The UConn 360 Podcast

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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Episode 43: How Not to Break the Law

This week, Mike Chase ’11 (LAW) tells us about his runaway success as the author of a book offering pointers on very specific federal crimes; Adjunct Professor Matt DeBacco ’07, ’11 MS, ’14 MS talks about a unique class on the horticulture of cannabis; and Tom gives us some background information on why we shouldn’t […]

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Episode 42: Chuck and Augie and Royal and Otis

This week, we meet UConn 360 student worker Maxine Philavong ’20 (CLAS); we learn about the UConn Gaming Club from Ryan Marsh ’20 (ENG); PhD candidate Rebecca Rowe discusses her research on the ways in which characters in animated films and television shows can affect girls’ ideas about body image; and we try, unsuccessfully, to […]

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Episode 41: The Land of Steady-ish Habits

This week, Tom has gone walkabout, so Julie and Ken step up with a history-heavy episode. Professor Altina Waller stops by to tell us about the continuing fascination of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, while state historian Professor Walter Woodward provides insight on everything from how Connecticut’s past and present line up with each other to what […]

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Episode 40: Our Manners, Our Selves

This week, Prof. Andrea Voyer explains what Emily Post’s collected advice can tell us about American society; Prof. Beth Taylor tells us why just five minutes of exercise a day can be a difference-maker for our health; and we travel back to 1919 to figure out why students were lining up in Hawley Armory to […]

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Episode 39: Dial ‘D’ For ‘Dramaturg’

This week, Prof. Lindsay Cummings tells us what it takes to be the dramaturg for the Connecticut Repertory Theatre; we meet the reporters of tomorrow at a summertime camp held by the UConn Department of Journalism and the Connecticut Health Investigative Team; and we learn about the fall and rise of the UConn Tech Park.

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Episode 38: Talking Trash (But In a Scholarly Way)

This week, Karen McDermott, who recently completed her doctoral dissertation, drops by to tell us about her research into whether trash talk can really affect the outcome of an athletic competition; Emeritus Prof. Nicholas Bellantoni reflects on his career as Connecticut’s answer to Indiana Jones; and we learn about a campus event from 1972 that […]

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