The Drake SJMC Podcast

The Drake SJMC Podcast
The Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communications teaches students how to tell stories and over the years it has been filled with stories itself. In this podcast, Chris Snider and Taylor Vos talk to everyone, from current students to alumni to professors, to share their stories about the SJMC. In this first season, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the School of Journalism. We will listen to stories of traditions and changes. Join us every Wednesday as we open up the SJMC storybook and share some of those tales with you.

What is Design Thinking?
Feb 11 • 13 min
You’ve heard a lot about design thinking, so let’s learn about it! If you’re a Drake student, keep your eyes on the SJMC social media for more information about signing up the future of journalism meeting. It will be on February 22nd at 10 am in Meredith.…
The Iowa Caucus Project!
Nov 20, 2019 • 14 min
Did you know that there’s a class on campus that covers the Iowa caucuses? Well, you do now! Join us this week with John Hirl and Avery Van Den Berg, two students from the class, as they talk about how Drake is pretty much the best place in the country to…
Risen from the Res Halls with John August
Oct 30, 2019 • 18 min
Award-winning screenwriter, John August, sits down with the SJMC Podcast to talk about his time at Drake, what’s changed, and what it’s like to make movies.
Back to the Feud-ture with Rachel James and Adam Heater
Oct 1, 2019 • 19 min
Join us this week as we talk to Rachel James, the editor-in-chief of the Times-Delphic, and Adam Heater, the president of Drake Broadcasting System, both current students in the SJMC. We ask questions like “Is there a feud between the TD and DBS?”, “Is…
From Bike Rides to Brand Launch with Emily Steele
Sep 24, 2019 • 22 min
When Emily’s senior year came along, she didn’t know quite where to go. But after a cross-country bike ride, Emily found her footing. She went working with Ameri-corps to starting POP UP YOGA DSM to building up FemCity Des Moines and now on to creating a…
Newscasts and New Fields with Eduardo Zamarripa
Sep 17, 2019 • 15 min
Chris and Taylor talk to Eduardo Zamarripa, a News Internet major who graduated in 2012. Eduardo began his career by putting together a weekly newscast and recording Oskalooska City government meetings. He has since worked his way up through Musco…
Better Homes and Body Art with Allison Vancura
Sep 10, 2019 • 19 min
Allison Vancura joins Chris Snider and Taylor Vos to talk about her career working with the Meredith Corporation. Having graduated from the SMJC in 2011 with degrees in Magazine Journalism and Graphic Design, Allison has worked at Meredith for 9 years in…
A Year in Preview with Kathleen Richardson
Sep 3, 2019 • 11 min
Dean of the SJMC, Kathleen Richardson, shares some of the many upcoming events for the 2019-2020 school, including details of the Centennial Celebration (just remember Meredith Hall Pub Crawl). Plus KR tells one her favorite stories of working on the…
SJMC Podcast: The Trailer
Aug 28, 2019 • 0 min
After a hundred years of the School of Journalism, there are so many stories to tell. This trailer is a brief introduction into what the SJMC Podcast is all about. Make sure to subscribe on your favorite listening platform to get notifications for when we…