28 episodes

The Commons is an independent podcast written, edited and produced by Bowdoin students. Each episode is an exploration of the Bowdoin experience through segments in which we dive a little further into the Bowdoin psyche through conversations, reflections and investigations. Enjoy!

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Image by Diana Furukawa '18

The Bowdoin Commons The Bowdoin Commons

    • Society & Culture

The Commons is an independent podcast written, edited and produced by Bowdoin students. Each episode is an exploration of the Bowdoin experience through segments in which we dive a little further into the Bowdoin psyche through conversations, reflections and investigations. Enjoy!

SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!
Feel free to send us your thoughts and comments on our episode or ideas for future episodes at commons.podcast@gmail.com

Image by Diana Furukawa '18

    The Life of a Desk

    The Life of a Desk

    The two hundred year old desk of Parker Cleaveland, a nineteenth century minerologist and Bowdoin professor, finds its way back to the house where it all began.

    This episode was produced by Helen Wang.

    Image courtesy of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

    • 14 min
    #001 Common Time (with Nick Cattaneo)

    #001 Common Time (with Nick Cattaneo)

    The premiere episode of our new mini series "Chop Shop". An interview podcast about music, hosted by Spencer Wilkins.

    SONG TIMESTAMPS:
    3:37 Ain't Nobody, Chaka Khan
    15:26 What Is and What Should Never Be, Led Zeppelin
    28:15 Dry, Susan Cattaneo
    35:13 RIVER ROAD, Jack Harlow

    CREDITS:
    written & edited: Spencer Wilkins
    photo art & theme song: Spencer Wilkins
    executive produced: Diego Velasquez, Helen Wang, Cameron Chertavian

    • 39 min
    The Good Guys

    The Good Guys

    What does it mean to be a "good guy"? In this episode, we interview three male students who are involved with the campus group BMASV - Bowdoin Men Against Sexual Violence - to better understand how masculinity contributes to its message and the campus culture as a whole.

    Special thanks to Noah Nelson, Seth Cooper, and Henry Bredar. This episode was produced by Emma Newbery. Music by Sam Kyzivat.

    • 34 min
    No Coast

    No Coast

    You know the West coast and the East coast… but what about all the stuff in the middle? Emily and Helen will talk you through it.

    • 21 min
    Faith and Place

    Faith and Place

    What does it mean to carry the Lord with you wherever you go? In this episode, we interview two student leaders of on-campus Christian groups to better understand how religion operates at Bowdoin and how faith can be cultivated in a seemingly secular space.

    Special thanks to Viviane Kostin and Ariana Smith. This episode was produced by Emma Newbery and Helen Wang. Music by Sam Kyzivat.

    • 33 min
    Election Season

    Election Season

    How is Bowdoin preparing for the upcoming midterm elections? In this episode, we talk to students involved with the Maine Democrats and the College Republicans, to see what different partisan groups are up to on campus.

    Special thanks to Nell Fitzgerald and Francisco Navarro. This episode was produced by Helen Wang and Emma Newbery. Music by Sam Kyzivat.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

Dopeythemouse ,

Great stuff

Great podcast!

eem278 ,

Thank you!

As a recent grad, it's really fun to hear tales from the archives, and makes me wish that I had tried to learn more about Bowdoin's history while on campus. Thanks for making this podcast! It helps me feel connected to campus even from far away.

madbusta ,

Love it

Such a fun listen on my way to class :)

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