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.
The Afterword on self-care and mindfulness
Self care is not selfishness. It is the opposite. Engaging in healthy behavior allows us to be present in the moment.
Being curious increases our awareness and promotes mindful shifts in our perspectives.
Two mental health professionals, Dr. Ellen Hampshire and Marty Height, talk with us about the power of tiny habits, regeneration through rest, and how to incorporate self care into our daily rhythms.
The Afterword on Vaccination Stories part 2
Pandemics are not novel. Diseases can be. Vaccines are the most effective tool against them.
What is unique about the COVID-19 vaccine is the collaboration between science, research and businesses to advance new technology. Scientists tapped into history and rigorously examined the data to produce a safe vaccine.
In this episode, Dr. Tiffaney Threat and Dr Brenton DeBoef share their expertise and clever metaphors to help us grasp the intricacies of vaccination stories.
The Afterword on vaccines
The creation of vaccines gave us a powerful new weapon to fight diseases. The history of immunology began in 1796 with the smallpox vaccine, and the innovation has not stopped. This medical miracle has been viewed with hesitancy for centuries, but research has proved the effectiveness of vaccination. Do the advancements outweigh the risks?
Dr. Brenton Deboef from University of Rhode Island and Dr. Tiffaney Threatt from Presbyterian College unpack these\\ stories about vaccines and immunology.
The Afterword on Coffee part 2
How many hands have touched your coffee before it gets into your cup? Do you know the darker stories behind the process?
Brittany Koester of Azalea Coffee Bar and Bryan Miller with Piecewise Coffee share with us that people love their coffee so much that it is the 2nd highest traded commodity in the world.
Plus, we explore trends like 3rd wave coffee and learn this generation of connoisseurs want to be part of the process and know the origin of the bean. Grab a cup of joe and join us at the table!
The Afterword on Coffee
Coffee brings people together. Whether you prefer black, latte, single origin or instant, this beverage can connect ideas and launch conversations.
But do you know the story behind the bean? For instance, did you know that for every cup of coffee, it takes a farmer one year to grow the beans? This ancient brew has become part of every culture, so join us at the table as we take a "coffee break" with Brittany Koester, owner of Azalea Coffee Bar, and Bryan Miller, general manager of Piecewise Coffee.
The Afterword on Motivation part 2
Does taking risks seem impossible? Maybe it's your standard of perfection. In the work place, classroom, or our personal life, we can see how motivation is intrinsic and extrinsic, which leads us to take action and solve problems. Join us at The Afterword Table as we conclude this conversation on finding motivation.
Lauri Yanis, vice president of Pioneer Valley Educational Publishing, and Dr. C.C. Bates, professor at Clemson University, help us focus on personal interest to believe what we do matters.
Very engaging and thought provoking
Listened to this podcast on a long drive and it made the time fly. Especially loved the episodes on fathers!! Thanks for some great material.
Engaging and Entertaining
Amy and Holland ask tough questions and encourage thinking outside the box when conversing with their guests. It’s a well done podcast with a variety of topics.
Great fun with a big dose of true life stories
Amy and Holland are a wonderful duo for the creation of such a well designed podcast. I enjoyed being a part of “the story” as together we explored the state of women in politics and how the system works from the inside.