Each fall, Themester interns create a podcast series which explores the semester’s topic. This year, podcast interns spoke with various faculty members, including Dr. Michael Hamburger (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences), Dr. Heather Reynolds (Biology), Dr. Jakobi Williams (African American and African Diaspora Studies and History), Dr. Betsi Grabe (The Media School), Dr. Jessica O’Reilly (International Studies) to explore different facets of resilience.
In the first episode, Dr. Hamburger talks about natural disasters. He recounts his professional experiences in the geological field and diplomatic arena that led to his interest in mitigating the damages that natural disasters have on the human population and environment.
- "The Future of Sustainable Infrastructure," a conversation with Dr. Heather Reynolds
- "Black Power Movement," a conversation with Dr. Jakobi Williams
- "Perceiving the World through News Media" and "Corporatism and Journalism," part one and part two of a conversation with Dr. Betsi Grabe
- "Cultural Resilience," a converation with Dr. Jessica O'Reilly
Themester interns worked on the podcast series through the summer. They researched related faculty, conducted interviews, edited their episodes, wrote and compiled content for the podcast’s presence on the Themester website and other platforms.
Episodes will be released approximately once a week for the next month and a half.
About the interns:
Veronica Rooney is a junior studying Film, Television, and Digital Production in the Media School with a minor in Creative Writing. As a director of Backdoor Comedy and a member of WIUX, Veronica is passionate about independent media and narrative journalism.
Brooklynn Shively is a sophomore majoring in International Law and Institutions and Environmental and Sustainability Studies. She is also minoring in Financial Literacy. As a past Sustainability Scholar at IU, she is passionate about environmental and humanitarian resilience.
This article will be updated as episodes are released.