We all have stories to tell. The A.R.C.Light Podcast shines a light on the stories of students, staff and the community of John Hersey High School.
S01E6 - Weasels, Blackouts and an Angel named Clarence: A Conversation with Hersey Grad John Jughead
John Jughead Pierson graduated from Hersey in 1985. Since then, he formed the influential punk band Screeching Weasel, plus Even in Blackouts and The Mitochondriacs. He is a podcaster, actor and author. On this episode, we focus on his 2011 novel, The Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody. This novel reimagines the movie It's a Wonderful Life. What if Clarence had not saved George Bailey? This jam-packed episode touches on a little of everything: music, writing and creativity.
S01E05 - Native Impressions, a Conversation with Joe Podlasek
Joe Podlasek is the CEO of Trickster Cultural Center in Schaumburg. He joins us to discuss Native history and the impact that Native people made on the land and region that makes up Hersey High School and District 214.
The Trickster Cultural Center is the only Native owned and operated cultural arts institution in the state of Illinois. For more information, visit the Trickster Cultural Center at: https://www.tricksterculturalcenter.org/
S01E04 - Godzilla, nothing but Godzilla
On the last episode of the ARCLight Podcast, we sat down with filmmaker and Hersey grad, Jordan Graves. Much of our conversation centered around his career as a filmmaker, but we also talked about his favorite film franchise: Godzilla. Jordan is a Godzilla-Super Fan. On this special episode, Jordan talks about the history of Godzilla, why he likes the giant monster so much -- and gives us his top 5 films.
More information about Jordan can be found on his website, https://www.jordanmgraves.com
Check out our blog to see the trailers for every film Jordan discusses in this episode. https://www.herseyarc.org
S01E03: Hersey Grad Jordan Graves on Filmmaking
After making a short film for a final exam, Jordan Graves graduated from Hersey High School in 2013 and pursued filmmaking as a career. On this episode of the ARCLight Podcast, Jordan discusses his burgeoning career and gives advice on how to break into the industry.
More about Jordan Graves can be found on his website http://www.jordanmgraves.com
For information about the production company he co-founded, visit http://www.talusfilms.com
S01E02: A Conversation with Lesley M. M. Blume, author of Fallout
Lesley M.M. Blume joins the ARCLight Podcast to talk about her book Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed it to the World. We discuss her book, John Hersey, and his significance not only to history, but what we can learn from him in the modern world.
More about Lesley Blume can be found on her website. lesleymmblume.com
Her book, Fallout, can be purchased anywhere you buy books.
To watch the Q&A with John Hersey from 1986, click here.
S01E01 - A Librarian's Confession
On this episode of the ARCLight Podcast, Hersey's new librarian confesses to stealing a book from Hersey's library in 1986. Listen as he tries to make amends.