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Once a Duck, always a Duck! Join us for conversations with influential and inspiring alumni and get a candid glimpse behind the scenes in some of the world's most fascinating industries.

The Duck Stops Here: Conversations with University of Oregon Alumni University of Oregon

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Once a Duck, always a Duck! Join us for conversations with influential and inspiring alumni and get a candid glimpse behind the scenes in some of the world's most fascinating industries.

    How Reality TV Flipped the Script (Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch, University of Oregon Alumni Podcast)

    How Reality TV Flipped the Script (Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch, University of Oregon Alumni Podcast)

    There’s a whole generation that doesn’t know a world without “The Bachelor,” according to our guest Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch (BS Journalism ’79). She should know. It’s a world she helped create, as a top development executive at Warner Bros. and Disney. She’s her own boss now, at the Los Angeles-based production company “44 Blue” that she started with her husband. Together, they’ve produced some of reality TV’s longest-running shows and Netflix’s most popular unscripted programming.

    Keep in touch!

    Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events.  Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere   Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu

    About the Podcast:

    The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team  at the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building  alumni networks in California. Today's episode is hosted by Michelle  Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement for Los Angeles.

    Music credits:

    "Limit 70" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/    

    "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


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    • 31 min
    The Man Behind the Microphone (Mocean Melvin, University of Oregon Alumni Podcast)

    The Man Behind the Microphone (Mocean Melvin, University of Oregon Alumni Podcast)

    Theater studies alum Mocean Melvin reveals the secrets to a successful voice acting career and talks about how technology has transformed the industry. We'll also hear how he took advantage of voice classes at UO, faked his way into an internship, and broke into the Hollywood scene. You might recognize Mocean's voice from the many national commercials, documentaries, and promos for TV and film. And if you're an LA local, you've probably heard him on 97.1 AMP radio.    



    Keep in touch! 


    Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. 
    Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere 
    Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu



    About the Podcast:

    The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building alumni networks in California. Today's episode is hosted by Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement for Los Angeles.



    Music credits: 


    "The Bandit" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


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    • 29 min
    A Family Secret: Mom & Dad Survived the Holocaust (Rob Aigner, University of Oregon Alumni podcast)

    A Family Secret: Mom & Dad Survived the Holocaust (Rob Aigner, University of Oregon Alumni podcast)

    It took a high school history class for Rob Aigner (BS Journalism ’86) to learn an important lesson about his own family—his father had survived World War II’s most notorious concentration camps, and his mother narrowly escaped a Nazi firing squad. Hear how his parents went from never talking about their experiences, to outspoken advocates who helped build a Holocaust memorial and Jewish museum in Portland. Rob also tells us about his career path, from Rolling Stone Magazine to selling some of the world’s most expensive real estate in Beverly Hills.



    Keep in touch!


    Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events.
    Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere 
    Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu


    About the Podcast:

    The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building alumni networks in California. Today's episode is hosted by Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement for Los Angeles.



    Music credits:


    "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



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    • 24 min

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