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#234: David Brooks

Wabash On My Mind

Release Date: 04/08/2019

#259: The Patient Transportation Project show art #259: The Patient Transportation Project

Wabash On My Mind

Rich sits down with seniors Nathan Gray and Aaron Webb, GHI Fellows currently running a free shuttle service for residents needing assistance getting to medical appointments around Crawfordsville. They discuss social determinants of health, how small steps impact a whole community, and the gift of a dozen eggs (Episode 259).

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#258: Manual Cinema show art #258: Manual Cinema

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Rich sits down with members of the Manual Cinema collective before their performance in the college’s Visiting Artists series. They discuss the economy of actions when acting in projection, horror stories back stage, and breaking down the etiquette of theatre (Episode 258).

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#257: Sam Henthorn ’20 show art #257: Sam Henthorn ’20

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Rich sits down with Sam Henthorn ’20, after his conference title win in the NCAC Cross Country Championships this fall. They discuss how monuments become everyday places when abroad, Sam’s training for the upcoming Nationals, and advice for his freshman self (Episode 257).

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#256: Monon Memories: Jeff Birk ’74 show art #256: Monon Memories: Jeff Birk ’74

Wabash On My Mind

Rich sits down with an alumnus who will attend his 50th consecutive Monon Bell Classic this year, Jeff Birk ’74. The pair discuss his favorite Monon moments, his pre-game preparations, and his nearest miss in attending (Episode 256).

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#255: Moot Court Finals 2019 show art #255: Moot Court Finals 2019

Wabash On My Mind

Rich sits down with participants in the Moot Court Finals this year, Caleb Dickey ’21, Bryce McCullough ’23, Cooper Smith ’23, & Jake Vermeulen ’21, discussing how to succeed in the court, locking eyes with a state supreme court judge, and wiccan communion wafers (Episode 255).

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#254: Winter Sports Preview 2019-20 show art #254: Winter Sports Preview 2019-20

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Rich sits down with seniors from the Little Giant Wrestling, Basketball and Swimming teams respectively, Darden Schurg ’20, Harry Hallstrom ’20, and Hunter Jones ’20. They discuss favorite moments in their sport, new teammates, and what to expect from each team this season (Episode 254).

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#253: Nicole Ver Kuilen show art #253: Nicole Ver Kuilen

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Rich sits down with Para-Triathlon National Champion and disabilities advocate Nicole Ver Kuilen, discussing her journey as a para-athlete, racing down the 1500-mile West Coast, and helping others one volcano at a time. (Episode 253).

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#252: Dr. Gary Phillips show art #252: Dr. Gary Phillips

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Rich sits down with former Dean of the College Dr. Gary Phillips regarding his last years teaching at Wabash prior to retirement. They discuss his experiences as a dean during the 2008 financial crisis, his impacts over decades of teaching on others, and the shape of a question (Episode 252).

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#251: Will Shortz show art #251: Will Shortz

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Rich sits down with editor of the New York Times Crossword puzzle and Crawfordsville-native Will Shortz, discussing his eighth-grade start to puzzlemaking, founding the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and avoiding obscurities and minimizing oddities (Episode 251).

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#250: Theater: Biloxi Blues show art #250: Theater: Biloxi Blues

Wabash On My Mind

Rich sits down with director Michael Abbott and members of the cast of the upcoming Wabash Theater production of Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues. They discuss how their roles have challenged them, the ethereal nature of theater, and how to prepare for the opening curtain (Episode 250).

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This week, Rich and guest co-host Brandon Arbuckle ’19 sit down with NYT Op-Ed columnist David Brooks on his visit to campus, discussing his new book, the Weave Project, and how to build character while in college (Episode 234).