The Afterword Podcast (TAP) brings producers, creators, consumers and inventors of words to a common table. Our expert guests provide ramps of accessibility into each unique topic through authentic conversation. Whether it’s talking with authors, illustrators, gamers, professors or comedians, we want to learn how words become catalysts for advancement and cultural progress. This podcast is for anyone who enjoys how words intersect with macro trends in our lives, our communities and our world.
Re-release: The Afterword on Sports StoriesRe-release: The Afterword on Sports Stories
Some editors say sports stories are the hardest stories to write because we already know the endings. But readers and viewers love them anyway! Even folks who don't keep up with sports often find something to warm their hearts in an inspiring tale.
Why are sports stories captivating even to people who aren't sports fans? And why do sports stories carry their enormous power to create social change? To talk about that, Amy and Holland invited Dr. Tom LeGrand, a former sports podcaster, and Brendan Scott, an English teacher and a coach, to the table.
Dr. Tom LeGrand serves as the Regional Director Carolinas for Impact America. Tom also has experience in radio broadcasting, podcasting, and writing. From 2010-2012, Tom co-hosted The Lettermen's Lounge, a sports podcast that covered local, national and international athletics. It is a subsidiary of Jungle Gem Sports, LLC.
Brendan Scott earned a degree in English from the University of Colorado and then traveled to Guatemala where he taught writing, English, and physical education for three years at the Inter-American School of Xela. After returning to the U.S., Brendan earned a master's degree in English Education at Regis University and began teaching high school English. He also coaches the women's basketball and cross-country teams at Jefferson High School. Brendan recently married April, a librarian, after proposing to her on a trip to Harry Potter World. He blogs at Living Spiritually and Adventure With Brendan.
Moral outrage- Rereleased
Moral outrage narratives fueled by social media continue to be a very real trend. Many people around the globe jump to wrong conclusions and develop what often leads to moral panic. How can we scale back the rhetoric? Is there a solution to this tribalism? What is the impact of developing ingroups and outgroups on our communities?
We are rereleasing this episode from 2020. Not surprisingly, much of the conversation with Dillon Smith and Rob Henderson is even more relevant today.
The Afterword on History and Weather re-released
Mark Twain reportedly said, "Everybody Talks About the Weather, But Nobody Does Anything About It." The weather really has changed history, and we talk about it with Dr. Vladimir Jankovic of the University of Manchester and Dr. Elizabeth Smith of the University of Oklahoma. Weather affects culture, politics, economics, and architecture as well as our plans for the day. This was a popluar conversation when we dropped it last February. With all the current weather events- we want to keep our focus on the skies and learn from the experts!
The Afterword on Brain Health and the MIND Diet
On season 3 of The Afterword Podcast, we had the priveldge of speaking with Dr. Andrew Budson from Boston University and Dr. Christy Tangney with Rush University. They discussed memory, dementia, cognitive decline, and neuroplasticity. These experts debunked several popular theories about how to keep our minds sharp while giving us insight into what really works for cognitive health.
With all the recent news about the MIND diet, we wanted to re-release this episode as a refresher and a renewal for those interested in brain health.
The Afterword on Military Stories re-release
This past summer, we were given a preview of the true military story depicted in the new movie called Devotion. Our guests J.P. Miller and Vanessa Molden shared their personal connections to the lives of heroes we may not have heard about in our episode on African American Military stories. JP Miller is a Desert Storm veteran and author of many books for young readers. JP's books are filled with African American characters and culture. We also had Vanessa Molden, museum operations and education manager at the African Military History Museum where the premiere of the movie Devotion occurred with us. This re-release is a timely and vital conversation!
The Afterword Review 2022
Holland Webb and Amy Bowlin take a look back over the 2022 year on The Afterword Podcast. We reflect on essential elements and metaphors as well as the connections we have made. Our expert guests have been the essential element to our enlightening conversations. We are grateful to all our listeners and subscribers over these last 4 seasons. Please tell your friends about us and as always- You are welcome at our table!
Great show! Great hosts!
Love how Amy and Holland carry the show and the different insights and opinions. Single host shows can get boring, not the After Word!
I enjoy hearing different perspectives on topics I wouldn’t normally find engaging. Nice podcast.
Holland and Amy, hosts of the Afterword podcast, highlight all aspects of inspiration, progress and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!