Welcome to Podcast Aldrich! It is the first podcast channel that tailored for college students and create a platform for college students to express the intellectual side of themselves and spread cultural awareness. Podcast Aldrich is hosted by Aldrich Xiao, who is currently a Junior at Penn State University. In Podcast Aldrich, Aldrich has conversations with his friends and guests on various topics and subjects.
Podcast Aldrich #15 Dalton Lacy & Ben Woodworth
Dalton and Ben are both Econ students at Penn State. We are deeply concerned about coronavirus that is going on lately. In this podcast episode, we would dive in and talk about the economic effect of the virus and how people are responding it around the world. Afterwards we go on tangent and discuss about steroid use in bodybuilding and other sports.
Podcast Aldrich #14 Alex Vandenburg
Alex Vandenburg majors in biology and minors in psychology. In this summer of 2019, he is working with the Penn State football's social media team and shooting photos for the Penn State football players. In this podcast episode, Alex would tell us his experience of being the photographer in vivid details. He will tell us about how he got the job, those football player's training schedule, Penn State football team has the largest cash flow in the Penn State athletic department, NFL (National Football League) stands for "Not for long", football players have their own protein shakes designed for them, putting salt on watermelons, how he helps others take graduation pictures, Rule of Thirds in photography, and photography is all about tricking people's eyes.
Podcast Aldrich #12 Anikate Ganju
Anikate Ganju is a data science and sociology major at Penn State University. He was on Podcast Aldrich couple months ago. Check out episode #7 for our previous conversation. In this episode, Aldrich and Anikate will be talking about modern dating and marriages, traditional Indian wedding, should you marry late or early, adoption, what life was like before cell phones, immigration, diversity, entrepreneurship, and knowing your own limit.
Podcast Aldrich #11 Naira Batoyan
Naira Batoyan is a graduating senior who studies Economics at Penn State University. She comes from an Armenian family and lives in Moscow, Russia since a young age. In this podcast, Naira and Aldrich will be discussing about Russia's climate, food, and culture. Our conversation touches on LGBTQ community in Russia, how Russians don't do small talks, Russians' view on Putin, Russia's Education system & pop culture, Russian classic literature, Stalin & Soviet Union, and how children learn to speak Russian.
Naira's instagram: @nairabatoyan
Podcast Aldrich #10 Alex Urban
Alex Urban is a Physics major at Penn State and also participates in Air Force ROTC. He is one of the most motivated people I know. Since Alex is about to graduate soon from Penn State, he will be sharing some tips for staying motivated and valuing opportunities in college. In this podcast, we will be touching on time management and having growth mindset as well.
Podcast Aldrich #8 Peter Livingston
Peter is a taekwondo and philosophy enthusiast. In this episode, Aldrich and Peter talk about the meaning of death and life, life is more about enjoying the journey, martial arts, college parties, drinking culture, meaning of love, connections between arts & sciences, music & paintings, modern arts, Peter's travel experience in Amsterdam, and literature.