Stories from the Ridge, The McCallie Podcast

Stories from the Ridge, The McCallie Podcast

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Welcome to Stories from the Ridge, where we share stories from our alumni, faculty, and friends. We’ll hear about a variety of topics all anchored in honor, truth, and duty and the special bond of brotherhood shared amongst the McCallie family.


“I Am Amazed” - A Conversation with Spencer McCallie III
Jun 18 • 30 min
McCallie School Dean of Faculty and Curriculum Sumner McCallie talks with his uncle, former Headmaster Spencer McCallie III ‘55, about his time leading McCallie and his memories of life on the Ridge.
“Here’s to Good Reading” — Sumner McCallie and Margaret Wadley on McCallie Summer Reading 2019
Jun 18 • 34 min
Dean of Faculty and Curriculum Sumner McCallie and Librarian Margaret Wadley discuss the 2019 Summer Reading program for McCallie students. Sumner and Margaret put particular emphasis on the all-Middle School book, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” by…
Music Brings People Together — Middle School Principal Scotty Jones and 2019 graduate Jesse Felker on the power of songs
Jun 18 • 19 min
2019 Graduate Jesse Felker is joined by Middle School Principal Scotty Jones as they talk music education, performance, and even play a little music for us.
“Atticus Finch: The Biography” — a conversation with author and historian Joseph Crespino ‘90
Jun 18 • 22 min
Join Emory University history professor and author Joseph Crespino ‘90 and McCallie English teacher Bill Jamieson as they discuss Atticus FInch, the topic of Crespino’s book “Atticus Finch: The Biography” about Harper Lee’s famous character from “To Kill…
…And with the Dunk, it’s Jim Suddath?!
Mar 20 • 29 min
McCallie’s own Caldwell Chair of Christian Ethics, Jim Suddath, talks with Senior (and student broadcaster) Patrick Warren about his time playing basketball at Duke University. Jim played (and scored in) a Final Four and a Championship game, and was part…
College Admission Truths, Myths, and Advice
Mar 13 • 27 min
Join McCallie Director of College Counseling Jeff Kurtzman as he talks with Georgia Tech Director of Undergraduate Admission (and former McCallie Admissions team member) Rick Clark. Together, they’ll talk about how to successfully navigate college…
Empathy and Teenage Boys with Troy Kemp
Jan 25 • 28 min
National Center for the Development of Boys Executive Director Troy Kemp and NCDB board member Alison Lebovitz discuss the importance of teaching empathy to teenage boys and the ways that the NCDB is working to spread that message.
The Battle of Missionary Ridge with Kenny Sholl
Jan 25 • 32 min
Join Civil War history buffs Assistant Headmaster Kenny Sholl and Research Coordinator Patrice Glass as they talk about The Battle of Missionary Ridge and how the historic events that happened on McCallie’s campus helped shape the lives young men - from…
The Way to Wellness
Jan 25 • 28 min
Upper School Chaplain Josh Deitrick and Director of Counseling Joel Coffman discuss wellness and the ways that the Counseling Center at McCallie approaches wellness with our students and faculty.
Character is Destiny - Men of Honor with Dr. Duke Richey ‘86
Jan 25 • 41 min
Dean of Faculty and Curriculum Sumner McCallie and Sen. Howard Baker ‘43 Chair of American History Dr. Duke Richey ‘86 discuss teaching history through examining character, using 1917 McCallie alumnus Ralph McGill as an example. Hear from Dr. Richey about…
“An Intellectual Foundation”: A Conversation with Jon Meacham ‘87
Jan 25 • 10 min
Headmaster Lee Burns ‘87 interviews his classmate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham in a conversation about McCallie and what’s next for Jon.