Episode 107: We Are the Champions, My Friend

The UConn men's basketball team hold up the 2023 national championship trophy as confetti falls around them.

Hey! Have you heard that the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team are YOUR 2023 NCAA national champions? OF COURSE YOU HAVE. In this episode, recorded hours after the final game, Julie and Tom talk about it in a very sleep-deprived way that will either capture the lingering excitement of the moment or make you wonder if the fumes from the soundproof paneling have started to finally get to us.

Then, professionalism kicks in once again, and we have a fascinating chat with Nidhi Nair ’23 (CLAS), UConn’s first-ever Schwarzman Scholar and someone with a keen grasp of economics in both the macro and micro arenas. In this wide-ranging discussion, we talk about how she started an effort to boost financial literacy among her fellow students, the United Nations COP26 conference in Glasgow which she attended as a student fellow, her future plans to study in China, and much more. 

We then travel back to the magical summer of 1966 to learn about the best spots on campus to listen to recordings and check out pamphlets.

Take a listen!