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Educator, Craig Bidiman, discusses the world of education, politics, and social justice with many everyday people throughout the world.

EduPunx Podcast Craig Bidiman

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    • 4.9 • 20 Ratings

Educator, Craig Bidiman, discusses the world of education, politics, and social justice with many everyday people throughout the world.

    88: Daniel Radin (Lake Saint Daniel & Future Teens) & the Search for Self

    88: Daniel Radin (Lake Saint Daniel & Future Teens) & the Search for Self

    Daniel Radin is the guitarist and vocalist in the band Future Teens and he’s also launched a new solo endeavor called Lake Saint Daniel - of which he has recently independently released a full-length album, “Good Things.” In this episode, we discuss Daniel’s experiences as a touring musician, doing the solo thing, and what it felt like to bring in a number of different tastes and styles into his sound without boundaries to create a very personal album. While we don’t talk a whole lot about Future Teens, I interviewed Amy Hoffman (of Future Teens) last year, and if you’d like to hear that conversation, just click here and you’ll get to hear about their wild ride to becoming a member of the band.
    Oh! and Daniel also produced the album that I put out this year so it was nice to hear a few of his thoughts on music production as well.
    MUSIC NOTE:- This week you got to hear tunes from the new Lake Saint Daniel album, “Good Things.”which was released independently on October 9.- On this episode, you got to hear the tracks, “Good Things” and “Well Lived” You can check out the entire “Good Things” album through all of the streaming platforms NOW! You can even download the album on bandcamp!
    - Also, if you’re into physical music, make sure you snag a vinyl copy of the album as well!
    VOTE SAVE AMERICA
    - On this episode, I hyped up Vote Save America! With the election quickly approaching, it is essential that we take the time to vote, encourage others to vote, and do what we can to get Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell out of control of our government. We gotta retake the Senate and humiliate Trump at the polls in just a few weeks.- Got to votesaveamerica.com to learn more about candidates in your state, ballot issues, and for volunteer opportunities. You can also learn ways to make a voting plan to ensure you’re good to go on election day.- Be a voter! Do what you can to make sure the next four years are better than the previous four, because we need that sort of change right now.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    87: Mike Fox & Authentic Leadership, the Pandemic, and a bit about Vinyl

    87: Mike Fox & Authentic Leadership, the Pandemic, and a bit about Vinyl

    Mike Fox is the Assistant Director of Student and Family Engagement at Bristol Community College - he’s a great example of authentic leadership and an all-around great dude. Mike and I became acquainted six years ago when Katy started working with him at Lesley and we’ve been in touch ever since! He’s also always been a big supporter of my public speaking career so I’m glad to finally give him a platform!
    Mike and I discuss the importance on entertainment on college campuses, how the pandemic have shifted our jobs, and what it means to be an authentic leader. We also get into a lengthy conversation on vinyl, vinyl collecting, and music, in general. i had a lot of fun catching up with mike and I hope you enjoy this episode!
    MUSIC NOTE:- This week you got to hear tunes from the new Hot Mulligan album, “you’ll be fine,” which was released in March through No Sleep Records.- On this episode, you got to hear the tracks, “OG Blue Sky,” “*Equip Sunglasses*" and “BCKYRD.” You can check out the entire “you’ll be fine” album through all of the streaming platforms NOW! You can even download the album on bandcamp!
    - Also, if you’re into physical music, make sure you snag a vinyl copy of the album as well!
    VOTE SAVE AMERICA
    - On this episode, I hyped up Vote Save America! With the election quickly approaching, it is essential that we take the time to vote, encourage others to vote, and do what we can to get Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell out of control of our government. We gotta retake the Senate and humiliate Trump at the polls in just a few weeks.- Got to votesaveamerica.com to learn more about candidates in your state, ballot issues, and for volunteer opportunities. You can also learn ways to make a voting plan to ensure you’re good to go on election day.- Be a voter! Do what you can to make sure the next four years are better than the previous four, because we need that sort of change right now.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    86: Julia Hvoslef - Service Learning & Running the Boston Marathon

    86: Julia Hvoslef - Service Learning & Running the Boston Marathon

    Julia Hvsolef is the Assistant Director for the Office of Student Leadership & Community Engagement at UMass Boston

    • 1 hr 17 min
    85: Casey Arn & Teaching High School Science (a bit about Vinyl, too)

    85: Casey Arn & Teaching High School Science (a bit about Vinyl, too)

    Casey Arn is a high school science teacher in Oregon - he’s also a massive vinyl collector and one of my good friends! Casey has been in the education world for his entire adulthood and has a lot of wisdom to bestow upon our listeners on this episode. I’m excited that we got to chat about how he got into education and how his role at a small school consists of wearing a number of hats that require him to be prepared for really anything that comes his way. We also get into how he started collecting records and discuss the renaissance that vinyl has had over the last few years. There’s a lot to cover in this one, so I hope you dig it!
    MUSIC NOTE:- This week you got to hear tunes from the new I’m Glad It’s You album, “Every Sun, Every Moon,” which was released earlier this year through 6131 Records.- On this episode, you got to hear the tracks, “big Sound,” “Silent Ceremony,” and “Every Sun, Every Moon.” You can check out the entire “Every Sun, Every Moon” album through all of the streaming platforms NOW! You can even download the album on bandcamp!
    - Also, if you’re into physical music, make sure you snag a vinyl copy of the album as well!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    84: Phoenix Lawson & How Pop Punk Shapes Lives

    84: Phoenix Lawson & How Pop Punk Shapes Lives

    I’m back with another new episode! This week I chatted with Phoenix Lawson (they/them) - who is a college readiness coach based in San Francisco. In this episode, they discuss making the move from Student Affairs to working in a high school readiness system. We also discuss the difficult job search process in student affairs and mental health coping during the pandemic. Phoenix is also a pop punk aficionado - essentially being raised on Blink 182 and Green Day, and more recently The Wonder Years. We dig into music, the NBA (finally), and the Black Lives Matter movement as well. Hope you dig this conversation because it was a fun one!
    MUSIC NOTE:- This week you got to hear tunes from the new Sharptooth record, “Transitional Forms” which was released last month through Pure Noise Records.- On this episode, you got to hear the tracks, “Say Nothing (In the Absence of Content),” “Life on the Razor’s Edge,” and “The Gray.” You can check out the entire “Transitional Forms” album through all of the streaming platforms NOW! You can even download the album on bandcamp!
    - Also, if you’re into physical music, make sure you snag a vinyl copy of the album as well!
    - Lastly, if you’d like to hear Katy Hamm chat with Sharptooth’s Lauren Kashan from an episode that aired almost three years ago, check it out here!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    83: Ryan Ribeiro & Punk Community Standards

    83: Ryan Ribeiro & Punk Community Standards

    I’m back after a three month hiatus and ready to get into it with another great punk educator in the world! Ryan Ribeiro works at Union College in upstate New York, where he now does community standards and conduct work after years of working in residence life. Fresh out of that life, Ryan is ready to tackle supporting students during the pandemic! The other side of Ryan’s life is full of punk tunes - primarily PUP and Jeff Rosenstock - the Fest community, and a lovely dog named Rocko. We hope you enjoy this conversation - it goes some places because Ryan and I have a history of being full of big ol’ ENFP Sagittarius energy.
    MUSIC NOTE:- This week you got to hear tunes from the new Katie Malco record, “Failures,” which was released last month through 6131 Records.- On this episode, you got to hear the tracks, “Creatures,” “Fractures,” and “Animal.” You can check out the entire “Failures” album through all of the streaming platforms NOW! You can even download the album on bandcamp!
    - Also, if you’re into physical music, make sure you snag a vinyl copy of the album as well!

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Scott Fugger ,

In good company

Both Craig and eduPUNX are great! I've been exposed to so many new people and ideas through the podcast and have found a whole lot of great bands along the way. People tend to reflect those around them and what better crew to surround yourself with than the everday educators and daily disrupters fatured here?

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Christian haas ,

Good people taking on tough topics

Keep it coming!

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