110 episodes

This is Catalyze, a podcast produced by the Morehead-Cain Foundation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a wink and a nod to the Foundation's two chemist benefactors—John Motley Morehead III and Gordon Cain—“Catalyze” is meant to represent action, movement, and bringing about change. Our conversations with action-oriented alumni and scholars cover Carolina experiences, career evolutions, individual leadership approaches, personal values, and all kinds of stories of transformation, resilience, and achievement.

Catalyze Morehead-Cain

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    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

This is Catalyze, a podcast produced by the Morehead-Cain Foundation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a wink and a nod to the Foundation's two chemist benefactors—John Motley Morehead III and Gordon Cain—“Catalyze” is meant to represent action, movement, and bringing about change. Our conversations with action-oriented alumni and scholars cover Carolina experiences, career evolutions, individual leadership approaches, personal values, and all kinds of stories of transformation, resilience, and achievement.

    Nandini Kanthi ’27, CEO and co-founder of Sensible, on increasing women’s access to cervical screenings

    Nandini Kanthi ’27, CEO and co-founder of Sensible, on increasing women’s access to cervical screenings

    Nandini Kanthi ’27 is the CEO and co-founder of Sensible, a startup that provides an affordable menstrual hygiene product that screens for cervical diseases. The diagnostic device uses naturally discharging menstrual blood. The scholar shares with Catalyze host Allyson Horst ’27 about her entrepreneurship journey, from competing on a high school debate team to filing for a patent. Nandini is studying public policy and neuroscience at UNC–Chapel Hill.

    • 23 min
    Meet some of the new scholars through the Morehead-Cain Sophomore Intake Initiative

    Meet some of the new scholars through the Morehead-Cain Sophomore Intake Initiative

    Four Sophomore Intake scholars joined Catalyze co-host Allyson Horst ’27 to share about the moment they received the good news, their campus involvements, and what they’re looking forward to in the Program.

    • 17 min
    Kevin Guskiewicz, UNC–Chapel Hill Chancellor Emeritus, on his legacy at Carolina

    Kevin Guskiewicz, UNC–Chapel Hill Chancellor Emeritus, on his legacy at Carolina

    Today’s guest is Kevin Guskiewicz, the twelfth chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Food for Thought speaker at Morehead-Cain. The chancellor emeritus spoke with Catalyze as his final engagement on campus before moving to East Lansing, Michigan, to serve as president of Michigan State University.

    • 31 min
    Josh Lee ’04 releases Lucha: A Wrestling Tale

    Josh Lee ’04 releases Lucha: A Wrestling Tale

    Most Morehead-Cain Alumni know Josh Lee ’04 as the co-founder of Green Top Farms, a farm-to-table catering and food service company based in New York City. But after the work day, you’ll find the entrepreneur in the South Bronx coaching girls how to wrestle. Josh is the founder of the Taft High School women’s wrestling team, one of the first of its kind in the city. A new film by Nike’s Waffle Iron Entertainment chronicles the team’s path to championship over the course of two years.

    • 32 min
    Peter Hans, president of the University of North Carolina system, on the sustainability of affordable public education

    Peter Hans, president of the University of North Carolina system, on the sustainability of affordable public education

    Today’s guest is Peter Hans, president of the University of North Carolina system and a Food for Thought speaker at Morehead-Cain.

    On this episode, President Hans shares about how growing up in rural North Carolina has informed his work, his experiences as president of the North Carolina Community College System, and his perspective on the future of affordable public education in the state.

    • 16 min
    SEVEN Talk, by Kartik Tyagi ’23: “Haste and Hustle”

    SEVEN Talk, by Kartik Tyagi ’23: “Haste and Hustle”

    Today’s episode is a recording of a SEVEN Talk from the 2022 Alumni Forum. This talk, given by Kartik Tyagi ’23, is entitled, “Haste and Hustle.” Kartik was the senior class president at UNC–Chapel Hill.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Nikitas927 ,

Great podcast for inspiration + connection to the Carolina community!

Love this podcast! It is inspiring to hear about UNC alumni in a wide range of professions, life stages, etc. The host does a great job of digging into more than the guests’ career trajectories. The breadth of guests and topics keeps each episode fresh. It energizes me when I’m reminded of this great community that I am lucky to be a part of!

totalpodcastgal ,

Fantastic new podcast!

This podcast from the Morehead-Cain Foundation has tons of potential. The alumni of this program are so diverse and so accomplished that their stories would be interesting to anyone wanting to make a difference in the world! Can’t wait to see where it goes.

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