The UConn 360 Podcast

Episode 53: Radio Free UConn

This week, we meet the UConn Woodsmen, one of the most distinctive and interesting student clubs on campus; we learn from Prof. Christopher Vials why a new anthology about the history of anti-fascism is so timely; and we ponder the call letters for UConn’s very first radio station and consider the career of its founder, […]

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Episode 52: The Future of Our Brains

This week, UConn philosopher Susan Schneider tells us about some of the possible benefits (and some of the potentially terrifying downsides) to artificial intelligence; Daniel Burkey, associate dean in the School of Engineering, explains how the school became a nationally-lauded model of student diversity; and we learn about two incidents in 1960 that involved flags […]

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Episode 51: Benedict Arnold, Before He Was Lousy

This week, we get the lowdown on UConn’s participation in Connecticut’s first-ever ice hockey festival; we hear about ways students can stay healthy on campus; and we travel to the town of Ridgefield to learn about the significance of a Revolutionary War-related discovery. Transcript [00:00:00] Tom Breen: Hello everyone and welcome to episode 51 of […]

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Episode 50: We’ve Reached the Boiling Point

This week, Tom is MIA; Julie catches up with the ever-popular Regina Barreca, renowned humorist and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English Literature; and Ken takes us inside the Boiling Point competition, part of UConn’s annual Culinary Olympics, scheduled this year for Tuesday, January 14. Transcript EPISODE 50 Julie Bartucca: Happy new year and […]

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Episode 48: Getting Litty With Dan Hurley

This week, men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley stops by to talk about UConn hoops, Madison Square Garden, and growing up in a basketball family; Jane O’Donnell takes us on a tour of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology’s Insect Collection; and we travel back to a time when UConn was a ski destination (sort […]

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Episode 47: Raised on Promises

This week, we meet the two UConn-trained historians behind the popular “American Girls” podcast; learn about crucial research into the causes of child neglect; and discover the identity of the University’s first-ever international student.

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Episode 46: UConn’s Other Basketball Powerhouse

This week, Julie talks with members of the basketball team organized by the UConn chapter of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association about their winning ways; Ken gets us ready for the visit by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine’s visit to the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts; and Tom tells us about the […]

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Episode 45: Our Milkshake Brings All the Ghosts to the Yard

This week, Student Podcast Assistant Extraordinaire Maxine Philavong takes the reigns for a spooktacular Halloween episode. She interviews UConn students about their costume choices, and provides a feature on UConn’s Horror Club. We wrap up this excursion into terror with a rundown of historic Halloweens at UConn, and ponder the mystery of the “milkshake dance.”

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Episode 44: Don’t Send in the Clowns

This week, Political Science Professor David Yalof gives us some insights into the history of impeachment in Washington, D.C.; Astronomy Professor Jonathan Trump tells us some awe-inspiring facts about black holes; and we relive the night when North Campus was convulsed by panic over rumors of sinister clown-related activity.

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