Dec 6, 2021
Richard Paige sits down with Cooper Smith ’23 following his second success in the annual Moot Court competition. In this episode, Cooper reflects on his handling in Moot Court, being skeptical of the ‘facts,’ and how history and political science frames his beliefs (Episode 309).
Nov 22, 2021
Richard Paige sits down with students and professors ahead of their Civil Rights Immersion Trip through the American South over Thanksgiving Break. In this episode, they reflect on the power of narrative, the murder of Emmett Till, and how art is responding to the BLM movement (Episode 308).
Nov 8, 2021
Richard Paige sits down with Jared Burris ’15, an extreme long-distance runner who just completed John Muir’s Southern Trek from Indiana to the Florida Gulf Coast. They discuss Burris’s reckoning with Muir’s controversial views on race, how philosophy impacts his worldview, and reaching the other side of...
Oct 25, 2021
Richard Paige sits down with two recipients of this year’s Kenneth Rhys Rudolph Memorial Scholarship for European summer study abroad. Will Harvey '22 and Gavin Rich '22 discuss the challenges of a virtual study abroad, the fatigue of speaking another language, and seeing the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada (Episode 306).
Oct 12, 2021
Richard Paige sits down with Dr. Amanda Ingram, the 41st LaFollette Lecturer, discussing her specialty in the field of systematics, hitting the breakthrough moment in a speech, and the reasons she is so fascinated with various species of grass (Episode 305).