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#54: Dr. Thom Conroy

Wabash On My Mind

Release Date: 06/01/2015

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Wabash On My Mind

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).

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Wabash On My Mind

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).

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Wabash On My Mind

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).

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Wabash On My Mind

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).

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Wabash On My Mind

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).

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Wabash On My Mind

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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Wabash On My Mind

Richard Paige sits down with two recipients of this year’s Kenneth Rhys Rudolph Memorial Scholarship for European summer study abroad. Will and Gavin discuss the challenges of a virtual study abroad, the fatigue of speaking another language, and seeing the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada (Episode 306).

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Richard Paige sits down with Dr. Amanda Ingram, the 41st LaFollette Lecturer, discussing her specialty in the field of systematics, hitting the breakthrough moment in a speech, and the reasons she is so fascinated with various species of grass (Episode 305).

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Wabash On My Mind

Richard Paige sits down with Wabash varsity soccer teammates Coledon Johnson ’23, Mitchell Keeling ’23, and Quinn Leous ’23, discussing their summer internship experiences, having a pre-season again after two years, and the competitive edge of The Beautiful Game (Episode 304).

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Richard Paige sits down with Dr. Julian Whitney, discussing Bronte and video games, balancing academic and personal publication, and some thoughts on cars from a future Ford Mustang owner (Episode 303).

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In this episode, Richard Paige sits down with Thom Conroy, author and senior lecturer at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. The duo discuss creative writing, the art of storytelling, and the life of Dr. Ernst Dieffenbach, the scientist and explorer who is the subject of his latest book, "The Naturalist." (Episode 54)