ChopTalk Podcast

ChopTalk Podcast

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Chopping down the stereotype of today’s fraternity men.


#39 - Feeding America
Feb 28 • 48 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk podcast, we are joined by representatives from Feeding America and our local Feeding America affiliated food bank, Gleaners. We talk about our Feeding America partnership and everything that our men need to know about the…
#38 - One Love
Feb 14 • 44 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk podcast, we are joined by Annie Forrest, Engagement Manager for the One Love Foundation. Annie joins us to talk about our brand new partnership with the One Love Foundation. This is an exciting partnership for all involved…
#37 - Hazing Laws
Dec 12, 2019 • 54 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk podcast, we are joined by Blaine Ayers, Vice President of James R. Favor & Company, and Alyssa Gilles, Director of Learning Outcomes for Lambda Chi Alpha. Blaine joins us to discuss recent development regarding hazing laws…
#36 - Real Talk About Mental Health
Nov 22, 2019 • 34 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk podcast, Mike does a solo show to discuss his journey with Mental Health and share about some of the stigmas he has faced. He gives his experiences and implores members to be there for their loved ones in times of need.…
#35 - OmegaFi
Nov 15, 2019 • 45 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk podcast, we are joined by our CEO, Troy Medley. Troy joins us to make a special announcement about our new partnership with OmegaFi. As part of this partnership we are adopting a full suite of tools that will benefit each…
#34 - Personal Courage
Oct 25, 2019 • 39 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by former Associate Director of Expansion, Chris Buck. Chris spent 5 years working at IHQ in a variety of roles, and currently working for TechniPhi. He joins us to talk about some of the experiences…
#33 - Service & Stewardship
Oct 2, 2019 • 60 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we have a special guest, our new CEO, Troy Medley! Troy is still in his first 3 months as CEO and we take this time let him introduce himself to our listeners and get to know him a little more. In addition to…
#32 - Respect
Sep 27, 2019 • 48 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Kevin Carey. Kevin is the Director of Student Involvement at Illinois Wesleyan University and has been working in Higher Education for nearly 8 years. Because of his experience with college…
#31 - Loyalty
Sep 11, 2019 • 48 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by the Immediate Past Chair of the Educational Foundation, Chris Meyer. Chris joins us to talk about his undergraduate experience and what drove him to continue to be loyal to Lambda Chi as an…
#30 - Happy Birthday!
Aug 30, 2019 • 51 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we turned 1 year old! To celebrate this we have a laid back episode that covers a variety of topics. We talk about Crossbows, Tiramisu, Will Ferrell, and Rocky Road Ice Cream. Join us in celebrating our first year…
#29 - Anxiety
Aug 27, 2019 • 48 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Amy Cirbus to talk about Anxiety. Amy has worked as a Counseling Psychologist for over 15 years across three states and numerous demographics in both public agencies and private practice. Amy…
#28 - Mental Health
Aug 21, 2019 • 48 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Ross Szabo, CEO of the Human Power Project and author of Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health. As a mental health activist, Szabo has spent over half of his life finding ways to…
#27 - Effectively Using Your Network
Jul 26, 2019 • 45 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Brett Gauger, a Social Media Strategist at the Asher Agency in Fort Wayne, IND. Brett joins us to discuss networking best practices and tools to build your resume. During this conversation we talk…
#26 - Time Management
Jul 19, 2019 • 42 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Alain Peralt of the Sigma-Beta Zeta at St. Mary’s University in Texas. Alain is the current High Sigma, a Resident Assistant, and a member of the St. Mary’s Men’s Soccer Team. This summer he is…
#25 - Intimate Relationships in College
Jul 5, 2019 • 63 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Cindy Pierce, a social sexuality educator, and author. She uses comic storytelling and years of research to engage audiences with her message about making healthy choices and navigating cultural…
#24 - Toxic Masculinity
Jun 28, 2019 • 54 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Brother Peter Yobo (USC ‘12) to talk about the stigma of toxic masculinity. We talk about everything from what our notions of masculinity were to what they are now. We also dive into the role that…
#23 - Managing at the Undergraduate Level
Jun 21, 2019 • 51 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Associate Director of Chapter Services, Nathan Schultz, as well as Director of Communications, Tad Lichtenauer. Nathan and Tad join us as we continue the “Motivating the Middle” conversation and…
#22 - Motivating the Middle
Jun 14, 2019 • 60 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by renowned speaker and author, T.J. Sullivan. Sullivan, a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, has spoken to more than three million college students. Join us as we talk with T.J. about his…
#21 - The One About Food
Jun 5, 2019 • 53 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by recurring guest, Brandan Bonds. Brandan joins us as we talk all things food. We talk regional staples, dessert, late-night meals, and everything in between.
#20 - The Jed Foundation
Apr 18, 2019 • 57 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by the Executive Director as well as the Chief Medical Officer of The Jed Foundation. Along with these two, we have Brett Epstein, a Jed storytelling. Join us as we talk about what the Jed Foundation…
#19 - Young Professionals
Apr 11, 2019 • 52 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we take a deep dive into interviewing tips and tricks, resume dos and don’ts and a whole lot more! If you’re in the market for that first job, looking to make a career move, or trying to land your dream internship…
#18 - MoonPies and Lambda Chi
Apr 4, 2019 • 53 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Jonah Katz. Jonah is an alumnus brother from Ball State University and he currently lives in Los Angeles working for the second largest independent advertising agency in the world. Taylor, Mike,…
#17 - Fraternity or Sorority, We’re All Greek.
Mar 29, 2019 • 46 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by members of the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity communications team. Taylor, Mike, Ashley and Hailey spend their time talking about the various stereotypes and misconceptions that are present within the…
#16 - Purpose, Resilience, and Grit
Mar 20, 2019 • 63 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Erin Fischer. Erin is the founder and CEO of The Leadership and Training Studio. Taylor, Mike, and Erin spend their time talking about the seven core areas of leadership and how they can be applied…
#15 - An Honest and Candid Conversation (Pt. 2)
Feb 26, 2019 • 41 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we continue our conversation with Dr. Louis Profeta. Taylor, Mike, and Lou spend this portion of the conversation discussing mental health and societal pressures that college students face. This is a conversation…
#14 - An Honest and Candid Conversation (Pt. 1)
Feb 25, 2019 • 38 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Louis Profeta. Profeta is a nationally recognized, award-winning writer and Emergency Physician at St. Vincent Hospital of Indianapolis. On this episode we discuss the harsh realities of…
#13 - Relish the Chop
Feb 20, 2019 • 57 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Myles Biggs. Myles produces his own podcast, Relish the Journey (https://www.rtjmedia.com/). We decided to try something new with this episode: a SwapCast, Myles interviewed us on his podcast and…
#12 - Lambda Chi Alpha: Women in the Workplace
Feb 8, 2019 • 64 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Director of Communications, Tad Lichtenauer, and Director of Risk Management and Education, Alyssa Gilles, to discuss the negative stereotype of women working for Lambda Chi Alpha. Taylor and…
#11 - Student Advisory Committee
Jan 30, 2019 • 37 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Grand High Psi, Ian McFarland, and Special Assistant to the CEO, Brandan Bonds, to discuss the Student Advisory Committee. We dive into the details of SAC and take a look at what it means to be a…
High Alpha Summit and Neville Advisor’s College: Part 3
Jan 24, 2019 • 37 min
On this special edition of the ChopTalk Podcast we came to you live from the 2019 High Alpha Summit and Neville Advisor’s College. This episode will be brought to you in 3 parts. Be sure to check out each one! We set up our mobile studio at the conference…
High Alpha Summit and Neville Advisor’s College: Part 2
Jan 22, 2019 • 49 min
On this special edition of the ChopTalk Podcast we came to you live from the 2019 High Alpha Summit and Neville Advisor’s College. This episode will be brought to you in 3 parts. Be sure to check out each one! We set up our mobile studio at the conference…
High Alpha Summit and Neville Advisor’s College: Part 1
Jan 18, 2019 • 47 min
On this special edition of the ChopTalk Podcast we came to you live from the 2019 High Alpha Summit and Neville Advisor’s College. This episode will be brought to you in 3 parts. Be sure to check out each one! We set up our mobile studio at the conference…
#7 - Pop Culture and 2018 Year in Review
Dec 19, 2018 • 41 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we sit down to talk about some Pop Culture events from 2018. To wind down from a busy year, we took the time to remember some of our favorite and least favorite moments from 2018 and we take a look at what we are…
#6 - Is Greek Life Relevant on Today’s College Campus?
Dec 7, 2018 • 36 min
On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, Taylor and Mike are joined by Justin Fisher (COO) and Chris Pockette (Director of Chapter Services) to discuss the relevancy of Greek Life on college campuses as well as diving deeper to take a look at what being a…
#5 - The Importance of Mental and Physical Health for Fraternity Men
Nov 8, 2018 • 48 min
Mental and physical health are important topics to discuss for college students, but especially fraternity men. Often the pressure of school and the commitment to being an active member can weigh on an individual’s well-being. We are joined by former…
#4 - Being a High Alpha
Oct 19, 2018 • 27 min
Being a High Alpha can be a daunting task, but is important nonetheless. We are joined by Associate Director of Chapter Services, Chris Pockette, to talk about his experience as a High Alpha. Chris also shares some major takeaways for making your term as…
#3 - Community Service and Philanthropy
Oct 5, 2018 • 16 min
On this episode we are joined by Special Assistant to the CEO, Brandan Bonds. Brandan manages all of our strategic partnerships and one of those partnerships is with Feeding America. Brandan joins us to discuss his background in philanthropic giving, the…
#2 - Bill Farkas
Sep 7, 2018 • 21 min
On this episode we are joined by CEO Bill Farkas to discuss the future of Fraternity, specifically Lambda Chi Alpha.
#1 - Brett Turner
Aug 24, 2018 • 18 min
Join us as we catch up with Recruitment Specialist Brett Turner to learn more about life on the road during expansion.