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Keep Your Voice Down is a podcast featuring fellow Central Michigan University journalism grads and best friends Alek Haak-Frost and Doug Sears, Jr. Alek, the executive editor of Watershed Voice, and Doug, a Watershed Voice writer and columnist, will discuss a variety of topics including the week's top stories in St. Joseph County and beyond, as well as pop culture and other general nonsense. With 13 years of friendship and training from the best journalism school in the State of Michigan under their belts, Doug and Alek try to make sense of the world around them, while ensuring neither takes themselves too seriously. So pull up a chair, turn up the volume, and no matter what happens, don't keep your voice down.

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Keep Your Voice Down is a podcast featuring fellow Central Michigan University journalism grads and best friends Alek Haak-Frost and Doug Sears, Jr. Alek, the executive editor of Watershed Voice, and Doug, a Watershed Voice writer and columnist, will discuss a variety of topics including the week's top stories in St. Joseph County and beyond, as well as pop culture and other general nonsense. With 13 years of friendship and training from the best journalism school in the State of Michigan under their belts, Doug and Alek try to make sense of the world around them, while ensuring neither takes themselves too seriously. So pull up a chair, turn up the volume, and no matter what happens, don't keep your voice down.

    Our Gap Year

    Our Gap Year

    Doug and Alek dusted off their mics and got back into the game this week after nearly five months away, explaining where they’ve been, why it’s been so long, and what not to do when it comes to retrieving DoorDash orders or cleaning up dog pee.The show’s theme is “Howling at the Moon” by D Fine Us, and this week’s outro music is “Take It to the Top” by Orrin. You can support Keep Your Voice Down and Watershed Voice with a donation here.

    • 43 min
    Holiday Special

    Holiday Special

    Hosts Alek Haak-Frost and Doug Sears Jr. are joined by Watershed Voice's resident holiday expert Steph Hightree for a very special episode of Keep Your Voice Down. After a brief NewsMatch update, the greatest trio since Garfield, Holland, and Maguire discuss elves on shelves, new and old traditions, the legitimacy of ham, Christmas cats, their favorite holiday films, and more. So grab your egg nog and glorified rice because it's about to get real — festive.The show’s theme is “Howling at the ...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Matt Erspamer

    Matt Erspamer

    Keep Your Voice Down Presents: This interview with Matt Erspamer, a journalist, copy writer, and film and television critic, who also happens to have went to Central Michigan University with hosts Alek Haak-Frost and Doug Sears, Jr.The three CMU journalism school alums discuss a new partnership between Matt and Watershed Voice, the pros and cons of streaming services acting as movie studios, the origin of Matt's passion for cinema, and why only one of them is currently practicing journalism.K...

    • 44 min
    Blake Alford

    Blake Alford

    On this week's episode of Keep Your Voice Down, Alek and Doug are joined by Washington-based hip hop producer and artist Blake Alford. The Anderson, Indiana native talks about his latest project Domino Effect, and the added effort that went into producing the album's first single, Oxygen, which is set to drop on November 10. The trio also discuss how Blake has evolved as an artist, why community and collaboration are vital to any creative process, and answer the question on everyone's mi...

    • 45 min
    Carolina in My Mind

    Carolina in My Mind

    Following a totally planned and not at all unintentional 80-day hiatus, Keep Your Voice Down is back! Alek and Doug return to their respective mics to discuss the 2023 LION Local Journalism Awards in North Carolina, mental health, and Watershed Voice's upcoming NewsMatch fundraising campaign. The show’s theme is “Howling at the Moon” by D Fine Us, and this week’s outro music is “NO CAP" by Yarin Primak. You can support Keep Your Voice Down with a donation here.Sign-up for our free daily ...

    • 53 min
    The Greatest Recap in the World — A Tribute

    The Greatest Recap in the World — A Tribute

    Alek and Doug attempt to recap the magic that was the third annual Watershed Voice Artist Showcase, while Alek grapples with the authenticity of certain pop culture references and idioms used by characters in Ginny & Georgia. Would a teen in the 2020s reference Ghost (1990)? How often does Pinky & the Brain (1995) come up? Is Casper the Friendly Ghost on the typical Gen Z-er’s radar? We ponder.The show’s theme is “Howling at the Moon” by D Fine Us, and this week’s outro music is “Let’...

    • 50 min

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