Each week we bring you the best stories from around the Wabash community. From professors and alumni, to coaches, administrators, and current students, the podcast format allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussion about the issues surrounding Wabash College. Verging on inspirational, it’s our job to find, and sometimes uncover, the amazing stories that surface from individuals whose lives have been positively enriched from being at Wabash.
Fr. Michael Reding ’86
Richard Paige sits down with alumnus Fr. Michael Reding ’86 near the completion of a sabbatical semester spent auditing classes at his Alma Mater. They discuss his choice of classes on-campus, Frederick Buechner’s definition of vocation, and how the liberal arts help with his role in the Catholic priesthood (Episode 312).
The Jakes of 2023: Junior Year
Richard Paige sits down with three Jakes of the junior class of 2023 right after a successful Monon Bell victory. The three Jakes reflect on how their third year at Wabash is progressing, what they look forward to in the spring of 2022, and their favorite Monon memories (Episode 311).
Immersion: Naples Post-Trip
Richard Paige sits down with students and professors upon their return from a classical immersion trip through the Bay of Naples. In this episode, they detail their favorite spaces, sights, sounds and tastes, and the parts of the culture they want to bring back with them to the States (Episode 310).
Cooper Smith ’23
Richard Paige sits down with Cooper Smith ’23 following his second success in the annual Moot Court competition. In this episode, Cooper reflects on his handling in Moot Court, being skeptical of the ‘facts,’ and how history and political science frames his beliefs (Episode 309).
Immersion: Civil Rights Pre-Trip 2021
Richard Paige sits down with students and professors ahead of their Civil Rights Immersion Trip through the American South over Thanksgiving Break. In this episode, they reflect on the power of narrative, the murder of Emmett Till, and how art is responding to the BLM movement (Episode 308).
Jared Burris ’15
Richard Paige sits down with Jared Burris ’15, an extreme long-distance runner who just completed John Muir’s Southern Trek from Indiana to the Florida Gulf Coast. They discuss Burris’s reckoning with Muir’s controversial views on race, how philosophy impacts his worldview, and reaching the other side of comfort (Episode 307).
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