant Professor of Economics, discussing the differences in teaching graduates and undergraduates, her education in India, and her aversion to earthworms in her favorite foods (Episode 211).

 

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Wabash On My Mind asked student from across campus to send in their questions about the upcoming midterm elections. Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Ted Masthay weighed in on the likelihood of party control of each chamber, possible upsets, and the potential effect of the recent Kavanaugh hearings (Episode 210).

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Rich sits down with Lawrence E. DeVorre Professor of Economics Dr. Joyce Burnette, discussing her experience giving the annual LaFollette Lecture, avoiding the mistake of applying modern terms to the past, and her experience learning through teaching (Episode 209).

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Rich sits down with three students to discuss their unique internship opportunities offered through the Wabash network, such as working with the Zika virus, researching the lack of sex education for students with disabilities, and eating garbage at the Indiana State Fair (Episode 208).

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Rich sits down with Don McPherson and Jacqui Schuman, both of who were invited to campus to work with faculty, athletes, coaches and staff in discussions and talks regarding the prevention of gender violence. The three discussed learning to navigate being an athlete and a role model, defining masculinity as it is instead of what it isn’t, and being mindful of such conversations on an all-male campus (Episode 207).

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Rich sits down with the three recipients of this year’s Kenneth Ryhs Rudolph Memorial Scholarship for European summer study abroad. Free, Charles and Adam talk llamas, their favorite moments, foie gras, adjusting to new cultures, and cave dwellings (Episode 206).

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Rich sits down with Dr. Blane Harding, who returns to campus for a second time with a series of presentations and group discussions focused on diversity and inclusion. The two discussed growing up in a neighborhood surrounded by history, the difference between equality and equity, and twelve years playing William the Slave (Episode 205).

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Rich sits down a second time with alumnus Matt Tanney ’05, who recently returned to his Alma Mater as the new Director of Athletics. They discuss why he chose English as a major, the differences between NCAA Divisions I, II and III, and how it feels to be the least successful member of the family (Episode 204).

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This week, Rich sits down with three professors among those teaching this year’s slate of Freshman Tutorial classes. Between their topics of westerns, the New Yorker and Harry Potter, they discuss the impact of freshmen cohorts at the start of college life and a teacher’s challenge to relate to ever-younger students (Episode 203).

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Guest Host SaVonne Bennette ’19 interviewed dozens of alumni from the Scarlet Yarns booth at the 2018 Big Bash Reunion. Tune in as alumni share their stories of College Days Past (Episode 202).

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Today’s episode is dedicated to those memories of the first official day as a student of Wabash. We’ll hear from faculty and staff alumni as they recall their Freshman Saturdays – some eager, some careful, some stoic, and some with difficulty (Episode 201).

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Rich sits down with the 16th President of the College, Gregory Hess, discussing development of the campus architecture, Greg’s world soccer reactions and predictions, and building towards the college’s impending 200th anniversary (Episode 200).

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Rich sits down with outgoing professor Jessie Mills, discussing her response to the third ensemble, her short-lived ice skating career, and retrospectives of her directed works in Wabash Theater (Episode 199).

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Richard Paige and Co-Host Steve Charles H’70 sit down with the former Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Tom Runge, class of 1971, who headed the first Big Bash Reunion Weekend in 2004, as they discuss the advent of alumni chapel sing, the necessity of wives and partners at the event, and the all-important custom of signing the book (Episode 198).

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Rich sits down with leaders of this year’s Wabash Rugby club team, senior Kasimir Koehring and sophomore Jack Wagner. The team achieved the best record in club history with a 16-2-1 record. They discuss their favorite moments of the season, the tactics of rugby versus football, and what it takes to self-coach as a club team (Episode 197).

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Richard Paige and Co-Host Steve Charles H'70 sit down with Gilman Scholar Dominick Rivers ’18, discussing his musical influences, Czech New Wave Cinema, and his senior art project, Kukamunga! (Episode 196).

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Rich sits down with this year’s commencement speakers Ephrem Chedid and Jared Cottingham, discussing the feeling of leaving their last Wabash class, otolaryngology, and balancing speaking for oneself and 850 peers (Episode 195).

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Rich sits down with Little Giants baseball senior Bryan Roberts, discussing coach Jake Martin’s impacts on the program, the rhythm of pitching, and his last moment on the mound (Episode 194).

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Rich sits down in person this time with Russ Harbaugh ’06, whose recent film Love After Love continues to garner critical acclaim. Today’s discussion recalls Russ’s short film Salt Kiss, the experience of walking down the red carpet, and the importance of grieving (Episode 193).

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Rich sits down with Dr. Dale Dorsett, class of 1976, discussing the naivete of his youth in Seattle, his memories of Ed Haenisch, and research as venturing into the unknown (Episode 192).

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Rich sits down with Dr. Stephen Morillo of the history department, discussing his early days in New Orleans, the effects of privilege on a career, and the long and slow perspective of baseball (Episode 191).

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Rich sits down with recent alumni Kevin McCarthy and Anthony Douglas and current student Matt Hodges to discuss their experiences with frontier nursing in Appalachia. Among other topics, they discuss getting out of the Wabash bubble, the dynamics of faith healing and medical practice, and key differences between rural Kentucky and rural Peru (Episode 190).

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Rich sits down with Dr. Walter Novak of the chemistry department, discussing how to groom confidence in students, how not all chemists are geniuses, and disclosing his quick, two-minute guide to X-ray Crystallography (Episode 189).

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Rich sits down with international programs director Amy Weir, discussing the benefits of study abroad, preparing internationals for culture shock, and how her experiences in Japan prepared her for this career (Episode 188).

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Rich sits down with Nnamdi Nwosa ’04 to discuss his life after Wabash as a professional stuntman in New York. Nnamdi talks about the difference between stuntmen and daredevils, the feeling on-set, and what you learn about a person when sparring them (Episode 187).

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Rich sits down with David Morgan, who as director of the college’s campus buildings and grounds discusses the value of custodial stewardship, some sad squirrel sob stories, and being a essential member of the pep band (Episode 186).

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Rich sits down with Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Eleanor Clift, whose work as a White House Correspondent for twenty years brings the discussion to the changing trends of journalistic time tables and how terms change to serve different political winds (Episode 185).

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Rich sits down with Director Jim Cherry and members of the production crew behind Wabash Theater’s upcoming show, Universal Robots. Discussion ranges from Jim’s “dark night of the soul,” shooting for thought-provoking entertainment, and Czech puppetry (Episode 184).

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Rich recorded student presenters on-location at this year’s Celebration of Student Research, broaching a broad range of disciplines from Midwestern opera to quantum mechanics (Episode 183).

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Rich went on the road to St. Louis to speak with David Weglarz ’03, who discussed the alchemy of owning a distillery, learning the value of perfect attendance, and what it means to be indomitable (Episode 182).

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Rich sat down with students and professors after their journey to Vietnam over a winter immersion trip. In this episode, they reflect on the Vietnamese perspectives on the war today, feeling nervous as an American abroad, and boa constrictors (Episode 181).

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Rich sits down with Dr. Bronwen Wickkiser, discussing her earliest influences toward the classics, the value of a sabbatical, and her interests in rowing (Episode 180).

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Rich sits down with Dr. Richard Bowen, who recently retired as long-time director of the Wabash College Glee Club. Dr. Bowen discusses organization as a defense mechanism, the ethos of the college fight song, and shares words from alumni regarding the recent 125th Glee Club Anniversary (Episode 179).

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Rich and co-host Steve Charles H’70 sit down with Emeritus Professor Jim Barnes and his wife Patience, discussing how the two conduct research together, inviting students to read their papers aloud, and Jim’s experience with guide dogs (Episode 178).

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This week, Rich sits down with Ryan Horner ’15, discussing his return to campus as the Playwright in Residence, his Monon Marathon, and the feeling of walking out of his last class at Wabash (Episode 177).

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