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All Things Grinnell

Summary: All Things Grinnell tells stories of Grinnell – past, present, and future. Host Ben Binversie interviews students, faculty, alumni, community members, and visiting speakers, discussing research, campus life, and current issues of cultural, economic, social, and political significance.

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 Episode 5: An Abundance of Katherines | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:33

On this episode of All Things Grinnell, we talk with two of the speakers from this fall’s Scholars’ Convocation Series. First, we talk with Kathryn Lofton, professor of religious studies at Yale University, about pop culture and what religious studies can tell us about the music, tv, and products we consume. Then we talk with Kathy Cramer, professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about the politics of resentment among rural voters in Wisconsin.

 Episode 4: Off the Field Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:24

On this episode of All Things Grinnell, we continue to explore the theme of this year's Rosenfield Symposium: the inextricable relationship of sports and politics, economics and society. First we talk with Sarah Fields, professor of communication at the University of Colorado in Denver, about the intersection of law, gender, and sports. Then we talk with Nola Agha, associate professor of sport management at the University of San Francisco, about the impact of public stadium subsidies.

 Episode 3: Off the Field Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:50

On this episode of All Things Grinnell, we explore the inextricable relationship of sports and politics, economics, and society. We talk with Juliet Macur, the Sports of the Times columnist for the New York Times, about her experience covering stories that transcend the field of sports. Then, we talk with Louis Moore, associate professor of history at Grand Valley State University, about athlete activism – past, present and future.

 Episode 2: Saints Rest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:27

On this episode of All Things Grinnell, it’s a Saints Rest Special! We talk with Noga Ashkenazi ’09, who directed the movie Saints Rest, filmed and set in the iconic Grinnell coffee house, about how she fell in love with Grinnell and the challenges and joys of making the movie. Then, we talk with Saints Rests’ former owner Jeff Phelps '71, and the current owner, Sam Cox, about the origins of Saints, how the coffee shop has become a home for so many in the Grinnell community.

 Episode 1: Around the Country in 79 Days | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:19

On this inaugural episode of All Things Grinnell, we talk with Will Freeman, Grinnell Track and Field Coach and professor of physical education, about his summer road trip across all 48 contiguous states at the helm of a Morgan Three-Wheeler. We also talk with Mithila Iyer ’19, who explored minority theatre productions across the country over the past year.


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