This week, Kelly and I sit down to talk with Shana Youngdahl, Assistant Professor of English at UMF. She teaches creative writing here at the university, and she also just had a book come out: As Many Nows as I Can Get. It got a starred review in Kirkus and has appeared on multiple “best of” lists, which is all pretty awesome. Oh. Did I mention one of those lists was “New York Public Library Top 10 Best Books of the Year?” Yeah. Kind of a big deal. So it was great to have her on the show and talk
In this episode, Kelly and I are joined by Matt Jacobson, IT Support Services Manager, to talk about the relatively new MakerSpace on campus. Have questions about what a MakerSpace is and why you might want to use one? Here are your answers. And a friendly reminder that if you’re a UMF student, staff, or faculty member, you’ve got access to free 3D printing in the library. Check it out! Right click to download audio file.
In this episode, Kelly and I are joined once again by Michael Johnson, who has another book out, because he’s just that impressive. This one is Can’t Stand Still, a biography of Taylor Gordon. If you’re like me and have no idea who Taylor Gordon was, you’ll find out more in the podcast, but (spoiler) I can let you know he was a famous African American spiritual singer in the 1920s. Check it out! Right click to download audio file.
In this episode, Kelly and I are joined by Michael Schoeppner, Assistant Professor of History at UMF, whose book Moral Contagion was just released by Cambridge University Press(!) It’s a fascinating look at a real problem in history I had no idea existed until this episode, and it’s got some very interesting implications for the present day. Check it out! Right click to download audio file.
Kelly and I are joined by Kristen Case and Stephen Grandchamp of the New Commons Project to talk about what the project is. You’ve heard me talk about the New Commons before, and I was really excited to have the two of them on the show to discuss all the awesome things they’ve been doing. This month the focus turns to the FEDCO Seed Catalog, and they’ll be screening a free showing of SEED tomorrow night on campus. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then you should give the show a listen. If you already know all