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 editor of the New York Times Crossword puzzle and Crawfordsville-native Will Shortz, discussing his eighth-grade start to puzzlemaking, founding the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and avoiding obscurities and minimizing oddities (Episode 251).

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Rich sits down with director Michael Abbott and members of the cast of the upcoming Wabash Theater production of Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues. They discuss how their roles have challenged them, the ethereal nature of theater, and how to prepare for the opening curtain (Episode 250).

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Rich sits down with Dr. James Makubuya ahead of the 40th LaFollette Lecture, the first to feature a member of the music department. They discuss his experiences playing in Carnegie Hall, nineteen years of Wamidan, and learning another culture through its instruments (Episode 249).

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Rich sits down with Dr. Wally Novak and research student Joe Kaefer ’22 to review the professor’s recent co-authorship and creation of a new protein. The three discuss gene testing “in silico,” working as a student-mentor team, and how research is like golf (Episode 248).

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Rich sits down with head coach Tyler McCreary entering his 2nd season with the Wabash Redpack. Tyler discusses the daily choices inherent to success in the sport, coaching alongside Clyde Morgan, and who to look for in this year’s team (Episode 247).

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On the road in Nashville, TN, Rich sits down with songwriter Gary Reamey ’77 in his studio offices on Music Row. Gary discusses the differences between personal and commercial songwriting, what it’s like to play a guitar, and his investments in making grown men cry (Episode 246).

Feat. Co-Host Steve Charles H’70

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Rich sits down with outgoing Dean of Students for eleven years, Michael Raters ’85. Michael discusses the importance of the role played by student leaders, his connection to former deans, and what this generation of students has taught him (Episode 245).

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Rich sits down with Dr. Eric Wetzel after being named recipient of the 2019 McLain-McTurnan-Arnold Excellence in Teaching Award. Eric discusses disturbance as a teaching method, defines a “reciprocal illumination,” and describes his ideal classroom (Episode 244).

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This week, Rich sits down with the visiting director and member of the Wabash class of 1990 Ansley Valentine, discussing advocacy in theater, being a big brother to current Wabash students, and how it feels to direct on Ball Stage (Episode 243).

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This week, Rich sits down with three graduated members of the first Wabash Liberal Arts Immersion Program from the summer of 2015, discussing the advantages and challenges granted by the program and listening once more to their final audio essays (Episode 242).

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This week, Rich speaks over-the-phone with Dick Sadler, class of 1954, who will be taking a road trip across the country from Laguna Woods, CA all the way to Wabash for the upcoming Big Bash Reunion (Episode 241).

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This week features a special episode from the Wabash On My Mind creative team: an audio journey through Commencement Sunday, walking alongside the families, alumni, and students celebrating the graduation of the class of 2019 (Episode 240).

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This week, Rich sits down with Wabash’s first female trustee Jennifer Evans, discussing her hopes for the Giant Steps campaign, her impressions of Wabash as a parent, and working on a board with one shared experience (Episode 239).

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This week, Rich sits down with the selected student speakers from the class of 2019 for this year’s Commencement ceremonies. Quinn and Jaleel reflect on belonging at Wabash, on the dimensions of creativity, on moments, regrets, and their freshman selves (Episode 238).

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This week, Rich sits down with Dr. Ted Cohen, a sociologist specializing in the impacts of masculinity in teaching and learning environments, discussing multiple ways of being masculine, the differences between virtual and real male interactions, and being wary of stereotyping fraternities and athletes (Episode 237).

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This week, Rich sits down with Dr. Karen Quandt and students upon their return from a spring break immersion trip abroad to France, discussing what they saw at L’Ouvre, first impressions of host families and the townsfolk, and how immersion changes one’s sense of place in the world (Episode 236).

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This week, Rich sits down with Dr. Christie Byun and students upon their return from a spring break immersion trip abroad to Iceland, recounting the Blue Lagoon, why environment changes the learning process, and an Icelandic bakery (Episode 235).

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This week, Rich and guest co-host Brandon Arbuckle ’19 sit down with NYT Op-Ed columnist David Brooks on his visit to campus, discussing his new book, the Weave Project, and how to build character while in college (Episode 234).

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This week, Rich sits down with Dr. Karen Quandt and students prior to their spring break immersion trip abroad to France, discussing the perspectives of WWII in Normandy, looking forward to homestay experiences, and the anticipation of European cheese (Episode 233).

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This week, Rich sits down with Dr. Christie Byun and students prior to their spring break immersion trip abroad to Iceland, discussing environmental economics, changing cultural perspectives, and dealing with the nerves to leave the country (Episode 232).

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This week, Wabash On My Mind features segments from a student audio essay produced by Wade Haesemeyer ’22 for a class with Dr. Jeremy Hartnett ’96. Rich hosts a discussion about how the work came to fruition from their freshman tutorial, and why Wade focused on the history of the Sparks Center (Episode 231).

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This week, Rich sits down with Yassine Koddouss ’22, discussing features of his first two Wabash semesters as an international student, how he discovered Wabash, picking courses, and his upbringing in Morocco (Episode 230).

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This week, Rich sits down with long-time New York Times journalist David Shipler, discussing learning by failure, preparing for beats abroad, and writing short fiction (Episode 229).

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This week, Rich sits down with new head coach of the baseball team Jake Martin ’03, discussing his viewpoints of the team and a little insight into the team’s greatness (Episode 228).

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This week, Rich sits down with the director and actors from Wabash Theater’s upcoming production of The Pitmen Painters. Heidi discusses her approach of memory creation to build trust among a cast, while the students express the challenges of doing theater at Wabash (Episode 227).

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This week, Rich sits down with the two students behind the TEDx event at Wabash College, Sam Stewart ’19 and David Riggs ’20, discussing how the event series has become a new campus tradition (Episode 226).

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Join guest co-hosts Adam Phipps ’11 and Ryan Horner ’15 as they learn about swarm bots, warring brothers, second harmonic generation, and pirates at the 19th Annual Celebration of Student Research (Episode 225).

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This week, Rich sits down with the head coach of the lacrosse team at Wabash College, Timothy O’Shea, discussing what lacrosse looks like at the college level (Episode 224).

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Rich sits down with the three Wabash winners of the Gilman International Scholarship, encouraging study abroad in underrepresented locations and languages for first-generation college students. Among other things, they discuss their excitement, hopes and fears, their doubts during application, and the positive impact of Wabash’s Fellowship Advisor Susan Albrecht (Episode 223).

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For this special episode of Wabash On My Mind, four seniors were interviewed before and after their comprehensive exams. Each of them describes the experience to Rich of preparing for the written and oral exams, sharing their hopes, fears, and favorite horror stories (Episode 222).

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Rich sits down with professor Bobby Horton and Abe Wade ’22 to discuss the Freshman Tutorial in which they both participate: Using Failure to Find Your Happy Place. The pair discuss the difference between a setback and failure, the tension of growth mindset in win-loss sports, and how Macbeth serves as a misguided example of failure (Episode 221).

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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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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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