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Everyone has a story—a story worth sharing. This podcast is here to highlight the stories of the Humans of Harvard College.
Hosted by David Chen
Graphic Design by Meiyi Yan
Executive Producers Mira Becker and Chelsea Guo
Music by Alex Youn

Humans of Harvard College Podcast David Chen

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Everyone has a story—a story worth sharing. This podcast is here to highlight the stories of the Humans of Harvard College.
Hosted by David Chen
Graphic Design by Meiyi Yan
Executive Producers Mira Becker and Chelsea Guo
Music by Alex Youn

    Trevor Barrant

    Trevor Barrant

    “Creativity is something I value to the highest degree. Music was always something, in my family, that was super big. Like I said, I grew up in church, black church, music is the thing. So I was always doing music, I love music, I listen to music all the time. I love art, too. I can’t draw, I can’t paint, but I appreciate it. What I want to be able to do is give kids the opportunity to cultivate that. For me, what I notice…especially even going here and observing certain things is that even though…nobody is necessarily making anybody do anything. But because of the social norms that we have a lot of people are in mental cages and I feel like I was in a mental cage for awhile, thinking I had to live a certain way. ”Join our host David Chen as we sit down with Trevor Barrant, a senior at Harvard College, for another episode of the Humans of Harvard College Podcast.Hosted by David Chen
    Produced by Mira Becker and Chelsea Guo
    Design by Meiyi Yan
    Music by Alex Youn

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Samyra Miller

    Samyra Miller

    “I would speak up and speak out about things that I did not mess with. And people were not used to that. People were used to experiencing things, seeing things on Harvard’s campus and just shutting up about it. And that’s not how I was raised. That’s not what New Orleans taught me. If I saw a problem I would call it out. At the same time, I also value discussions about things. I value having diversity of opinions.”

    Join our host David Chen as we sit down with Samyra Miller, a senior at Harvard College, for another episode of the Humans of Harvard College Podcast.

    Hosted by David Chen

    Produced by Mira Becker and Chelsea Guo

    Design by Meiyi Yan

    Music by Alex Youn

    • 58 min
    Ana Luiza Nicolae

    Ana Luiza Nicolae

    “I had a professor here at Harvard teaching the history of energy. Unrelated, one class he shows up and he like ‘today, each of you around this table are going to tell the group what your core problem is.’ And until that moment I never realized what mine was, but when I was forced to say it I was like, yeah mine is inequality. How can anything be found as a basis for saying that two people are not on the same level. How can we justify attributing different values for different people. Of course, there are so many reasons to want to do that, in legal terms, in philosophical terms, in morality, in religion, in health. But in the end I always have the same question, why is different important? Why does difference matter? Well, at least I know now that that’s my problem.”

    Join our host David Chen as we sit down with Ana Luiza Nicolae, a junior at Harvard College, for another episode of the Humans of Harvard College Podcast.

    Check out Ana's work here: https://harvardindependent.com/author/ana-luiza-nicolae/

    Hosted by David Chen
    Produced by Mira Becker and Chelsea Guo
    Design by Meiyi Yan
    Music by Alex Youn

    • 59 min
    Tram Nguyen

    Tram Nguyen

    "If you know any ethnic grandparents…sometimes they talk to themselves, but sometimes you sit down to actually have a conversation with them and they tell you these amazing stories about how they grew up. And for [my grandmother], a large part of her experience was growing up during the Vietnam War: what it was like to raise my father, her stories of how she became vegetarian. All these things…I was just blown away the way I was able to live through her, through her stories, and feel this sense of empathy and compassion towards her."

    Join our host David Chen as we sit down with Tram Nguyen, a junior at Harvard College, for another episode of the Humans of Harvard College Podcast.

    If you want to see more of Tram's work, check out her project, Converse Together: https://www.facebook.com/conversetogether

    Hosted by David Chen
    Produced by Mira Becker and Chelsea Guo
    Design by Meiyi Yan
    Music by Alex Youn

    • 43 min
    Ece Hakim

    Ece Hakim

    “The really funny part is that I came to Harvard and I was shot by a CIA agent. I came to Harvard and remember looking at the OCS website that posts a lot of job postings. I remember seeing an internship position for the CIA. I was like ‘how funny is this that I got shot by a CIA agent and one of my friends might intern at the CIA.’”

    Join our host David Chen as we sit down with Ece Hakim, a Senior at Harvard College, for another episode of the Humans of Harvard College Podcast.

    Hosted by David Chen
    Produced by Mira Becker and Chelsea Guo
    Design by Meiyi Yan
    Music by Alex Youn

    • 39 min
    John Fish

    John Fish

    “I think I stopped being a Youtuber years ago. I think I stopped when I took a gap year. Up to that point, I was trying to…not “live an influencer life”…but I was really doing this that were career-oriented for social media. I realize over the year off that a function YouTube can play in my life is a secondary function where I’d be doing and thinking the same things if it weren’t for YouTube. That’s how I want it to be. I want to be reading a lot anyways. If I make a video about it, cool, but that’s auxiliary. I’m reading because it’s valuable, I’m not reading to make a video.

    Join our host David Chen as we sit down with John Fish, a Junior at Harvard College, for another episode of the Humans of Harvard College Podcast.

    Check out John's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrFish235

    Hosted by David Chen
    Produced by Mira Becker and Chelsea Guo
    Design by Meiyi Yan
    Music by Alex Youn

    • 1 hr 6 min

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