The UConn 360 Podcast

Episode 8: Real News About Fake News

This week, we visit a UConn Science Salon where the weighty topic of “fake news” is dissected, talk with Broadway star Terrence Mann about spending the summer at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and get to know Homer Babbidge, the man rather than the library. Listen to the full UConn Science Salon, “Elevating the Conversation: How […]

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Episode 6: All-Commencement Spectacular!

It’s time to commence! This year, something like 9,000 degrees will be awarded by UConn, including roughly 6,000 undergraduate degrees. As the Class of 2018 sets off to take their place among the Huskies Forever of the world, we talk with a group of seniors about what they love about UConn, what they’ll always remember, […]

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Episode 5: At Home in the Cathedrals of Old Europe

This week, we travel to Italy and Austria with the UConn Concert Choir, learn life lessons from legendary Professor Emeritus Dick Kochanek, and find out what happened when McCarthyism came to campus in the 1950s. Thanks to Emily Lattanzi for the great photo of Jamie Spillane leading the Concert Choir during a mass in Salzburg, […]

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Episode 4: A Brief History of Good Boys

Join us this week as we talk to Prof. Robert Thorson about his new guide to the Walden of Henry David Thoreau and A Dime Back’s Tyler Wilkinson about what it’s like to cover UConn sports as a fan. We also delve into the history of UConn’s mascot, and solve a decades-old mystery about the […]

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Episode 2: All Things To All People

In this episode, Julie, Ken, and Tom learn from a professor who has found a way to work all his passions into his scholarship, except dogs; hear from a faculty expert on public mourning about the aftermath of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.; and meet perhaps the most versatile candidate in the history of student […]

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Episode 1: Pleased to Meet You

Welcome to the first-ever episode of UConn 360! In this installment, your hosts Julie, Ken, and Tom introduce themselves and explain what on earth they hope to accomplish with this undertaking. But there’s more! Also in this episode, there is an interview with Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s Matthew Pugliese, WHUS General Manager Kailey Townsend, and a […]

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