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122: Russian environmental journalist Angelina Davydova
Apr 17 • 25 min
Angelina Davydova reports on the environment for Russian and international media. During a visit to IU Bloomington, this Hurbet H. Humphrey fellow from UC Davis sat down with Dean Shanahan to discuss Russian waste management, thawing permafrost and how…
The Sample Ep. 14: The Powwow
Apr 12 • 5 min
Under sunny early-April skies, IU’s First Nations Educational & Cultural Center hosted its Eighth Annual Traditional Powwow. For years, this has been an event where native students can celebrate and non-native students can learn. This year, we chat with…
121: Rhodes Scholar Jenny Huang
Apr 3 • 20 min
This week Dean Shanahan sits down with IU alumna and Rhodes Scholar Jenny Huang. Tune in to hear Jenny’s story: from her avid reading as a child, to field research in Iceland, to her new adventure as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford.
The Sample Ep. 13: Banana Olympics
Apr 1 • 6 min
On April Fools’ Day 1975, IU grad Leon Varjian held the first annual Banana Olympics in Dunn Meadow. To honor the original event’s spirit of absurdity and fun, the producers of The Sample held their own version of the games 44 years later.
120: Film Scoring with Larry Groupé
Mar 27 • 29 min
With two Musical Composition/Arrangement Emmy wins behind him, professor Larry Groupé talks with Dean Shanahan about Hollywood scoring for movies, video games, and shows. Groupé leads IU’s new film and media scoring program, teaching classed in the Jacobs…
The Sample Ep. 12: Season
Mar 22 • 5 min
In this episode, Emily visits the closet of Paige Venturi, editor in chief of IU’s only fashion magazine. She and Arjun Madhavan have been a part of Season Magazine since Sharon Hsu founded it in 2018. Season opens a door for students passionate about…
119 - One note at a time with pianist and professor Norman Krieger
Mar 20 • 27 min
It starts with a note. A curious press down on the piano key. That single note would lead to a passionate love of piano that would last a lifetime. Join us this week as Dean Shanahan talks with American pianist and Jacobs School of Music professor Norman…
118: IU Women’s Basketball Coach Teri Moren
Mar 15 • 25 min
What’s next for IU Women’s basketball after winning the WNIT championships last spring? Dean Shanahan sits down with head coach Teri Moren to talk about the future of the team, her coaching philosophy, and the changing face of collegiate basketball.
117: Jennifer Bass and Stephanie Sanders from Just Married Podcast
Mar 6 • 29 min
Hundreds of same-sex couples throughout the state share one of two anniversaries: June 25 and 26, 2014. In this episode, makers of IU’s “Just Married” podcast, Jennifer Bass and Stephanie Sanders, talk about why these two days in June matter, the history…
The Sample Ep. 11: Raas Royalty
Mar 1 • 4 min
Her freshman year, IU senior Dhara Shukla got involved in the Raas Royalty Dance Competition, the only free garba-raas competition in the nation. Now a co-director of the organization, she reflects on how dance and the friends she’s made through Raas have…
116: On & Off the Court with Tamika Catchings
Feb 27 • 26 min
Dean Shanahan sits down with WNBA legend Tamika Catchings to talk about legacy champions, dreaming big, and the importance of making a positive impact. Catchings was the keynote speaker at this year’s MLK Jr. Day Leadership Breakfast.
115: “Who are you wearing” with Professor Linda Pisano
Feb 20 • 27 min
In the throes of awards season, commentary on celebrity fashion choices runs rampant. This week, Professor Linda Pisano, chair of the Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance department, talks costume design, style trends, and how we can contextualize red…
The Sample Ep. 10: The Book Nook
Feb 15 • 4 min
In this episode, Abbie takes us back to the 1920s, and we hunker down in the Book Nook, “a randy temple smelling of socks, wet slickers, vanilla flavoring, face powder, and unread books,” as described by Hoagy Carmichael. Cover photo: “Book Nook…
114: Late-Life Love with Susan Gubar
Feb 13 • 29 min
Through the Gates celebrates Valentine’s Day with one of IU’s beloved professors emeriti, Susan Gubar. Author of the new book Late-Life Love, Gubar talks with Dean Shanahan about the way love changes and remains the same as we age. They also discuss…
113: Demystifying cybersecurity with Alison Macrina
Feb 6 • 23 min
For the great many of us confounded by issues of cybersecurity, Dean Shanahan and founder of the Library Freedom Project Alison Macrina work through everything from Facebook to the NSA and web browsing to texting. Macrina is set to visit IU Feb. 14 as…
The Sample Ep. 9: The Violinist
Feb 1 • 5 min
Being a musician is all about balance. Knowing your notes while looking at the bigger picture of the score. Perfecting your performance as an individual artist while harmonizing with an orchestra. For IU student Dylan Naroff, it’s about finding his own…
112: Sampling food critiques with Laura Reiley
Jan 30 • 30 min
Dean Shanahan speaks with Tampa Bay Times food critic, Laura Reiley, a Pulitzer and Beard finalist, about changes to our food systems and whether food in restaurants is always what it claims to be.
111: Sustaining Hoosier Farms with James Farmer and Julia Valliant
Jan 23 • 29 min
James Farmer, associate professor from IU SPEA, and Julia Valliant, a postdoc researcher from the Ostrom Workshop, talk with Dean Shanahan about farm transfers, capturing the stories of Hoosier farmers, and sharing those stories in the media.
110: Guest host Terri Francis talks film with director Michael Schultz
Jan 16 • 28 min
In this special guest interview, Terri Francis, Media School associate professor and director of the Black Film Center/Archive, talks with long-time film and television director Michael Schultz. They cover Schultz’s youth, industry experience and…
109: Moscow-based journalist and filmmaker Elena Volochine
Jan 9 • 34 min
Dean Shanahan sits down with journalist and documentarian Elena Volochine to discuss Russian politics, her experiences reporting in Moscow, and her film Oleg’s Choice, which follows Russian fighters in Eastern Ukraine.
108: Holiday Extravaganza
Dec 19, 2018 • 32 min
In Ep. 108, join the entire Through the Gates team has Dean Shanahan hosts our third annual holiday quiz show. Listen along and see if you can beat our high score!
107: Jon Racek and Design Thinking
Dec 12, 2018 • 19 min
In episode 107, Dean Shanahan and Jon Racek, senior lecturer in the IU School of Art, Architecture + Design’s comprehensive design program, talk about Racek’s start as a firm-owning designer, his foray into playground building and his most recent work in…
The Sample Ep. 8: All I Want for Christmas
Dec 7, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of The Sample, Abbie and Emily try to figure out why so many students can’t get enough of a 1994 holiday tune. Photo by Drew Coffman on Unsplash.
106: Professor of Rock & Roll Andy Hollinden
Dec 5, 2018 • 30 min
In Ep. 106, Dean Shanahan talks with Jacobs School of Music Senior Lecturer Andy Hollinden. Known as the “Professor of Rock & Roll,” Hollinden talks about his love affair with music, his admiration of Frank Zappa, and teaching the next generation about…
105: Hitting the mat with IU Wrestling Head Coach Angel Escobedo
Nov 28, 2018 • 23 min
In episode 105, Dean Shanahan and Angel Escobedo, the new head coach of IU wrestling, talk about Escobedo’s background, the life of a wrestler, and where IU’s team is headed.
The Sample Ep. 7: Friendsgiving
Nov 16, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of The Sample, junior Calla Norman tells us about the power of cooking and how she fits it into student life.
104: Joel Clement blows the whistle on climate change in the Arctic
Nov 14, 2018 • 33 min
In Ep. 104, Dean Shanahan talks with former director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Tune in to hear Clement discuss the impact of climate change and whistleblowing in a government agency.
The Sample Ep. 6: The Ballantonian
Nov 9, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of The Sample, the team flips back fifty years to 1968. Through The Ballantonian, a weekly liberal arts review run from September 1967 to January 1969 by Indiana University students, we offer the year’s poetry, criticism and politics.…
103: Professor Bernard Fraga explains the gap in voter turnout
Nov 7, 2018 • 30 min
In Ep. 103, Dean Jim Shanahan is joined by Bernard Fraga, Professor of Political Science at Indiana University. Tune in to hear about Fraga’s research on voter turnout rates, political polls, and gerrymandering and redistricting.
The Sample Ep. 5: Game Design
Nov 2, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of The Sample, Terick talks with Mike Sellers of the Media School about the way game design can extend beyond entertainment. Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash.
102: Folklore Professor Robert Dobler Discusses the Dead
Oct 31, 2018 • 23 min
Episode 102 is our second annual student Halloween edition of the show. Last year, we told you IU’s best legends in Episode 67. This year, we are a little more serious, talking with professor Robert Dobler about the ways we experience, commemorate, and…
The Sample Ep. 4: The Pumpkin
Oct 25, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of The Sample, the team ventures out to a pumpkin patch in an effort to bring a family tradition to school.
101: Peter Singer on animal rights
Oct 24, 2018 • 24 min
In episode 101, Dean Shanahan and bioethicist/moral philosopher Peter Singer talk about animal rights, global poverty and the climate.
100: IU President McRobbie on the future of voting
Oct 17, 2018 • 23 min
In Ep. 100, Dean Jim Shanahan is joined by Michael McRobbie, President of Indiana University. Tune in to hear about President McRobbie’s work on the national Committee on the Future of Voting, the challenges facing our election process, and the debate of…
The Sample Ep. 3: La Casa
Oct 12, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of The Sample, senior Angelica Navarro tells us what it’s like to step into and be a part of IU’s Latino Cultural Center.
99: Jeannine Bell talks hate crimes in the Midwest
Oct 10, 2018 • 23 min
In episode 99, Dean Shanahan and Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law Jeannine Bell talk about hate crimes and their persistence in the United States, especially in the highly segregated Midwest. #PoliticsandtheWorld
The Sample Ep. 2: Puzzles
Oct 5, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of The Sample, we take a jog through the IU Lilly Library’s Slocum Puzzle Collection. We work from Rubik’s Cubes to Hot Miso Soup on a tour of the interdisciplinary fun of puzzles.
98: Paul Helmke & Lisa-Marie Napoli talk student voters and the midterm elections
Oct 3, 2018 • 27 min
“The thing that people forget, is that most elections are actually decided by the people that don’t vote.” Professor Paul Helmke, Associate Director of P.A.C.E. Lisa-Marie Napoli, and Dean Shanahan talk about the importance of midterm elections, beating…
The Sample Ep. 1: Lotus
Sep 28, 2018 • 5 min
In the inaugural episode of The Sample, our weekly student-driven short, we talk with Tamara Loewenthal of the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation and Norbert Herber of the Media School. They cover everything from the 25th annual Lotus World Music and…
97: Lotus World Music & Arts Festival with Sunni Fass & Rob Simonds
Sep 26, 2018 • 20 min
This week, Dean Shanahan discusses the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival with Executive Director Sunni Fass and Interim Artistic Director Rob Simonds. Listen to learn about the history of the festival, how Lotus cultivates the acts, and what artists…
96: James Strong talks soul music
Sep 19, 2018 • 24 min
In episode 96, Dean Shanahan and IU Soul Revue Director James Strong talk about soul music, the Soul Revue and Strong’s time in the industry, working with artists from New Edition to Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, to Stephanie Mills. #ChroniclesofIU…
95: Sustaining Hoosier Communities Director Jane Rogan
Sep 12, 2018 • 24 min
In episode 95, Dean Shanahan and Sustaining Hoosier Communities Director Jane Rogan talk about how her team addresses community-identified needs and opportunities by connecting Indiana towns with IU courses, students, and faculty. #ChroniclesofIU
94: Terri Francis, director of IU’s Black Film Center/Archive
Sep 5, 2018 • 25 min
In episode 94, Associate professor Terri Francis and Dean Shanahan discuss the Black Film Center/Archive’s Michael Shultz film series (including To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, Cooley High, Krush Groove and Car Wash), Francis’s upcoming book about the…
93: Ian Samuel and Steve Sanders on the modern Supreme Court
Aug 29, 2018 • 26 min
In episode 93, Dean Shanahan interviews Maurer School of Law professors Ian Samuel and Steve Sanders. They talk about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel’s time as Antonin Scalia’s counter-clerk, judicial politics, and Samuel’s podcast First…
92: Documentarian Ruth O’Reilly
May 22, 2018 • 27 min
In episode 92, Dean Shanahan and IU Media School Professor of Practice Elaine Monaghan speak to award-winning documentary maker Ruth O’Reilly. O’Reilly worked as a journalist in Ireland, particularly Northern Ireland between 1989 and 2014, and…
91: Discussing honest journalism with Raju Narisetti
May 9, 2018 • 26 min
In episode 91, Dean Shanahan speaks to Raju Narisetti founder of Mint, India’s second-largest business newspaper. Narisetti visited the IU Bloomington campus as part of the India Remixed festival, where he spoke on “Why Honest Journalism Is in Peril in…
90: Elliott Abrams
Apr 25, 2018 • 26 min
Dean James Shanahan speaks to Elliot Abrams, a recent guest of IU’s Tocqueville Lecture Series.
89: Getting to know Chicano Batman
Apr 20, 2018 • 27 min
In episode 89, Through the Gates producer Emily Miles speaks to the SoCal genre-blurring act Chicano Batman. The group visited Bloomington to headline the annual Culture Shock festival, which took place at Rhino’s Youth Center on April 14, 2018.…
88: Amy Wax
Apr 11, 2018 • 27 min
In episode 88, Dean James Shanahan interviews Amy Wax, who recently visited IU Bloomington as a guest of the Tocqueville Lecture Series.
87: Anthony DeCurtis, author, journalist, music critic & IU alum
Apr 6, 2018 • 29 min
In episode 87, we feature an early-release episode of a mini-series from the College of Arts and Sciences featuring three alumni who received awards from the College this year. This episode is about award-winning author, journalist, and music critic…
86: A life of adventure: A profile of Barbara Restle
Mar 29, 2018 • 17 min
In episode 86, Emily Miles speaks with Barbara Restle, environmental activist and press freedom advocate. A childhood in 1930s Austria, where Nazi occupation came to suppress independent reporting, led Restle to eventually study journalism at Indiana…
85: Noah Bendix-Balgley, First Concertmaster with the Berliner Philharmoniker
Mar 22, 2018 • 24 min
In episode 85, Janae Cummings speaks to Noah Bendix-Balgley, first concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic and a graduate of IU’s Jacobs School of Music. As the Wells Scholars Program professor, Bendix-Balgley recently visited Bloomington to lead an…
84: Jamie Kalven, the first amendment, and the Laquan McDonald case
Mar 8, 2018 • 27 min
In episode 84, journalist Jamie Kalven spoke to Media School Dean James Shanahan about using first amendment freedoms to fight censorship. Kalven successfully fought a subpoena to name sources for his story about the police-involved shooting death of…
83: Twyla Tharp on movement, creativity, and The One Hundreds at Indiana University
Feb 28, 2018 • 20 min
In episode 83, Janae Cummings interviews legendary dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp. The two talk about her career, method, and course collaboration with Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary…
82: Hindustan Times’ Aman Sethi on the demonetization in India
Feb 21, 2018 • 22 min
In episode 82, Dean Shanahan speaks to Aman Sethi about demonetization, digitization, and control as part of IU’s India Remixed arts and humanities festival. Sethi is associate editor at the Hindustan Times. #politicsandtheworld #artsandhumanities
81: Educating on climate change with PBS’ Nova producers
Feb 18, 2018 • 24 min
In episode 81, Dean Shanahan speaks to Paula Apsell and Doug Hamilton—producers of PBS’s critically acclaimed science series Nova—about the show’s climate change programming and learning how to educate their audiences on the facts. #politicsandtheworld…
80: Gina McCarthy on the future of the EPA and our planet
Feb 15, 2018 • 24 min
In ep. 80, Dean Shanahan speaks to Gina McCarthy, who served as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2013 to 2017. #scienceandtech #politicsandtheworld
79: Wounded Galaxies 1968: Paris, Prague, Chicago
Feb 8, 2018 • 25 min
In episode 79, Dean Shanahan speaks to Joan Hawkins, associate professor at the IU Media School, about the Wounded Galaxies festival and symposium. Wounded Galaxies: 1968 – Beneath the Paving Stones, the Beach is a festival and symposium produced by The…
78: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission
Jan 31, 2018 • 24 min
In episode 78, Dean James Shanahan speaks to Professor of Law Steve Sanders about Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission—a case in which the Supreme Court will determine whether the application of Colorado’s public accommodations law to…
77: Cybersecurity and the challenges of staying safe online in 2018
Jan 24, 2018 • 26 min
In episode 77, Janae Cummings speaks to Dan Calarco, chief of staff for IU’s vice president for information technology, and Von Welch, director of IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. The trio discuss cybersecurity, two-factor login, and the…
76: Discussing race, change, and awkward conversations with W. Kamau Bell
Jan 17, 2018 • 25 min
Through the Gates host Janae Cummings opens season 3 with W. Kamau Bell—sociopolitical comedian, podcaster, author, and Emmy Award-winning host of the CNN docu-series United Shades of America. Bell visited the Indiana University Bloomington campus to…
75: The Through the Gates Holiday Spectacular
Dec 20, 2017 • 28 min
In episode 75, the Through the Gates family gets together for a fun episode of holiday trivia and conversation. #chroniclesofiu
74: Talking Journalism, Politics, and Polls with Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan
Dec 13, 2017 • 33 min
In episode 74, Dean James Shanahan talks to Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for the Washington Post, about the relationship between the press and the American public. The conversation also touches on politics, the future of polling, and the possible…
73: Indie filmmaker and IU alumna Eliza Hittman
Dec 6, 2017 • 19 min
In episode 73, Janae Cummings speaks with Eliza Hittman, IU alumna and award-winning indie filmmaker. Hittman recently visited the IU Cinema as part of its Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker program. Her most recent feature BEACH RATS won the 2017 Sundance Film…
72: IU Ballet & The Nutcracker: A Holiday Tradition
Nov 29, 2017 • 23 min
In episode 72, Janae Cummings speaks to Sarah Wroth, associate chair of the ballet department at the Jacobs School of Music, and Georgia Dalton, graduating junior and the Sugar Plum Fairy in IU’s upcoming production of The Nutcracker. Tickets are still…
71: Getting to know Ellen Ketterson & IU’s Grand Challenge on environmental change
Nov 22, 2017 • 24 min
In episode 71, Dean Shanahan speaks to Distinguished Professor of Biology Ellen Ketterson about her research and her leadership of the Prepared for Environmental Change Team—one of Indiana University’s Grand Challenges.
70: Alvin Felzenberg on the life and times of William F. Buckley Jr.
Nov 15, 2017 • 30 min
In episode 70, James Shanahan speaks to Alvin Felzenberg, author of “A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr.” The book examines how Buckley brought together anti-Communists, small-government advocates, free-market…
69: The works and impact of Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki
Nov 8, 2017 • 28 min
In episode 69, we speak to Halina Goldberg, professor of musicology, and Dominick DiOrio, associate professor of choral conducting at the IU Jacobs School of Music about the works and career of multi-award winning Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof…
68: The Orson Welles materials at Indiana University
Nov 1, 2017 • 24 min
In episode 68, we speak to Patrick Feaster, media preservation specialist and scholar of sound recording at Indiana University, and Erika Dowell, associate director of IU’s Lilly Library about the collection of Orson Welles’ materials being preserved and…
67: Breaking down Indiana University’s campus ghost stories
Oct 25, 2017 • 18 min
In episode 67, Through the Gates producers Abbie Gipson and Emily Miles look into Indiana University campus ghost stories and discuss their findings. Be sure to listen to this in conjunction with episode 65, where we talk to IU alum Kat Klockow about her…
66: Discussing foreign relations, the Iran nuclear deal, and academia with Lee Feinstein
Oct 20, 2017 • 32 min
In episode 66, we talk to Lee A. Feinstein, dean of IU’s School of Global & International Studies and former US ambassador to Poland. Topics include Feinstein’s career in foreign policy, hot spots such as North Korea and Iran, and his work in academia.
65: The haunted history of Indiana University with Kat Klockow
Oct 18, 2017 • 22 min
In episode 65, we chat with IU alum, writer, and paranormal enthusiast Kat Klockow about Indiana University’s spooky stories and urban legends. Klockow is author of “Haunted Hoosier Halls: Indiana University” and “Ohio’s Haunted Crime.” Be sure to listen…
64: A discussion with Academy Award winner and IU alum Bruce Joel Rubin
Oct 11, 2017 • 33 min
In episode 64, we talk to Bruce Joel Rubin, IU alum and Academy Award-winning screenwriter for the supernatural romance Ghost. Rubin also wrote the screenplays for the 1990 psychological horror film Jacob’s Ladder and the science-fiction films Deep Impact…
63: Understanding the history of North Korea and its relationship with the United States
Oct 4, 2017 • 28 min
In episode 63, we talk to Mark Minton, professor of practice in IU’s School of Global and International Studies, about the history of North Korea and the escalation of tensions with the United States. #politicsandtheworld
62: Discussing DACA, its history, and the implications of the rollback
Sep 27, 2017 • 18 min
In episode 62, we speak to Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Professor of Law and Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow at the IU Maurer School of Law, about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, its history and impact on higher education, and the current status…
61: Leonard Bernstein at 100: The IU Jacobs School connection
Sep 20, 2017 • 21 min
In episode 61, we speak with IU Jacob School of Music Dean Emeritus Charles Webb and Philip Ponella, the Wennerstrom Philips Music Library Director and director of Music Information Technology Services, about the great composer and conductor Leonard…
60: Discussing the current cycle of political and social polarization with Aurelian Craiutu
Sep 13, 2017 • 22 min
In episode 60, we discuss the current cycle of political and social polarization on university campuses and throughout the United States with Aurelian Craiutu, professor, IU Department of Political Science. #politicsandtheworld
59: A discussion on Confederate monuments and awakening Americans to history
Sep 6, 2017 • 27 min
In episode 59, we talk to James H. Madison, the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History Emeritus at Indiana University Bloomington, about recent controversies surrounding Confederate monuments and the Civil War. #politicsandtheworld #chroniclesofiu
58: A discussion with journalist and professor Elaine Monaghan
Aug 31, 2017 • 28 min
In episode 58, we discuss journalism, languages, foreign correspondence, and more with Elaine Monaghan, career journalist and professor of practice in the IU Media School. #politicsandtheworld
57: Discussing the 2017 Solar Eclipse with Dr Caty Pilachowski
Aug 21, 2017 • 18 min
In episode 57, we chat with Dr. Caty Pilachowski, Professor and the Kirkwood Chair in Astronomy at Indiana University Bloomington, about the 2017 solar eclipse and IU’s CelestFest event #scienceandtech
56: Talking record engineering, production, and podcasting with Paul Mahern
Jul 25, 2017 • 31 min
In episode 56, we talk to Paul Mahern—rock and pop record producer, mixing and mastering engineer, singer, songwriter, and IU Media School instructor. Mahern has worked with acts such as John Mellencamp, Lily & Madeleine, The Fray, and Neil Young.…
55: Meat the future with David Kay
Jun 19, 2017 • 21 min
In episode 55, we talk to David Kay of Memphis Meats, a California-based company working to change the way meat gets to your plate by producing real meat from lab-grown animal cells. #scienceandtech
54: Making, Innovating, and Learning in IU’s Makerspace
Apr 26, 2017 • 27 min
Episode 54 features a discussion with Adam Maltese and grad student Joey Huang about “the MILL,” a creative space at IU Bloomington for tinkering, crafting, prototyping, and exploring creative solutions to pedagogical problems. #scienceandtech
53: Peter Hessler on Chinese lingerie merchants and the inroads of globalization
Apr 20, 2017 • 25 min
Author and The New Yorker staff writer Peter Hessler joins Through the Gates to discuss the cultural differences between Egyptians and the Chinese entrepreneurs who have set up shop in towns along the Nile. #politicsandtheworld
52: Author William McKeen discusses the Beach Boys and Everybody Had an Ocean
Apr 12, 2017 • 52 min
Author and Boston University Professor William McKeen joins Through the Gates to discuss his new book “Everybody Had an Ocean,” as well as The Beach Boys, Charles Manson, and the music and mayhem of the 1960s. #artsandhumanities
51: Discussing S-Town, Serial, and binge-worthy journalism with Julie Snyder
Apr 5, 2017 • 20 min
In episode 51, producer Julie Snyder joins Through the Gates to talk about binge-worthy journalism and her experiences with S-Town and Serial, two of the most successful podcast programs in recent history. #artsandhumanities
50: The polarization of politics with The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne
Apr 3, 2017 • 43 min
E.J. Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post, helps us ring in the 50th episode with a discussion on the polarization of politics and the importance of empathy. #politicsandtheworld
49: Discussing politics and investigative journalism with Roger Cohen
Mar 29, 2017 • 46 min
In episode 49, New York Times columnist and IU Poynter Center Chair Roger Cohen joins us to discuss post-election politics and the importance of investigative journalism. #politicsandtheworld
48: Getting to know the University Archives & the Primary Source Immersion Program
Mar 8, 2017 • 24 min
Dina Kellams, Director of University Archives, and Meg Meiman, head of teaching and learning at IU Libraries, join us to discuss the Indiana University Archives and the Primary Source Immersion Program. The new program will help IU faculty members…
47: Discussing the state of contemporary politics with William Kristol
Feb 27, 2017 • 40 min
In episode 47, we’re joined by neoconservative political analyst and commentator William Kristol, founder and editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard. Kristol is visited the IU Bloomington campus as part of The Toqueville Program to speak about the state…
46: The 89th Academy Awards with Brittany Friesner & Jesse Pasternack
Feb 23, 2017 • 29 min
In episode 46, we’re joined by Brittany Friesner, associate director of the IU Cinema, and Jesse Pasternak, a junior at IU and the co-president of the Indiana Student Cinema Guild, to discuss the Oscars, why they’re important, and their impact on our…
45: Modern love, dating & Singles in America with Justin Garcia
Feb 17, 2017 • 33 min
In episode 45, we speak to Dr. Justin Garcia, associate director for research & education at the Kinsey Institute and Ruth N. Halls Assistant Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University. Dr. Garcia talks about a new era of modern love and dating and…
44: Aurelian Craiutu and the Faces of Moderation
Feb 8, 2017 • 30 min
Aurelian Craiutu is a champion of moderation in an era of extreme politics. The political scientist argues that moderation is a virtue for all seasons, but that it’s urgently needed in times of polarization. In episode 44, Craiutu discusses his new book,…
43: On the road to the Rhodes with scholar Morgan Mohr
Feb 2, 2017 • 16 min
We talk to Morgan Mohr, a senior at Indiana University Bloomington studying political science, history and feminist policy. Morgan was recently named a 2017 Rhodes Scholar. #chroniclesofiu
42: Linda Smith and the study of learning in human children and machines
Jan 26, 2017 • 37 min
Jim Shanahan speaks to Linda Smith, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor’s Professor of psychological and brain sciences in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Smith is leading “Learning: Brains, Machines, and Children,” which is…
41: Elizabeth Cullen Dunn on displacement and humanitarianism in the Republic of Georgia
Jan 18, 2017 • 34 min
Through the Gates opens season 2 with guest Elizabeth Cullen Dunn, an associate professor in IU’s School of Global and International Studies. Professor Dunn discusses the experiences and lessons learned during the development of her upcoming book,…
40 – Through the Gates Year-End Review
Dec 28, 2016 • 30 min
A look back at some of the interesting personalities who appeared on Through the Gates, including Tom French, Jonathan Banks, Robbie Benson, Kate Lilley, Lilly King, Lee Hamilton and Monika Herzig.
39: The Holiday Spectacular
Dec 21, 2016 • 29 min
IU Libraries Dina Kellams and Michelle Crowe join Jim and Janae to talk about Indiana University holiday facts, traditions, and more. This episode marks the end of season 1 of Through the Gates. #chroniclesofiu
38: A post-election discussion on the rise of Twitter bots
Dec 7, 2016 • 23 min
IU Professor Filippo Menczer joins Jim and Janae in the studio to discuss one of the election season’s hottest topics—the rise of Twitter bots. #scienceandtech
37: Glenn Gass on Elvis Presley and the history of rock and roll
Nov 28, 2016 • 46 min
Glenn Gass, Provost Professor of Music in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, talks to us about Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and the history of rock music and the rock era. #artsandhumanities
36: IU’s Paul Helmke & Brian DeLong on the 2016 political season
Nov 1, 2016 • 44 min
This week, Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan discusses the upcoming election and recent electoral debates with IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs professors Paul Helmke, Professor of Practice and director of the Civic Leaders Center, and…
35: The challenge of increasing campus diversity among faculty and students
Oct 24, 2016 • 29 min
This week, Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan speaks with John Nieto Phillips, IU associate vice provost for faculty development and diversity, on the challenge of increasing campus diversity among faculty and students. The conversation addresses a…
34: Tom & Kelley French on “Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon”
Oct 17, 2016 • 18 min
Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan speaks with Thomas and Kelley French, both acclaimed journalists and Professors of Practice at the Media School. Their recently published memoir, “Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon,” has fast become an important…
33: Nicole Martins on the effects of mass media on children
Oct 12, 2016 • 27 min
Through the Gates host and Dean of the Media School Jim Shanahan speaks with Associate Professor Nicole Martins about her work on the effects of media on children. The conversation reveals some of the ways gender, body image, and interpersonal violence…
32: Bernard Fraga and Sandy Shapshay on young voters & the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
Oct 5, 2016 • 23 min
Janae Cummings talks with Prof. Bernard Fraga and Prof. Sandra Shapshay about their work on the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a national voting initiative focused on improving democratic engagement on college campuses, increasing student voter…
Hoosier Five: Indiana University Sleep Walk
Sep 26, 2016 • 5 min
Hoosier Five host Janae Cummings talks about the Indiana University Sleep Walk and the Sleep Great IU! Challenge with Carrie Docherty from the IU School of Public Health and Steven Lalevich from Healthy IU. #chroniclesofiu
31: Jess Tompkins on women in gaming
Sep 26, 2016 • 17 min
Through the Gates host Janae Cummings talks to Jess Tompkins, IU Media School PhD student, about women in gaming and the sexualization of female characters in video games. She later chats with IU School of Public Health’s Carrie Docherty and Healthy IU’s…
30: Monika Herzig on jazz legend David Baker and women in jazz
Sep 19, 2016 • 29 min
Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan talks with Monika Herzig, jazz recording artist and lecturer in SPEA’s Arts Management program about jazz legend David Baker, jazz education, and women in jazz. Additional segments include the Hoosier 5 with IU Theatre…
29: Media portrayal of Muslims, the political climate & student activism
Sep 15, 2016 • 22 min
IU Media School dean Jim Shanahan interviews Prof. Abdulkader Sinno on topics ranging from the portrayal of Muslims in popular culture to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim citizens in the U.S. to comedians who help…
Hoosier Five: Conversation with Adrian Matejka
Sep 8, 2016 • 16 min
We asked five questions (and a little more) to Indiana University professor and poet-in-residence Adrian Matejka. The award-winning poet is author of The Devil’s Garden, Mixology, and The Big Smoke—a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and the 2014…
28: Keith Caton - IU Football Strength and Conditioning Coach
Sep 4, 2016 • 41 min
With the IU football season well underway, someone has to help the Hoosiers stay in top shape. That person is Keith Caton, the strength and conditioning coach for the IU football team. Caton’s coaching career includes stops at the University of Southern…
27: Ed Comentale - First Thursdays
Aug 28, 2016 • 48 min
This week, Through the Gates hosts Jim Shanahan and Janae Cummings talk with Ed Comentale, associate vice provost for arts and humanities in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, and Arts and Humanities Council intern Lucy Battersby, an…
26: Melanie Payne - Welcome Week
Aug 21, 2016 • 32 min
When students at IU Bloomington head back to campus, Melanie Payne and her team are there to help them. Payne is the senior associate director of First Year Experience and the director of New Student Orientation, and she joins Through the Gates this week…
25: Michael Adams - Author
Aug 14, 2016 • 45 min
This week, we’ll hear from Michael Adams, Provost Professor of English at Indiana University, and author of “In Praise of Profanity” (Oxford University Press, 2016). Adams sees “In Praise of Profanity” as a continuation of 2009’s “Slang: The People’s…
24: Nancy Wexler, Geneticist
Aug 7, 2016 • 43 min
This week, we’ll hear from Nancy Wexler, a leading geneticist and neuropsychologist whose research led to the identification of the Huntington’s disease gene. Her research has also led to the discovery of the genes responsible for familial Alzheimer’s…
23 - T. Kelly Wilson, IU Center for Art and Design
Jul 31, 2016 • 31 min
“I have yet to meet the person I can’t teach to draw,” T. Kelly Wilson tells Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan in this week’s episode. Wilson is an architect and director of the Indiana University Center for Art and Design in Columbus. Wilson talks…
22: Matt Bochman, molecular biologist
Jul 24, 2016 • 32 min
Water. Hops. Malted barley. Yeast. Put them together and you have a delicious beer — usually. But as IU molecular biologist Matthew Bochman shares on this week’s podcast, conditions common to the production of certain craft beers can sometimes inhibit…
21: Eileen Julien and the “Arts of Survival”
Jul 10, 2016 • 35 min
This week, we’ll hear from Eileen Julien, IU professor of comparative literature and director of IU’s Institute for Advanced Study. Julien is also co-director of “Arts of Survival: Recasting Lives in African Cities,” a three-week summer institute that has…
20: IU Center for Constitutional Democracy with David C. Williams and Samantha von Ende
Jun 26, 2016 • 43 min
This week on Through the Gates, host Jim Shanahan is joined by David C. Williams, the executive director of the Center for Constitutional Democracy and the John S. Hastings Professor of Law in the Maurer School of Law. Williams has written widely on…
19: A look at IU Swimming with Coach Ray Looze and Olympic hopefuls Lilly King & Blake Pieroni
Jun 12, 2016 • 28 min
This week, we hear from IU swim coach Ray Looze, the 2016 Big Ten Coach of the Year for both men’s and women’s swimming, along with swimmers Lilly King, a rising sophomore from Evansville studying physical education in the School of Public Health, and…
18: Trevor Douglas, IU chemistry professor; Dana Johnson, author
May 29, 2016 • 41 min
This week, Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan is joined by Trevor Douglas, the Earl Blough Professor of Chemistry in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry. Douglas is part of a research team working toward a material…
17: Sue Carter, Director, Kinsey Institute
May 15, 2016 • 41 min
This week, host Jim Shanahan is joined by Sue Carter, the director of The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. Carter was appointed to her position at The Kinsey Institute in October, 2014, after a long career in the field of neuroendocrinology. Carter…
16: Fmr. Rep. Lee Hamilton
May 8, 2016 • 44 min
Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton joins host Jim Shanahan on this week’s episode of Through the Gates. Hamilton represented Indiana’s 9th Congressional District from 1965 to 1999 and served on several high profile committees both during and after…
15: Murray McGibbon, IU theatre professor
May 1, 2016 • 31 min
This week on Through the Gates, IU associate professor Murray McGibbon joins host Jim Shanahan to discuss his upcoming “original pronunciation” production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear”. McGibbon utilized a grant from IU’s New Frontiers in the Arts and…
14: Robby Benson, actor and IU professor
Apr 24, 2016 • 56 min
Accomplished actor, writer, singer and director Robby Benson joins host Jim Shanahan for this week’s episode of Through the Gates. A professor of practice at Indiana University, Benson brings experience gained through a career that stretches to nearly…
13: Jonathan Banks, actor
Apr 17, 2016 • 41 min
Film and television star Jonathan Banks joins Jim Shanahan on this week’s episode of Through the Gates. In his nearly fifty years as an actor, Banks has been cast in a wide range of roles, but is most notable for his performances on “Breaking Bad,”…
12: Chris Lemonis, IU baseball coach
Apr 10, 2016 • 38 min
Though spring has been slow to arrive, baseball is already here! To bring us up to speed on this year’s IU baseball team, Through the Gates welcomes head coach Chris Lemonis. Lemonis is now in his second season as head coach of the Hoosiers, and today…
11: David Brenneman, Director, Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art
Apr 3, 2016 • 45 min
This week on Through the Gates, we welcome David Brenneman, the new director of the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art. Brenneman comes to IU after two decades in Atlanta at the High Museum of Art. In today’s conversation, Brenneman tells host Jim…
10: James C. Scott, Patten Lecturer
Mar 27, 2016 • 42 min
Ever since humans appeared on earth, we’ve been domesticating everything from plants and animals to fire. This week on Through the Gates, anthropologist and political scientist James C. Scott explains how the domestication process has worked in reverse,…
8: Spring Break review
Mar 13, 2016 • 24 min
Through the Gates is off for Spring Break this week, but join us on a look back through the first seven episodes. There’s much more to come through the rest of this semester!
7: Latin Jazz with Wayne Wallace & Michael Spiro
Mar 6, 2016 • 43 min
Dean Jim Shanahan talks with Latin jazz musicians and IU instructors Wayne Wallace and Michael Spiro. #artsandhumanities
6: Jeffrey Buchman, Jacobs School of Music
Feb 28, 2016 • 43 min
Media School Dean Jim Shanahan interviews Jeffrey Buchman, stage director for the IU Jacobs School of Music’s upcoming production of “Carmen,” and Jacobs graduate student Patricia Illera, who will perform the opera’s title role. #artsandhumanities
5: Women in IT at IU
Feb 21, 2016 • 44 min
Media School Dean James Shanahan talks with Maureen Biggers (pictured), director of the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology at IU, and Laurie Burns McRobbie, IU’s first lady who helped establish CEWiT. #scienceandtech
4: IU Bloomington Provost Lauren Robel
Feb 14, 2016 • 42 min
IU Provost Lauren Robel chats with IU Media School Dean James Shanahan in this week’s podcast. #chroniclesofiu
3: Tom French, professor and journalist
Feb 7, 2016 • 52 min
This week’s Through the Gates podcast looks at long-form narrative journalism with IU Media School professor of practice Tom French, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and IU alumnus. #chroniclesofiu